Archive for the ‘Wildlife & Animals’ Category

Lost Girl on a Columbian Finca

By Alex Baumhardt Special to Lost Girls Like the root of a plant or the headwaters of a river, my strategy for finding the lifeblood of a country is to find the farmers, the cultivators. Bogota has a pulse all its own but I knew I would find Colombia’s heart in its hills, and I took off from the...
August 21st, 2012 | Wildlife & Animals, Working Abroad | Read More

Yosemite’s Famed Flock Causes Closures

By Nneka Opene LG Contributor During the year, roads and trails of Yosemite National Park are often closed due to natural hazards such as fire, rockslides and extreme weather. This time, however, the primary reason for closures in the park is due to endangered peregrine falcons nesting along popular...
July 23rd, 2012 | Backpacking & Trekking, California, Destinations, Health & Safety, North America, Planning, Tours & Attractions, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Community-based Travel in Ecuador

By Liz Whiteman  Special to Lost Girls  Careening down a mountain road, watching the cloud shrouded peaks fall away, descending into humid forest, it´s easy to understand what draws so many travelers to the small South American country of Ecuador. The vibrant Latin culture and well preserved historical...
April 5th, 2012 | Eco-Travel, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Fall Foliage Hikes in the Adirondacks

By Amanda King Special to Lost Girls As the autumn chill descends on the Northeast, every native knows it’s the perfect time for a fall hike and some quality leaf peeping. Whether on foot, or by car, the Adirondacks in upstate New York offer some of the most beautiful fall foliage views. In the Adirondacks,...
November 10th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Gibraltar: A Little Piece of Britain in Spain

Gibraltar: A Little Piece of Britain in Spain
By Melissa Bressler LG Contributor For one of the most beautiful views in all of Spain, it turns out that you need to travel to…well, Britain. Yes, you read that right. Britain, complete with all the fish and chips, clipped accents and “God Save the Queen” you can possibly handle. Though Gibraltar...
September 6th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Cultural Travel, England, Spain, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Peru and Beyond: 5 Can’t-Miss Spots to Explore

Peru and Beyond: 5 Can’t-Miss Spots to Explore
By Taylor Dolven LG Correspondent If the Inca ruins, giant condors, and rare animals aren’t enough, the kind-hearted people and spicy seafood of Perú and Ecuador are worth making the trip. Recently, LG Correspondent Taylor Dolven spent two weeks traveling though these countries with her family at...
August 19th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Ecuador, Peru, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Conquering Cinque Terre: How to Get Around

By Heather Drost Tucked away on the coast of northern Italy are five quintessential Italian towns, formally known as Cinque Terre or the Five Lands. The coastal cliffs are lined with miles of rugged hiking trails, and have been alluring hikers who long to see some of the most picturesque views in Italy. Among...
August 4th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Cinque Terre, Destinations, Extras, Ideas, Italy, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Slumber Party with Lions: Visiting South Africa’s Drakenstein Lion Park

Slumber Party with Lions: Visiting South Africa’s Drakenstein Lion Park
By: Laura Malandra Seeing lions, one of South Africa’s Big Five wild animals, is a necessity while visiting the country. But why visit the lions for just a few hours and stay in a hotel when you can sleep surrounded by them? Drakenstein Lion Park, located 30 minutes outside Cape Town, specializes...
May 24th, 2011 | Cabins & Camping, South Africa, Tours & Attractions, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Jetset with Your Pet: Tips for Animal Travel

Having a four-legged, furry friend as your trip buddy sounds fun, but preparing your pet for travel early on is essential. To best accommodate Kitty or Fido, read up on advice from pet-related professionals (and owners) on how you can get your pet set for the journey. Before You Go 1. Weigh in your...
April 28th, 2011 | Extras, Getting There, Ideas, Planning, Staying There, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Colorful Cairns: Four Must-See Places

Yelena Galstyan, a magazine journalism student at Syracuse University, is taking a study abroad semester at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. In her second piece in a series about her observations in the land down under, she explores Cairns’ natural wonders. If you’re looking...
April 21st, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Australia, Australia/New Zealand/Pacific, Extras, Wildlife & Animals | Read More