Archive for the ‘Fitness & Workouts’ Category

Training for a Tri

Training for a Tri
With just a few chapters left to write, my fellow LGs and I are almost done with the book. Kind of like cramming for finals, we’ve hunkered down over our computers, fortified ourselves with coffee and chocolate, and have pulled more than a few all-nighters. Now we’re ready to shoot for a...
March 6th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Fitness & Workouts, New York City | Read More

Lost Girls Field Trip: Andros Island-Part 6

Lost Girls Field Trip: Andros Island-Part 6
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 20th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Andros Island, Bike, Fitness & Workouts, Getting There, Hotels & Resorts, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Walk This Way

Walk This Way
Being in a new place can be disorienting: Where can you grab coffee? Take a yoga class? Find a good book? To learn what’s around, check out walkscore.com. Simply type in your address to get a list of grocery stores, coffee shops, libraries, parks, restaurants, bars, gyms and more within 2 miles...
January 16th, 2009 | Fitness & Workouts, Websites and Blogs | Read More

The World’s Largest Marathon: New York City

The World’s Largest Marathon: New York City
My favorite way to explore any city is to run or bike through it. And I was lucky enough to be able to join 39,000 people running through all five boroughs for the ING New York City marathon last Sunday. More than 100,000 people applied from all over the world. I took the Staten Island ferry to the...
November 8th, 2008 | Fitness & Workouts, Sports & Games, United States | 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

Antarctica: A long way down

Antarctica: A long way down
Ushuaia is known as both del fin del mundo (translation: the end of the world) and the beginning of the journey to Antarctica from South America. Convicts helped construct its streets, bridges, and buildings after the Argentinean government built a jail here in the early 1900s. Officials figured wannabe-escape...
April 20th, 2008 | Adventure Travel, Antarctica, Argentina, Fitness & Workouts, Packing & Wardrobe, Planning | Read More

Learning to Live-Aboard

Learning to Live-Aboard
I first heard about live-aboard dive trips about four year ago, when I got my SCUBA certification in Grand Cayman, and almost immediately decided that it was something I’d never do. The idea of stranding myself at sea on a tiny boat for several days sounded pretty unappealing (claustrophobic, even)...
September 22nd, 2007 | Australia, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Solo Travel | Read More

Call me shallow: my favorite new reason to dive

Call me shallow: my favorite new reason to dive
Yes the schools of fishies are pretty and there’s no faster way to find an instant community of adventurous new friends, but on my first liveaboard experience, I found another great reason to take the plunge: scuba diving burns insane amounts of calories! I’d heard that rumor long before...
September 20th, 2007 | Australia, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Solo Travel | Read More

Lost in the Mail: The Inca Trail

Lost in the Mail: The Inca Trail
This week’s Lost in the Mail comes to us from Rebecca Goehringer a 27-year old recruiter in Washington DC: Q. First I must say – thank you! Your blog has helped me through the last 3 terrible months at my old company. As I was dreaming and planning of a trip around the world I came across...
August 29th, 2007 | Adventure Travel, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls, Lost in the Mail, Peru, Planning, Tours & Attractions | Read More

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