Archive for the ‘Budget Travel’ Category

How To Travel Venice On The Cheap

How To Travel Venice On The Cheap
by Charlotte Hammond Special To The Lost Girls Venice is easy to fall in love with but it’s also a difficult city to do on the cheap. Even the Venetians struggle with their city’s price tag. Each year about 1,000 inhabitants flee the city due to lack of employment and high prices. Venice is essentially...
August 14th, 2012 | Budget Travel, Italy | Read More

Best Hostels In Cairns, Queensland, Australia

by Thea Hutchison Special To Lost Girls Thea is currently on a solo trip around the world and will be sharing her best finds with us as she travels. Make your way up the eastern coast of Australia to the Great Barrier Reef and chances are you will stay in Cairns. It is the one of the closest towns to...
May 8th, 2012 | Budget Travel, Hostels, New Zealand | Read More

London on a Student Budget

By Katie Marpe Special to The Lost Girls A visit to London can benefit a college student in many ways: the city has a rich history, a great music scene, friendly people, and there is always a pub within stumbling distance. However, there is one thing London definitely will not benefit: a student’s...
April 20th, 2012 | Budget Travel, England, Europe, Studying Abroad | Read More

New Zealand: West Coast Roadtrip and Hostels

by Mattie Schuler Special to The Lost Girls Once getting off the ferry in Picton, the next decision will be to head down the west coast or the east coast first. If heading west, you’ll hit the towns of Nelson, Greymouth and continue on to Queenstown.  This drive could feasibly be done in a couple...
February 21st, 2012 | Budget Travel, Hostels, New Zealand | Read More

The Art of WWOOF: World Wide Organic Farming Volunteers

By Katherine Logan Special to Lost Girls   Voluntourism wears a new hat these days given the current economic climate, and programs like WWOOF have surfaced as popular options for budget travel. WWOOF stands for the World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms and connects travelers with environmentally...
December 1st, 2011 | Budget Travel, Working Abroad | Read More

Best Hostels In Northland New Zealand

by Mattie Schuler Almost anyone who has traveled to New Zealand, as well as guide book advice, will say to head south as soon as you can, whether that means to the South Island or just south of Auckland. However, if you want a full-fledged Kiwi trip by hitting all of the various regions, Northland must...
November 15th, 2011 | Backpacking & Trekking, Budget Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Hostels, New Zealand | Read More

On-the-Road Recipes: Backpack-Cooking Made Easier (and Cheaper!)

Eating out at restaurants while you travel  is one of the quickest ways to blow through cash. Even if you think you’re eating cheaply, the cost of restaurant entrees almost always trumps the cost of buying groceries and cooking for yourself. So no matter what amenities the hostel kitchen has (or...
November 6th, 2011 | Backpacking & Trekking, Budget Travel, Extras, Food & Wine, Hostels | Read More

Lost Girl’s Guide to Cruising the Mediterranean

By Gina Douglas Special to Lost Girls   Imagine, you’re sailing the clear waters of the Mediterranean on a cruise ship while traveling from Greece to Italy. The weather is warm, the food is amazing, you’re sipping a cold margarita by the pool… Sounds nice, right? Now add into that fantasy...
November 3rd, 2011 | Budget Travel, Extras | Read More

Vegas on a Budget: Do it Big Without Spending a Dime

By Megan Hubbell Vegas works hard to live up to its Sin City alias: gluttony, vanity and greed are right at your fingertips with some of the world’s most elite shopping, finest luxury hotels and top restaurants all conveniently located in one tiny desert oasis. However, there is one original sin that...
October 7th, 2011 | Budget Travel, Nevada | Read More

Trendy Budget Hotels Starting at $99

By Brenna Lasky Hotels in major cities can cost upwards of $300 a night. While you probably don’t want to blow your trip budget all on a bed, you also don’t want to sacrifice comfort and proximity to your destination’s trendiest neighborhoods. Here we’ve rounded up three hotels that prove that...
September 16th, 2011 | Budget Travel, California, Chicago, City Travel, Hotels & Resorts, New York City, United States | Read More