Archive for the ‘Travel Philosophy’ Category

How To Improve Your Life!

How To Improve Your Life!
You don’t have to do something as drastic as The Lost Girls and quit your job, sell all your possessions, and live out of a backpack for a year to add a sense of discovery to your life. Here are four quick ways you can uncover that open state of mind that travel often brings—and live more mindfully—in...
October 19th, 2010 | Lost Girls, North America, Travel Philosophy, United States, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Book Review: Atlas of Remote Islands

Book Review: Atlas of Remote Islands
Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Never Set Foot On and Never Will by Judith Schalansky Penguin Books, Available September 28, 2010 RATING: 4 STARS Judith Schlansky’s psuedo-tome–the product of a lifetime of studying maps, typography, art and design–is a charming romp...
September 28th, 2010 | Travel Books & Movies, Travel Philosophy | Read More

China Travel: Cultural Missteps to Avoid

China Travel: Cultural Missteps to Avoid
Lost Girls Deputy Editor Meghann Foye learns to navigate confusing, but fascinating social customs on her recent trip to China. I’d read my Lonely Planet China diligently, poured through Ann Mah’s excellent book Kitchen Chinese and Lisa See’s best-selling Shanghai Girls, and badgered...
September 17th, 2010 | China, Travel Philosophy | 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

Love Letters to Juliet: Italian Secretaries Carry on Verona Letter Tradition

Love Letters to Juliet: Italian Secretaries Carry on Verona Letter Tradition
Screw mathematics. As corny as it sounds, love is the universal language. Women (and men) fall in love and have their hearts broken all over the world, every day. It doesn’t matter if you live in Asia, Africa, America or Antarctica, that punched-in-the-stomach, gray-tinged, floaty feeling will...
July 12th, 2010 | Featured, Italy, Love on the Road, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Dispatches from South America: How to Pack, Prep and Unplug Before the Trip

Dispatches from South America: How to Pack, Prep and Unplug Before the Trip
Lost Girl Leah Moushey recently took off on a seven-month trip to South America, taking her to a different hemisphere, WAY out of her travel comfort zone. She’s setting up shop for a month in Cuenca, Ecuador where she’ll dive head first into a Spanish language immersion program and discover the ins...
June 14th, 2010 | Central and South America, Dispatches from the Road, Packing & Wardrobe, Solo Travel, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Green Travel: Find Your Inner Eco-Girl

Green Travel: Find Your Inner Eco-Girl
With our environment as a high stakes global issue, green-consciousness is a growing habit for many people… whether your an avid recycler or big-time energy consumer, travel may seem like it comes with unavoidable waste. Despite what you may think, going green on the road is actually easy to do,...
June 7th, 2010 | Eco-Travel, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Top 5 Reasons to Stay Home–And Why to Forget Them

Top 5 Reasons to Stay Home–And Why to Forget Them
You’ve finally gotten a great job or you think it’s going really well with Mr. Right, but something in the back of your head is nagging you to pay attention to your desire to travel. Finding the time to travel is tough. Career, education, kids, family, and fears can all stop you from taking...
April 26th, 2010 | Leaving & Coming Home, Quitting & Career Management, Travel Philosophy | Read More

5 Travel Tips to Max Out Your Stay in Paris

5 Travel Tips to Max Out Your Stay in Paris
The women in my family have been talking about taking an “all girls” trip to Paris for years.  In our minds, the City of Lights was a romantic place with fine architecture, effortlessly classy people, perfectly preserved history, and delicious wine. So when we finally made it there we were...
April 19th, 2010 | City Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Featured, France, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Crowd Knows Best: Pros and Cons of Group Travel

Crowd Knows Best: Pros and Cons of Group Travel
By Carmi Louw Special to Lost Girls World *** You know the saying – three’s a crowd.  It’s the general consensus that too many cooks spoil the broth, and I thought no different when preparing to go on a month-long jaunt through Europe with four friends.  It seemed like it would be...
April 7th, 2010 | Featured, Group Travel, Planning, Travel Philosophy | Read More