Archive for the ‘Backpacking & Trekking’ Category

Lost Girl of the Week: Jessica Marie

Lost Girl of the Week: Jessica Marie
Most would-be travelers need some sort of catalyst to uproot them from a comfy spot on the couch (or an exceedingly uncomfortable office chair) and propel them towards the open road. For many, its a window of unscheduled time–the period between college and grad school, a sabatical from work, an...
May 30th, 2008 | Backpacking & Trekking, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girl of the Week, Quitting & Career Management | Read More

Lost Girl of the Week: Julie Stone

Lost Girl of the Week: Julie Stone
As much as Jen, Holly and I loved traveling together as a dynamic trio of girlfriends, we always wondered what it might be like to do a similar trip with a boyfriend. Happily, our questions were answered after stumbling upon Globestompers.com, created by fellow backpacker diva Julie Stone, and her fiance...
April 30th, 2008 | Adventure Travel, Argentina, Backpacking & Trekking, Brazil, Car, Couples Travel, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girl of the Week, Lost Girls, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Lost with a Boyfriend: A Fling to Ecuador

Lost with a Boyfriend: A Fling to Ecuador
I have a confession to make about the marathon journey Jen, Hol and I took around the planet last year. By the time we’d had reached the end of the trip (and I’d completed an extra month of exploring Australia on my own), my enthusiasm for backpacking had fizzled to the point of almost total...
February 27th, 2008 | Air, Backpacking & Trekking, Couples Travel, Ecuador | Read More

Travel Gear: Downsizing your Life…in 3 oz or less

Travel Gear: Downsizing your Life…in 3 oz or less
Lucky Magazine really isn’t the first place we turn to learn about fabulous-yet-practical products for backpackers (they once ran a travel spread featuring $900 Marc Jacobs “trekking boots”) but it was in the January issue that we first learned about our newest web obsession: www.Minimus.biz. The...
January 4th, 2008 | Air, Backpacking & Trekking, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Packing & Wardrobe, Planning, Travel Products & Services | Read More

Lost in New Zealand: The South Island

Lost in New Zealand: The South Island
While New Zealand’s North Island plays host to the bulk of its population, many people believe that its Southern sister provides far more in the way of stunning natural settings, atmospheric small towns and brag-worthy adventure activities. Amused by the sibling rivalry and excited to indulge our...
May 28th, 2007 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Car, City Travel, Fitness & Workouts, Food & Wine, Hostels, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, New Zealand, Spa & Beauty | Read More

There’s No Place Like Home

There’s No Place Like Home
I never thought I’d travel halfway around the world to spend a Sunday night watching Sex in the City and ordering take out. When our new twenty-three year old French friend, Emmanuel (we met him on the train back from Sapa), invited us to his home for wine and cheese, we jumped at the chance to...
April 11th, 2007 | Asia, Backpacking & Trekking, Food & Wine, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Vietnam | Read More

The Sapa Slide

The Sapa Slide
After spending several days pounding the pavement for essential cold weather attire, haggling hard core for souvenirs, playing endless rounds of “Frogger” with gangs of cyclo drivers and wading through the maze of overcrowded side streets in Hanoi’s bustling Old Quarter, Holly, Amanda...
April 6th, 2007 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Vietnam | Read More

Full Moon Dance

Full Moon Dance
When it comes to certain famous cities around the world, most people tend to paint a romanticized picture in their heads about the specific type of experience they’ll have. You know, like dancing ‘til dawn in the streets of Rio with elaborately beaded and feathered revelers during Carnival...
March 16th, 2007 | Backpacking & Trekking, Health & Safety, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Parties, Festivals & Events, Thailand | Read More

Blame It on “The Beach”

Blame It on “The Beach”
Long before there was a Sex in the City tour highlighting Carrie Bradshaw’s favorite cosmo-sipping spots and a DaVinci Code tour tracing Robert Langdon’s quest for the Holy Grail, backpackers were following the footsteps of their own unlikely hero-Leonardo DeCaprio-who stumbled upon a white...
March 11th, 2007 | Asia, Backpacking & Trekking, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Planning, Thailand | Read More

Beyond the Full Moon

Beyond the Full Moon
Although it probably didn’t seem like it from my previous blog entry, Amanda and I actually didn’t spend our entire time in Ko Pha-Ngan sipping buckets. In between the half moon, New Year’s Eve and full moon parties, the rest of our time was spent exploring the island, working out,...
March 8th, 2007 | Backpacking & Trekking, Health & Safety, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Parties, Festivals & Events, Thailand | Read More