Archive for the ‘Working Abroad’ Category

Coping With Culture Shock

Coping With Culture Shock
Arriving back in America after spending time abroad is difficult no matter where you’re coming from. Re-integrating back into society, and back into your everyday life, can range from depressing to shocking – or even completely comfortable depending on where you’re coming from and...
March 31st, 2010 | Africa, Caribbean, Leaving & Coming Home, South Africa, Working Abroad | Read More

Tattoo Taboos: Inked Up and On the Job Hunt

Tattoo Taboos: Inked Up and On the Job Hunt
On a whim in Thailand at age 16, Lost Girl Kate Burggraf inked up her ankle and back two tattoos. At the time it was a cool idea, but now a few years later when she’s applying for overseas jobs, Kate realized that her ink is not-so-sweet after all. In the eyes of prospective employers ink can tip...
March 1st, 2010 | Featured, Quitting & Career Management, Working Abroad | Read More

Tips for surviving as a freelancer abroad

Tips for surviving as a freelancer abroad
By Courtney Brooks LG International Correspondent (South Africa) ***** Full disclosure before giving any advice: I’m not actually surviving as a freelancer in Cape Town. Before deciding I could move here I secured a few grants to be able to afford my four months without living on peanut butter...
February 24th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, Expats Abroad, Featured, South Africa, Working Abroad | 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

Meet Our New Lost Girls Intern!

Meet Our New Lost Girls Intern!
Earlier this month, Lost Girls intern Patty Hodapp completed her study abroad program in Italy, and has since been gone on to become the Travel Lifestyle Editor for our site. Welcome Patty! Now that fall and a new semester have arrived, we’re thrilled to introduce our newest (and certainly most...
September 7th, 2009 | Lost Girls, Quitting & Career Management, South Africa, Studying Abroad, Working Abroad | Read More

How To Plan a Round-the-World (RTW) Trip

How To Plan a Round-the-World (RTW) Trip
Okay, so the title of this post is a little bit of a misnomer. No matter how much advance thought you put into it-how many guidebooks you read, excel charts you create or the number of seasoned traveler whose brains you pick-it’s all but impossible to plot out your entire adventure while sitting...
March 9th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Air, Backpacking & Trekking, Blogging Your Trip, Budget Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Finances & Savings, Getting There Deals, Leaving & Coming Home, Packing & Wardrobe, Staying There, Tours & Attractions, Travel Philosophy, Websites and Blogs, Working Abroad | Read More

A Day in the Life of the Wienermobile Girls

A Day in the Life of the Wienermobile Girls
Molly is one of two Lost Girls criss-crossing the country in a Wienermobile-yes, that’s the frank-on-wheels. You can read more about her hot dogging adventures at clicking here by Molly Fergus After eight months on the road, we’re skilled at convincing ourselves we have sort of normal lives....
March 7th, 2009 | Blogging Your Trip, Car, City Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Lost Girl of the Week, Traveling Solo & Together, United States, Websites and Blogs, Working Abroad | Read More

Lost Girl of the Week: Lauren Stitle

Lost Girl of the Week: Lauren Stitle
One of the things I love most about being a Lost Girl is receiving emails from other fearless ladies who have dared to get ‘lost’ themselves and are eager to share their stories. And what’s even more extraordinary is when one LG tale motivates another, as was the case with Lost Girl...
January 21st, 2009 | Blogging Your Trip, Italy, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girl of the Week, Travel Philosophy, Websites and Blogs, Working Abroad | Read More

Lost Girl of the Week: Jennifer Conrad

Lost Girl of the Week: Jennifer Conrad
This week we’re giving props to Jennifer Conrad, a New York City dweller who left her job as an web editor to move to Beijing for four months so she could experience what it’s like to live in a foreign city. Rather than merely passing through a new place, she’s brave enough to stay...
March 11th, 2008 | Blogging Your Trip, China, Lost Girl of the Week, Websites and Blogs, Working Abroad | Read More

Lost Girl of the Week: Courtney Scott

Lost Girl of the Week: Courtney Scott
When Amanda, Holly and I quit our jobs to travel around the globe, we idealistically imagined that the trip would drastically change our lives, hurdling epiphany after epiphany into our paths until we were completely enlightened beings. As you can guess, it didn’t exactly work out that way. ...
March 6th, 2008 | Blogging Your Trip, Lost Girl of the Week, New York City, Quitting & Career Management, Travel Philosophy, Websites and Blogs, Working Abroad | Read More