Archive for the ‘Health & Safety’ Category

Full Moon Dance

Full Moon Dance
When it comes to certain famous cities around the world, most people tend to paint a romanticized picture in their heads about the specific type of experience they’ll have. You know, like dancing ‘til dawn in the streets of Rio with elaborately beaded and feathered revelers during Carnival...
March 16th, 2007 | Backpacking & Trekking, Health & Safety, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Parties, Festivals & Events, Thailand | Read More

Beyond the Full Moon

Beyond the Full Moon
Although it probably didn’t seem like it from my previous blog entry, Amanda and I actually didn’t spend our entire time in Ko Pha-Ngan sipping buckets. In between the half moon, New Year’s Eve and full moon parties, the rest of our time was spent exploring the island, working out,...
March 8th, 2007 | Backpacking & Trekking, Health & Safety, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Parties, Festivals & Events, Thailand | Read More

Fear Factor

Fear Factor
Sure, travel involves risk: Robbery, bombings, bird flu. But we’ve already addressed the fact that taking a trip is no more dangerous than driving your car (you’re much more likely to die in an accident only a few miles from your home). Yet with the government issuing travel advisories to...
January 4th, 2007 | Asia, Health & Safety, India, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Train | 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

Love for Sale

Love for Sale
As someone who managed to learn depressively little about international geography during my formative years, I barely knew that Kenya had a coastline, let alone a gleaming ribbon of icing white sand and its own rhinestone speckled stretch of Indian Ocean. We hadn’t planned to follow up our recent...
December 5th, 2006 | Health & Safety, Hotels & Resorts, Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | 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

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

Choosing Travel Insurance

Choosing Travel Insurance
Hurricanes. Montezuma’s revenge. IPod thieves. No trip ever goes exactly as planned, and there are plenty of surprises that could put a damper on the joys of travel. Just look at the Lost Girls-we kicked off our trip with lost luggage and two out of three of us getting a funky foreign bug. Fortunately,...
July 10th, 2006 | Blogging Your Trip, Health & Safety, Planning, Travel Products & Services | 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

Travel Vaccination Requirements

Travel Vaccination Requirements
Yes, having a half dozen needles jabbed into your arm does somewhat suck, but we hear that yellow fever, typhoid and meningitis can be inconvenient and painful as well. To avoid this travel unpleasantness, we knew we’d have to get several vaccinations and at least one prescription (Malaria) and...
June 22nd, 2006 | Health & Safety, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More