Archive for the ‘Europe’ Category

96 Hours in Northern Italy: 4 Cities in 4 Days

96 Hours in Northern Italy: 4 Cities in 4 Days
By Patty Hodapp For art history buffs or shopping gurus who like to browse through designer stores, markets or spend your travels at museums and churches, Northern Italy is definitely the place to be. The major cities are connected by train, so you can see all four of them even if you’re stuck...
July 15th, 2009 | City Travel, Food & Wine, Italy, Lost Girls, Shopping & Style, Spiritual Travel, Studying Abroad, Tours & Attractions, Train, Walking | Read More

How to Shop and Dress Like an Italian

How to Shop and Dress Like an Italian
Earlier this week, Lost Girl Patty Hodapp-currently studying abroad in Florence-shared 8 ways to eat and drink like an Italian and 5 ways to Walk and Ride like one. This week, she offers her tips for striking a deal with Italian vendors (legally), dressing like a local, plus a bonus on surviving advances...
July 9th, 2009 | City Travel, Health & Safety, Italy, Packing & Wardrobe, Shopping & Style, Solo Travel, Walking | Read More

My Five Favorite Destinations: The Brittany G Edition

My Five Favorite Destinations: The Brittany G Edition
When Lost Girl Brittany Gotschall wrote to share some of the places that she’d already visited by her early 20s, we had to tip our caps. When it comes to the sheer number of passport stamps and miles traveled, she’s almost got the three original LGs beat! Since she’s she’s quite...
June 29th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, China, City Travel, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Europe, Food & Wine, Greece, Tours & Attractions | Read More

8 Ways to Eat and Drink Like an Italian

8 Ways to Eat and Drink Like an Italian
By Patty Hodapp My study abroad trip to Italy is approaching its three-week mark. Just by living with an Italian family-and being a tourist-and I’ve learned a lot about the local culture. My Italian has improved vastly and I’ve definitely eaten my weight’s worth in both gelato and...
June 18th, 2009 | City Travel, Food & Wine, Italy, Studying Abroad | Read More

Dispatches from the Road: The Netherlands

Dispatches from the Road: The Netherlands
Travel not only changes your scenery, but can also alter the very way you live your life. When Canadian Lost Girl Heather Pals left everything familiar behind in to live in the Netherlands, she discovered how to focus more on her relationships, and why she doesn’t always need to have a plan. Here’s...
June 6th, 2009 | City Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Europe, Food & Wine, Parties, Festivals & Events | Read More

Studying Abroad: How to Choose a Backpack and What to Pack

Studying Abroad: How to Choose a Backpack and What to Pack
Earlier this year, Lost Girls intern Patty Hodapp was accepted to the Syracuse study abroad program in Florence, Italy. She has her visa, her passport and her ticket. Her next big step was choosing a backpack, and figuring out which essentials were really essential. As the Lost Girls discovered, it’s...
May 29th, 2009 | Italy, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls, Packing & Wardrobe, Studying Abroad | Read More

Studying Abroad: Paperwork, Passports and Photos

Studying Abroad: Paperwork, Passports and Photos
Earlier this year, Lost Girls intern Patty Hodapp was accepted to the Syracuse study abroad program in Florence, Italy. While she figured that she might need to do some planning for her trip, she hardly anticipated just how long-and pricey-her travel to-do list would get. By Patty Hodapp ******* SU...
May 18th, 2009 | Air, Italy, Passports & Visas, Planning, Studying Abroad, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Insider Italy: Part Due

Insider Italy: Part Due
Last week, we asked Yelena Galstyan, an 18-year old freshman at Syracuse University, to share her experiences about visiting her boyfriend in Italy. Here is the second installment of her diary on how to live the dolce vita. Sunday, March 29th We spent our last day in Amalfi soaking it all in before we...
May 15th, 2009 | City Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Italy, Lost Girls, Shopping & Style, Studying Abroad, Travel Philosophy, Traveling Solo & Together | Read More

Spring Break in Spain: Flying on Continental, Clickair and Spanair

Spring Break in Spain: Flying on Continental, Clickair and Spanair
Last week, Syracuse junior Ashlee Davis shared how she managed to book a last-minute Spring Break trip to Spain for less than a single credit hour at her university. The tickets were cheap-but were the worth the money? Ashlee reports on her experiences at 30,000 feet. *************** I flew Continental...
May 7th, 2009 | Air, Europe, Finances & Savings, Studying Abroad | Read More

Insider Italy

Insider Italy
The Lost Girls believe that one of the best resources for planning a trip is other travelers. So we asked Yelena Galstyan, an 18-year old freshman at Syracuse University, to share her experiences about visiting her boyfriend in Italy. Check out her day-by-day account on where to eat when in Rome, which...
May 5th, 2009 | Air, City Travel, Food & Wine, Hotels & Resorts, Italy, Shopping & Style, Tours & Attractions, Train | Read More