Archive for the ‘Australia’ Category

Finding our Mojo

Finding our Mojo
Even before Jen, Holly and I had set foot on Australian soil, we figured we had a pretty solid grasp on life “Down Under.” Thanks to some quality American television shows, classic 80s movies and even a few cool advertising campaigns, we’d already gleaned several critical bits of information...
June 29th, 2007 | Adventure Travel, Australia, Cabins & Camping, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Sports & Games | Read More

Head for the Hills!: Part Two

Head for the Hills!: Part Two
Marshmallows + cheap wine + your best girlfriends= recipe for the perfect camping trip. After constructing a kick ass campfire (if we do say so ourselves), we settled into our foldout chairs with the mission of toasting the perfect marshmallow and catching up-since we don’t see each other enough...
June 25th, 2007 | Australia, Health & Safety, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More

Head for the Hills!: Part One

Head for the Hills!: Part One
Since the Lost Girls scored an awesome camper World Nomads camper van, we decided to take it-where else?-camping. Our premiere girlfriends getaway in the Blue Monster (as we affectionately named our new set of wheels) takes place in Barrington Tops National Park. I chose our destination in my usual last-minute...
June 24th, 2007 | Australia, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More

Oil Changes: Our Road Trip Near-Miss

Oil Changes: Our Road Trip Near-Miss
I should probably be more embarrassed to admit this, but during the six years I held both a valid driver’s licences and a working vehicle (affectionately named White Fire, in case you care), I never actually checked, changed or gave more than a passing thought to the oil. I had some vague awareness...
June 21st, 2007 | Australia, Car, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More

Kangaroo Invasion

Kangaroo Invasion
After living in the concrete jungle of New York City, the girls and I have encoutered wild life ranging from rats to cockroaches to drunken men. So when we heard that the hazy Blue Mountains (just 90 minutes outside of Sydney) were home to critters of a different kind-kangaroos-we hopped in the van and...
June 16th, 2007 | Australia, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Sydney Harbor Bridge: The Climb of Our Lives!

Sydney Harbor Bridge: The Climb of Our Lives!
It was a beautiful, sunny morning in Sydney and Amanda, Holly and I were spending it in typical fashion – – a teensy bit hung over from the night before and running late, OK really late, for our scheduled activity du jour. Normally, we were happy to adopt the customary Australian “no-worries”...
June 11th, 2007 | Adventure Travel, Australia, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Which Way is the Beach?

Which Way is the Beach?
A Lost Girl’s favorite way to see a new place is on foot, so the famous Coastal Walk from Bondi to Bronte Beach was just our speed. After reading about the five-kilometer, two-hour trail in our trusty Lonely Planet, we laced up our sneakers and set out to take a hike. The rocky bluffs, gemstone-blue...
June 6th, 2007 | Australia, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More

All About the Anzac

All About the Anzac
The first time I’d heard the word “Anzac,” it was used to describe a delicious, chewy cookie made from rolled oats, granulated sugar and shredded coconut. So, imagine my delight when I arrived in Sydney and learned that Australians have an entire holiday dedicated to Anzac, celebrated...
June 4th, 2007 | Australia, Hotels & Resorts, Parties, Festivals & Events, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Soaking Up Sydney

Soaking Up Sydney
When the weather gods deliver a day as brilliant as the one we recently had in Sydney–the last major city on our RTW route–it would be foolish not to spring out of bed and make the most of it. Well, the Lost Girls don’t exactly “spring,” but we did manage to zip out the...
June 3rd, 2007 | Australia, City Travel, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Tours & Attractions | Read More