Lost in the Mail: How To Afford Your Adventure

Extras — By on December 30, 2009 at 1:13 am

Q. Wow girls! You all rock my world—I love your site and ditto on all the Lost Girl sentiments. I have been a relatively steady traveler: China, Russia, Mongolia, all of Western Europe, Honduras, parts of Eastern Europe and India. I feel a travel bug nagging for a longer trip though…. Are you interested in aiding to send off another Lost Girl Trio in ’07?! I also think it’d be cool if perhaps you passed down your site to a new batch of Lost Girls after you finish you adventure….what do you think? 🙂 Sarah Bergman RN, BSN

A. Hi Sarah…We definitely plan to keep the blog going strong and can’t wait to pass travel baton to a whole new wave of fabulous LGs. While we can’t afford to fund all those big adventures (we’re actually in a bit of a money crunch ourselves these days), we’d love to invite all future LGs to submit their writing for our new “Dispatches from the Road” section. Just email us at lostgirlsworld@gmail.com to tell us about your upcoming trip (or an adventure already in progress) and be sure to send along a few fun photos of your group. If you’d like to submit a specific travel tale for publication, just make sure around 500 words and of course, accompanied by a Jpeg image. Happy travels!

Q. My name is Melissa and a friend of mine told me about your trip. I love how you guys dropped basically everything in your life and went on this fantastic journey! It’s very inspirational to girls like me. I’m only 18 years old but I’m longing to get out and see what the world has to offer. I was just wondering how you and your friends are affording your year long adventure and how long did it took to plan or was it more of a spontaneous decision?? Good luck on all your adventures!! –Melissa Moy, student

A. Hey Melissa…you’ve got a great attitude and we’re thrilled that we can help inspire your future travels. It took us about 18 months to plan our trip, but you could organize a less extensive journey to a single region in just a few months. To find out how we socked away cash for the big adventure, check our our post called “How We Paid for Everything” or Jen’s three-part Budgeting Series tracking almost every dollar we spent. Click here for Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. Happy saving!

Have a burning backpacker question? Need an opinion on wardrobe choice? Want to share your own travel tips? Send queries and comments to lostgirlsworld@gmail.com.

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