Archive for the ‘Lost Girls RTW Adventure’ Category

Stranded in Colca Canyon, Peru

Stranded in Colca Canyon, Peru
We took a bumpy, three-hour bus ride from Arequipas, a white-washed city with a Spanish-colonial vibe, to the dusty, desert-like Colca Canyon. The big draw? To spot condors up close. To see the world’s largest bird, we needed to get to Cruz del Condor, the park where they make their home in the...
July 30th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Health & Safety, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Dodging the (blanket) fuzz

Dodging the (blanket) fuzz
Puno, the Peruvian gateway to Lake Titicaca, turned out to be something of a slum with prisonlike, unheated accommodations, so we opted not to stay there for another night and instead take a five hour bus directly to infinitely more gorgeous “White City” of Arequipa. Earlier in the day, we’d...
July 19th, 2006 | Backpacking & Trekking, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru | Read More

Have TP, Will Travel

Have TP, Will Travel
Travel has a way of bringing you back to the very basics of life-food, shelter, warmth and um, bodily functions. The sad fact is, Holly, Jen and I have spent far more time discussing the bathroom and what goes on inside of it than any other topic, and we’ve long been baffled by the conspicuous...
July 19th, 2006 | Backpacking & Trekking, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Packing & Wardrobe, Peru | Read More

Our First Home Away from Home

Our First Home Away from Home
The town might have cobblestone roads instead of yellow brick ones and the little munchkins who skip through the town square are actually angel-faced street kids, but after descending from the clouds into this mystical Andean city punctuated with rainbow-colored flags, we realized one thing: there’s...
July 11th, 2006 | Food & Wine, Hostels, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Parties, Festivals & Events, 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

Independence Day on El Camino Inca

Independence Day on El Camino Inca
After months spent planning our expedition to Peru for the ultimate outdoor adventure-a four-day, 26-mile climb through the Andes Mountains to the “Lost” city of Machu Picchu-we very nearly didn’t make it to the Inca Trail at all. Just days before we were supposed to lace up our hiking...
July 11th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Central and South America, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru, Photography & Video, Spiritual Travel | Read More

Lovin´ Los Ninos

Lovin´ Los Ninos
After sharing co-ed dorm rooms with very stinky (male) roommates at one germ-infested hostel, freezing our asses of at another that had neither heaters or hot water and coming down with fevers, stomach cramps and general ickiness, the Lost Girls finally decided to take good care of themselves during...
July 9th, 2006 | Hotels & Resorts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

LG Tip of the Week: Always Carry Toilet Paper

LG Tip of the Week: Always Carry Toilet Paper
Back home in the States, running out of TP is a mild inconvenience, but not a crisis: you simply grab a handful from the next stall over, and you´re set. On the road, however, there´s often only one bathroom, and “luxury amenities” such as soap, paper towels, toilet paper have never graced...
July 1st, 2006 | Health & Safety, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Packing & Wardrobe, Peru | Read More

Alpaca-n Some Heat! (Warning: Extreme Dorkiness Ahead!)

Alpaca-n Some Heat! (Warning: Extreme Dorkiness Ahead!)
We brought rain-covers for our backpacks, SPF 30 sunscreen to protect our pasty city-girl skin and a first-aid kit that would make any emergency medical technician proud. The one thing The Lost Girls didn’t really prepare for? The frostbitten evenings and Icelandic temperatures that we’d...
June 29th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Packing & Wardrobe, Peru | Read More

Food Fight

Food Fight
Eating exotic new dishes and sampling local delicacies can certainly be one of the best parts of traveling abroad, but the Lost Girls learned today that satisfying our stomachs isn’t an enjoyable afterthought-food is absolutely essential to our collective group happiness. Without regularly scheduled...
June 29th, 2006 | Food & Wine, Hostels, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More