Posts Tagged ‘safety’

Ancient Ruins and Terrifying Infinity Pools: Discovering Zimbabwe

Ancient Ruins and Terrifying Infinity Pools: Discovering Zimbabwe
By Edd Morris Your friends will raise their eyebrows when you tell them you’re vacationing in Zimbabwe. Rather like Vietnam, the general public’s perception of the country is exaggerated from the reality – dwelling upon the most negative aspects without a thought to the positive. It’s a...
August 10th, 2011 | Africa | Read More

Air Travel News 4.12.11

Air Travel News 4.12.11
by Nancy Yeomans LG Air Travel News Editor Look up in the sky! It’s a bird….it’s a plane! No….it’s your weekly air travel news! Here’s what’s happening in the world of aviation, from the ground up. What Makes Air Travelers Happy Undoubtedly, air travel is a...
April 12th, 2011 | Air, Air Travel News, Health & Safety | Read More

In The Danger Zone: The Truth Behind The Turmoil in Mexico

By Nneka Opene LG Contributor Natalia’s family resides in a small, quiet community just thirty minutes outside of Mexico City’s center. Since most of the residents have known each other all of their lives, I became the talk of the town, as outsiders are very rare. Initially I felt safer in the tiny,...
February 16th, 2011 | Dispatches from the Road | Read More

In the Danger Zone: Travels and Turmoil in Mexico

By Nneka Opene LG Contributor While most people go out of their way to avoid danger, being a hopeful optimist, I knowingly walked right into one of the most dangerous places in the world. On September 10, 2010, the U.S. Department of State issued a travel warning for U.S. citizens traveling to and...
February 2nd, 2011 | Dispatches from the Road, Mexico | Read More

Where to Sleep: LG Hotel & Lodging News 7.21.10

Where to Sleep: LG Hotel & Lodging News 7.21.10
by Ashley Cheng LG Hotel & Lodging Editor Welcome to this week’s hospitality news roundup: top hotel, motel, hostel, inn and lodging stories from around the world (wide web). Catch up on your latest news, and then meet us at the hotel…motel…Holiday Inn. Want Your Credit Card Hacked? Stay at...
July 21st, 2010 | City Travel, Featured, Hotel News, New York City, Staying There | Read More

Oil Changes: Our Road Trip Near-Miss

Oil Changes: Our Road Trip Near-Miss
I should probably be more embarrassed to admit this, but during the six years I held both a valid driver’s licences and a working vehicle (affectionately named White Fire, in case you care), I never actually checked, changed or gave more than a passing thought to the oil. I had some vague awareness...
June 21st, 2007 | Australia, Car, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | 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

Fear Factor

Fear Factor
Sure, travel involves risk: Robbery, bombings, bird flu. But we’ve already addressed the fact that taking a trip is no more dangerous than driving your car (you’re much more likely to die in an accident only a few miles from your home). Yet with the government issuing travel advisories to...
January 4th, 2007 | Asia, Health & Safety, India, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Train | Read More

Have A Little Faith

Have A Little Faith
I left my backpack with the staff for safekeeping while visiting a jungle lodge 25 miles downriver from the Amazon city of Iquitos. When I got it back with my wallet and camera gone, it was hard not to draw conclusions. Not wanting to accuse the employees, I ransacked my room before notifying my tour...
August 27th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Passport to the World

Ever since Holly’s wallet got pick-pocketed in a Starbucks in Times Square during a Lost Girls’ planning session, she’s been toting her passport around in lieu of a driver’s license. Even in the intercultural Big Apple, bouncers’ gasp in surprise at seeing the notorious...
June 5th, 2006 | Uncategorized | Read More