Articles By: Jen B

Searching for Simba

Searching for Simba
Like most of our fellow Village Volunteers, Amanda, Holly and I jumped at the chance to sign up for an affordable 1-day safari organized by one of the in-country coordinators, and a member of the Maasai tribe, Emmanuel. Not only would we be guided through the world famous Masai Mara National Reserve...
November 13th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Tours & Attractions, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Silly Mzungus

Silly Mzungus
When you’re an obvious stranger in a strange land, or in our case, a bustling pastoral community in Western Kenya, it’s bound to attract some attention – particularly if you’re of the paler skinned variety as we are. Every time we venture outside the borders of our volunteer...
October 22nd, 2006 | Kenya, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

A Flame Tree Dream Fulfilled

A Flame Tree Dream Fulfilled
When the girls and I first began to discuss the itinerary for our year around the world, there were certain locations that each of us just had to visit and specific goals we felt compelled to achieve. For Amanda, it was perfecting her Spanish in Peru; for Holly it was earning her Yoga teaching certificate...
October 3rd, 2006 | Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Travel Books & Movies, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Goooooaaaaalllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Goooooaaaaalllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When spending time in Brazil, there are a few unofficial rules and must dos, such as: Make like a local and hit the beach in a skimpy bikini or speedo; initiate impromptu caipirinha happy hours any time during the day; find a reputable capoeira school and sign up for classes; and, last but not least,...
September 18th, 2006 | Brazil, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Sports & Games | Read More

Gotta have that Favela Funk!

Gotta have that Favela Funk!
Shortly after arriving to Mellow Yellow, we were repeatedly asked the same question by our fellow hostel mates. Actually it was more like an assumed statement. “Of course you’re going to the Favela Funk party?” The favela whata? Wasn’t that some sort of bean? Oh, no wait, that’s...
September 18th, 2006 | Brazil, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Parties, Festivals & Events | Read More

All Roads Lead to Mellow Yellow!

All Roads Lead to Mellow Yellow!
Most of the time on trips like ours, bad luck and bumps in the road are simply a matter of chance. But sometimes life will throw out so many signs pointing in one direction, and for better or worse, we’d be fools not to follow them. Such was the case recently in Brazil. Before touching down in...
September 14th, 2006 | Backpacking & Trekking, Brazil, Hostels, Hotels & Resorts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More

American Defined

American Defined
Today began like most others on the road. Sleeping three to a room in our crash pad du jour, we were pulled from a deep sleep by the persistent buzzing of our ‘travel alarm’ – a.k.a. the timer on my $39 Fossil. I let out a frustrated groan; fumbling to silence the source of our pain...
September 11th, 2006 | Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru | Read More

Welcome to the Jungle

Welcome to the Jungle
When we first nominated Peru to be the inaugural country on our big jaunt around the world, there was one thing we all agreed on – exploring the jungle was non-negotiable! Sure, we’d all been in rainforests before in countries like Costa Rica, Belize and Guatemala, but saying you’ve...
August 29th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru, Tours & Attractions, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Lattes, Lindsay Lohan and Other Luxuries

Lattes, Lindsay Lohan and Other Luxuries
As seasoned travelers, we’ve each developed an unofficial code of conduct to live by whenever we go global. Some collective Lost Girls’ road rules, include: Always attempt to speak the language; avoid typically American faux pas (e.g. acting like your country’s rules apply abroad);...
August 20th, 2006 | City Travel, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru | Read More

Will Travel For Food

Will Travel For Food
The Lost Girls may misplace our luggage or get turned around from time to time, but the one thing we rarely lose is our insatiable appetite (except when we discovered chicken feet floating in our soup). Before we left for this trip, I had visions of any excess pounds just melting away as we desperately...
August 15th, 2006 | Food & Wine, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru | Read More