Articles By: Jodi E

Gear Update: 18 months of Travel Later

Gear Update: 18 months of Travel Later
The Lost Girls first met Jodi last fall during one of her RTW trip stopovers in New York-and adored her! We clicked with her instantly, and got inspired to explore the world again after just listening to her travel stories. Here’s her update on what to pack after 18 months on the road. ***** By...
January 6th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, Packing & Wardrobe, Solo Travel | Read More

The Gili Islands: Indonesia’s Idyllic Beach Getaway

The Gili Islands: Indonesia’s Idyllic Beach Getaway
by Jodi Ettenberg Special to The Lost Girls A long-term traveler’s “island life” is imbued with a deeply decadent routine, one you could never justifiably adopt on a two-week holiday. The guilt associated with spending a full day reading on a soft ribbon of white sand, or sitting...
October 26th, 2009 | Hostels, Indonesia | Read More

The Best Books I Read on my RTW Adventure

The Best Books I Read on my RTW Adventure
by Jodi Ettenberg Special to The Lost Girls The thirsty demand for book recommendations is part-and-parcel of long term travel. While iPods and laptops are great time-wasters on an endless bus journey, nothing satisfies like the pages of a good book. When I travel, I try and limit my reading to non-fiction....
September 15th, 2009 | Travel Books & Movies | Read More

How To Plan a Round-the-World (RTW) Trip

How To Plan a Round-the-World (RTW) Trip
Okay, so the title of this post is a little bit of a misnomer. No matter how much advance thought you put into it-how many guidebooks you read, excel charts you create or the number of seasoned traveler whose brains you pick-it’s all but impossible to plot out your entire adventure while sitting...
March 9th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Air, Backpacking & Trekking, Blogging Your Trip, Budget Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Finances & Savings, Getting There Deals, Leaving & Coming Home, Packing & Wardrobe, Staying There, Tours & Attractions, Travel Philosophy, Websites and Blogs, Working Abroad | Read More

How to: Pack for a Year Away

How to: Pack for a Year Away
by Jodi Ettenberg Special to the Lost Girls After being on the road for a few months, I’ve found that everyone becomes a walking encyclopedia of travel tips. “Oh, you DEFINITELY need to check X place out, but whatever you do, don’t go to Y.” I am not exempt from this pathological...
October 19th, 2008 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Packing & Wardrobe, Shopping & Style, Travel Products & Services | Read More