Archive for the ‘Fitness & Workouts’ Category

Sydney Harbor Bridge: The Climb of Our Lives!

Sydney Harbor Bridge: The Climb of Our Lives!
It was a beautiful, sunny morning in Sydney and Amanda, Holly and I were spending it in typical fashion – – a teensy bit hung over from the night before and running late, OK really late, for our scheduled activity du jour. Normally, we were happy to adopt the customary Australian “no-worries”...
June 11th, 2007 | Adventure Travel, Australia, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Which Way is the Beach?

Which Way is the Beach?
A Lost Girl’s favorite way to see a new place is on foot, so the famous Coastal Walk from Bondi to Bronte Beach was just our speed. After reading about the five-kilometer, two-hour trail in our trusty Lonely Planet, we laced up our sneakers and set out to take a hike. The rocky bluffs, gemstone-blue...
June 6th, 2007 | Australia, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More

Soaking Up Sydney

Soaking Up Sydney
When the weather gods deliver a day as brilliant as the one we recently had in Sydney–the last major city on our RTW route–it would be foolish not to spring out of bed and make the most of it. Well, the Lost Girls don’t exactly “spring,” but we did manage to zip out the...
June 3rd, 2007 | Australia, City Travel, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Tours & Attractions | 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

Sweet As! Our Week in the City of Sails

Sweet As! Our Week in the City of Sails
Casually mention to a Kiwi that you’re spending more than a night in Auckland (or just mention that you find the city charming) and 9 out of 10 will stop what they’re doing and stare at you in anticipation of some sort of punchline. “Really?” they’ll inquire cautiously,...
May 18th, 2007 | Adventure Travel, City Travel, Fitness & Workouts, Food & Wine, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, New Zealand, Parties, Festivals & Events, Shopping & Style | Read More

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful – Bali!

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful – Bali!
So I know it’s a bit lame to steal the Cover Girl cosmetics tagline for the title of my blog, but honestly, it’s the perfect way to describe Indonesia’s famous hedonist hotspot. To proof it, I’ll break it down for you one word at a time! Easy: Everything from the low key, little...
May 12th, 2007 | Fitness & Workouts, Group Travel, Indonesia, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More

Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo
I had many goals for my yearlong, around-the-world adventure: Hike the Inca Trail in Peru, volunteer in Kenya, do yoga school in India. I wanted to explore all the things I never had time to while slumped over my computer. Somehow I got the chance to try it all, and my final frontier was to dive into...
May 1st, 2007 | Adventure Travel, Bus, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Solo Travel, Sports & Games, Thailand, Tours & Attractions, 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

Taking the Scenic Route

Taking the Scenic Route
By far the biggest reason to visit the Cambodian town of Siem Reap is to climb the Indian-Jones-esque temples of Angkor Wat, some of the largest religious buildings on earth. And that’s just where we headed when I reunited with my fellow Lost Girls after going home for the holidays. Rather than...
March 21st, 2007 | Adventure Travel, Bike, Cambodia, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Spiritual Travel, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Rollin’ on the River

Rollin’ on the River
Our guide Sang warned Jen and me that we’d encounter a few small “rapids” during our kayaking adventure in Laos down the Nam Khan River, and not to worry if we ended up with a mouthful of river water-almost everyone flipped over at some point. Determined to keep our heads (and bodies)...
February 21st, 2007 | Adventure Travel, Asia, Fitness & Workouts, Laos, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Tours & Attractions | Read More