Archive for the ‘Health & Safety’ Category

Book Review and Interview: To Hellholes and Back

Book Review and Interview: To Hellholes and Back
By Patty Hodapp LG Deputy Editor ***** Chuck Thompson, former features editor for Maxim and former Editor in Chief for Travelocity Magazine, calls the four destinations he never wants to see-Africa, India, Mexico City and Disney World-the four horsemen of his apocalypse. In his second travel memoir, To...
January 11th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Africa, Health & Safety, India, Mexico, Travel Books & Movies, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Lost in South Africa: A Look Back on Johannesburg

Lost in South Africa: A Look Back on Johannesburg
By Courtney Brooks LG International Correspondent I left Johannesburg about six weeks ago to move to Cape Town and work as a freelancer for an international press agency, as well as do a photography project for my school. Even now I haven’t completely reconciled my feelings about Joburg. There’s...
November 18th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Expats Abroad, Health & Safety, South Africa, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Six Things To Do in Johannesburg

Six Things To Do in Johannesburg
All this semester, LG intern Courtney Brooks will be sending us reports from the field in Johannesburg, South Africa. Got a question about what it’s like to live and work in Jo’burg-a city with one of the highest crime rates in the world? Send us an email at lostgirlsworld@gmail.com. Top...
October 13th, 2009 | City Travel, Health & Safety, Shopping & Style, South Africa, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Lost in the Mail: Should I Skip Expensive Malaria Meds?

Lost in the Mail: Should I Skip Expensive Malaria Meds?
We’re long overdue to answer a question from the reader e-mailbag-and we thought this one from LG Alexandra was a particularly relevant one, given how expensive it is to take proper precautions against malaria. When you’re trying to save every penny on the road, should you cut corners, skip...
September 28th, 2009 | Central and South America, Health & Safety, Lost in the Mail | Read More

Lost in South Africa: Arriving in Jo’burg

Lost in South Africa: Arriving in Jo’burg
All this semester, LG intern Courtney Brooks will be sending us reports from the field in Johannesburg, South Africa. Got a question about what it’s like to live and work in Jo’burg-a city with one of the highest crime rates in the world? Send us an email at lostgirlsworld@gmail.com. ******* I...
September 25th, 2009 | Bus, Health & Safety, South Africa | Read More

10 Ways to Eat Healthy (For Cheap!) in Europe

10 Ways to Eat Healthy (For Cheap!) in Europe
By Patty Hodapp LG Travel Lifestyle Editor Backpacking in Europe for two weeks was exhilarating, freeing, and inspiring, but on the road my body definitely took a beating. By the end of my trip I’d undergone drastic altitude changes, climbing the highest hills to sitting beachside on the Mediterranean....
August 24th, 2009 | Backpacking & Trekking, Budget Travel, City Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Europe, Fitness & Workouts, Food & Wine, Health & Safety | Read More

Flying Solo: Week Two, Barcelona

Flying Solo: Week Two, Barcelona
By Patty Hodapp LG Travel Lifestyle Editor Part two of my solo backpacking trip took me on a ferry from Santorini back to Athens to catch a flight to Barcelona, Spain. As my luck would have it, this leg of my trip began with a BANG. Quite Literally. The ferry from Santorini to Athens hit a sailboat...
August 13th, 2009 | Bus, City Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Food & Wine, Health & Safety, Shopping & Style, Solo Travel, Spain, Walking | Read More

How to Shop and Dress Like an Italian

How to Shop and Dress Like an Italian
Earlier this week, Lost Girl Patty Hodapp-currently studying abroad in Florence-shared 8 ways to eat and drink like an Italian and 5 ways to Walk and Ride like one. This week, she offers her tips for striking a deal with Italian vendors (legally), dressing like a local, plus a bonus on surviving advances...
July 9th, 2009 | City Travel, Health & Safety, Italy, Packing & Wardrobe, Shopping & Style, Solo Travel, Walking | 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

World Nomads: VAN-Tastistic Adventures Australian Road Trip

World Nomads: VAN-Tastistic Adventures Australian Road Trip
During the course of The Lost Girls’ year-long adventure around the world, Amanda, Holly and I tallied numerous brag-worthy adventures (hiking the Inca Trail; sandboarding down mountain-sized dunes; rafting over a 21 foot waterfall), unique cultural experiences (capoeira classes in a world-renowned...
May 12th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Australia, Car, Health & Safety, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Travel Products & Services | Read More