Archive for the ‘Adventure Travel’ Category

10 Dos and Don’ts of Traveling While Sick

10 Dos and Don’ts of Traveling While Sick
By Maggie Parker Special to Lost Girls   Travel is very unpredictable, especially in terms of health. The exhaustion of flying, sightseeing, and exploring can take a toll on your body. Not only that, you never know who around you could be carrying a virus. So, you might come down with something mid-trip,...
October 20th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Extras | Read More

Inspiration in South America

Inspiration in South America
By Maggie Parker Special to Lost Girls   I received Amanda Pressner’s email regarding the Contiki Vacations media trip to South America at 5:10 pm. By 5:13 pm, I was going. Her response was “Annnnnnd….that was fast!” Well, who could blame me? After living with a Brazilian and...
October 11th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Featured, Peru | Read More

The Lost Girls “AMEX Pay-with-Points Trip” – Planning our Puerto Rican Getaway!

The Lost Girls “AMEX Pay-with-Points Trip” – Planning our Puerto Rican Getaway!
Planning our trip to Puerto Rico with AMEX rewards points Recently, Amanda, Holly and I were presented with an incredible mission:  Plan a last minute, top secret getaway using only American Express rewards points, a compass and a Swiss Army knife.  Okay, so the compass and knife are an exaggeration. ...
September 29th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Planning, Puerto Rico | Read More

Gibraltar: A Little Piece of Britain in Spain

Gibraltar: A Little Piece of Britain in Spain
For one of the most beautiful views in all of Spain, it turns out that you need to travel to…well, Britain. Yes, you read that right. Britain, complete with all the fish and chips, clipped accents and “God Save the Queen” you can possibly handle. Though Gibraltar and its famous rock are firmly...
September 6th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Cultural Travel, England, Spain, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Adventures in Mazatlan: 5 Ways to Get Lost on the Mexican Pacific

Adventures in Mazatlan: 5 Ways to Get Lost on the Mexican Pacific
Mazatlan, the pearl of the Pacific, is a historic port city nestled on Mexico’s western coast, and an ideal destination for a weekend of getting lost. While it first rose to fame in the 1920’s as a chic tropical hideaway of the Hollywood elite, the Mazatlan of today is part-bustling port...
August 31st, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Featured, Mexico | Read More

7 Ways to Not Really Pay for Anything in Croatia*

7 Ways to Not Really Pay for Anything in Croatia*
By Kathryn Robinson LG Contributor *The opinions presented here are of purely circumstantial nature and do not reflect the views of The Lost Girls; they are merely a set of strange incidents that occurred while island hopping in Croatia. Kathryn does not own a yacht and will not own one in the foreseeable...
August 30th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Croatia | Read More

Living ‘La Dolce Vita’: How to Be Carefree and Travel with Meaning

Living ‘La Dolce Vita’: How to Be Carefree and Travel with Meaning
By Amy Rhodin Special to The Lost Girls “We want to live la dolce vita!” I explained to my new Roman friend, drinking down the last sips from my glass of champagne. At a beautiful outdoor bar off Via Dei Serpenti, he shot back with a smirk that made my knees weak, explaining that two American girls...
August 23rd, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Greece, Italy, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Peru and Beyond: 5 Can’t-Miss Spots to Explore

Peru and Beyond: 5 Can’t-Miss Spots to Explore
By Taylor Dolven LG Correspondent If the Inca ruins, giant condors, and rare animals aren’t enough, the kind-hearted people and spicy seafood of Perú and Ecuador are worth making the trip. Recently, LG Correspondent Taylor Dolven spent two weeks traveling though these countries with her family at...
August 19th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Ecuador, Peru, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Conquering Cinque Terre: How to Get Around

Conquering Cinque Terre: How to Get Around
By Heather Drost Tucked away on the coast of northern Italy are five quintessential Italian towns, formally known as Cinque Terre or the Five Lands. The coastal cliffs are lined with miles of rugged hiking trails, and have been alluring hikers who long to see some of the most picturesque views in Italy. Among...
August 4th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Cinque Terre, Destinations, Extras, Ideas, Italy, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

The Sad State of the American Gap Year – And Why We Should Change Our Ways

The Sad State of the American Gap Year – And Why We Should Change Our Ways
By Rachel Friedman Special to The Lost Girls There’s a beloved statistic bandied about by travelers, sometimes behind our backs but mostly right in front of our faces, an open challenge: “Only 5 percent of Americans have passports.” Cue non-American looking aghast. The number changes depending...
July 19th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Solo Travel, Studying Abroad, Working Abroad | Read More