Archive for the ‘Volunteering & Giving Back’ Category

Casseroles for Cancer Part II: To Travel Well, You Need Sparkle

Casseroles for Cancer Part II: To Travel Well, You Need Sparkle
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...
November 24th, 2009 | Car, Dispatches from the Road, Group Travel, Spiritual Travel, United States, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Are Women’s Rights a National Security Issue?

Are Women’s Rights a National Security Issue?
According to yesterday’s episode of Oprah, yes. New York Times journalist and co-author of Half the Sky Nicholas Kristof said helping women in war-torn countries actually fights terrorism. Why? Women with financial freedom are more likely to use their resources for the health and education of themselves...
October 1st, 2009 | Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

International Volunteering: 5 Steps to Finding a Fit

International Volunteering: 5 Steps to Finding a Fit
Today guest blogger Kelly Newsome returns to Lost Girls World, sharing some tips from her article “Giving Back While You’re Gone” on how to find a fulfilling international volunteer opportunity. A self-described “recovering business attorney,” Kelly took a career break to...
September 30th, 2009 | Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Support A Travel Writer: Courtney Scott Needs Your Votes!!

Support A Travel Writer: Courtney Scott Needs Your Votes!!
Former Lost Girl of the Week and blogger extraordinaire, Courtney Scott, is up for a $10,000 writing contract from Trazzler.com and needs your votes! Through a partnership with Charity:Water, Courtney’s aims to provide 250+ people with clean drinking water by building a freshwater well in a local...
September 4th, 2009 | Lost Girls, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Cruise for a Cure

Cruise for a Cure
By Holly C. Corbett LG Executive Editor I’ve volunteered abroad, but I’ve never purely vacationed for a cause before going on Cruise for a Cure to the Bahamas this month. Syracuse University basketball coach Jim Boeheim teamed up with Coaches vs. Cancer, so a portion of the proceeds from...
August 20th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Bahamas, Cruise, Dispatches from the Road, Extras, Hotels & Resorts, Sports & Games, Tours & Attractions, United States, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Flexible Volunteering

Flexible Volunteering
If you want to do good but can’t commit to a regular volunteer program because travel makes your schedule sporadic, New York Cares may be for you. The organization lets New Yorkers help other New Yorkers by allowing members to sign up for everything from a “Day of Service” where you...
August 18th, 2009 | Extras, New York City, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

The Lost Girls Love Adventure Life

The Lost Girls Love Adventure Life
When Jen, Amanda and I made it back home after our yearlong trek around the globe, the place that stuck with us the most wasn’t the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat in Cambodia or the Franz Joseph Glacier in New Zealand (though both are breathtaking), but rather a small farm town in Kenya called Kiminini....
July 3rd, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru, Staying There, Tours & Attractions, Travel Philosophy, Travel Products & Services, Volunteering & Giving Back, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Book Review: The Weight of Silence, by Shelley Seale

Book Review: The Weight of Silence, by Shelley Seale
Author Shelley Seale discusses her new narrative non-fiction book, The Weight of Silence: Invisible Children of India, which depicts her journey into orphanages and through the streets and slums of India where millions of innocent children live without families. During her three years of writing The...
June 16th, 2009 | India, Travel Books & Movies, Travel Philosophy, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Lost Girls’ Cause: Armchair Volunteering

Lost Girls’ Cause: Armchair Volunteering
If you’ve been dreaming of doing a volunteer vacation but don’t have the time or money, long-distance volunteering might be for you. It’s free, doesn’t require you to use up your vacation days, and can make a big impact on people around the globe. A reader wrote in to tell us...
June 12th, 2009 | Calling & Texting, Volunteering & Giving Back, Websites and Blogs | Read More

LG Cause: DC Walk to Beat the Clock

LG Cause: DC Walk to Beat the Clock
As one of the world’s most passionate and skilled night owls, it’s a near impossible feat to persuade me to voluntarily rise with the sun. But during my recent weekend stint down to MD/DC to visit my hometown VIPs, I was presented with several compelling incentives to join the ranks of those...
May 27th, 2009 | Health & Safety, North America, Volunteering & Giving Back, Websites and Blogs | Read More