Posts Tagged ‘locals’

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

China Travel: Cultural Missteps to Avoid

China Travel: Cultural Missteps to Avoid
Lost Girls Deputy Editor Meghann Foye learns to navigate confusing, but fascinating social customs on her recent trip to China. I’d read my Lonely Planet China diligently, poured through Ann Mah’s excellent book Kitchen Chinese and Lisa See’s best-selling Shanghai Girls, and badgered...
September 17th, 2010 | China, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Cheap Sleeping! Couch Surfing, AirBnB and Crash Padding As You Travel

Cheap Sleeping! Couch Surfing, AirBnB and Crash Padding As You Travel
by Adrienne Supino Special to Lost Girls World I love to travel, but as a young professional in an entry-level job I’m not exactly flying first class and chilling at trendy hotel bars while I wait to check into my deluxe penthouse suite! Fortunately for me and most travelers on a budget, there...
June 23rd, 2010 | Budget Travel, Featured, Staying There, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Rue Cler: A Taste of Parisian Lifestyle

Rue Cler: A Taste of Parisian Lifestyle
Lost Girl Adrienne Supino recently went on a little jaunt to France with her family. Sure, she did all the touristy stuff like the Eiffel Tower and the museums… but during her efforts NOT to be a tourist, she discovered a great gem for all you foodies. Check out her memories of putting together...
May 3rd, 2010 | City Travel, France, Tours & Attractions | Read More

The Lost Girls Love Adventure Life

The Lost Girls Love Adventure Life
When Jen, Amanda and I made it back home after our yearlong trek around the globe, the place that stuck with us the most wasn’t the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat in Cambodia or the Franz Joseph Glacier in New Zealand (though both are breathtaking), but rather a small farm town in Kenya called Kiminini....
July 3rd, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru, Staying There, Tours & Attractions, Travel Philosophy, Travel Products & Services, Volunteering & Giving Back, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Lost Boy de Jour: Justin "Bugsy" Sailor

Lost Boy de Jour: Justin "Bugsy" Sailor
Several weeks ago, The Lost Girls got a shout-out email from one of our favorite blog crushes…Justin “Bugsy” Sailor, the dude who’s traveling all over the US to “stay with a different family in each state, documenting hometown life through photography, interviews, and journal...
June 26th, 2007 | Lost Boys, United States | 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

A Slow Boat through Myanmar

A Slow Boat through Myanmar
Eureka! When we arrived at breakfast on the second day of our Myanmar river cruise, a member of the crew approached to inform Dad and Nadine that their luggage had finally arrived. It was not a moment too soon. After that morning’s scheduled activity-a visit to one of Bagan’s food and crafts...
April 29th, 2007 | Asia, Cruise, Family & Kid Travel, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Myanmar, Planning | Read More

There’s No Place Like Home

There’s No Place Like Home
I never thought I’d travel halfway around the world to spend a Sunday night watching Sex in the City and ordering take out. When our new twenty-three year old French friend, Emmanuel (we met him on the train back from Sapa), invited us to his home for wine and cheese, we jumped at the chance to...
April 11th, 2007 | Asia, Backpacking & Trekking, Food & Wine, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Vietnam | 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