Archive for the ‘Backpacking & Trekking’ Category

Lost in: Luang Prabang

Lost in: Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang’s idyllic reputation has long preceded it, disseminated through Southeast Asia by blissed-out backpackers who’d rave about the stunning natural setting, genteel people and, ironically, the relative lack of other backpackers. Unlike Vietnam and Thailand, where the package tour...
February 18th, 2007 | Asia, Backpacking & Trekking, Food & Wine, Laos, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Shopping & Style, Spa & Beauty | Read More

Why Pay More? Because You’re a Westerner

Why Pay More? Because You’re a Westerner
Once the first seven months on the road passed and our bank balances started growing dangerously anemic, our resident secretary/treasurer Jen B started creating lists, charts and even excel spreadsheets (hey, we’re all computer nerds) to figure out exactly why we were exceeding our $30 per day...
February 3rd, 2007 | Asia, Backpacking & Trekking, Finances & Savings, Laos, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More

All Roads Lead to Mellow Yellow!

All Roads Lead to Mellow Yellow!
Most of the time on trips like ours, bad luck and bumps in the road are simply a matter of chance. But sometimes life will throw out so many signs pointing in one direction, and for better or worse, we’d be fools not to follow them. Such was the case recently in Brazil. Before touching down in...
September 14th, 2006 | Backpacking & Trekking, Brazil, Hostels, Hotels & Resorts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More

Puno and Titicaca: Smells just about right

Puno and Titicaca: Smells just about right
by Amanda Pressner LG Executive Editor Jen, Holly and I had stayed longer in Cuzco, Peru than almost any other gringo we’d met–nearly three weeks–and I was starting to feel like we’d simply relocated to a new town. It was time to journey on. We decided to brave the sub-zero winter...
August 28th, 2006 | Backpacking & Trekking, City Travel, Hostels, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru | Read More

Dodging the (blanket) fuzz

Dodging the (blanket) fuzz
Puno, the Peruvian gateway to Lake Titicaca, turned out to be something of a slum with prisonlike, unheated accommodations, so we opted not to stay there for another night and instead take a five hour bus directly to infinitely more gorgeous “White City” of Arequipa. Earlier in the day, we’d...
July 19th, 2006 | Backpacking & Trekking, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru | Read More

Have TP, Will Travel

Have TP, Will Travel
Travel has a way of bringing you back to the very basics of life-food, shelter, warmth and um, bodily functions. The sad fact is, Holly, Jen and I have spent far more time discussing the bathroom and what goes on inside of it than any other topic, and we’ve long been baffled by the conspicuous...
July 19th, 2006 | Backpacking & Trekking, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Packing & Wardrobe, Peru | Read More

Independence Day on El Camino Inca

Independence Day on El Camino Inca
After months spent planning our expedition to Peru for the ultimate outdoor adventure-a four-day, 26-mile climb through the Andes Mountains to the “Lost” city of Machu Picchu-we very nearly didn’t make it to the Inca Trail at all. Just days before we were supposed to lace up our hiking...
July 11th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Central and South America, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru, Photography & Video, Spiritual Travel | Read More

LG of the Week: Victoria Brown

LG of the Week: Victoria Brown
In short, a lost girl is any woman on the road to self discovery. We were inspired by fellow Lost Girl Victoria Brown, 25. Check out how she caught the travel bug and her lessons learned on the road. “I made my first venture abroad at the age of 13, traveling to eastern Australia and New Zealand...
June 29th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Lost Girl of the Week, Lost Girls, Spiritual Travel, Traveling Solo & Together | Read More

The Children of Cusco

The Children of Cusco
The Lost Girls find themselves 11,000 feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains in Cusco, Peru. This center of ancient Inca culture boasts bustling squares, historic cathedrals and rainbow-colored flags. But what the Lost Girls find most enchanting about this city are all of the beautiful children....
June 26th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru, Photography & Video | Read More

Last Night a T-Shirt Saved My Life

Last Night a T-Shirt Saved My Life
Okay, not to be too melodramatic, but I really have been waking up in cold sweats, panicked about the final “packing of the backpack.” It’s not just that the girls and I have to prepare for weather that ranges from 32 degrees F (Inca Trail Hike) to 90 degrees (Rio), but that my on-the-road...
June 17th, 2006 | Backpacking & Trekking, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Packing & Wardrobe, Shopping & Style | Read More