Archive for the ‘Backpacking & Trekking’ Category

Go West, First Family!

Go West, First Family!
by Jessica Goldstein LG Adventure Editor Usually the Obamas put the First in First Family, but when the President took his family to Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon last week, he actually became part of a pretty long-standing Commander-in-Chief tradition. Bill Clinton visited the Grand Canyon in 2000...
August 20th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Cabins & Camping, Tours & Attractions, United States | Read More

Cinque Terre: Love at First Hike

Cinque Terre: Love at First Hike
Traveling intern extraordaire, Patty Hodapp, reports on one of The Lost Girls all-time favorite Italian destinations, Cinque Terre. ***** By Patty Hodapp When I came to Italy in May I didn’t plan to fall in love. Then I visited the Italian Rivera and that completely changed. After the Scottish...
July 22nd, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Fitness & Workouts, Italy, Train | Read More

Lost Girl of the Week: Olivia from Portland

Lost Girl of the Week: Olivia from Portland
There’s lots of blogs about travel, but fellow Lost Girl Olivia, writes about her “rehab back into daily life” after having the courage to turn her dream of an around-the-world trip into a reality. Here’s how she decided to take a career break, and why she thinks travel should...
July 16th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, City Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Europe, Extras, Food & Wine, Lost Girl of the Week, Shopping & Style, Spiritual Travel, Tours & Attractions, Train | 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

5 Things to Know Before Backpacking with a Boyfriend

5 Things to Know Before Backpacking with a Boyfriend
by Hannah Dorland I spent two weeks backpacking alone in Colorado–no problem. Last week my partner of 2 years and I decided to raft down the St. Croix River and sleep on an island. Chaos ensued! Backpacking is totally different with two people. 1. Two people equals two mouths. A few granola bars,...
June 16th, 2009 | Backpacking & Trekking, Cabins & Camping, Couples Travel, Lost Girls | Read More

In-room Reviews: Beijing on Any Budget

In-room Reviews: Beijing on Any Budget
On the same day the Lost Girls and I turned in the first draft of our manuscript, I boarded a plane to China to celebrate. I had two big incentives for visiting a country that’s home to some of the oldest civilizations in the world. First, my friend and former co-worker, Jen, lives in the capital...
May 11th, 2009 | Air, Backpacking & Trekking, China, City Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Hostels, Hotels & Resorts, In-Room Reviews, Lost Girls, Wifi & Internet Cafes | Read More

Can Travel Help You Get “Unstuck?”

Can Travel Help You Get “Unstuck?”
That’s what Syracuse sophomore Patty Hodapp is hoping to find out. Here, she shares what prompted her to start looking into study abroad courses, and this summer, to jaunt off to Florence. You’ll be able to read her dispatches from abroad right here, so stay tuned. ******* By Patty Hodapp ...
April 6th, 2009 | Backpacking & Trekking, Departments, Destinations, Dispatches from the Road, Europe, Italy, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girl of the Week, Studying Abroad, Travel Philosophy | Read More

How To Plan a Round-the-World (RTW) Trip

How To Plan a Round-the-World (RTW) Trip
Okay, so the title of this post is a little bit of a misnomer. No matter how much advance thought you put into it-how many guidebooks you read, excel charts you create or the number of seasoned traveler whose brains you pick-it’s all but impossible to plot out your entire adventure while sitting...
March 9th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Air, Backpacking & Trekking, Blogging Your Trip, Budget Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Finances & Savings, Getting There Deals, Leaving & Coming Home, Packing & Wardrobe, Staying There, Tours & Attractions, Travel Philosophy, Websites and Blogs, Working Abroad | Read More

10 Most Popular Backpacker Destinations

10 Most Popular Backpacker Destinations
Not all travel companies are feeling the pinch of the global recession. This week, the folks at the UK-based Hostelling International (HHI) reported that their bookings are at an all-time high-about 14 percent more people booked accommodations on their site (hihostels.com) in 2008 than a year earlier....
February 2nd, 2009 | Argentina, Backpacking & Trekking, France, Hostels, Italy, Spain, Staying There, Traveling Solo & Together, United States, Websites and Blogs | Read More

How to: Pack for a Year Away

How to: Pack for a Year Away
by Jodi Ettenberg Special to the Lost Girls After being on the road for a few months, I’ve found that everyone becomes a walking encyclopedia of travel tips. “Oh, you DEFINITELY need to check X place out, but whatever you do, don’t go to Y.” I am not exempt from this pathological...
October 19th, 2008 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Packing & Wardrobe, Shopping & Style, Travel Products & Services | Read More