Archive for the ‘Australia’ Category

LG Sydney Series: Blue Mountains

LG Sydney Series: Blue Mountains
Sydney was our last stop on our round-the-world trip, and we have plenty of amazing memories from living “Down Under.” Now ’til the end of October, we’re going to be recalling our favorite Sydney moments. At the end of each post, you’ll find out how to get the chance to...
October 20th, 2009 | Australia, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

LG Sydney Series: Bronte Beach Walk

LG Sydney Series: Bronte Beach Walk
Sydney was our last stop on our round-the-world trip, and we have plenty of amazing memories from living “Down Under.” Now ’til the end of October, we’re going to be recalling our favorite Sydney moments. At the end of each post, you’ll find out how to get the chance to...
October 16th, 2009 | Australia, Fitness & Workouts, Walking | Read More

LG Sydney Series: Our favorite reasons to visit

LG Sydney Series: Our favorite reasons to visit
We can’t believe it! It’s been more than two years since we completed the last leg of our round-the-world adventure, but we still find ourselves waxing nostalgic for the two months we spend living “Down Under” in Sydney. For more than two months, The Lost Girls called Oz our...
October 12th, 2009 | Australia | Read More

Couch Surfing Around the Globe

Couch Surfing Around the Globe
In August 2008, fresh out of school, Lost Girl Heather Stein took a four-month contract working as everyone’s favorite service professional: an international debt collector. As the economy started to tank, she realized that getting a job in a different field was going to be next to impossible. Not...
July 6th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Australia, Backpacking & Trekking, Bus, Canada, City Travel, Israel, Lost Girls, New York City, Sports & Games, Staying There, Traveling Solo & Together | Read More

Destination Sydney: Getting Vivid with It

Destination Sydney: Getting Vivid with It
Earlier this summer, while friends were pulling out shorts and bikinis in preparation for Memorial Day barbecues, I was cramming tights and sweaters into a carry-on bag and preparing to go Down Under for the winter. Why head to Australia just as the chilly weather has arrived? I made the journey from...
June 25th, 2009 | Australia, City Travel, Lost Girls, Parties, Festivals & Events, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Ultra Cheap Flights to Sydney this Summer

Ultra Cheap Flights to Sydney this Summer
Earlier this month, I took a 26-hour marathon flight from New York to Australia to be one of the first to experience Vivid Sydney-a three-week music and light festival that transformed the city’s harbor into a living art canvas. During my trip, I blogged about the experience for PeterGreenberg.com....
June 23rd, 2009 | Air, Australia, Finances & Savings | Read More

World Nomads: VAN-Tastistic Adventures Australian Road Trip

World Nomads: VAN-Tastistic Adventures Australian Road Trip
During the course of The Lost Girls’ year-long adventure around the world, Amanda, Holly and I tallied numerous brag-worthy adventures (hiking the Inca Trail; sandboarding down mountain-sized dunes; rafting over a 21 foot waterfall), unique cultural experiences (capoeira classes in a world-renowned...
May 12th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Australia, Car, Health & Safety, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Travel Products & Services | 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