Archive for the ‘Lost Girls RTW Adventure’ Category

Lattes, Lindsay Lohan and Other Luxuries

Lattes, Lindsay Lohan and Other Luxuries
As seasoned travelers, we’ve each developed an unofficial code of conduct to live by whenever we go global. Some collective Lost Girls’ road rules, include: Always attempt to speak the language; avoid typically American faux pas (e.g. acting like your country’s rules apply abroad);...
August 20th, 2006 | City Travel, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru | Read More

Shameless Self Promotion: For Me

Shameless Self Promotion: For Me
The Lost Girls are hitting newsstands this month in the pages of For Me magazine, Woman’s Day’s sister publication for twenty- and thirty-somethings. My monthly column chronicling our on-the-road adventures debuts in the September issue, on sale now. I’m also writing a weekly blog...
August 18th, 2006 | LG Press & Media, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More

Will Travel For Food

Will Travel For Food
The Lost Girls may misplace our luggage or get turned around from time to time, but the one thing we rarely lose is our insatiable appetite (except when we discovered chicken feet floating in our soup). Before we left for this trip, I had visions of any excess pounds just melting away as we desperately...
August 15th, 2006 | Food & Wine, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru | Read More

How We: Paid for Everything

by Amanda Pressner LG Executive Editor “Where are you from?” and “How long are you staying” are the questions we hear most frequently on the road, but what people back home are dying to know is: “How the heck can you afford to quit your job and spend a whole year bouncing...
August 15th, 2006 | Budget Travel, Finances & Savings, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Working Abroad | Read More

Bug bites, burns, electrocution and other reasons not to stay home…

Bug bites, burns, electrocution and other reasons not to stay home…
Spotting Scarlet Macaws in the Amazon and watching the sunrise over Machu Picchu may be the stuff of adventure travel fantasies, but you haven’t really lived (or perhaps, appreciated living) until you’ve had 220 Volts of electricity running through your left arm. That’s what happened...
August 11th, 2006 | Health & Safety, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru | 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

What’s a Lost Girl?

What’s a Lost Girl?
Well, we definitely know a Lost Girl when we meet her. But since we can’t really leave it at that, we’ll attempt to give you the on-paper profile… Typically (with a few interesting exceptions), a Lost Girl is: A woman who’s more than a bit unsure about what she’s doing with...
August 1st, 2006 | Extras, Lost Girls, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More

Brazil or Bust!

Brazil or Bust!
Leaving things until the very last conceivable minute is a Lost Girls way of life, which on a trip like this one, can get us into serious trouble! For instance, it’s probably unwise to delay applying for your Brazilian visa until one week before you hope to visit the country, but due to scheduling...
July 31st, 2006 | Brazil, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Passports & Visas, Planning | Read More

Where the Men Aren’t

Where the Men Aren’t
Just a question The Lost Girls would like to throw out to the universe: Why does there seem to be more American women on the road than men? We’ve met a bunch of Americans with a double X chromosome traveling by themselves, and a few in groups. But we never, ever seem to meet American guys backpacking...
July 31st, 2006 | Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More

Top 10 Lessons Learned in Peruvia

Top 10 Lessons Learned in Peruvia
(a.k.a. The area encompassing Peru and Bolivia) 1. The words bus and schedule are oxymorons. 2. Toilet paper is an endangered commodity. 3. Getting change, even for the smallest bills, is nearly impossible. 4. Only the dogs wearing shirts are not strays. 5. One Pisco sour is equal to three alcoholic...
July 30th, 2006 | Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru | Read More