Archive for the ‘Planning’ Category

Take Photos That Don’t Suck

Take Photos That Don’t Suck
By Adria Saracino Contributor One of the coolest things about rapid tech advances of the past decade is the new technologies mean that we are all documentarians. We can take beautiful shots of our trips, our vacations, our friends, and we can easily share them. It’s awesome. It’s like getting to...
January 18th, 2013 | Photography & Video | Read More

Backpack In Style – Without Over-Stuffing Your Bag

Backpack In Style – Without Over-Stuffing Your Bag
by Karmen Fox Special to The Lost Girls Backpacking trips are notorious for jam-packing as many sites in a short timeframe and cramming as few clothes into a confined bag as possible. And though the fast-paced travel itineraries excite me, repeating the same outfit tires me, especially with the same...
September 11th, 2012 | Extras, Italy, Packing & Wardrobe, Shopping & Style | Read More

Handling a Hong Kong Hoodwink: the Do’s and Don’ts of Surviving a Swindle

Handling a Hong Kong Hoodwink: the Do’s and Don’ts of Surviving a Swindle
By Chantal and Carolyn Moclair Exclusive to the Lost Girls Hong Kong is easily one of our favorite places, but it didn’t always put smiles on our faces. After spending almost five months in this major city we came to know it quite well; from things that fascinated us, to the less-than-favorable flaws....
July 27th, 2012 | China, City Travel, Health & Safety | Read More

Air Travel News 7.24.12

Air Travel News 7.24.12
by Nancy Yeomans LG Air Travel Editor Look up in the sky! It’s a bird….it’s a plane! No….it’s your weekly air travel news! Here’s what’s happening in the world of aviation, from the ground up.  Stolen SkyWest Jet Last week a truly horrifying incident took place...
July 24th, 2012 | Air Travel News, Hawaii, Travel Products & Services | 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

Air Travel News 7.10.12

Air Travel News 7.10.12
by Nancy Yeomans LG Air Travel Editor Look up in the sky! It’s a bird….it’s a plane! No….it’s your weekly air travel news! Here’s what’s happening in the world of aviation, from the ground up.  Airline Fees Not to give them any more ideas, but a recent survey...
July 10th, 2012 | Air, Air Travel News, Packing & Wardrobe | Read More

Traveling Light – The Do’s And Dont’s Of Barely-There Backpack Wear

by J’Nisha Towne Special To The Lost Girls I find that most of my travels are best explored on foot, namely small historical, touristy towns. Your toes must find the scraggy torn rock and curl against the steep incline of ruins that is Malacca’s St. Paul’s Church. Unavoidable will be the swinging...
June 26th, 2012 | Extras, Packing & Wardrobe, Shopping & Style, Solo Travel | Read More

Lost In Korea: Seeing 20/20 in Korea

by Kissairis Munoz Special to The Lost Girls Thinking of getting a medical procedure done in a different country? Here’s my story about getting laser eye surgery in Korea and a few suggestions to make sure you get the most out of it. I’ve had terrible eyesight for the majority of my life. I remember...
June 19th, 2012 | Dispatches from the Road, Health & Safety, south korea | Read More

How To Pack for a Himalayan Trek

By Annie Shustrin An important part in planning any journey or trek is curating a packing list. For a Himalayan trek, this packing list can get pretty specific. Not only will it deviate from what’s needed for typical travel, but it may also deviate from what’s needed for typical trekking due to...
May 11th, 2012 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, India, Packing & Wardrobe | Read More

Navigating Frommer’s Interactive Travel App

Navigating Frommer’s Interactive Travel App
By Connie K. Ho Special to Lost Girls Gone are the days where you had to lug around a thick travel guide book. New technology has allowed travelers to carry a guide book that can be used on their tablets and phones. Frommer’s, in particular, recently teamed up with Inkling, an interactive publishing...
May 10th, 2012 | Solo Travel, Travel Products & Services | Read More