Archive for the ‘Staying There’ Category

Best Hostels In Queenstown, New Zealand

by Mattie Schuler Special to The Lost Girls Queenstown Known as New Zealand’s “Adventure Capital,” Queenstown could also be listed as the country’s party capital. Situated in the mountains next to Lake Wakatipu, this small yet lively town is the place to go for good food, great drinks and even...
April 3rd, 2012 | Backpacking & Trekking, Hostels, New Zealand | Read More

Lost in Nicaragua: A Renewal at Aqua Wellness Resort

Lost in Nicaragua: A Renewal at Aqua Wellness Resort
by Courtney Dubin Special to Lost Girls World Like a few things in my life, Taylor Swift deserves a bit of credit for my vacation to Nicaragua, or at the very least the idea for how I would write about my trip to the Aqua Wellness Resort in Redonda Bay.  The way she shares her feelings through her lyrics...
March 3rd, 2012 | Featured, In-Room Reviews, Nicaragua | Read More

In-Room Review: The Grand Lucayan, Grand Bahama Island

In-Room Review: The Grand Lucayan, Grand Bahama Island
By The Lost Girls One of the Lost Girls was invited to be a guest of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism to report on the Grand Lucayan resort as they ready for tourist season. While the Bahamas include more than 700 islands dotting the water off Florida’s southeast coast, most people’s knowledge of...
February 27th, 2012 | Bahamas, Hotel News, Hotels & Resorts | Read More

New Zealand: West Coast Roadtrip and Hostels

by Mattie Schuler Special to The Lost Girls Once getting off the ferry in Picton, the next decision will be to head down the west coast or the east coast first. If heading west, you’ll hit the towns of Nelson, Greymouth and continue on to Queenstown.  This drive could feasibly be done in a couple...
February 21st, 2012 | Budget Travel, Hostels, New Zealand | Read More

Cheap Hostels in Las Vegas: Stay at Las Vegas Hostel in Sin City

It’s Sin City of the Bellagio fountain light show, Thunder from Down Under Australian dancers, Celine Dion, and thousands of bachelorette parties per year. And footing the weekend bill here gets crazy expensive. Name that city? Yep, you guessed it: Viva, Las Vegas! Instead of booking a hotel suite...
February 2nd, 2012 | Hostels, In-Room Reviews, Las Vegas | Read More

Backpacking On A Budget In New Zealand

By Sarah Deveau When you think backpacking, Europe likely pops into mind. Yet far-flung New Zealand is a popular backpacking destination, especially for adventurers looking to avoid the hassle of skirting around areas of turmoil or travelling nervously through them. A compact country with relaxed beaches,...
January 31st, 2012 | Backpacking & Trekking, Cabins & Camping, Dispatches from the Road, New Zealand | Read More

Hostels in Portugal: Gallery Hostel, Porto’s Accomodation-Gem

Buried in the heart of Oporto, an art-centric neighborhood in Porto, Portugal, Gallery Hostel is near-brand-new (opened in 2009) and is located in a refurbished 100+ year-old school building. It’s the accommodation-gem for Porto’s young travelers. Located at Rua Miguel Bombarda 222, Gallery Hostel...
January 26th, 2012 | Hostels, In-Room Reviews, Portugal | Read More

Best Hostels In Wellington, New Zealand

by Mattie Schuler Welcome to Wellington, New Zealand’s Windy City As the next biggest city on the North Island, Wellington has a very different feel from Auckland. There are cafes galore, beautiful parks and gardens, and plenty of beaches for hanging out by the water. A handful of hostels are located...
January 24th, 2012 | City Travel, Hostels, New Zealand | Read More

How Lost Girls Can Connect With Locals While Traveling

How Lost Girls Can Connect With Locals While Traveling
By Isabel B Special to The Lost Girls “Connecting with locals did not just enhance my trip—it made my trip!” said Yolanda Clatworthy, an avid Lost Girl who was recently discovered as the Ulimate Triptrotter by the new travel start-up, Triptrotting. After winning the contest, Yolanda spent part...
January 23rd, 2012 | Couchsurfing, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Best Hostels In Northland New Zealand

by Mattie Schuler Almost anyone who has traveled to New Zealand, as well as guide book advice, will say to head south as soon as you can, whether that means to the South Island or just south of Auckland. However, if you want a full-fledged Kiwi trip by hitting all of the various regions, Northland must...
November 15th, 2011 | Backpacking & Trekking, Budget Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Hostels, New Zealand | Read More