Archive for the ‘Packing & Wardrobe’ Category

Gear Gone Missing

Gear Gone Missing
One of my favorite things about blogging is the cool people you meet through the web. One such woman is Wendy Ferguson a fellow travel-lover and New Yorker who recently returned from Antarctica. When Wendy (pictured here) read that I was heading to the South Pole as well, she went beyond giving me travel...
April 17th, 2008 | Adventure Travel, Air, Antarctica, Cruise, Packing & Wardrobe | Read More

Travel Gear: Downsizing your Life…in 3 oz or less

Travel Gear: Downsizing your Life…in 3 oz or less
Lucky Magazine really isn’t the first place we turn to learn about fabulous-yet-practical products for backpackers (they once ran a travel spread featuring $900 Marc Jacobs “trekking boots”) but it was in the January issue that we first learned about our newest web obsession: www.Minimus.biz. The...
January 4th, 2008 | Air, Backpacking & Trekking, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Packing & Wardrobe, Planning, Travel Products & Services | Read More

DFW Gets Proactiv(e)

DFW Gets Proactiv(e)
I was just about to miss my connecting flight at the Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport (en route home to see my family), but I just *had* to stop an snap a picture of this….a tractor-trailer sized vending machine that sold nothing but Proactiv Solution products. For those of you who don’t regularly...
August 13th, 2007 | Air, Packing & Wardrobe, Shopping & Style, Spa & Beauty | 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

Interviews with Each Other: Peru

Interviews with Each Other: Peru
We’ve just reached the end of our whirlwind journey through Peru, and are now taking off for the beaches of Brazil! Before we board our plane for shores unknown, we decided to interview each other about the best and worst of our trip so far. Here are our very candid thoughts about life as a Lost...
September 8th, 2006 | Group Travel, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Packing & Wardrobe, Peru | Read More

How We Packed for a Year

How We Packed for a Year
Try as we might, we couldn’t pair down quite as much as the hardcore backpackers, who travel with a single change of clothes, sneakers, a toothbrush and a smile. But by sticking together, we were able to divide and conquer, splitting up our first aid kids, electronics, reading material and several...
July 20th, 2006 | Leaving & Coming Home, Packing & Wardrobe, Planning | 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

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

Last Night a T-Shirt Saved My Life

Last Night a T-Shirt Saved My Life
Okay, not to be too melodramatic, but I really have been waking up in cold sweats, panicked about the final “packing of the backpack.” It’s not just that the girls and I have to prepare for weather that ranges from 32 degrees F (Inca Trail Hike) to 90 degrees (Rio), but that my on-the-road...
June 17th, 2006 | Backpacking & Trekking, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Packing & Wardrobe, Shopping & Style | Read More