Archive for the ‘City Travel’ Category

Spain Itineraries: Sunday in Madrid

Spain Itineraries: Sunday in Madrid
By Briana Palma LG Contributor In Spain, Friday and Saturday consist of late-night dinners and early morning dancing, so it comes as no surprise that natives consider Sunday a day of rest. Even in the normally bustling capital city, streets seem deserted, especially at lunchtime, when the few open...
January 12th, 2011 | City Travel, Spain | Read More

5 Ways to Travel Like a Local

5 Ways to Travel Like a Local
The authentic culture of a city lies among the “locals” who don’t spend much time in tourist-filled places. Rather, traveling throughout a city like a local allows you to immerse yourself in it. It adds something special and authentic that you cannot find in a museum or a cathedral. The real city...
December 30th, 2010 | City Travel, Featured, Traveling Solo & Together | Read More

Lost in Jordan: Amman Mixes Ancient with Modern

Lost in Jordan: Amman Mixes Ancient with Modern
By Brittany Gowan, LG Foreign Correspondent Amman, Jordan is a bustling Middle Eastern city that rises out of the surrounding desert with a traveler’s feast of ornate mosques, historic sights, museums, and modern accommodations. During my recent trip to Jordan, I was in awe of this ancient city, from...
December 21st, 2010 | City Travel, Hostels, Hotels & Resorts, Jordan, Shopping & Style, Staying There, Tours & Attractions | Read More

On the Fringe: Festive Suggestions for Exploring Edinburgh

On the Fringe: Festive Suggestions for Exploring Edinburgh
Great Scot! The annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe attracts crowds of theater-goers to Scotland’s capital for 25 days of stage and street performances. Plus, there is much more to this city than summer stage antics: an annual military exhibition, traditional dance, hillside views, and surprising...
December 16th, 2010 | City Travel, Cultural Travel, Food & Wine, Parties, Festivals & Events, Scotland, Tours & Attractions | Read More

5 Things to Do in NYC at Christmas

By Patty Hodapp Deputy Editor It’s Christmas time in the City. New York City, that is. It’s no surprise Christmas comes with a big price tag. The holidays aren’t cheap. But NYC, America’s famous pre-holiday, tinsel-covered destination infamous for its expensive reputation, does...
December 9th, 2010 | City Travel, New York City, Shopping & Style | Read More

Top 5 Destinations for Girlfriends Getaways

Top 5 Destinations for Girlfriends Getaways
By Amanda Pressner LG Executive Editor Finally! You and your best buds have a few extra days of vacation time saved up – no weddings or baby showers to attend, and a few extra bucks in the bank. You’re all dying to take the ultimate girls’ trip, but the big question is: where in the world should...
December 1st, 2010 | City Travel, Finances & Savings, Group Travel, Spa & Beauty, Sports & Games, Travel Products & Services | Read More

How to Make Long-Term Travel a Reality

How to Make Long-Term Travel a Reality
Today we’re departing from our normal book review to get tips from Barbara Singer, author of Living Without Reservations: A Journey By Land and Sea in Search of Happiness about how she made her dream of travel happen. At the tender age of 44 years old, Barbara Singer decided to reinvent her life....
November 9th, 2010 | Budget Travel, City Travel, Cultural Travel, Expats Abroad, Finances & Savings, Leaving & Coming Home, Quitting & Career Management, Staying Connected, Travel Philosophy, Volunteering & Giving Back, Working Abroad | Read More

Staten Island Ferry, NYC: See the skyline and harbor on a free boat ride

Staten Island Ferry, NYC: See the skyline and harbor on a free boat ride
By Patty Hodapp Deputy Editor If you’re visiting the Big Apple, take a ride on the Staten Island Ferry for gorgeous skyline views of the New York Harbor. Unlike most things in New York, it’s free. And Staten Island is much quieter than Manhattan, so if you feel the need to get away for an afternoon,...
October 7th, 2010 | City Travel, New York City | 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

China Travel: What to Do in Shanghai in 48 Hours

China Travel: What to Do in Shanghai in 48 Hours
LG Deputy Editor Meghann Foye finds time is on her side as she explores China’s fast-paced business and cultural capital. When exploring a city’s sights, I’m usually after quality, not quantity. In Paris, for example, I’d rather spend the day wandering around one exhibit at the...
September 3rd, 2010 | China, City Travel, Solo Travel, Traveling Solo & Together | Read More