Archive for the ‘Europe’ Category


By Will Jones 
 Special to The Lost Girls Spain. A country rich in colorful and diverse history; of incredibly varied regions; and warm, welcoming people. First-time visitors often expect bullfights, sangria, and sombreros, and while these are vital and traditional aspects of Spanish culture, there’s...
January 31st, 2012 | Spain | Read More

Hostels in Portugal: Gallery Hostel, Porto’s Accomodation-Gem

Buried in the heart of Oporto, an art-centric neighborhood in Porto, Portugal, Gallery Hostel is near-brand-new (opened in 2009) and is located in a refurbished 100+ year-old school building. It’s the accommodation-gem for Porto’s young travelers. Located at Rua Miguel Bombarda 222, Gallery Hostel...
January 26th, 2012 | Hostels, In-Room Reviews, Portugal | Read More

In Search of the Original Vampire: An Escorted Tour through Romania

In Search of the Original Vampire: An Escorted Tour through Romania
by Sophie McGovern  Special to Lost Girls World Twilight movie marathons just weren’t cutting it for Lost Girl Sophie McGovern, who felt sucked towards a more authentic Vampire experience. With visions of Gothic European castles and stunningly moody landscapes, she set off to discover the home...
January 22nd, 2012 | Group Travel, Romania | Read More

Exploring English Fashion

Exploring English Fashion
By Tracy Le Special to Lost Girls When it comes to fashion, seasonal transitions are always an adventure. Big jumps are made when we swap out our skirts for corduroys and our tanks for pea coats and when adding a suitcase to the mixture, packing can become Everest, especially if one has no idea what...
January 12th, 2012 | England, Spa & Beauty | Read More

Culinary Adventures in London

by Tracy Le Special to Lost Girls I arrived in London-town laden with my winter luggage, utter excitement and a preconceived notion that English food would leave much to be desired.  But as a self-proclaimed foodie, I was determined to prove otherwise. Exploring the culinary map of London can be an...
December 22nd, 2011 | England, Food & Wine | Read More

How Travel Changed Me

By Brianna Entler Special to Lost Girls   It was the day before I was to take my first trip out of the country. My sister and I would be flying to England to visit a friend I had met the previous semester. I was doing the usual pre-trip checks. Clothes? Check. Camera? Check. Charger? Check. Passport?...
December 22nd, 2011 | England, Traveling Solo & Together | Read More

Rolling (Solo) on a River Cruise Through Scotland

Lost Girl Sophie McGovern had never traveled solo, but after a serious relationship ended, she decided to book a river cruise—and a one-way ticket to self-discovery.
November 23rd, 2011 | Cruise, Scotland | Read More

One Day in Istanbul

By Gina Douglas Special to Lost Girls    I watched the two women in front of me go in without a head covering. I paused and fingered the scarf I had draped over my head and shoulders self-consciously. “Does my head not have to be covered?” I asked the guard at the entrance, wanting to be respectful,...
November 17th, 2011 | Extras, Middle East, Turkey | Read More

Lost Girl’s Guide to Brittany, France

By Cathy Martin Special to Lost Girls Picture rocky seashores and lush rolling hills, a countryside dotted with dilapidated stone cottages with bright yellow flowers peeking from their windowsills. The faint sound of bagpipes floats through the cloudy skies. Now add to the scene French people zipping...
November 17th, 2011 | Cultural Travel, France | Read More

Dining In A Paris Restaurant: Avoid A Faux Pas

Dining In A Paris Restaurant: Avoid A Faux Pas
by J’Nisha Towne I can still remember the flight from London to Paris. Sleep had eluded me for hours, leaving me to fantasize about pain au chocolat and cobblestone streets, warm milky café au laits, and buttery brioches to pair. “I will ‘oui’ this and ‘s’il vous plaît’ that”...
November 8th, 2011 | Extras, Food & Wine, France | Read More