Archive for the ‘Fitness & Workouts’ Category

‘Om’ My God!

‘Om’ My God!
“You can check out any time you’d like, but you can never leave!” echoed through my head as the gangly, Indian security guard stood between me, Amanda and the exit gate. Now, of course, that’s not really what he said to us, but I could feel an eerie, Hotel California-twisted...
December 24th, 2006 | Fitness & Workouts, India, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Spiritual Travel | Read More

Capoeira Fever

Capoeira Fever
Brazilians are fitness fanatics. Besides typical activities such as jogging and biking, you’ll find beach-goers playing soccer, volleyball or foot-volley (where you only touch the ball with your feet or your head). To break out of a workout rut, the ladies and I signed up for some capoeira classes...
September 18th, 2006 | Brazil, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More

Welcome to the Jungle

Welcome to the Jungle
When we first nominated Peru to be the inaugural country on our big jaunt around the world, there was one thing we all agreed on – exploring the jungle was non-negotiable! Sure, we’d all been in rainforests before in countries like Costa Rica, Belize and Guatemala, but saying you’ve...
August 29th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru, Tours & Attractions, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Surfing the Dunes on a Sandboard

Surfing the Dunes on a Sandboard
Lost Girls are in love with Huacachina, a desert oasis town on Peru’s southern coast. What makes it so special? Besides being a backpacker’s haven (we live to mingle), it’s also the sand-boarding capital of the world. We first heard of the sport from other travelers who raved about...
August 6th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru | Read More

Sin Gas o Con Gas?

Sin Gas o Con Gas?
Throughout most Spanish speaking countries, there’s one question that’s frequently uttered in restaurants, at street vendors and basically anywhere that sells water. Sin Gas or Con Gas? Translation: Would you like your water with or without bubbles? (a.k.a. flat or sparkling?). The Lost Girls...
July 11th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Fitness & Workouts, Food & Wine, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru, Photography & Video, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Don’t Mess with a Lost Girl!

Don’t Mess with a Lost Girl!
No joke, we’ve heard the warning “Be careful on your trip!” a million times (thanks to worried moms, protective boyfriends and concerned pals). Holly decided to put some minds at ease by signing up for self defense with Matan Gavish (www.DEFitness.com), a personal trainer schooled...
June 18th, 2006 | Fitness & Workouts, Health & Safety, Travel Books & Movies | Read More

How to Fight Back

How to Fight Back
No joke, we’ve heard the warning “Be careful on your trip!” a million times (thanks to worried moms, protective boyfriends and concerned pals). Holly decided to put some minds at ease by signing up for self defense with Matan Gavish, a personal trainer schooled in Krav Maga-the official...
June 18th, 2006 | Fitness & Workouts, Health & Safety, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Planning | Read More