Archive for the ‘Traveling Solo & Together’ Category

Lost Girl of the Week: Denice Crawford

Lost Girl of the Week: Denice Crawford
While Denice Crawford admits that she’s never been the biggest fan of traveling (motion sickness and a fear of flying kind of put a damper on things) few things make her happier than journeying overseas to learn about new cultures and places. She recently wrote to tell us why she’s living...
October 5th, 2008 | Couples Travel, Expats Abroad, Lost Girl of the Week, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

South of the Border

South of the Border
I’m used to hauling backpacks and shacking in hostels with my fellow Lost Girls, but my latest getaway was done family style: I met my mother and sister Kate for a resort vacation in Playa Del Carmen. Just 45 minutes south of Cancun on the Mayan Riviera, the beach town is filled with souvenir shops...
July 10th, 2008 | Family & Kid Travel, Mexico, Shopping & Style, Sports & Games, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Lost Girl of the Week: Ida Becker

Lost Girl of the Week: Ida Becker
It’s often people, more so than a pretty landscape, that makes a place really memorable. Rubbing elbows with the locals can open your eyes to a whole new way of seeing the world, as I learned from sitting on the beach in Bahia after a Brazilian woman invited me into her circle of friends. I curled...
July 8th, 2008 | Blogging Your Trip, Lost Girl of the Week, Photography & Video, Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Volunteering & Giving Back, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Lost Girl of the Week: Julie Stone

Lost Girl of the Week: Julie Stone
As much as Jen, Holly and I loved traveling together as a dynamic trio of girlfriends, we always wondered what it might be like to do a similar trip with a boyfriend. Happily, our questions were answered after stumbling upon Globestompers.com, created by fellow backpacker diva Julie Stone, and her fiance...
April 30th, 2008 | Adventure Travel, Argentina, Backpacking & Trekking, Brazil, Car, Couples Travel, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girl of the Week, Lost Girls, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

The 2008 Travvies: Nominations are open!

The 2008 Travvies: Nominations are open!
Hey travel fans…it’s that time of year again! The nominations are now open for the 2008 Travvies. These are the coveted awards given out to the best travel resources on the web and were created by Mark Ashley of the site Upgrade: Travel Better. We were in Bali last year when discovered that...
March 26th, 2008 | Blogging Your Trip, Group Travel, LG Press & Media, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Lost in Ecuador: Sink or Swim in Baños

Lost in Ecuador: Sink or Swim in Baños
In Spanish, the word baños actually means “bathroom,” so I found it amusing that an entire town christened was such (but I promise to spare you attempts at potty humor in this post). My bf Jeff and I learned that the name actually refers to the thermal hot springs, or baths, that well...
March 18th, 2008 | Adventure Travel, Couples Travel, Ecuador, Food & Wine, Hostels, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Lost in Ecuador: Lava on the Rocks

Lost in Ecuador: Lava on the Rocks
Wiped out from the endless rain showers that had soaked us to the skin in Mindo, Jeff and I decided that we might have better luck with the weather in the town of Baños, home of the Tungurahua volcano. True, the big cone had blown its top just 8 days before our arrival in Ecuador (sending a smoldering...
March 17th, 2008 | Adventure Travel, Couples Travel, Ecuador, Hostels, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Lost with a Boyfriend: Beyond Cumbaya (The Country Retreat)

Lost with a Boyfriend: Beyond Cumbaya (The Country Retreat)
After sleeping off one hell of a long-haul travel hangover, Jeff and I stumbled downstairs to meet our hosts, Andrew and his Ecuadorian girlfriend Lau, for the day’s activity. When the pair had originally suggested a small barbeque at the family farm outside of Quito, I’d somehow presumed...
March 6th, 2008 | Adventure Travel, Couples Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Ecuador | Read More

Lost with a Boyfriend: Arriving in Quito

Lost with a Boyfriend: Arriving in Quito
After we waited at the carousel in the Quito Airport for nearly a half hour and not spotting out bags, Jeff and I were convinced the airline had lost our luggage. Eventually we spotted them, our two sad little suitcases sitting all alone (just waiting to be snatched) at another carousel several feet...
February 29th, 2008 | City Travel, Couples Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Ecuador, Food & Wine | Read More

Lost with a Boyfriend: Ecuador or Bust!

Lost with a Boyfriend: Ecuador or Bust!
LG’s Law of Travel #483: The better prepared you attempt to be for your journey, the more egregiously your best-laid plans will veer off course. Jen, Holly and I pretty much relied on dumb luck, and the occasional kindness of embassy officials,to get us from point A to B during our year around...
February 28th, 2008 | Air, Couples Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Ecuador, Leaving & Coming Home | Read More