Archive for the ‘Solo Travel’ Category

Lost In Korea: Introducing Kissairis Munoz

by Kissairis Munoz Lost In Korea is our new bi-weekly column chronicling the year-long journey of Kissairis Munoz as she teaches English in Korea. Check back for future installments every other Tuesday at noon. I didn’t speak any Korean. I’d never taught a class before. But last June I packed two...
November 22nd, 2011 | Dispatches from the Road, Solo Travel, south korea, Working Abroad | Read More

Ridin’ Solo: A Wimp Travels Alone Already

My sister used her elbow to shift the gears of her little Mercedes. Her hands were occupied, see, holding a cell phone to her ear, flicking a cigarette out the open window, steering a bit. This, while speeding through maddening Italian traffic—a stop-go-stop-go crazy dance of tiny cars and swarms of...
August 29th, 2011 | Extras, Solo Travel | Read More

10 Tips for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Abroad

By Sarah Fudin Special to Lost Girls World   The rise of English as a global language has created an ever-growing, worldwide demand for TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) instructors. Imagine living in another part of world, exploring far-away countries and immersing yourself...
July 21st, 2011 | Solo Travel, Working Abroad | Read More

The Sad State of the American Gap Year – And Why We Should Change Our Ways

The Sad State of the American Gap Year – And Why We Should Change Our Ways
By Rachel Friedman Special to The Lost Girls There’s a beloved statistic bandied about by travelers, sometimes behind our backs but mostly right in front of our faces, an open challenge: “Only 5 percent of Americans have passports.” Cue non-American looking aghast. The number changes depending...
July 19th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Solo Travel, Studying Abroad, Working Abroad | 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

Girls taking on the world—alone!

Girls taking on the world—alone!
By Isabel B Special to The Lost Girls Traveling by yourself can be a bit of a daunting experience. While there are certainly countries where solo female travel is dangerous—if not life threatening—there are plenty of places where this isn’t the case. In fact, if you venture out with common sense,...
May 23rd, 2011 | Solo Travel | Read More

Croatia Travel Guide: 5 Tips for Planning Your Journey

Croatia Travel Guide: 5 Tips for Planning Your Journey
by Caroline Eubanks Special to Lost Girls World I had read a guidebook about the Dalmatian Coast and drooled over images of the idyllic sapphire waters that could make Italy jealous. I even caught an episode of Rick Steves to catch up on my history about the former Yugoslavian nation. But did I have...
January 11th, 2011 | Croatia, Planning, Solo Travel | Read More

5 Things (You Didn’t Know) About Traveling Alone in Greece

5 Things (You Didn’t Know) About Traveling Alone in Greece
by Patty Hodapp LG Deputy Editor Greece, land of windmills, white marble, the Parthenon and Ouzo liqueur, is also an ideal destination for solo female travelers. It’s a relatively safe country and a hot spot for other solo travelers during high season between May and September. Because Australia’s...
December 24th, 2010 | Air, Air Travel News, Cars and Trucks, Cultural Travel, Extras, Food News, Greece, Italy, Solo Travel, Traveling Solo & Together, Weekly Travel News | Read More

UK Employment: England Border Officials Turned Me Away

UK Employment: England Border Officials Turned Me Away
Many people dream of working abroad in England. For Americans, British work visas are harder than ever to obtain, even with the promise of sponsorship from a British company. Lost Girls Maggie Parker was set to work in England–her dream country. She had a job lined up, a company to back her, and...
December 2nd, 2010 | England, Leaving & Coming Home, Solo Travel, Travel Philosophy, Working Abroad | Read More

Plan a staycation and see your city through a new lens

Plan a staycation and see your city through a new lens
Almost exactly one year after quitting my job to live the lost girl life abroad, I’m finally returning home to the States. For me, the greatest souvenir from my travels will be the pair of tourist eyes I’ve acquired…a way of viewing the world with a fresh, eager-and-awed perspective. What is...
September 9th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Budget Travel, City Travel, Solo Travel, Travel Philosophy, Websites and Blogs | Read More