Archive for the ‘Traveling Solo & Together’ Category

Lost with a Boyfriend: A Fling to Ecuador

Lost with a Boyfriend: A Fling to Ecuador
I have a confession to make about the marathon journey Jen, Hol and I took around the planet last year. By the time we’d had reached the end of the trip (and I’d completed an extra month of exploring Australia on my own), my enthusiasm for backpacking had fizzled to the point of almost total...
February 27th, 2008 | Air, Backpacking & Trekking, Couples Travel, Ecuador | Read More

Blogs we Love: Traveling with Kids

Blogs we Love: Traveling with Kids
Okay forgive us for being total chicks here, but how friggin’ cute is this travel blog? The posts on Traveling with Elliot are pretty standards family-on-a-trip stuff, but the photos are so adorable that we haven’t actually been doing much reading. In the past year, little Elliot has visited...
January 31st, 2008 | Blogging Your Trip, Family & Kid Travel, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Websites and Blogs | Read More

My no-laptop diet

My no-laptop diet
So, I’ve been wrestling with whether or not to go back and share some of the more interesting/scary/annoying/joyous aspects of my last two and a half weeks of solo travel in Australia. Since I feel like I can’t “return home” online without sharing what happened at the very end,...
October 6th, 2007 | Australia, Blogging Your Trip, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Solo Travel | Read More

Learning to Live-Aboard

Learning to Live-Aboard
I first heard about live-aboard dive trips about four year ago, when I got my SCUBA certification in Grand Cayman, and almost immediately decided that it was something I’d never do. The idea of stranding myself at sea on a tiny boat for several days sounded pretty unappealing (claustrophobic, even)...
September 22nd, 2007 | Australia, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Solo Travel | Read More

Call me shallow: my favorite new reason to dive

Call me shallow: my favorite new reason to dive
Yes the schools of fishies are pretty and there’s no faster way to find an instant community of adventurous new friends, but on my first liveaboard experience, I found another great reason to take the plunge: scuba diving burns insane amounts of calories! I’d heard that rumor long before...
September 20th, 2007 | Australia, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Solo Travel | Read More

Solo Adventures in Oz: Cape Tribulation

Solo Adventures in Oz: Cape Tribulation
After a single day wandering through Cairns as a solo traveler (and getting woken up constantly at, quite possibly, the worst hostel in all of Queensland), I’d already morphed into a diffident, sleep-deprived version of former self. Now that I had all the freedom in the world, what was I supposed...
September 13th, 2007 | Australia, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Solo Travel, Tours & Attractions, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Lost in the Mail: Traveling As A Couple

Lost in the Mail: Traveling As A Couple
This week’s Lost in the Mail comes from a couple who are about to embark a career break to hit the road. Q: Hi LGs! I have been reading your site since sometime before your travels in India, and became hooked and read all of your back entries (ps: I hate my job and I really heart blogs). Your...
September 9th, 2007 | Couples Travel, Lost in the Mail, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Lost Girl of the Week: Kyle Hepp

Lost Girl of the Week: Kyle Hepp
When we came across Kyle Hepp’s blog detailing her life as an ex-pat living in Chile, we bookmarked it immediately. Not only does the girl have a flair for spinning the mundane into the hilarious, but the story of how she met her husband (a Chilean hottie!) simply made us melt. Talk about the benefits...
September 7th, 2007 | Chile, Couples Travel, Expats Abroad, Lost Girl of the Week | Read More

Solo Adventures in Oz: Alone in Cairns

Solo Adventures in Oz: Alone in Cairns
To save money a little money during my post-Lost Girls adventure, I’d booked the absolute last flight of the day from Melbourne to Cairns, the capital of Queensland. In retrospect, this was not my smartest-ever idea. When my plane finally scooted into the terminal at 2:00am, fog and darkness enshrouded...
September 4th, 2007 | Australia, Hostels, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Solo Travel, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Adventures in Oz: Learning to Fly Solo

Adventures in Oz: Learning to Fly Solo
On the very last night of The Lost Girls RTW girlfriend’s-getaway-of-a-lifetime, I announced to my traveling companions that I didn’t really feel all that sad. “We’re gonna be seeing each other in a couple months, right? It’s not like we’re saying goodbye forever…” The...
August 17th, 2007 | Australia, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Solo Travel | Read More