Archive for the ‘Volunteering & Giving Back’ Category

Global Giving: A risk-free way to channel funds to those in need

Global Giving: A risk-free way to channel funds to those in need
Even in this ultra-tough economy, people are still donating to charitable causes in record numbers. Maybe it helps us to get a little perspective on our own financial situation when we take the time to consider someone else’s-and feel good to help those who are less fortunate. But even those kind...
May 14th, 2009 | Finances & Savings, Volunteering & Giving Back, Websites and Blogs | Read More

5 Ways to be a Socially Conscious Traveler

5 Ways to be a Socially Conscious Traveler
There are some people who start life with the travel bug in their blood, and this today’s guest blogger Shadia Garrison-The Mindful Tourist-is one of them. She was born in Cairo, Egypt to parents who meet as Peace Corps volunteers living in Tunisia, and has since journeyed all over the planet....
March 16th, 2009 | Lost Girl of the Week, Spiritual Travel, Travel Philosophy, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

ProjectExplorer: Fostering the next generation of Global Citizens

ProjectExplorer: Fostering the next generation of Global Citizens
Jen: When it comes to non-profit organizations, The Lost Girls tend to gravitate towards those that: a) focus on global/international issues, b) aid children in need and c) use film, media (or travel blogs :)) as educational tools. So when we discovered that ProjectExplorer meets all three of our favorite...
March 11th, 2009 | Destinations, Group Travel, Lost Girl of the Week, New York City, Parties, Festivals & Events, Spiritual Travel, Studying Abroad, Volunteering & Giving Back, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Feel-Good Gifts

Feel-Good Gifts
Though political pundits may be debating whether or not we’re really in a recession, you need look no further than rising gas and food prices to know that your bank balance is falling. Many of the hardest hit during the economic downturn will be the world’s poorest women as people pinch pennies....
October 23rd, 2008 | Shopping & Style, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Lost Girl of the Week: Melissa Saul

Lost Girl of the Week: Melissa Saul
While we welcome Lost Girls from every corner of the globe, we can’t help but be a little partial to our own hometown heroines. Not only did Melissa Saul (pictured on the left) have the courage to leave all of her friends and family to move clear across the country to New York City, she also brought...
October 10th, 2008 | Lost Girl of the Week, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Lost Girl of the Week: Denice Crawford

Lost Girl of the Week: Denice Crawford
While Denice Crawford admits that she’s never been the biggest fan of traveling (motion sickness and a fear of flying kind of put a damper on things) few things make her happier than journeying overseas to learn about new cultures and places. She recently wrote to tell us why she’s living...
October 5th, 2008 | Couples Travel, Expats Abroad, Lost Girl of the Week, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Saving the Lives of Malnourished Children

Since returning from our trip around the world, The Lost Girls have pledged to support non-profit projects and philanthropic organizations we believe are making a positive impact in the lives of those in need. So when we found out that the International Medical Corp was eligible to receive up to $1.5...
September 28th, 2008 | Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Summer In The City: New York edition

Summer In The City: New York edition
My fellow Lost Girls and I have been busy plugging away at writing the book all summer long, so we haven’t been getting out as much as we used to. Heck, after a few days spent cuddled up with my computer, I consider just going to an evening yoga class a big night out. And while it tends to be naturally...
September 14th, 2008 | City Travel, Food & Wine, Sports & Games, Tours & Attractions, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

How You Can Make a Difference

How You Can Make a Difference
Global warming. Genocide. Food crisis. It’s easy to feel powerless with all the big issues happening in the world. As an individual, I want to help, but am not sure how the heck I could ever make a real difference. Then a friend told me about this site, Avaaz.org. Meaning “voice” in...
July 17th, 2008 | Volunteering & Giving Back, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Lost Girl of the Week: Ida Becker

Lost Girl of the Week: Ida Becker
It’s often people, more so than a pretty landscape, that makes a place really memorable. Rubbing elbows with the locals can open your eyes to a whole new way of seeing the world, as I learned from sitting on the beach in Bahia after a Brazilian woman invited me into her circle of friends. I curled...
July 8th, 2008 | Blogging Your Trip, Lost Girl of the Week, Photography & Video, Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Volunteering & Giving Back, Websites and Blogs | Read More