Archive for the ‘Bus’ Category

What I Learned while Traveling in Ghana: Getting Around

This past summer, I spent five weeks traveling in Ghana with a group of students from Syracuse University. Although this trip was not my first time in a foreign country, it was my first time in a developing country, and I had no idea what to expect. Before I left family and friends filled my head with...
February 3rd, 2011 | Africa, Air, Bus, Dispatches from the Road, Extras, Getting There, Ghana, Train | Read More

Morocco: 5 Things to Know Before You Go

Traveling in Morocco sounds exotic and fun, but the experience can also be an eye-opener when you’re not prepared or aren’t particularly assertive. Visitors to this North African country might encounter pushy storeowners or locals with questionable intentions. Or perhaps realize they should’ve...
December 16th, 2010 | Africa, Bus, Destinations, Extras, Getting There, Health & Safety, Morocco, Planning, Train | Read More

4 Things I Didn’t Know About South American Bus Travel (But Wish I Had!)

4 Things I Didn’t Know About South American Bus Travel (But Wish I Had!)
By Erin Griffith LG South America Correspondent Sorry, frequent flyers. In South America, overland travel is king. Whether you’re visiting for a short vacation or a multi-month backpacking adventure, you’re likely to encounter some bus time down here. But if the thought of spending anywhere...
November 8th, 2010 | Argentina, Bus, Central and South America | Read More

The LG Weekly News Roundup: 12.10.09

The LG Weekly News Roundup: 12.10.09
by Molly Fergus LG Travel News Editor Missed the big travel stories of the week? And the weird, wacky and insignificant ones? We’ve got your round-up right here…. ********************************* Resolutions on how to travel in 2010 With security taking away pumpkin pies from fliers...
December 10th, 2009 | Bus, Train, Weekly Travel News | Read More

Lost in Africa: Great Escape to Namibia

Lost in Africa: Great Escape to Namibia
By Courtney Brooks LG International Travel Correspondent Expired visas are the best excuse for a road trip… A few weeks after arriving in Cape Town I ran into a problem. South Africa only gives visitors 90-day visas, and mine was about to expire. Last year when I came here I got a volunteer visa...
December 9th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Bus, Cabins & Camping, Fitness & Workouts, Group Travel, Namibia, Passports & Visas, South Africa, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Lost in South Africa: Arriving in Jo’burg

Lost in South Africa: Arriving in Jo’burg
All this semester, LG intern Courtney Brooks will be sending us reports from the field in Johannesburg, South Africa. Got a question about what it’s like to live and work in Jo’burg-a city with one of the highest crime rates in the world? Send us an email at lostgirlsworld@gmail.com. ******* I...
September 25th, 2009 | Bus, Health & Safety, South Africa | Read More

Flying Solo: Week Two, Barcelona

Flying Solo: Week Two, Barcelona
By Patty Hodapp LG Travel Lifestyle Editor Part two of my solo backpacking trip took me on a ferry from Santorini back to Athens to catch a flight to Barcelona, Spain. As my luck would have it, this leg of my trip began with a BANG. Quite Literally. The ferry from Santorini to Athens hit a sailboat...
August 13th, 2009 | Bus, City Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Food & Wine, Health & Safety, Shopping & Style, Solo Travel, Spain, Walking | Read More

Couch Surfing Around the Globe

Couch Surfing Around the Globe
In August 2008, fresh out of school, Lost Girl Heather Stein took a four-month contract working as everyone’s favorite service professional: an international debt collector. As the economy started to tank, she realized that getting a job in a different field was going to be next to impossible. Not...
July 6th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Australia, Backpacking & Trekking, Bus, Canada, City Travel, Israel, Lost Girls, New York City, Sports & Games, Staying There, Traveling Solo & Together | Read More

Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo
I had many goals for my yearlong, around-the-world adventure: Hike the Inca Trail in Peru, volunteer in Kenya, do yoga school in India. I wanted to explore all the things I never had time to while slumped over my computer. Somehow I got the chance to try it all, and my final frontier was to dive into...
May 1st, 2007 | Adventure Travel, Bus, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Solo Travel, Sports & Games, Thailand, Tours & Attractions, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Making a Run for the Border

Making a Run for the Border
After experiencing life at a languorous pace for nearly two weeks in Laos, Jen and I procrastinated as long as we could in booking the taxis, tuk-tuks, buses and plane flights we’d need to meet up with our friend Beth several hundred miles south in Phuket. With several tight connections ahead of...
March 2nd, 2007 | Bus, Laos, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More