Archive for the ‘Leaving & Coming Home’ Category

Around-the-World Honeymoon

Around-the-World Honeymoon
What would be your dream honeymoon? For Lost Girl of the Week Mina, it’s a trip around the world. She and her fiancé are selling their home in Winnipeg, paring down their belongings, and leaving everything familiar behind after their wedding this September. You can follow their blog to see how...
July 19th, 2009 | Asia, Blogging Your Trip, City Travel, Couples Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Extras, Leaving & Coming Home, Tours & Attractions | Read More

The Truth About Holly Corbett and Eat, Pray, Love

The Truth About Holly Corbett and Eat, Pray, Love
Awhile back I met a freelance writer for Page Six magazine who later asked if she could profile me about my travels. I thought it’d be a short piece, but the magazine’s editor turned it from a profile into an “as told to” feature story complete with a photo shoot. Apparently,...
July 11th, 2009 | Extras, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Spiritual Travel, Travel Books & Movies | Read More

Studying Abroad: How to Choose a Backpack and What to Pack

Studying Abroad: How to Choose a Backpack and What to Pack
Earlier this year, Lost Girls intern Patty Hodapp was accepted to the Syracuse study abroad program in Florence, Italy. She has her visa, her passport and her ticket. Her next big step was choosing a backpack, and figuring out which essentials were really essential. As the Lost Girls discovered, it’s...
May 29th, 2009 | Italy, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls, Packing & Wardrobe, Studying Abroad | Read More

Can Travel Help You Get “Unstuck?”

Can Travel Help You Get “Unstuck?”
That’s what Syracuse sophomore Patty Hodapp is hoping to find out. Here, she shares what prompted her to start looking into study abroad courses, and this summer, to jaunt off to Florence. You’ll be able to read her dispatches from abroad right here, so stay tuned. ******* By Patty Hodapp ...
April 6th, 2009 | Backpacking & Trekking, Departments, Destinations, Dispatches from the Road, Europe, Italy, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girl of the Week, Studying Abroad, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Should You Get an Internship or Study Abroad?

Should You Get an Internship or Study Abroad?
When we met her last month, Syracuse University Sophomore Patty Hodapp was between a rock and a hard place. Should she accept a spot in her school’s study abroad program in Italy–or do the career-savvy thing and start looking for a magazine intership? Here’s what she decided to do,...
March 24th, 2009 | Italy, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girl of the Week, Studying Abroad, Travel Philosophy | 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

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

Creative Ways to Save for Travel: Move to Latin America

Creative Ways to Save for Travel: Move to Latin America
by Kyle Hepp So the last time the Lost Girls heard from me, I had just married my Chilean husband, was adjusting to life as a newlywed expat in Chile and trying to save money for a trip around the world. Well, guess what I’m doing now – still trying to save money for a trip around the...
March 3rd, 2009 | Budget Travel, Chile, Couples Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Finances & Savings, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girl of the Week, Quitting & Career Management | Read More

Honeymooning for a Living: The Globetrotting Bride

Honeymooning for a Living: The Globetrotting Bride
New York-based publicist Lyla Gleason has what most would consider to be a dream job-she jet sets around the globe, showing off destinations to journalists who write for the glossiest of travel magazines. Who wouldn’t want to fill her shoes (or at the very least, carry her bags?). Recently, this...
February 26th, 2009 | Blogging Your Trip, Couples Travel, Destinations, Dispatches from the Road, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girl of the Week, Mexico, New York City, Websites and Blogs | 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