Archive for the ‘Kenya’ Category

The Lost Girls Love Adventure Life

The Lost Girls Love Adventure Life
When Jen, Amanda and I made it back home after our yearlong trek around the globe, the place that stuck with us the most wasn’t the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat in Cambodia or the Franz Joseph Glacier in New Zealand (though both are breathtaking), but rather a small farm town in Kenya called Kiminini....
July 3rd, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru, Staying There, Tours & Attractions, Travel Philosophy, Travel Products & Services, Volunteering & Giving Back, Websites and Blogs | Read More

It Takes a Village: part 2

It Takes a Village: part 2
As many of you know, Jen, Amanda and I volunteered in Kenya through a program called Village Volunteers, and this is a classroom at Pathfinder Academy, a school where we lived in huts and worked with the children. Recent elections in Kenya have triggered violence between the different tribes, volunteers...
January 28th, 2008 | Health & Safety, Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

It Takes A Village: part 1

It Takes A Village: part 1
A big motivation for going on this RTW trip was to learn about how other people live. And since we’ve been blessed by being born in middle-class America, we wanted to donate some time and money to a good cause. What better way to accomplish both than to volunteer? Jen surfed the net and found Village...
April 4th, 2007 | Africa, Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Just Say ‘Om’

Just Say ‘Om’
The Lost Girls found a secret hideaway in Diani Beach on the coast of Kenya: Shaanti Holistic Health Resort and Retreat. Set on a white sand beach overlooking the Indian Ocean, it’s an oasis of calm. Yoga and meditation classes are offered daily on an outdoor platform, Ayurvedic facials and massages...
December 15th, 2006 | Hotels & Resorts, Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Spa & Beauty, Spiritual Travel | Read More

A Monkey Stole My Mango!

A Monkey Stole My Mango!
We seem to have a little problem with the animals of the world stealing our stuff. Well, more accurately, Holly’s stuff. First there was the kinkachu in the Amazon that bit holes through her wallet and nearly made off with her shiny new camera. Then, in the Diani Beachalets, a pretty balsy monkey...
December 15th, 2006 | Hotels & Resorts, Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Beds, Baths and Beyond

Beds, Baths and Beyond
When Holly, Amanda and I decided to take an entire year off from the ‘real world’ to globetrot together, we realized it was a huge commitment. We knew from experience that we were excellent travel buddies, but jetting off for a week’s vacation to escape our daily grind wasn’t...
December 11th, 2006 | Group Travel, Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Spa & Beauty | Read More

Love for Sale

Love for Sale
As someone who managed to learn depressively little about international geography during my formative years, I barely knew that Kenya had a coastline, let alone a gleaming ribbon of icing white sand and its own rhinestone speckled stretch of Indian Ocean. We hadn’t planned to follow up our recent...
December 5th, 2006 | Health & Safety, Hotels & Resorts, Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | 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

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

Leaving Pathfinder

Leaving Pathfinder
Get Your Own! | View Slideshow On the last night of our incredible volunteer experience at Pathfinder Academy in Kenya, the pre-teen girls we’d been working with for nearly a month surprised us by singing personal farewells at a candlelight dinner. We’d grown to love these little women...
November 13th, 2006 | Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More