Archive for the ‘Travel Philosophy’ Category

5 Things to Ask Yourself Before You Travel

5 Things to Ask Yourself Before You Travel
by Mary Tan LG Asia-Pacific Editor There’s no stemming the travelers these days -people want to go everywhere and do it all, and it will take more than a long security check to put them off. As much as we would like to just drop it all and take off, some level of planning and preparation is...
March 26th, 2010 | Planning, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Lost in Belize VII: Manatees, Sharks, and Jaguars, Oh My!

Lost in Belize VII: Manatees, Sharks, and Jaguars, Oh My!
Belize’s mix of lush rainforests, labyrinth of underground caves, and Mayan ruins make this Central American country the perfect place for adventure. For diving and seeing reef sharks, Ambergris Caye is an easy choice. But if you want to experience more of the Mayan culture, hike to ancient ruins,...
March 22nd, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Belize, Dispatches from the Road, Hotels & Resorts, Travel Philosophy, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Guiltless Getaways: Giving back while vacationing

Guiltless Getaways: Giving back while vacationing
Photo courtesy of Slumdog Millionaire By Shadia Garrison Philanthropy Editor *** Unless you’re traveling to Qatar or Liechtenstein, there’s a good chance your trip is taking you somewhere where you might be considered wealthy.  No, not next to your fellow tourists but in comparison to the...
March 17th, 2010 | Featured, Travel Philosophy, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Lost Girl of the Week: Nancy Yeomans

Lost Girl of the Week: Nancy Yeomans
Nancy Yeomans has run more than 20 marathons, as well as countless shorter distances, all around the world.  She can be found living and running in Newburyport, Massachusetts when she is not traveling.  Nancy is an Air Traffic Controller by day and a Travel Agent by ‘moonlight’. *** I’ve...
February 19th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Antarctica, Asia, Fitness & Workouts, Greece, Lost Girl of the Week, New Zealand, Peru, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Book Review: David Farley’s “An Irreverent Curiosity”

Book Review: David Farley’s “An Irreverent Curiosity”
By Sarah Amandolare LG Entertainment Editor ***** The thing about Italy is that it’s far too chaotic to characterize. Despite the plethora of titles based on the idea of an Italian paradise with rolling Tuscan hills, plenty of wine and grandmas wearing black, the idyllic Italy is just one side...
January 19th, 2010 | Italy, Spiritual Travel, Travel Books & Movies, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Microlending: How Tourist Dollars Can Aid Communities In Need

Microlending: How Tourist Dollars Can Aid Communities In Need
By Shadia Garrison Socially Conscious Travel Correspondent ***** World travelers are typically not only interested in seeing exotic sights, meeting new people, and challenging their bodies and minds in varying ways; as we travel, many of us also become concerned about some of what we see and are compelled...
January 13th, 2010 | Spiritual Travel, Travel Philosophy, Volunteering & Giving Back, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Book Review and Interview: To Hellholes and Back

Book Review and Interview: To Hellholes and Back
By Patty Hodapp LG Deputy Editor ***** Chuck Thompson, former features editor for Maxim and former Editor in Chief for Travelocity Magazine, calls the four destinations he never wants to see-Africa, India, Mexico City and Disney World-the four horsemen of his apocalypse. In his second travel memoir, To...
January 11th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Africa, Health & Safety, India, Mexico, Travel Books & Movies, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Ask Doc: Getting Along with Travel Partners

Ask Doc: Getting Along with Travel Partners
By Patty Hodapp LG Travel Lifestyle Editor ***** Even if you’re best friends, you and your travel partner are bound to hit a few road bumps in your relationship when you’re traveling. Travel is only glamorous in retrospect, and when you’re miles outside your comfort zone, situations...
January 5th, 2010 | Group Travel, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Lost in South Africa: A Look Back on Johannesburg

Lost in South Africa: A Look Back on Johannesburg
By Courtney Brooks LG International Correspondent I left Johannesburg about six weeks ago to move to Cape Town and work as a freelancer for an international press agency, as well as do a photography project for my school. Even now I haven’t completely reconciled my feelings about Joburg. There’s...
November 18th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Expats Abroad, Health & Safety, South Africa, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Casseroles for Cancer Part I: How Not to Go to South East Asia

Casseroles for Cancer Part I: How Not to Go to South East Asia
This summer, Blair Hickman retraced a 12,000 mile cross-country road trip in memory of her mom, who died from cancer in 2003. Along with her sister and best friend, the three girls retraced a path their mom had taken in 1977, serving dinner at 9 Ronald McDonald Houses and raising money for the charity...
November 17th, 2009 | Car, Dispatches from the Road, Family & Kid Travel, Lost Girl of the Week, Spiritual Travel, Travel Philosophy, United States | Read More