Posts Tagged ‘Peru’

Lost Girls Guide to Lima, Peru

By Leora Novick “Lets just spend one night in Lima, and then get the hell out of there!” In the midst of a planning session for my two-month backpacking trip to Peru, I thought I knew it all. Everyone kept issuing warnings about the dark and rainy Peruvian capital, and how if we knew what was best,...
March 23rd, 2012 | City Guides, Country Guides, Peru, Travel Guides - Country Guides | Read More

An Escorted Tour Through Peru

When Lost Girl Sophie McGovern felt the pull of returning to Peru, she worried that at age 30 she was over the backpacking scene. She quickly realized there are alternate ways to travel the Andean highlands, and set off to rediscover the home of the Incas.  From the glossy pages of travel brochures...
December 18th, 2011 | Peru, Tours & Attractions | Read More

The LG Travel News Roundup: The Congo Boasts New Tourist Attraction

By Susmita Baral LG News Intern Missed the big travel stories of the week? And the weird, wacky and insignificant ones? We’ve got your roundup right here… Congo Has A New Tourist Attraction The Democratic Republic of Congo, also known to be the rape capital of the world, has a fresh tourist...
December 2nd, 2011 | Weekly Travel News | Read More

Inspiration in South America

Inspiration in South America
By Maggie Parker Special to Lost Girls   I received Amanda Pressner’s email regarding the Contiki Vacations media trip to South America at 5:10 pm. By 5:13 pm, I was going. Her response was “Annnnnnd….that was fast!” Well, who could blame me? After living with a Brazilian and...
October 11th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Featured, Peru | Read More

Peru and Beyond: 5 Can’t-Miss Spots to Explore

Peru and Beyond: 5 Can’t-Miss Spots to Explore
By Taylor Dolven LG Correspondent If the Inca ruins, giant condors, and rare animals aren’t enough, the kind-hearted people and spicy seafood of Perú and Ecuador are worth making the trip. Recently, LG Correspondent Taylor Dolven spent two weeks traveling though these countries with her family at...
August 19th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Ecuador, Peru, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

The LG Weekly News Roundup: 3.18

The LG Weekly News Roundup: 3.18
By Molly Fergus LG Deputy Editor, Travel News Missed the big travel stories of the week? And the weird, wacky and insignificant ones? We’ve got your roundup right here…. After floods, Machu Picchu back in business Trekkers, grab your packs! Destructive floods and rains closed Machu Picchu...
March 18th, 2010 | Weekly Travel News | Read More

The LG Weekly News Roundup: 2.18.10

The LG Weekly News Roundup: 2.18.10
By Molly Fergus LG Travel News Editor Missed the big travel stories of the week? And the weird, wacky and insignificant ones? We’ve got your round-up right here…. Naples’ pizza policy Here’s a deal we can really stand behind: The European Union last week gave Naples pizza the...
February 18th, 2010 | Canada, Food & Wine, Italy, Peru, Weekly Travel News | Read More

Have TP, Will Travel

Have TP, Will Travel
Travel has a way of bringing you back to the very basics of life-food, shelter, warmth and um, bodily functions. The sad fact is, Holly, Jen and I have spent far more time discussing the bathroom and what goes on inside of it than any other topic, and we’ve long been baffled by the conspicuous...
July 19th, 2006 | Backpacking & Trekking, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Packing & Wardrobe, Peru | Read More

Alpaca-n Some Heat! (Warning: Extreme Dorkiness Ahead!)

Alpaca-n Some Heat! (Warning: Extreme Dorkiness Ahead!)
We brought rain-covers for our backpacks, SPF 30 sunscreen to protect our pasty city-girl skin and a first-aid kit that would make any emergency medical technician proud. The one thing The Lost Girls didn’t really prepare for? The frostbitten evenings and Icelandic temperatures that we’d...
June 29th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Packing & Wardrobe, Peru | Read More