Archive for the ‘Australia/New Zealand/Pacific’ Category

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

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

Taking the Long Way Around

Taking the Long Way Around
The Lost Girls officially pulled off the trip of a lifetime by safely landing in Oz, and it’s time to end our yearlong journey. While all the lessons we’ve learned on the road probably won’t hit us until after we’re back in the States, we do know this: Travel has proved we’re...
July 29th, 2007 | Australia, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More

The Lost Girls on CNN

The Lost Girls on CNN
When we received the following email several weeks ago (soon after reaching Australia), I immediately assumed it was some sort of hoax: Hello. I produce a program called “Project Life,” a new television program hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, which will air on CNN International and CNN Headline...
July 23rd, 2007 | Australia, LG Press & Media, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More

The Countdown

The Countdown
A white elephant has decided to crash The Lost Girls adventure and of course, none of us want to admit that its there. He’s rearing his big head all over Australia, distracting us as we try to plan road trips, acting like a downer at happy hours and forcing us to toss and turn at 3:00am instead...
July 15th, 2007 | Australia, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Planning, Solo Travel | Read More

Crash and Learn: Part 2

Crash and Learn: Part 2
After spending two full days lapping up the luxury and relaxing atmosphere at The Golden Door Spa, I had almost forgotten about the fact that I’d kinda, sorta damaged our van just a teensy, weensy bit. That was until we were forced to drag our dirty backpacks out of our lovely world of tranquility...
July 10th, 2007 | Australia, Car, Health & Safety, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Spa & Beauty | Read More

Crash and Learn: Part 1

Crash and Learn: Part 1
All you loyal readers out there can attest to the fact that unbelievable luck has often followed in Holly, Amanda and my footsteps throughout our round-the-world journey. For those of you just tuning in to our blog, allow me to recap. During our travels, The Lost Girls have managed to: 1. Convince the...
July 6th, 2007 | Australia, Health & Safety, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Photography & Video, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Hunter Valley: A Hedonist’s Playground

Hunter Valley: A Hedonist’s Playground
There’s a lot more to Oz than the sunburned outback and endless beaches. When my fellow Lost Girls and I heard about the rolling vineyards, gourmet restaurants and relaxing spas that were to be found in Hunter Valley, we refilled the oil in our camper van (we learned our lesson!) and hit the road....
July 4th, 2007 | Australia, Cabins & Camping, Food & Wine, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Spa & Beauty, Tours & Attractions | Read More

A Fine Day for the Opera (House)

A Fine Day for the Opera (House)
Last week, we learned that the Sydney Opera House just received official recognition as one of the most fabulous places on the planet, earning a coveted spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List (an honor it shares with such international treasures as the Taj Mahal, the Egyptian Pyramids and the Great Wall...
July 2nd, 2007 | Australia, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Tours & Attractions | Read More