Archive for the ‘Ideas’ Category

Kiev: Dining Adventures For The Solo Female

by Emma French Special to The Lost Girls Since Ukraine gained independence in 1991, its beautiful capital city Kiev has been steadily building buzz as an alternative destination to flashier neighbours like St Petersburg and Budapest. It doesn’t enjoy such a high profile as a destination for lone female...
July 3rd, 2012 | Dispatches from the Road, Eastern Europe, Food & Wine, Solo Travel | Read More

Traveling Light – The Do’s And Dont’s Of Barely-There Backpack Wear

by J’Nisha Towne Special To The Lost Girls I find that most of my travels are best explored on foot, namely small historical, touristy towns. Your toes must find the scraggy torn rock and curl against the steep incline of ruins that is Malacca’s St. Paul’s Church. Unavoidable will be the swinging...
June 26th, 2012 | Extras, Packing & Wardrobe, Shopping & Style, Solo Travel | Read More

Host a Runaway Bridesmaids Happy Hour

Even if you can’t make it to the race in New York, you can still join our team and collect pledges via Crowdrise.com to be eligible for the grand prize trip to Machu Picchu in Peru! The Lost Girls will give you the tools you need to plan your own Runaway Bridesmaids fundraising happy hour in your...
June 23rd, 2012 | Parties, Festivals & Events, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Top 10 Free Things to Do in Santa Barbara, CA

By Connie K. Ho Special to Lost Girls  Aqua green water sparkles in the sun next to sandy white beaches. Spanish-styled architecture sits atop a hill with breathtaking mountain views. Smooth jazz melodies can be heard in the distance. Santa Barbara is great for a getaway weekend or an adventure to explore...
June 14th, 2012 | California, City Travel | Read More

The Power of Silence

By Shayla Martin Special to the Lost Girls This the question I asked myself as I stared at the website for a yoga and meditation retreat located in Maine. The website states “A container of shared silence is maintained during retreat, expect during the [yoga] sessions…This silent community creates...
June 13th, 2012 | Spiritual Travel | Read More

Dos and Don’ts of a Girl’s Getaway to Las Vegas

By Gina Douglas  Special to Lost Girls  Dancing, shows, cocktails, an excuse to finally whip out that itty-bitty dress you love, but can’t ever bring yourself to wear because it’s just a little bit too risqué. Is it any wonder Las Vegas is the quintessential girlfriend getaway? To make...
June 7th, 2012 | City Travel, Extras, Las Vegas | Read More

Exploring Lombardia, Italy

by Silvia Menini Lombardia is certainly not the first destination for foreigners who have just a few weeks to get a rough idea of Italy. It is the industrial heart of Northern Italy and is indeed the richest and the most populated region. The capital is Milan, which is the economic and financial center...
May 29th, 2012 | Dispatches from the Road, Food & Wine, Italy | Read More

Lost In Korea: Making Any Place Feel Like Home

by Kissairis Munoz When you move to a foreign country, adjusting to a new language, culture and area is overwhelming. Some days, you want to just escape to the comfort of your home and relax. But when your apartment is a pre-arranged place that you had no role in choosing or furnishing, it can turn into...
May 29th, 2012 | Solo Travel, south korea, Working Abroad | Read More

8 Tips for Women Traveling to the Middle East

8 Tips for Women Traveling to the Middle East
By Ashleen Williams  Special to Lost Girls  Traveling through the Middle East is an awesome yet intimidating endeavor. Before you leave you’ll probably hear a range of opinions on the matter, especially if you’re a young woman willing to backpack the Levant, North Africa or the conservative Gulf...
May 25th, 2012 | Featured, Middle East, Travel Philosophy | Read More

WWOOFing In Australia

WWOOFing In Australia
by Thea Hutchinson For travelers not familiar with “wwoofing” here is a little introduction. It is a type of eco-tourism, where workers and travelers can develop a different kind of tourist connection with locals and openminded hosts. Travelers can give back to a community instead of the...
May 22nd, 2012 | Australia, Eco-Travel, Extras, Traveling Solo & Together | Read More