Archive for the ‘Ideas’ Category

Hang Gliding in Paradise

Hang Gliding in Paradise
By Nneka Opene A sensory overload sets in while taking in the sights cruising along Rio de Janeiro’s stunning coastline.  Skin glistens in the warmth of the sun, while hair blows freely in the breeze, all scents and sounds are magnified. No, you’re not cruising along the beach in a convertible;...
February 6th, 2013 | Adventure Travel, Brazil, Extras | Read More

Foods Of Northern Italy

Foods Of Northern Italy
by Charlotte Hammond Special to The Lost Girls Most travelers come to Italy with a bucket list of famous painting and famous foods, hoping to scratch off as many as they can in one trip. Italy is a mine of edible gems but I liken eating Italy to a culinary scavenger hunt—it’s essential to look for...
October 9th, 2012 | Extras, Food & Wine, Italy | Read More

How To Hammam Like A Local

How To Hammam Like A Local
by Alexis Steinman Special to The Lost Girls “Follow the buckets” This was my first clue on my hunt for hammams in Marrakech. I fancy myself as a bathing bon vivant; each trip I take involves a foray into regional tubbing, rubbing and scrubbing.  I have been pummeled by burly men in Poland, soaked...
September 25th, 2012 | Dispatches from the Road, Morocco, Shopping & Style, Spa & Beauty | Read More

A Stumble About Barcelona

A Stumble About Barcelona
by Caitlin Cromwell Special to The Lost Girls Having never been to Spain and not knowing much about it my boyfriend, Bradley, and I decided a quick trip to Barcelona would be the perfect side trip when we went to visit my parents in London this summer. Bradley thought Barcelona was going to be rather...
September 18th, 2012 | Couples Travel, Cultural Travel, Spain | Read More

Pain in the neck.

It’s Sera here, checking in again on NYC marathon training for Runaway Bridesmaids as promised.  I’m not so sure I’m on que for my “weekly” check in, I might be late, but I’m here and making the time to connect with you – and really, connect back with me and...
September 15th, 2012 | Runaway Bridesmaids | Read More

Backpack In Style – Without Over-Stuffing Your Bag

Backpack In Style – Without Over-Stuffing Your Bag
by Karmen Fox Special to The Lost Girls Backpacking trips are notorious for jam-packing as many sites in a short timeframe and cramming as few clothes into a confined bag as possible. And though the fast-paced travel itineraries excite me, repeating the same outfit tires me, especially with the same...
September 11th, 2012 | Extras, Italy, Packing & Wardrobe, Shopping & Style | Read More

Dairy Farming In New Zealand

Dairy Farming In New Zealand
by Thea Hutchinson Special to The Lost Girls I had heard for years from numerous people that “WWOOFing” in New Zealand was one of the best things they had done. For many reasons; the people commonly called “kiwis”, the landscape, and the laid-back attitude. For English speakers...
September 4th, 2012 | Dispatches from the Road, New Zealand, Solo Travel, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Britain’s Best Beaches

Britain’s Best Beaches
by Cindy Klimek Special to The Lost Girls Although the days are starting to get shorter and feel a bit cooler, there’s still plenty of time to break out the sunblock and margarita mix. Before you go packing your bags and jetting off to Ibiza, Santorini, or somewhere else along the Mediterranean...
August 28th, 2012 | Adventure Travel, England, Extras | Read More

Where to Eat, Party, and Stay: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Land of rum, cigars, vintage cars and miles of mild-wave beach, Puerto Rico sits at America’s back door as a year-round tropical vacation destination. Because temps rarely dips below 75-degrees, you’re guaranteed heat and sun no matter when you go. High season generally runs from November to March,...
August 23rd, 2012 | City Travel, Food & Wine, Hotels & Resorts | Read More

Lost Girl on a Columbian Finca

By Alex Baumhardt Special to Lost Girls Like the root of a plant or the headwaters of a river, my strategy for finding the lifeblood of a country is to find the farmers, the cultivators. Bogota has a pulse all its own but I knew I would find Colombia’s heart in its hills, and I took off from the...
August 21st, 2012 | Wildlife & Animals, Working Abroad | Read More