Posts Tagged ‘scary situations’

My Yoga Teacher Training Course: Life Inside an Ashram

by Holly C. Corbett Stars such as Madonna and Christy Turlington have long credited their celestial bodies to yoga. And now the ageless practice shares the spotlight with Scientology and Kabala when it comes to seeking heaven in Hollywood. But what’s behind the obsession with designer sticky mats,...
December 5th, 2007 | India | Read More

That’s (Not) the Ticket!

That’s (Not) the Ticket!
The morning of our flight to Myanmar dawned very, very early. We were all bleary eyed and exhausted, having stayed up most of the night trying to track down Dad and Nadine’s missing baggage (a quick call to the Bangkok airport revealed that their suitcases were still half a world away). According...
April 27th, 2007 | Asia, Family & Kid Travel, Getting There, Hotels & Resorts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Myanmar, Planning, Thailand | Read More

Interviews with Each Other

Interviews with Each Other
We have some fun news: Budget Travel magazine’s annual special issue, Girlfriend Getaways (on newsstands today), thought we were quirky enough to include in their publication. They asked us some questions, and, as usual, we had no problem talking (and talking, and talking…). You can check...
April 17th, 2007 | Dispatches from the Road, Group Travel, Ideas, LG Press & Media, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Planning | 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

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

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