Archive for the ‘Solo Travel’ Category

China Travel: What to Do in Shanghai in 48 Hours

China Travel: What to Do in Shanghai in 48 Hours
LG Deputy Editor Meghann Foye finds time is on her side as she explores China’s fast-paced business and cultural capital. When exploring a city’s sights, I’m usually after quality, not quantity. In Paris, for example, I’d rather spend the day wandering around one exhibit at the...
September 3rd, 2010 | China, City Travel, Solo Travel, Traveling Solo & Together | Read More

Dispatches From the Road: Guatemala: What Not to Bring To A Third World Country

Dispatches From the Road: Guatemala: What Not to Bring To A Third World Country
San Marcos, Guatemala is a tiny town on the shores of Lake Atitlan, deep in the Western Guatemalan Highlands. Lush volcanoes and Mayan villages pepper the shore, and with clear views of both, San Marcos has become Guatemala’s epicenter of zen and spirituality. People come here to cook, to read,...
August 31st, 2010 | Central and South America, Dispatches from the Road, Guatemala, Solo Travel | Read More

Couch Surfing in France: 7 Reasons I Stayed with (New) Friends

Couch Surfing in France: 7 Reasons I Stayed with (New) Friends
by Sarah Bailey Special to Lost Girls World At first mention,  couch surfing seems like a somewhat sketchy idea.  You meet someone from a foreign country on the Internet and then go live at his/her house for a few nights for free?  The potential to end up with a socially awkward weirdo and/or klepto...
August 23rd, 2010 | Couchsurfing, Featured, Finances & Savings, France, Solo Travel | Read More

5 Reasons to Grab a Drink at An Airport Bar

5 Reasons to Grab a Drink at An Airport Bar
Sometimes it feels like we Lost Girls LIVE in airports–between flying home for holidays, heading off to school, jumping the oceans to hit up new countries, or working press trips, coming and going from terminal A to terminal B has become a part of our lives. But, airport hopping gets old fast,...
July 5th, 2010 | Air, Bar Reviews, Solo Travel | Read More

50th Birthday Q&A: Harvard’s ‘Let’s Go’ Travel Series Still Sends Students Global

50th Birthday Q&A: Harvard’s ‘Let’s Go’ Travel Series Still Sends Students Global
It’s always exciting when a fellow respected travel website celebrates their birthday–especially a 50th birthday! Obviously the Harvard Let’s Go series hasn’t been around for 50 years in digital form, but through it’s work abroad bringing young travelers budget savvy advice...
June 21st, 2010 | Solo Travel, Websites and Blogs | 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

Lost Girl of the Week: Cailin O’Neil

Lost Girl of the Week: Cailin O’Neil
Cailin O’Neil, our latest LG of the week, grew up with a mother in the airline industry—so she’s been traveling “all her life.” She began working in the Film & TV industry while majoring in film in college, and now she makes the time to travel in between production jobs....
May 31st, 2010 | Lost Girl of the Week, Solo Travel | Read More

8 Ways to Love Dining Solo

8 Ways to Love Dining Solo
by Monica L. Williams Special to Lost Girls World Edited by Danielle E. Alvarez LG Food Editor Food can drive travel. It can lead us to the ends of the earths and back, from the foothills of Mount Entoto in Ethopia for a hands-on dinner served atop a large sourdough flatbread to Little Italy for an authentic...
March 25th, 2010 | Food & Wine, Solo Travel | Read More

Gear Update: 18 months of Travel Later

Gear Update: 18 months of Travel Later
The Lost Girls first met Jodi last fall during one of her RTW trip stopovers in New York-and adored her! We clicked with her instantly, and got inspired to explore the world again after just listening to her travel stories. Here’s her update on what to pack after 18 months on the road. ***** By...
January 6th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, Packing & Wardrobe, Solo Travel | Read More

Psyching Up to Travel Solo

Psyching Up to Travel Solo
By Patty Hodapp LG Travel Lifestyle Editor The day I told my parents that I planned to live in Europe for the summer was the same day they saw Liam Neeson’s new thriller movie, Taken. The premise is based around the kidnapping of Neeson’s teenage daughter when she’s on vacation with...
September 9th, 2009 | Solo Travel | Read More