Archive for the ‘Spiritual Travel’ Category

The Power of Silence

By Shayla Martin Special to the Lost Girls This the question I asked myself as I stared at the website for a yoga and meditation retreat located in Maine. The website states “A container of shared silence is maintained during retreat, expect during the [yoga] sessions…This silent community creates...
June 13th, 2012 | Spiritual Travel | Read More

Ten Days of Silence: A Meditation Retreat in Thailand

Ten Days of Silence: A Meditation Retreat in Thailand
By Nadia Pidgeon Exclusive to the Lost Girls When I announced my intentions to attend a 10 day silent meditation retreat, some friends said it sounded interesting but most said I was crazy and that it sounded either miserable or pointless. Ultimately, it is difficult to provide a meaningful summary as...
April 13th, 2012 | Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Thailand | Read More

Is It Time to Go to Tokyo?

Is It Time to Go to Tokyo?
By Meghann Foye Lost Girls Deputy Editor Just in Japan before the earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit, Deputy Editor Meghann Foye urges people to consider returning to one of the world’s greatest, most exciting cities—and why the time to go is now. Back in November, I had the chance to visit...
May 6th, 2011 | City Travel, Japan, Spiritual Travel | Read More

Meditative Mountains: Learning Yoga and Meditation in India

Meditative Mountains: Learning Yoga and Meditation in India
by Melissa Bressler Special to Lost Girls World “There is definitely a mosquito on my leg,” I think to myself. “Yup, definitely there, and definitely biting me through my pants. Can I kill it? Total yoga failure if I kill it, right? There’s no way mosquito warfare is cool mid-meditation session....
May 3rd, 2011 | Asia, Fitness & Workouts, India, Spiritual Travel, Studying Abroad | Read More

Off-Beat India: 5 Can’t-Miss Temples in Orissa

Off-Beat India: 5 Can’t-Miss Temples in Orissa
By Susmita Baral LG News Intern For kicks, Susmita always calls Orissa—an Indian state—the “Nebraska of India.” It’s there, but people don’t think twice about and it certainly doesn’t spring to mind when you think of a vacation location. Since both her parents are from there, she’s had...
April 1st, 2011 | Cultural Travel, India, Spiritual Travel | Read More

Beyond Words: A Self-Reflection on Israel

In a follow up to her piece on reasons to go on a Taglit-Birthright trip, Maggie Parker reflects on moments during her time in Israel that made her just about speechless. “You won’t like it, you have to wake up at like 6 a.m. everyday.” That’s what my friend told me when she got back from her...
March 24th, 2011 | Extras, Israel, Middle East, Spiritual Travel | Read More

It’s Getting Hot In Here: Sweating it out at a temascal

It’s Getting Hot In Here: Sweating it out at a temascal
By Meghann Foye LG Deputy Editor Lost Girls Deputy Editor Meghann Foye feels the heat on a recent trip to the Riviera Maya in Mexico. “Anyone who gets claustrophobic, overheated or generally panicked should sit closest to the door.” Shoot, not going to happen, I gulp, realizing I’m...
March 18th, 2011 | Mexico, Spa & Beauty, Spiritual Travel | Read More

Safely Observing a Spiritual Healing Ceremony

Every day in Ghana was an adventure. We never knew what to expect. While traveling from the Upper West region down to the Greater Accra region, we stopped in a village called Ampabama where we were supposed to witness a spiritual healing ceremony. Although Western medicine has been implemented in Ghana,...
March 17th, 2011 | Africa, Destinations, Extras, Ghana, Spiritual Travel | Read More

8 Tips to Know with Birthright Israel

To prepare for a journey with Taglit-Birthright Israel, a program that provides educational, first-time trips to Israel for Jewish young adults, Maggie Parker suggests these eight tips to better enjoy this experience. There are guns everywhere, and the program leaders and staff will try to get you to...
February 17th, 2011 | Extras, Ideas, Israel, Middle East, Spiritual Travel, Tours & Attractions | Read More

“You’re Pouring Oil Where?” A Guide to Indian Ayurvedic Massage

“You’re Pouring Oil Where?” A Guide to Indian Ayurvedic Massage
By Meghann Foye Lost Girls Deputy Editor “How’s this? Too hot?” asks my therapist, brushing more warm oil over my limbs. I’m lying completely exposed on a thick wooden board in a treatment room in Kerala, India, the tropical southern coastal state below Goa. “Ugh, cold?”...
February 11th, 2011 | Fitness & Workouts, India, Spa & Beauty, Spiritual Travel | Read More