Archive for the ‘Asia’ Category

Is Beijing the Next Great Expat City?

Is Beijing the Next Great Expat City?
After a recent trip to China, Lost Girls World Deputy Editor, Meghann Foye, considers trading life in New York for an up-and-coming city on the opposite side of the world. The time is 10:15 p.m. and I am hurtling through the city of Beijing in a cab after just having landed from a 12-hour-flight Air...
July 22nd, 2010 | China, City Travel, Featured, Food & Wine | Read More

The World’s 8 Best Low-Cost Air Carriers

The World’s 8 Best Low-Cost Air Carriers
by Nancy Yeomans LG Air Travel News Editor When traveling around the globe, the cost of your plane ticket is likely to be the largest expense you’ll incur.  If you don’t mind sacrificing a little comfort and amenities—but never safety!—to save money, you’ll have to look beyond...
July 9th, 2010 | Air, Asia, Australia/New Zealand/Pacific, Budget Travel, Central and South America, Europe, Expats Abroad, Finances & Savings | Read More

Air Travel News 6.18.10

Air Travel News 6.18.10
by Nancy Yeomans 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. All the Comforts of Home Another reason to fly Virgin Airlines! ...
June 18th, 2010 | Air, Air Travel News, Asia, England, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Book Review: Thirty Percent Chance of Enlightenment by Tim Brookes

Book Review: Thirty Percent Chance of Enlightenment by Tim Brookes
Thirty Percent Chance of Enlightenment by Tim Brookes Percentage Possibilities Publications, Champlain College Publishing, $18.00 Rating: 4 stars Review by Lori Rice Perhaps you have traveled specifically for weather – sunshine on the warm sand or a cool breeze over rolling green hills. Travel for...
June 1st, 2010 | Ideas, India, Travel Books & Movies | Read More

Book Review: Kitchen Chinese by Ann Mah

Book Review: Kitchen Chinese by Ann Mah
by Michele Herrmann Special to Lost Girls World Food has a knack for forging human connections in many ways: socially, culturally, historically, and personally. In Ann Mah’s debut novel, Kitchen Chinese, the main character Isabelle Lee experiences some notable and tasty life lessons. A sudden job...
May 5th, 2010 | China, Food & Wine, Travel Books & Movies | Read More

5 Myths about Asia – Debunked!

5 Myths about Asia – Debunked!
Intimidated by the thought of traveling to Asia? You shouldn’t be! LG Asia-Pacific editor Mary Tan busts some major myths about the region and gives you a glimpse at life as she knows it. *** Myth #1: Nobody speaks English! Don’t be put off by the myriad of languages and dialects found in...
April 22nd, 2010 | Asia, Featured | Read More

Asia-Pacific on the Web

Asia-Pacific on the Web
It’s not an easy region to understand, so LG Asia-Pacific Editor Mary Tan has dug deep, uncovering four of her favorite Asian-Pacific websites. If it’s travel advice or tips that you’re looking for in this varied continent, you’re bound to find some useful nuggets here. *** Traveling...
April 5th, 2010 | Asia, Australia/New Zealand/Pacific, Featured, Planning, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Book Review: 30 Reasons to Travel–Photographs and Reflections from Southeast Asia

Book Review: 30 Reasons to Travel–Photographs and Reflections from Southeast Asia
by Blair Hickman LG Books Editor Why travel? Why halt a career to sleep in dirty hostels and lug 40 pounds of stuff around on your back, suffering through Montezuma’s Revenge because you don’t speak the language and can’t find a bathroom? And why, despite knowing all of this, do travelers...
March 23rd, 2010 | Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Travel Books & Movies, Vietnam | Read More

To Each Her Own: Body Image Abroad

To Each Her Own: Body Image Abroad
After growing up in the states where tanned skin and toned bodies are the beauty ideals, Lost Girl Adrienne Supino discovered a whole new side to body image. In her travels through Thailand, she learned that beauty is all relative depending on what culture you’re raised in. Through lessons from...
March 22nd, 2010 | Featured, Spa & Beauty, Thailand | Read More

7 Ways to Boost Your Foreign Lingo

7 Ways to Boost Your Foreign Lingo
When Lost Girl Ashley Cheng moved to Taiwan a few months ago, she set a few simple language rules to make sure she stayed on top of her Mandarin. Picking up a second language can be really tough, especially if you’re not living in a country that speaks the language. Try Ashley’s quick tips...
March 15th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, Studying Abroad, Taiwan | Read More