Archive for the ‘Ideas’ Category

How To Travel Venice On The Cheap

How To Travel Venice On The Cheap
by Charlotte Hammond Special To The Lost Girls Venice is easy to fall in love with but it’s also a difficult city to do on the cheap. Even the Venetians struggle with their city’s price tag. Each year about 1,000 inhabitants flee the city due to lack of employment and high prices. Venice is essentially...
August 14th, 2012 | Budget Travel, Italy | Read More

Hostel Review: Ponsonby Backpacker Hostel, Auckland, NZ

Hostel Review: Ponsonby Backpacker Hostel, Auckland, NZ
by Thea Hutchinson Special to The Lost Girls If you arrive in New Zealand by air, chances are you will fly into Auckland. It is a hub of connectivity to everywhere else in New Zealand. As the largest city in New Zealand, it offers a cosmopolitan feel before you begin adventuring along the many coasts,...
August 7th, 2012 | Backpacking & Trekking, Dispatches from the Road, Hostels, New Zealand | Read More

Air Travel News 7.31.12

Air Travel News 7.31.12
by Nancy Yeomans LG Air Travel 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.  Ghost Planes On Radar? Ok, knowing the business some, I’m...
July 31st, 2012 | Air, Air Travel News, Food & Wine | Read More

Handling a Hong Kong Hoodwink: the Do’s and Don’ts of Surviving a Swindle

Handling a Hong Kong Hoodwink: the Do’s and Don’ts of Surviving a Swindle
By Chantal and Carolyn Moclair Exclusive to the Lost Girls Hong Kong is easily one of our favorite places, but it didn’t always put smiles on our faces. After spending almost five months in this major city we came to know it quite well; from things that fascinated us, to the less-than-favorable flaws....
July 27th, 2012 | China, City Travel, Health & Safety | Read More

Oltrepò Pavese Lombardia: Drinking And Eating

Oltrepò Pavese Lombardia: Drinking And Eating
by Silvia Menini Special to The Lost Girls Wineries Important wineries include the historic Frecciarossa (Casteggio area), Monsupello (Broni Stadella area), Casa Ré (Montecalvo Versiggia area, and it is also an agriturismo, where you can find accomodation), Ca`di Frara (in Mornico Losana) and Il Bosco...
July 24th, 2012 | Extras, Food & Wine, Italy | Read More

Yosemite’s Famed Flock Causes Closures

By Nneka Opene LG Contributor During the year, roads and trails of Yosemite National Park are often closed due to natural hazards such as fire, rockslides and extreme weather. This time, however, the primary reason for closures in the park is due to endangered peregrine falcons nesting along popular...
July 23rd, 2012 | Backpacking & Trekking, California, Destinations, Health & Safety, North America, Planning, Tours & Attractions, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Air Travel News 7.17.12

Air Travel News 7.17.12
by Nancy Yeomans LG Air Travel 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.  Service Animals In The Sky Guide dogs, make some room. According...
July 17th, 2012 | Air, Air Travel News, Shopping & Style | Read More

Oltrepò Pavese, Italy – What To See And Where To Stay

Oltrepò Pavese, Italy – What To See And Where To Stay
by Silvia Menini Special To The Lost Girls   The Oltrepò Pavese is the closest wine region to Milan and it is considered the most traditional wine growing area in Lombardia.This area includes 78 towns (the main one is Pavia, while the main wine hamlet is Santa Maria della Versa) and has the shape...
July 17th, 2012 | Extras, Food & Wine, Italy | Read More

Hong Kong Highlights: 4 Must-See Sights

Hong Kong Highlights: 4 Must-See Sights
By Chantal and Carolyn Moclair Exclusive to the Lost Girls From island-hopping to nighttime shopping, Hong Kong offers an amazing array of activities for tourists and locals alike.  We’ve created a list of the top four highlights of this island metropolis for future Hong Kong hustlers. 1. Victoria...
July 13th, 2012 | China, City Travel | Read More

What The Airline Industry Taught Me About Life

What The Airline Industry Taught Me About Life
by Jennifer McDonald Special to The Lost Girls They say the airline industry is something that gets in your blood. When I started flight attendant training, coworkers warned be I’d be hooked. College degree be damned, I’d be drawn to the skies for life. Well, they were wrong — for the most...
July 10th, 2012 | Extras, Travel Philosophy | Read More