Archive for the ‘Staying There’ Category

On-the-Road Recipes: Backpack-Cooking Made Easier (and Cheaper!)

Eating out at restaurants while you travel  is one of the quickest ways to blow through cash. Even if you think you’re eating cheaply, the cost of restaurant entrees almost always trumps the cost of buying groceries and cooking for yourself. So no matter what amenities the hostel kitchen has (or...
November 6th, 2011 | Backpacking & Trekking, Budget Travel, Extras, Food & Wine, Hostels | 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

3 Great Choices For A Hostel In Auckland, New Zealand

3 Great Choices For A Hostel In Auckland, New Zealand
by Mattie Schuler Most people don’t travel to New Zealand to spend time in the city, but if you do hit up Auckland, there are plenty of hostels to stay in. Head downtown to Queen Street and you can find cheap accommodation right off the main drag and close to all the action, food and spirits you want....
October 18th, 2011 | City Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Hostels, New Zealand | Read More

Unique Sleeps in Canada—from Tipis to Ice

Unique Sleeps in Canada—from Tipis to Ice
By Julie Ovenell-Carter Special to The Lost Girls I don’t care how many threads they swaddle you in—a hotel bed = Plain. Old. Boring. Why should your vacation adventure come to a standstill just because it’s time to rest your head? It doesn’t have to in Canada! Sleep with a polar bear… Wildlife...
October 17th, 2011 | Canada, Hotel News, Staying There | Read More

Puerto Rico, Hurricane Irene, & The Not-To-Miss Dive Spot We Missed

When we first had the mission to book an extended weekend away using only AMEX points, the three of us chose Puerto Rico as our destination for a few reasons: Direct flights from New York to San Juan were quick and easy with Jet Blue offering daily nonstop flights (we didn’t want to waste our precious...
October 14th, 2011 | Hotels & Resorts, Puerto Rico, Travel Products & Services | Read More

Where To Stay In Grenada

This is the second post of a three-part series on what to do, where to stay and how to eat in Grenada.  Grenada offers a wide range of lodging, from camping to rainforest cottages at $40 per night to five-star, luxury resorts that run closer to $1500. As a general rule, the neighboring islands of...
October 14th, 2011 | Caribbean, Hotels & Resorts, In-Room Reviews, Staying There | Read More

6 Best Websites For Travelers

6 Best Websites For Travelers
by Kathryn Robinson LG Contributor We’re always on the lookout for ways to make our travels easier and more fun. There are a lot of websites out there that promise to do this, but not too many of them actually deliver. Here’s a round-up of some that do. Skyscanner When I was abroad in Edinburgh,...
October 4th, 2011 | Extras, Getting There Deals, Hotels & Resorts, Websites and Blogs | Read More

3 Best Lodging Options In Jamaica

3 Best Lodging Options In Jamaica
by Nancy Yeomans LG Air Travel News Editor Which Caribbean island is home to miles of sandy beaches, an impossibly blue ocean, bright sunny days and is incredibly easy to travel to? Jamaica. With dozens of flights from most major U.S.  airports, you’re probably no more than a half-day away from feeling...
September 20th, 2011 | All Inclusives, Caribbean, Extras, Hotel News, Hotels & Resorts | Read More

Trendy Budget Hotels Starting at $99

By Brenna Lasky Hotels in major cities can cost upwards of $300 a night. While you probably don’t want to blow your trip budget all on a bed, you also don’t want to sacrifice comfort and proximity to your destination’s trendiest neighborhoods. Here we’ve rounded up three hotels that prove that...
September 16th, 2011 | Budget Travel, California, Chicago, City Travel, Hotels & Resorts, New York City, United States | Read More

Slumber Party with Lions: Visiting South Africa’s Drakenstein Lion Park

Slumber Party with Lions: Visiting South Africa’s Drakenstein Lion Park
By: Laura Malandra Seeing lions, one of South Africa’s Big Five wild animals, is a necessity while visiting the country. But why visit the lions for just a few hours and stay in a hotel when you can sleep surrounded by them? Drakenstein Lion Park, located 30 minutes outside Cape Town, specializes...
May 24th, 2011 | Cabins & Camping, South Africa, Tours & Attractions, Wildlife & Animals | Read More