Archive for the ‘Tours & Attractions’ Category

Yosemite’s Famed Flock Causes Closures

By Nneka Opene LG Contributor During the year, roads and trails of Yosemite National Park are often closed due to natural hazards such as fire, rockslides and extreme weather. This time, however, the primary reason for closures in the park is due to endangered peregrine falcons nesting along popular...
July 23rd, 2012 | Backpacking & Trekking, California, Destinations, Health & Safety, North America, Planning, Tours & Attractions, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Your First Trip Abroad: 5 Reasons The Lost Girls Love Contiki for First Time Travelers

Your First Trip Abroad: 5 Reasons The Lost Girls Love Contiki for First Time Travelers
By Amanda Pressner LG Executive Editor Years before Jen and I embarked on our round-the-world Lost Girls adventure with Holly, the two of us backpacked through Europe together. We did it the summer after our college graduation, a four-week, whirlwind tour that took us to some of the continent’s most...
April 15th, 2012 | Featured, Featured Getaway, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Past, Present & Future—It’s All There in Berlin

Past, Present & Future—It’s All There in Berlin
By Isabel B Special to the Lost Girls  If one had to name a single metropolis in Europe that has undergone the most radical changes over the last century, there’s no doubt the answer would be Berlin. Founded in the 12th century, Berlin is considered a “young” city by European standards, yet its...
April 2nd, 2012 | City Travel, Cultural Travel, Germany, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Exploring Tuscany’s Wine Towns

By Gina Douglas Special to Lost Girls  One reason I love when my parents visit  is the yummy nights out they treat me to at delicious gourmet restaurants. So when my mom arrives in town for a visit, I am quick to suggest a trip to a popular Italian restaurant in San Diego. My mom is a quarter Italian,...
March 15th, 2012 | Italy, Tours & Attractions | Read More

An Escorted Tour Through Peru

When Lost Girl Sophie McGovern felt the pull of returning to Peru, she worried that at age 30 she was over the backpacking scene. She quickly realized there are alternate ways to travel the Andean highlands, and set off to rediscover the home of the Incas.  From the glossy pages of travel brochures...
December 18th, 2011 | Peru, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Insider’s Guide to London

By Jayne Gorman Special to Lost Girls It will come as no surprise to hear that London natives do not spend their free time in Leicester Square and Covent Garden. Like the residents of any capital city, given the choice, Londoners avoid the tourist areas like the plague. So where do they go instead? Having...
October 13th, 2011 | England, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Slumber Party with Lions: Visiting South Africa’s Drakenstein Lion Park

Slumber Party with Lions: Visiting South Africa’s Drakenstein Lion Park
By: Laura Malandra Seeing lions, one of South Africa’s Big Five wild animals, is a necessity while visiting the country. But why visit the lions for just a few hours and stay in a hotel when you can sleep surrounded by them? Drakenstein Lion Park, located 30 minutes outside Cape Town, specializes...
May 24th, 2011 | Cabins & Camping, South Africa, Tours & Attractions, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Alternative Capital: 5 Lesser-Known Sights to Explore in Washington D.C.

Alternative Capital: 5 Lesser-Known Sights to Explore in Washington D.C.
By Susmita Baral LG News Intern Each spring Washington D.C. hosts the Cherry Blossom Festival that commemorates the friendship between the United States and Japan. If you’re not a local, then chances are you’ll want to make the most of your trip to the nation’s capital! While it’s easy to find...
May 20th, 2011 | City Travel, Tours & Attractions, Washington D.C. | Read More

Paris’ Hilltop Haven: Montmartre

Paris’ Hilltop Haven: Montmartre
By Kayleigh Minicozzi LG Contributor Photos by Kristen Putch LG Acquisitions Editor Ahh Pari, c’est magnifique. The iconic city of love and lights was a must see at the top of my bucket list from the moment I posed for my first passport photo. The history, the lights, the romance, the Eiffel tower;...
May 11th, 2011 | Tours & Attractions | Read More

Things to Do in Jacksonville (Besides Suntanning on the Beach)

By Patty Hodapp Deputy Editor Next time you’re planning a girlfriend getaway, head to Jacksonville, northern Florida’s underrated (and largely undiscovered) gem. Whether you’re a foodie, an art-lover, a shopaholic, or you just want to beach-bum for a weekend, Jacksonville has a lot...
April 28th, 2011 | City Travel, Florida, Tours & Attractions | Read More