Archive for the ‘Volunteering & Giving Back’ Category

Service-Learning Study Abroad Programs

Service-Learning Study Abroad Programs
Cape Town, South Africa By: Laura Malandra Backpacking through Europe, living on a cruise ship through Semester at Sea, and language immersion programs are some great ways to explore the globe. Studying abroad is one of the most unique and memorable ways to spend a semester of college. However, have...
January 25th, 2011 | South Africa, Studying Abroad, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

5 Spring Break Ideas for You and Your Girlfriends

5 Spring Break Ideas for You and Your Girlfriends
After toiling away all winter, there’s something immensely appealing about the idea of escaping the daily grind.  Whether or not you’re pursuing a higher education, just the phrase ‘spring break’ conjures up thoughts of a change of scenery.  It’s the perfect time to kick back and relax, or...
December 9th, 2010 | All Inclusives, Budget Travel, Group Travel, Parties, Festivals & Events, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Air Travel News 12.07.10

Air Travel News 12.07.10
by Nancy Yeomans LG Air Travel News Editor Look up in the sky! It’s a bird….it’s a plane! No….it’s your weekly air travel news! Here’s what’s happening in the world of aviation, from the ground up. Spanish Fly Air travel in Spain has been a little messy the...
December 7th, 2010 | Air, Air Travel News, Food News, Spain, Volunteering & Giving Back, Wifi & Internet Cafes | 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

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

Meet the Newest Members of the LG Family

By Emily B, Fundraising & Marketing Intern Thanks to your help, we’re more than halfway to our goal of raising $2,400 to send two young women to  Sister Freda’s nursing school. By donating whatever you can to help educate these young women, you’re single-handedly helping break the cycle...
September 27th, 2010 | Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

You Can Change a Life Right Now!

You Can Change a Life Right Now!
By Emily Bowers, LG Fundraising and Marketing Intern As women of the world, “Lost Girls” feel the call to explore different places and dive into new cultures, and part of that journey means finding ways to give back. So we have created the Lost & Found to help other women around the world...
September 23rd, 2010 | Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Lost Girl Song is Here!!

Lost Girl Song is Here!!
Hey everyone, we wanted to pass along some exciting news: The Lost Girl song now available on Itunes!! And we have The Lost Girls t-shirts for sale too! Proceeds from sales help educate women in Kenya through Village Volunteers, the program we worked with during our yearlong, round-the-world trip. Check...
June 7th, 2010 | Hotels & Resorts, Lost Girls, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, New York City, The Lost Girls: The Book, Travel Products & Services, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

When Cultures Collide: A Snapshot into the Encompass Program

When Cultures Collide: A Snapshot into the Encompass Program
In Mid-February, Lost Girl Deputy Editor Patty Hodapp had quite the adventure in Scotland. Acting as a delegate for the USA, she met with other young adults from Indonesia, Israel, Palestine, and the UK to talk politics, religion, culture…and to get her hands a little dirty, and her feet a little...
March 29th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, Featured, Volunteering & Giving Back | 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