Archive for the ‘Europe’ Category

Eat & Drink Like a Local: Barcelona—Away from Tourist Trails

By Melissa Kim Special to The Lost Girls With its architectural masterpieces, world-renowned artists, and top-notch culinary reputation, Barcelona is a red-hot tourist destination. But ask just about any traveler: experiencing a culture, and the true heart of a foreign country, involves immersing oneself...
November 7th, 2011 | Food & Wine, Spain | Read More

A Taste of Italy

By Jessica Slizewski Italian cuisine is world famous not only as delicious food but as a window into the culture of Italy. In spending a day making ravioli with my grandmother, I found that the process reflected the strong family culture, the hardworking spirit, and the patience of the Italian spirit....
November 4th, 2011 | Food & Wine, Italy | Read More

A Tropical Island Stay: Hostal Atlanta, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I’ve stayed in hundreds of hostels since I started traveling 12 years ago, but never have I felt more at home than at Hostal Atlanta in Palma, Mallorca, Spain. Beyond clean rooms and a delicious tex-mex style menu (try the quesadillas, trust me), the staff is especially friendly and helpful with all...
October 27th, 2011 | Hostels, In-Room Reviews, Spain | Read More

Ayia Napa: The Perfect Girl’s Getaway Destination

If the chilly autumnal weather is getting you and your girls down and you’re yearning to feel the warmth of summer on your skin again, it might be time to take advantage of the many cheap flights to Cyprus on offer at this time of the year and take a girlfriend getaway! Cyprus is the hotly contested...
October 23rd, 2011 | Cyprus, Featured Getaway | Read More

Three Valleys Ski Getaways

There are so many reasons to take to the slopes: the fantastic skiing, the après-ski atmosphere and most of all the good times shared with friends. As the winter season gets going, the lure of the slopes gets stronger and resorts offering Three Valleys ski holidays get ready for the onslaught of snow...
October 22nd, 2011 | Featured Getaway, France, Sports & Games | Read More

Cyprus: A Historical and Stunning Island

Cyprus’s location has created an island that is a melting pot of cultures; the country lies in the European Mediterranean, but is also geographically close to Syria and the Lebanon, leading to more than just a touch of the Middle East. The island of Aphrodite lures tourists from around the world ...
October 21st, 2011 | Cyprus, Featured Getaway | Read More

Exploring Vienna’s Kaffehaus Culture

Exploring Vienna’s Kaffehaus Culture
By Katherine Logan Special to Lost Girls It is rather unusual to have the opportunity to stay with long-lost relatives when traveling abroad, but in my case, a trip to Vienna landed me in the picturesque apartment of some third cousin approximately twice removed. With my two closest friends by my side,...
October 20th, 2011 | Austria, Food & Wine | Read More

Secrets of Rome: Knights of Malta Keyhole

Secrets of Rome: Knights of Malta Keyhole
By Holly McMahon Special to Lost Girls Throughout the year, tourists plod through the streets of Rome, checking historic sites off their lists, unknowingly missing one of the most unique and mysterious spots, the Knights of Malta keyhole. The keyhole, one of the ancient city’s best-kept secrets, lies...
October 13th, 2011 | Cultural Travel, Italy | Read More

Insider’s Guide to London

By Jayne Gorman Special to Lost Girls It will come as no surprise to hear that London natives do not spend their free time in Leicester Square and Covent Garden. Like the residents of any capital city, given the choice, Londoners avoid the tourist areas like the plague. So where do they go instead? Having...
October 13th, 2011 | England, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Gibraltar: A Little Piece of Britain in Spain

Gibraltar: A Little Piece of Britain in Spain
For one of the most beautiful views in all of Spain, it turns out that you need to travel to…well, Britain. Yes, you read that right. Britain, complete with all the fish and chips, clipped accents and “God Save the Queen” you can possibly handle. Though Gibraltar and its famous rock are firmly...
September 6th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Cultural Travel, England, Spain, Wildlife & Animals | Read More