Archive for the ‘Backpacking & Trekking’ Category

New England Weekend Getaways: Things to Do in Maine

New England Weekend Getaways: Things to Do in Maine
New England is best known for its fall foliage but the region has plenty of natural attractions to see this time of year. From Maine to Massachusetts, this mini-series highlights what each of its states has to offer outdoors while the weather is still warm. By Michele Herrmann Maine is a summer vacation...
October 7th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Maine | Read More

New England Weekend Getaways: Things to Do in Vermont

New England Weekend Getaways: Things to Do in Vermont
New England is best known for its fall foliage but the region has plenty of natural attractions to see this time of year. From Maine to Massachusetts, this mini-series highlights what each of its states has to offer outdoors while the weather is still warm. By Michele Herrmann Vermont is an outdoor...
September 23rd, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Vermont | Read More

Plan a staycation and see your city through a new lens

Plan a staycation and see your city through a new lens
Almost exactly one year after quitting my job to live the lost girl life abroad, I’m finally returning home to the States. For me, the greatest souvenir from my travels will be the pair of tourist eyes I’ve acquired…a way of viewing the world with a fresh, eager-and-awed perspective. What is...
September 9th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Budget Travel, City Travel, Solo Travel, Travel Philosophy, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Lost in Belize V: Catching Dinner in Punta Gorda

Lost in Belize V: Catching Dinner in Punta Gorda
I admit it: the biggest reason I visited Punta Gorda, Belize’s smallest and southernmost town, was because I was following my stomach. Well, I was actually  following the cacao trail to see how chocolate is made from bean to bar, and there’s a place in town that calls itself  “the...
March 12th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Belize, Cabins & Camping, Dispatches from the Road, Restaurant Reviews, Volunteering & Giving Back, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

What Not To Pack: Five Items to Leave Behind

What Not To Pack: Five Items to Leave Behind
Ready to take off—but not sure how to plan for the getaway? Check out our new Guide to First Time Travel! By Ashley Cheng Special to The Lost Girls Every good trip starts with a suitcase…and the inescapable problem of what to put in it. Or better yet, what NOT to put in it. Melanie Webb with...
January 18th, 2010 | Backpacking & Trekking, Packing & Wardrobe | Read More

Book Review: High Heels and a Head Torch, by Chelsea Duke

Book Review: High Heels and a Head Torch, by Chelsea Duke
By Kristen J. Putch LG North American Travel Editor ***** There’s nothing like strapping on a hulking nylon backpack, ditching cute wedge sandals for Tevas and swapping out a spritz of DKNY perfume with a cloud of deet-scented bugspray to make a gal feel a little bit like, well-a guy. Many female...
November 30th, 2009 | Backpacking & Trekking, Travel Books & Movies | Read More

Sydney Series: Our Final Wrap Up of Fave Moments

Sydney Series: Our Final Wrap Up of Fave Moments
Sydney was our last stop on our round-the-world trip, and we have plenty of amazing memories from living “Down Under.” Now ’til mid-November, we’re going to be recalling our favorite Sydney moments. At the end of each post, you’ll find out how to get the chance to make your...
November 13th, 2009 | Australia, Backpacking & Trekking, Blogging Your Trip, Budget Travel, City Travel, Fitness & Workouts, Food & Wine, Hotels & Resorts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Shopping & Style, Tours & Attractions, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Free Tours: Sandeman’s New Europe

Free Tours: Sandeman’s New Europe
By Molly Gallagher LG International Correspondent When my friends and I arrived in Prague we spent the first day wandering the city. We went to the castle, old town square, and the Charles Bridge. However, we didn’t really know what we were looking at. We decided we wanted to take a tour to learn...
November 13th, 2009 | Backpacking & Trekking, Budget Travel, City Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Europe, Studying Abroad, Tours & Attractions, Walking, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Costa Rica Field Trip: The Ultimate Packing List

Costa Rica Field Trip: The Ultimate Packing List
By Amanda Pressner LG Executive Editor When I returned from my yearling round-the-world adventure with The Lost Girls back in 2007, I swore that I’d retire my trusty blue Snowgum backpack and only travel with a rolling suitcase from now on. Fast forward two years to July 2009, and you’ll...
August 25th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Costa Rica, Packing & Wardrobe, Shopping & Style | Read More

10 Ways to Eat Healthy (For Cheap!) in Europe

10 Ways to Eat Healthy (For Cheap!) in Europe
By Patty Hodapp LG Travel Lifestyle Editor Backpacking in Europe for two weeks was exhilarating, freeing, and inspiring, but on the road my body definitely took a beating. By the end of my trip I’d undergone drastic altitude changes, climbing the highest hills to sitting beachside on the Mediterranean....
August 24th, 2009 | Backpacking & Trekking, Budget Travel, City Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Europe, Fitness & Workouts, Food & Wine, Health & Safety | Read More