Posts Tagged ‘Jordan’

Jordan: A Welcome Map to the Middle East

By Brittany Gowan, LG Foreign Correspondent When I left my job and life in NYC last fall, life transitioned from everything familiar to the instant unknown. Even though I had travel plans, plane tickets, a scheduled calendar, and family and friends to see, I wasn’t sure what would come of my time away. Traveling...
March 1st, 2011 | Jordan | Read More

Lost in Jordan: The Dead Sea

By Brittany Gowan, LG Foreign Correspondent The Dead Sea, located in the Jordan Rift Valley, is a hypersaline body of water that defies “sink or swim”. At 423 meters below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest dry land surface on Earth. As an avid swimmer and water enthusiast, I was eager to visit....
February 15th, 2011 | Extras, Hotels & Resorts, Jordan, Spa & Beauty, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Lost in Jordan: Petra, The “Lost City”

Lost in Jordan: Petra, The “Lost City”
By Brittany Gowan, LG Foreign Correspondent Petra is Jordan’s most famous historical site. It is an ancient city carved from rock, a breathtaking natural and man-made wonder. As you walk through this fascinating ancient city, you can imagine the original inhabitants living amidst its architectural...
January 18th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Getting There, Hotels & Resorts, Jordan, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Lost in Jordan: Aqaba Offers a Great Coastal Getaway

Lost in Jordan: Aqaba Offers a Great Coastal Getaway
By Brittany Gowan LG Foreign Correspondent Aqaba, a coastal town on the northeast tip of the Red Sea, is one of Jordan’s southern most points and the country’s only port city. Jagged mountains surround the low-lying water, which gradually fades from turquoise to a bold dark blue. Jordan, Israel,...
January 4th, 2011 | Getting There, Hotels & Resorts, Jordan, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Eat Like a Local in Amman, Jordan

Eat Like a Local in Amman, Jordan
By Brittany Gowan, LG Foreign Correspondent A crispy falafel patty, hot shawarma in flat bread, or a bowl of smooth hummus makes my stomach ache for a snack. Living in NYC has exposed me to decently authentic Middle Eastern food, and it’s my dinner choice more nights than not. When I got the chance...
December 7th, 2010 | Food & Wine, Jordan, Middle East, Restaurant Reviews | Read More

ProjectExplorer: Fostering the next generation of Global Citizens

ProjectExplorer: Fostering the next generation of Global Citizens
Jen: When it comes to non-profit organizations, The Lost Girls tend to gravitate towards those that: a) focus on global/international issues, b) aid children in need and c) use film, media (or travel blogs :)) as educational tools. So when we discovered that ProjectExplorer meets all three of our favorite...
March 11th, 2009 | Destinations, Group Travel, Lost Girl of the Week, New York City, Parties, Festivals & Events, Spiritual Travel, Studying Abroad, Volunteering & Giving Back, Websites and Blogs | Read More