Articles By: Amanda P

Amanda is the executive editor of Lost Girls World and co-author of the book The Lost Girls: Three Friends. Four Continents. One Unconventional Detour Around the World. She caught the travel bug as a kid when her family did a cross-country trip in a camper van nicknamed “The Blue Moose.” Between trips abroad, she writes for such publications as USA Today, Shape, Travel + Leisure, and Cosmopolitan.

Thanksgiving Love

Thanksgiving Love
Happy thanksgiving Weekend! (Yes, I know its Monday but you’ve got a little turkey casserole left in the tupperware at home, right?) As you might have noticed, the girls and I took a little hiatus from blogging and used the time off to ponder what we’re really thankful for (staying healthy...
November 27th, 2006 | Lost Boys, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More

Leaving Pathfinder

Leaving Pathfinder
Get Your Own! | View Slideshow On the last night of our incredible volunteer experience at Pathfinder Academy in Kenya, the pre-teen girls we’d been working with for nearly a month surprised us by singing personal farewells at a candlelight dinner. We’d grown to love these little women...
November 13th, 2006 | Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

The Garden of Eatin’

The Garden of Eatin’
After Sister Freda gave us a tour of her rural clinic, she led us past her own small house (one of the few I’d seen with running water and a western-style toilet) to one of most enchanting parts of her property: the tropical fruit grove. Pushing past the low-slung gate, we entered a lush, emerald...
October 31st, 2006 | Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Finding Common Ground

Finding Common Ground
As Jen has already admitted on in this blog, volunteering in Kenya has been her lifelong dream. When she suggested it to us at the outset of our round-the-world trip, Holly and I smiled, laughed, agreed…then secretly admitted our fear that we wouldn’t be able to hack the selfless service...
October 17th, 2006 | Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

A Kenyan Wake-Up Call

A Kenyan Wake-Up Call
When I opened my eyes at daybreak this morning, a humongous, beady-eyed white monster was standing on my chest, staring back at me. “Ahhh!!!” I screamed, hurtling my covers across the room. “Bah-GAWK!!” shrieked the monster as it scurried away in a tornado of feathers. “Oh...
October 10th, 2006 | Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Staying There, Volunteering & Giving Back, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

An Intro to India

An Intro to India
After a whirlwind tour of Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, Brazil, the girls and I took a short hiatus in New York City to stock up on supplies, hang with friends and otherwise fortify ourselves for the next leg of the journey. We arrived in New Delhi, India about a week ago and after waking up in this...
September 24th, 2006 | India | Read More

Interviews with Each Other: Peru

Interviews with Each Other: Peru
We’ve just reached the end of our whirlwind journey through Peru, and are now taking off for the beaches of Brazil! Before we board our plane for shores unknown, we decided to interview each other about the best and worst of our trip so far. Here are our very candid thoughts about life as a Lost...
September 8th, 2006 | Group Travel, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Packing & Wardrobe, Peru | Read More

Lost Family of the Week: The Rennhacks

Lost Family of the Week: The Rennhacks
As style-savvy media chicks living in the city that gave rise to Project Runway and Daily Candy and Carrie Bradshaw, Jen, Holly and have I spent far more of our 20s contemplating the proper way to layer fall fashions (without looking bulky) and sprinting between post-work launch parties (without snapping...
August 30th, 2006 | Family & Kid Travel, Lost Girls, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru | Read More

Puno and Titicaca: Smells just about right

Puno and Titicaca: Smells just about right
by Amanda Pressner LG Executive Editor Jen, Holly and I had stayed longer in Cuzco, Peru than almost any other gringo we’d met–nearly three weeks–and I was starting to feel like we’d simply relocated to a new town. It was time to journey on. We decided to brave the sub-zero winter...
August 28th, 2006 | Backpacking & Trekking, City Travel, Hostels, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru | Read More

Charity Cases? An LG Quandary

Charity Cases? An LG Quandary
In a post earlier this month, we wrote about how the angel-faced children of Peru had the power to melt both our hearts and our resolve: Quite often Hol, Jen and I often would save our spare change just so we could distribute it among the palms of little ones who wanted to buy candy. While my conscience...
August 28th, 2006 | Finances & Savings, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More