Archive for the ‘Shopping & Style’ Category

Even More Fun with Vending Machines

Even More Fun with Vending Machines
When I caught sight of the Proactiv Solutions vending machine in the Dallas/Ft. Worth airport, I wowed, believe in to be one-of-a-kind. Silly me. As it turns out, there are an endless of gigantor machines around the globe, distributing everything from iPods to cells phone to soccer balls. Check out this...
August 25th, 2007 | Photography & Video, Shopping & Style, Travel Products & Services | Read More

DFW Gets Proactiv(e)

DFW Gets Proactiv(e)
I was just about to miss my connecting flight at the Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport (en route home to see my family), but I just *had* to stop an snap a picture of this….a tractor-trailer sized vending machine that sold nothing but Proactiv Solution products. For those of you who don’t regularly...
August 13th, 2007 | Air, Packing & Wardrobe, Shopping & Style, 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

Lost Girl of the Week: Carmi Louw

Lost Girl of the Week: Carmi Louw
Several months before we were scheduled to touch down in New Zealand, the girls and I received an email from Carmi Louw, a 24-year old Auckland gal who tuned into our website upon a friend’s recommendation and discovered that she was indeed a fellow Lost Girl. Dry witted and hilarious, Carmi’s...
May 17th, 2007 | Adventure Travel, City Travel, Food & Wine, Lost Girl of the Week, New Zealand, Shopping & Style, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Lost Girl of the Week: Ngoc

Lost Girl of the Week: Ngoc
Meet Ngoc Phan, 26 years old, of Iowa. She was born in Vietnam and was nice enough to send us a mini-guide to the country. Here are her picks on where to go and what to do in this Southeast Asian locale. Thanks Ngoc! LANGUAGE: Vietnamese is the official language. Other languages include French and Chinese....
April 15th, 2007 | Food & Wine, Lost Girl of the Week, Planning, Shopping & Style, Vietnam | Read More

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

Bargain Basement Dubai

Bargain Basement Dubai
In the last decade, Dubai has become a red-hot destination for ex-pats eager to make an overnight fortune and spend it just as quickly. Boasting the world’s only seven-star resort, the world’s largest indoor ski slope, the world’s highest number of shopping malls per capita and soon-to-be...
December 18th, 2006 | Food & Wine, Health & Safety, Hotels & Resorts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Shopping & Style, Spa & Beauty, United Arab Emirates | 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