Archive for the ‘Volunteering & Giving Back’ Category

Lost in Belize V: Catching Dinner in Punta Gorda

Lost in Belize V: Catching Dinner in Punta Gorda
I admit it: the biggest reason I visited Punta Gorda, Belize’s smallest and southernmost town, was because I was following my stomach. Well, I was actually  following the cacao trail to see how chocolate is made from bean to bar, and there’s a place in town that calls itself  “the...
March 12th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Belize, Cabins & Camping, Dispatches from the Road, Restaurant Reviews, Volunteering & Giving Back, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

How to Donate to Chile Earthquake Relief

How to Donate to Chile Earthquake Relief
  The view from a hike we took in Chile in December by Shadia Garrison Philanthropy Editor The outpouring of generosity to the people of Haiti from the whole world, but especially from Americans, has been heart-warming.  Now the people of Chile are hoping that “earthquake fatigue” has...
March 1st, 2010 | Chile, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Voluntourism: Just a Fad or Here to Stay?

Voluntourism: Just a Fad or Here to Stay?
By Shadia Garrison Philanthropy Editor ***** Hardly a day goes by without another web article on “voluntourism” crossing my desk.  Since the 1990s, when the word was first introduced, the phenomenon has grown substantially.  At this writing, a Google search on the term gets me 168,000 articles. ...
February 17th, 2010 | Featured, Volunteering & Giving Back, Websites and Blogs, Working Abroad | Read More

Seven Ways to Help Haiti

Seven Ways to Help Haiti
By Shadia Garrison LG Mindful Tourist Editor ***** No doubt you are following the horrible and devastating tragedy that the people of Haiti have experienced this week. The first images of the earthquake’s devastation came through on Twitter, followed quickly by other social network sites, television,...
January 15th, 2010 | Volunteering & Giving Back | 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

LG Food News 12.29.09

LG Food News 12.29.09
By Danielle Alvarez LG Food Editor A round up of the most delicious news in the world. Sweet Scandinavia The land of Norway holds fascination for any traveler: vivid pictures of cottages nestled into fjords on the sea’s coast, Vikings on massive ships sailing through icy waters, and the beloved...
December 29th, 2009 | Food News, Volunteering & Giving Back, Weekly Travel News | Read More

Peace Corp Travel: Bananas by the Bunch

Peace Corp Travel: Bananas by the Bunch
by Robyn Correll LG Peace Corps Correspondent When I joined the Peace Corps in September of 2008, bananas weren’t in my game plan. I mean, I liked bananas. They’re tasty and go well with my raisin bran. But I never thought they’d actually have any significance in my life as a health...
December 21st, 2009 | Food & Wine, Peru, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Casseroles for Cancer Part IV: What Matters Most

Casseroles for Cancer Part IV: What Matters Most
Last summer, Blair Hickman retraced a 12,000 mile road trip her mom had taken in 1977, serving over 40 casseroles at nine Ronald McDonald Houses and raising money for the charity along the way. She blogged, vlogged, Tweeted and Flick’d the whole trip, raised over $7,000 for the charity and, in...
December 18th, 2009 | Dispatches from the Road, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Giving Back: Grassroots.org

Giving Back: Grassroots.org
By Lisa Katzenberger Special to The Lost Girls In the season of giving, there are plenty of non-profit organizations where you can donate money to support a wonderful cause. But Grassroots.org is a unique way to donate your skills. This organization provides technical infrastructure – like website...
December 15th, 2009 | Volunteering & Giving Back, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Casseroles for Cancer Part III: The Tao of Travel

Casseroles for Cancer Part III: The Tao of Travel
Last summer, Blair Hickman retraced a 12,000 mile cross-country road trip in memory of her mom, who died from cancer in 2003. The girls retraced a path their mom had taken in 1977, serving dinner at 9 Ronald McDonald Houses and raising money for the charity along the way to raise awareness about the...
December 4th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Cabins & Camping, Fitness & Workouts, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More