Archive for the ‘Health & Safety’ Category

San Juan, PR: Don’t let the sand flies bite

San Juan, PR: Don’t let the sand flies bite
When LG contributor Molly Fergus went on vacation to San Juan, Puerto Rico this past month, she figured that she might pick up a souvenir or two-but not zillions of them in the form of tiny, itchy bites. You can avoid her scratchy fate by reading on… ********* With some vacation around Easter,...
May 8th, 2009 | Caribbean, Dispatches from the Road, Health & Safety | Read More

The 10 Ten Dirtiest Hotels in America

The 10 Ten Dirtiest Hotels in America
by Amanda Pressner LG Executive Editor One of our biggest beefs with travel journalism (and dare we say, the glossy magazines that we love so well) is that we rarely, if ever, hear or read anything negative about a property. When was the last time you paged through an article sharing the downsides of...
April 1st, 2009 | Health & Safety, Hotels & Resorts, In-Room Reviews, New York City, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Lost in Colombia: Getting What We Paid for on Avianca

Lost in Colombia: Getting What We Paid for on Avianca
ADP: Even if you’re hard at work on a big project (in my case, a book!) every Lost Girl needs a vacation. This year, I took mine in Cartagena, Colombia and posted about my experiences for the fabulous travel website Jaunted. All this week, I’ll be sharing dispatches from my journey, and (hopefully)...
March 23rd, 2009 | Air, Colombia, Couples Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Health & Safety, Leaving & Coming Home, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Lost Girl Field Trip: Andros Island-Part 4

Lost Girl Field Trip: Andros Island-Part 4
Jen: While I wouldn’t trade my position as 1/3 of The Lost Girls writing team for anything in…well…the world, I recently spread my journalist wings and accepted my first solo assignment: a 9-part web series on Andros Island for the pop culture travel site, Jaunted.com. But even though...
February 5th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Andros Island, Bahamas, Blogging Your Trip, Health & Safety, Hotels & Resorts, Travel Philosophy | Read More

It Takes a Village: part 2

It Takes a Village: part 2
As many of you know, Jen, Amanda and I volunteered in Kenya through a program called Village Volunteers, and this is a classroom at Pathfinder Academy, a school where we lived in huts and worked with the children. Recent elections in Kenya have triggered violence between the different tribes, volunteers...
January 28th, 2008 | Health & Safety, Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Crash and Learn: Part 2

Crash and Learn: Part 2
After spending two full days lapping up the luxury and relaxing atmosphere at The Golden Door Spa, I had almost forgotten about the fact that I’d kinda, sorta damaged our van just a teensy, weensy bit. That was until we were forced to drag our dirty backpacks out of our lovely world of tranquility...
July 10th, 2007 | Australia, Car, Health & Safety, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Spa & Beauty | Read More

Crash and Learn: Part 1

Crash and Learn: Part 1
All you loyal readers out there can attest to the fact that unbelievable luck has often followed in Holly, Amanda and my footsteps throughout our round-the-world journey. For those of you just tuning in to our blog, allow me to recap. During our travels, The Lost Girls have managed to: 1. Convince the...
July 6th, 2007 | Australia, Health & Safety, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Photography & Video, Tours & Attractions | Read More

The Lost Girls RTW Budget: Part 2

The Lost Girls RTW Budget: Part 2
Flights, Travel Gear, Visas, Vaccines and Accommodations I hope all you readers out there enjoyed Part 1 of The Lost Girls RTW Budget series, which I posted a few days ago. If you’ve been waiting with bated breath for Part 2 (as I know you have!), wait no longer. Today’s entry will reveal...
July 1st, 2007 | Air, Finances & Savings, Health & Safety, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Packing & Wardrobe, Passports & Visas, Staying There | Read More

Head for the Hills!: Part Two

Head for the Hills!: Part Two
Marshmallows + cheap wine + your best girlfriends= recipe for the perfect camping trip. After constructing a kick ass campfire (if we do say so ourselves), we settled into our foldout chairs with the mission of toasting the perfect marshmallow and catching up-since we don’t see each other enough...
June 25th, 2007 | Australia, Health & Safety, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More

Lost in: Hanoi, Vietnam

Lost in: Hanoi, Vietnam
When Holly first visited Saigon, Vietnam in 1999 (during a post-collegiate voyage with Semester at Sea), she didn’t have the funds to take an extra excursion north to the country’s capital and the nearby regions of Sapa and Ha Long Bay. Fellow students who made the journey, however, came...
March 28th, 2007 | Asia, Health & Safety, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Vietnam | Read More