Archive for the ‘Cruise’ Category

St. Patty’s Parties in Chicago

St. Patty’s Parties in Chicago
by Molly Fergus Apparently, the luck of the Irish is with us. We’re celebrating the greenest holiday of the year in Chicago – Jaunted’s top pick for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and one of CNN’s five selections for Emerald Isle festivities this side of the pond. Some...
March 17th, 2009 | Chicago, City Travel, Cruise, Dispatches from the Road, Ireland, Lost Girl of the Week, Parties, Festivals & Events, United States | Read More

Lost Girls Field Trip: Andros Island-Part 7

Lost Girls Field Trip: Andros Island-Part 7
Jen: While I wouldn’t trade my position as 1/3 of The Lost Girls writing team for anything in…well…the world, I recently spread my journalist wings and accepted my first solo assignment: a 9-part web series on Andros Island for the pop culture travel site, Jaunted.com. But even though...
February 25th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Andros Island, Bahamas, Cruise, Dispatches from the Road, Hotels & Resorts, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Taking the Polar Plunge

Taking the Polar Plunge
Maybe we were on a natural high after surviving the Drake Passage, or maybe all that fresh Antarctic air went straight to our heads, but almost every passenger on our voyage took a (polar) plunge and joined the Antarctic Swim Team. As our ship headed to Whaler’s Bay, Deception Island, in the South...
May 15th, 2008 | Adventure Travel, Antarctica, Cruise, Extras, Lost Girls, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Antarctica’s Rite of Passage

Antarctica’s Rite of Passage
The continent’s remote location isn’t the only challenge to setting foot on Antarctica-it’s also protected by the 500-mile wide Drake Passage carrying the world’s most turbulent waters. But ignorance was definitely bliss for all Antarctica virgins on board as our group of about...
May 5th, 2008 | Adventure Travel, Antarctica, Cruise, Extras, Lost Girls | Read More

Gear Gone Missing

Gear Gone Missing
One of my favorite things about blogging is the cool people you meet through the web. One such woman is Wendy Ferguson a fellow travel-lover and New Yorker who recently returned from Antarctica. When Wendy (pictured here) read that I was heading to the South Pole as well, she went beyond giving me travel...
April 17th, 2008 | Adventure Travel, Air, Antarctica, Cruise, Packing & Wardrobe | Read More

Antarctica: The Final Frontier

Antarctica: The Final Frontier
The South Pole was on the top of my travel wish list, and I finally made it to the bottom of the world. There’s been some debate about whether the tourism boom is good or bad for The Ice (just 6,750 people traveled to the South Pole in ’92/’93, compared to about 40,000 this year, according...
March 30th, 2008 | Adventure Travel, Antarctica, Cruise, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

A Slow Boat through Myanmar

A Slow Boat through Myanmar
Eureka! When we arrived at breakfast on the second day of our Myanmar river cruise, a member of the crew approached to inform Dad and Nadine that their luggage had finally arrived. It was not a moment too soon. After that morning’s scheduled activity-a visit to one of Bagan’s food and crafts...
April 29th, 2007 | Asia, Cruise, Family & Kid Travel, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Myanmar, Planning | Read More

Way Down Upon the Ayeyarwady River

Way Down Upon the Ayeyarwady River
Another crack-of-dawn morning for Dad, Nadine, Holly and me. After scarfing another quick buffet breakfast (I limited myself to a single plate this time), we flagged down a rusted-out taxicab with no shocks, cushioning or seatbelts but four working wheels and headed to the Yangon airport. Since Dad and...
April 27th, 2007 | Asia, Cruise, Family & Kid Travel, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Myanmar, Planning | Read More

Cruisin’ Halong

Cruisin’ Halong
When we first planned our trip to North Vietnam, I was insistent that we set aside at least a few days to visit Halong Bay (which means “Bay of Descending Dragons” in Vietnamese). Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, Halong Bay is one of the country’s most gorgeous and renowned...
April 8th, 2007 | Adventure Travel, Asia, Cruise, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Tours & Attractions, Vietnam | Read More

Surfing the Backwater

Surfing the Backwater
Unless there are hot men, scuba tanks or free alcohol samples involved, my fellow LG’s and I typically stay away from organized, made-for-backpacker tours. But after hearing rave reviews from other seasoned travelers, Jen and I decided to make an exception and book a houseboat “cruise”...
January 2nd, 2007 | Cruise, India, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More