Archive for the ‘Wildlife & Animals’ Category

Antarctica: The Final Frontier

Antarctica: The Final Frontier
The South Pole was on the top of my travel wish list, and I finally made it to the bottom of the world. There’s been some debate about whether the tourism boom is good or bad for The Ice (just 6,750 people traveled to the South Pole in ’92/’93, compared to about 40,000 this year, according...
March 30th, 2008 | Adventure Travel, Antarctica, Cruise, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Solo Adventures in Oz: Cape Tribulation

Solo Adventures in Oz: Cape Tribulation
After a single day wandering through Cairns as a solo traveler (and getting woken up constantly at, quite possibly, the worst hostel in all of Queensland), I’d already morphed into a diffident, sleep-deprived version of former self. Now that I had all the freedom in the world, what was I supposed...
September 13th, 2007 | Australia, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Solo Travel, Tours & Attractions, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Kangaroo Invasion

Kangaroo Invasion
After living in the concrete jungle of New York City, the girls and I have encoutered wild life ranging from rats to cockroaches to drunken men. So when we heard that the hazy Blue Mountains (just 90 minutes outside of Sydney) were home to critters of a different kind-kangaroos-we hopped in the van and...
June 16th, 2007 | Australia, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Wildlife & Animals | 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

The Turkey Trek

The Turkey Trek
Rather than wax poetic about our incredible two-day “Same Same” hiking adventure near Luang Prubang, Laos, I’ll let these photos speak (mostly) for themselves. For the record, the “Kids with Turkeys” shots are some my favorites from the trip! The Laos Countryside… Laos...
February 23rd, 2007 | Laos, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

A Monkey Stole My Mango!

A Monkey Stole My Mango!
We seem to have a little problem with the animals of the world stealing our stuff. Well, more accurately, Holly’s stuff. First there was the kinkachu in the Amazon that bit holes through her wallet and nearly made off with her shiny new camera. Then, in the Diani Beachalets, a pretty balsy monkey...
December 15th, 2006 | Hotels & Resorts, Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Searching for Simba

Searching for Simba
Like most of our fellow Village Volunteers, Amanda, Holly and I jumped at the chance to sign up for an affordable 1-day safari organized by one of the in-country coordinators, and a member of the Maasai tribe, Emmanuel. Not only would we be guided through the world famous Masai Mara National Reserve...
November 13th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Tours & Attractions, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Insect Planet

Insect Planet
It’s about midnight in Kenya and I want to go to bed. I don’t have arachnophobia or anything, but there’s a spider the size of Godzilla (I’m only slightly exaggerating) outside the window next to the double bed where we’ll all be sleeping head-to-toe. I mean, going on a...
October 18th, 2006 | Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

A Kenyan Wake-Up Call

A Kenyan Wake-Up Call
When I opened my eyes at daybreak this morning, a humongous, beady-eyed white monster was standing on my chest, staring back at me. “Ahhh!!!” I screamed, hurtling my covers across the room. “Bah-GAWK!!” shrieked the monster as it scurried away in a tornado of feathers. “Oh...
October 10th, 2006 | Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Staying There, Volunteering & Giving Back, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

The Great Elephant Debate

The Great Elephant Debate
When our tour guide, Sunil, told us riding an elephant was believed to be able to change my luck, I was all game. After all, For Me magazine, where my monthly column chronicling my on-the-road adventures was scheduled to appear, had closed after only two of the five stories I’d written getting...
September 24th, 2006 | India, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Tours & Attractions, Wildlife & Animals | Read More