Archive for the ‘Hotels & Resorts’ Category

In-room Reviews: Beijing on Any Budget

In-room Reviews: Beijing on Any Budget
On the same day the Lost Girls and I turned in the first draft of our manuscript, I boarded a plane to China to celebrate. I had two big incentives for visiting a country that’s home to some of the oldest civilizations in the world. First, my friend and former co-worker, Jen, lives in the capital...
May 11th, 2009 | Air, Backpacking & Trekking, China, City Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Hostels, Hotels & Resorts, In-Room Reviews, Lost Girls, Wifi & Internet Cafes | Read More

In Room Reviews: Hotel Murano; Tacoma, WA

In Room Reviews: Hotel Murano; Tacoma, WA
This week, we sent West Cost writer Jordan Ginn to Tacoma’s artsy Hotel Murano to see if glass houses-or hotels in this case-are actually cushy spots to lay your head. Here’s what he had to say about the place… In Room Review: Hotel Murano by Jordan Ginn If Seattle and Portland...
May 6th, 2009 | City Travel, Hotels & Resorts, In-Room Reviews, United States | Read More

Insider Italy

Insider Italy
The Lost Girls believe that one of the best resources for planning a trip is other travelers. So we asked Yelena Galstyan, an 18-year old freshman at Syracuse University, to share her experiences about visiting her boyfriend in Italy. Check out her day-by-day account on where to eat when in Rome, which...
May 5th, 2009 | Air, City Travel, Food & Wine, Hotels & Resorts, Italy, Shopping & Style, Tours & Attractions, Train | Read More

Lost in Colombia: A Side Trip to Santa Marta

Lost in Colombia: A Side Trip to Santa Marta
By Amanda Pressner LG Executive Editor 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. This week and next, I’ll be sharing...
April 22nd, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Blogging Your Trip, City Travel, Colombia, Couples Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Food & Wine, Hotels & Resorts, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Off-Season Travel: Niagara Falls

Off-Season Travel: Niagara Falls
by Molly Fergus After running from three hurricanes this summer, I have some (justifiably!) mixed feelings on off-season travel. Sure, the lines are shorter, crowds thinner and prices cheaper, but none of that matters if Hurricane Dolly cuts your beach getaway short. Nonetheless, my co-worker Amanda...
April 20th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Hotels & Resorts, New York State, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Lost Girls Field Trip: Andros Island-Part 9

Lost Girls Field Trip: Andros Island-Part 9
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...
April 8th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, All Inclusives, Andros Island, Dispatches from the Road, Hotels & Resorts | Read More

In-room Reviews: The Sofitel New York City

In-room Reviews: The Sofitel New York City
Earlier this week, we reported on the TripAdvisor 2009 Traveler’s Choice awards, and were psyched to see that four out of the 10 winning “Best Luxury Hotels” are located in our home city of NYC. We decided to test out one of their glam New York winners for a night, just to see if we...
April 2nd, 2009 | Hotels & Resorts, In-Room Reviews, New York City, North America, Staying There, United States | Read More

March in the Outer Banks, NC (better bring groceries!)

March in the Outer Banks, NC (better bring groceries!)
Last week, Lost Girl Kristen J. Putch sent us dispatches from her recent Spring Break in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Here she shares what happens when you book a “summer rental” in March… **** Kristen: After two days of traveling and a stressful first half of the semester, we...
April 1st, 2009 | Cabins & Camping, Car, Dispatches from the Road, Food & Wine, Group Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Lost Girl of the Week, Planning, Tours & Attractions, United States | 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

Road Trip Alternatives

Road Trip Alternatives
by Molly Fergus I’ll admit it, I’m lucky. I travel the country for one year, all-expenses paid, and I get to call it a job. But landing a gig as a hotdogger certainly isn’t the only way to travel the U.S. on a shoestring. Whether you want to hitch a ride in some other crazy car or befriend...
March 31st, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Cabins & Camping, Car, Dispatches from the Road, Hostels, Hotels & Resorts, Lost Girl of the Week, Planning, Tours & Attractions, Traveling Solo & Together, United States, Websites and Blogs | Read More