Articles By: Jen B

Sydney Harbor Bridge: The Climb of Our Lives!

Sydney Harbor Bridge: The Climb of Our Lives!
It was a beautiful, sunny morning in Sydney and Amanda, Holly and I were spending it in typical fashion – – a teensy bit hung over from the night before and running late, OK really late, for our scheduled activity du jour. Normally, we were happy to adopt the customary Australian “no-worries”...
June 11th, 2007 | Adventure Travel, Australia, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful – Bali!

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful – Bali!
So I know it’s a bit lame to steal the Cover Girl cosmetics tagline for the title of my blog, but honestly, it’s the perfect way to describe Indonesia’s famous hedonist hotspot. To proof it, I’ll break it down for you one word at a time! Easy: Everything from the low key, little...
May 12th, 2007 | Fitness & Workouts, Group Travel, Indonesia, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More

Home Sweet Retirement Home

Home Sweet Retirement Home
Being away from home for as long as we have, there are certain things I wish I could have tucked in my backpack to save for a rainy day, while there are others that I was happy to have left behind in The Big Apple. Items stacked high on the “Don’t Miss Pile”…Overpriced apartment...
April 22nd, 2007 | Asia, Family & Kid Travel, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, North America | Read More

Cruisin’ Halong

Cruisin’ Halong
When we first planned our trip to North Vietnam, I was insistent that we set aside at least a few days to visit Halong Bay (which means “Bay of Descending Dragons” in Vietnamese). Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, Halong Bay is one of the country’s most gorgeous and renowned...
April 8th, 2007 | Adventure Travel, Asia, Cruise, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Tours & Attractions, Vietnam | Read More

The Sapa Slide

The Sapa Slide
After spending several days pounding the pavement for essential cold weather attire, haggling hard core for souvenirs, playing endless rounds of “Frogger” with gangs of cyclo drivers and wading through the maze of overcrowded side streets in Hanoi’s bustling Old Quarter, Holly, Amanda...
April 6th, 2007 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Vietnam | Read More

Full Moon Dance

Full Moon Dance
When it comes to certain famous cities around the world, most people tend to paint a romanticized picture in their heads about the specific type of experience they’ll have. You know, like dancing ‘til dawn in the streets of Rio with elaborately beaded and feathered revelers during Carnival...
March 16th, 2007 | Backpacking & Trekking, Health & Safety, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Parties, Festivals & Events, Thailand | Read More

Beyond the Full Moon

Beyond the Full Moon
Although it probably didn’t seem like it from my previous blog entry, Amanda and I actually didn’t spend our entire time in Ko Pha-Ngan sipping buckets. In between the half moon, New Year’s Eve and full moon parties, the rest of our time was spent exploring the island, working out,...
March 8th, 2007 | Backpacking & Trekking, Health & Safety, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Parties, Festivals & Events, Thailand | Read More

Lazin’ in Laos with Friends

Lazin’ in Laos with Friends
“Oh My God! This is the one where Ross and Rachel first get together. I love this episode,” we heard an overly-perky blonde exclaim from across the crowded restaurant. Hmm! Very interesting! This wasn’t the sort of thing we’d expect to hear in Laos of all places, but Amanda and...
February 25th, 2007 | Adventure Travel, Laos, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More

Holy Laos!

Holy Laos!
While there are some drawbacks to following the backpacker trail – – competing for the same Lonely Planet-recommended hostels, squeezing onto over-crowded buses and trains and being constantly reminded just how much Bush sucks (for the love of God, we know already; none of us even voted for...
January 19th, 2007 | Asia, Laos, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Spa & Beauty | Read More

Becoming Maasai

Becoming Maasai
While we thought the safari would be the highlight of our brief visit to the land of the Maasai, we soon discovered that our most exciting adventure had yet to come. Since we only had one more day to spend with Emmanuel before heading back to Nairobi, he told us he’d arranged for a few friends...
December 4th, 2006 | Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Parties, Festivals & Events | Read More