Archive for the ‘Finances & Savings’ Category

How To Plan a Round-the-World (RTW) Trip

How To Plan a Round-the-World (RTW) Trip
Okay, so the title of this post is a little bit of a misnomer. No matter how much advance thought you put into it-how many guidebooks you read, excel charts you create or the number of seasoned traveler whose brains you pick-it’s all but impossible to plot out your entire adventure while sitting...
March 9th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Air, Backpacking & Trekking, Blogging Your Trip, Budget Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Finances & Savings, Getting There Deals, Leaving & Coming Home, Packing & Wardrobe, Staying There, Tours & Attractions, Travel Philosophy, Websites and Blogs, Working Abroad | Read More

Creative Ways to Save for Travel: Move to Latin America

Creative Ways to Save for Travel: Move to Latin America
by Kyle Hepp So the last time the Lost Girls heard from me, I had just married my Chilean husband, was adjusting to life as a newlywed expat in Chile and trying to save money for a trip around the world. Well, guess what I’m doing now – still trying to save money for a trip around the...
March 3rd, 2009 | Budget Travel, Chile, Couples Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Finances & Savings, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girl of the Week, Quitting & Career Management | Read More

Five Myths About Money and Travel

Five Myths About Money and Travel
We’re not sure if its the super-cute, girlie logo, the service-driven content or the fact that blogger Gwen Bell isn’t afraid to post wacky pictures of herself, but we’re totally addicted to her new travel site Expatriette. In her “vision statment,” Gwen pledges to “support,...
August 23rd, 2007 | Finances & Savings, Lost Girls, Quitting & Career Management, Websites and Blogs | Read More

The Lost Girls RTW Budget: Part 3

The Lost Girls RTW Budget: Part 3
Meals & Snacks, Intra-Country Travel, Entertainment & Extras and Miscellaneous. Plus Bonus Features! Jen: OK, faithful budget followers, it’s trivia time on www.lostgirlsworld.com… What do The Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future, Indiana Jones and The Lost Girls RTW Budget Series...
July 1st, 2007 | Calling & Texting, Finances & Savings, Food & Wine, Getting There, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Wifi & Internet Cafes | Read More

The Lost Girls RTW Budget: Part 2

The Lost Girls RTW Budget: Part 2
Flights, Travel Gear, Visas, Vaccines and Accommodations I hope all you readers out there enjoyed Part 1 of The Lost Girls RTW Budget series, which I posted a few days ago. If you’ve been waiting with bated breath for Part 2 (as I know you have!), wait no longer. Today’s entry will reveal...
July 1st, 2007 | Air, Finances & Savings, Health & Safety, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Packing & Wardrobe, Passports & Visas, Staying There | Read More

The Lost Girls RTW Budget: Part 1

The Lost Girls RTW Budget: Part 1
When it comes to The Lost Girls’ RTW trip, there are definitely certain questions that tend to pop up time and time again from family, friends, fellow travel enthusiasts and, well, pretty much everyone. Are the countries we’re visiting safe? (Statistically most of our destinations are much...
July 1st, 2007 | Finances & Savings, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Passports & Visas | Read More

Why Pay More? Because You’re a Westerner

Why Pay More? Because You’re a Westerner
Once the first seven months on the road passed and our bank balances started growing dangerously anemic, our resident secretary/treasurer Jen B started creating lists, charts and even excel spreadsheets (hey, we’re all computer nerds) to figure out exactly why we were exceeding our $30 per day...
February 3rd, 2007 | Asia, Backpacking & Trekking, Finances & Savings, Laos, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More

How We: Booked Our Flights

How We: Booked Our Flights
by Amanda Pressner LG Executive Editor Back in New York, when the girls and I were strategizing the cheapest ways to convey ourselves and three very heavy packs around the planet, we ruled out the infamous RTW or round the world ticket. Not only do Americans have to shell out hundreds or even thousands...
December 17th, 2006 | Air, Finances & Savings, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Travel Products & Services | Read More

Charity Cases? An LG Quandary

Charity Cases? An LG Quandary
In a post earlier this month, we wrote about how the angel-faced children of Peru had the power to melt both our hearts and our resolve: Quite often Hol, Jen and I often would save our spare change just so we could distribute it among the palms of little ones who wanted to buy candy. While my conscience...
August 28th, 2006 | Finances & Savings, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru, Volunteering & Giving Back | 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