Posts Tagged ‘South America’

10 Dos and Don’ts of Traveling While Sick

10 Dos and Don’ts of Traveling While Sick
By Maggie Parker Special to Lost Girls   Travel is very unpredictable, especially in terms of health. The exhaustion of flying, sightseeing, and exploring can take a toll on your body. Not only that, you never know who around you could be carrying a virus. So, you might come down with something mid-trip,...
October 20th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Extras | 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

Book Review: The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost

Book Review: The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost
By Briana Palma LG Contributor If you ever need inspiration to hit the road without feeling guilty for leaving behind responsibilities – especially if you’re a confused college student or graduate itching to see the world – pick up The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost. In this memoir, author...
June 29th, 2011 | Solo Travel, Travel Books & Movies | Read More

Crossing Bolivia’s Salt Flats—Part 2

Crossing Bolivia’s Salt Flats—Part 2
By Erin Griffith LG Correspondent Sun, jeeps, questionable tour guides: Here’s what to expect when you’re trekking through Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni. Check out last week’s Part 1 for a guide to booking your tour. Spectacular whiteness Sunglasses required. At the salt flats, everything...
January 17th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Bolivia, Budget Travel, Central and South America, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Crossing Bolivia’s Salt Flats

Crossing Bolivia’s Salt Flats
By Erin Griffith LG Correspondent It’s about three days sans shower or heat, with possibly drunk drivers jeep-ing you across incredibly harsh and desolate desert terrain. And the seatbelts probably don’t even work. Excited yet? Thanks to its promise of adventure, otherworldly terrain, and dirt...
January 10th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Bolivia, Budget Travel, Central and South America, Tours & Attractions | Read More

4 Things I Didn’t Know About South American Bus Travel (But Wish I Had!)

4 Things I Didn’t Know About South American Bus Travel (But Wish I Had!)
By Erin Griffith LG South America Correspondent Sorry, frequent flyers. In South America, overland travel is king. Whether you’re visiting for a short vacation or a multi-month backpacking adventure, you’re likely to encounter some bus time down here. But if the thought of spending anywhere...
November 8th, 2010 | Argentina, Bus, Central and South America | Read More

Dispatches from South America: Cuenca, Ecuador City Guide

Dispatches from South America: Cuenca, Ecuador City Guide
Lost Girl Leah Moushey just kicked off a seven month trip trekking around South America. Her first stop is Cuenca, Equador where she’s spending several weeks staying with a host family, taking classes, and throwing herself into the Spanish language and the Ecuadorian lifestyle. From bar and market...
July 19th, 2010 | Budget Travel, Central and South America, Ecuador, Food News | Read More

Dispatches from South America: How to Pack, Prep and Unplug Before the Trip

Dispatches from South America: How to Pack, Prep and Unplug Before the Trip
Lost Girl Leah Moushey recently took off on a seven-month trip to South America, taking her to a different hemisphere, WAY out of her travel comfort zone. She’s setting up shop for a month in Cuenca, Ecuador where she’ll dive head first into a Spanish language immersion program and discover the ins...
June 14th, 2010 | Central and South America, Dispatches from the Road, Packing & Wardrobe, Solo Travel, Travel Philosophy | Read More