Archive for the ‘Adventure Travel’ Category

Lost in Ecuador: Sink or Swim in Baños

Lost in Ecuador: Sink or Swim in Baños
In Spanish, the word baños actually means “bathroom,” so I found it amusing that an entire town christened was such (but I promise to spare you attempts at potty humor in this post). My bf Jeff and I learned that the name actually refers to the thermal hot springs, or baths, that well...
March 18th, 2008 | Adventure Travel, Couples Travel, Ecuador, Food & Wine, Hostels, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Lost in Ecuador: Lava on the Rocks

Lost in Ecuador: Lava on the Rocks
Wiped out from the endless rain showers that had soaked us to the skin in Mindo, Jeff and I decided that we might have better luck with the weather in the town of Baños, home of the Tungurahua volcano. True, the big cone had blown its top just 8 days before our arrival in Ecuador (sending a smoldering...
March 17th, 2008 | Adventure Travel, Couples Travel, Ecuador, Hostels, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Lost with a Boyfriend: Beyond Cumbaya (The Country Retreat)

Lost with a Boyfriend: Beyond Cumbaya (The Country Retreat)
After sleeping off one hell of a long-haul travel hangover, Jeff and I stumbled downstairs to meet our hosts, Andrew and his Ecuadorian girlfriend Lau, for the day’s activity. When the pair had originally suggested a small barbeque at the family farm outside of Quito, I’d somehow presumed...
March 6th, 2008 | Adventure Travel, Couples Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Ecuador | Read More

Lost in the Mail: The Inca Trail

Lost in the Mail: The Inca Trail
This week’s Lost in the Mail comes to us from Rebecca Goehringer a 27-year old recruiter in Washington DC: Q. First I must say – thank you! Your blog has helped me through the last 3 terrible months at my old company. As I was dreaming and planning of a trip around the world I came across...
August 29th, 2007 | Adventure Travel, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls, Lost in the Mail, Peru, Planning, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Finding our Mojo

Finding our Mojo
Even before Jen, Holly and I had set foot on Australian soil, we figured we had a pretty solid grasp on life “Down Under.” Thanks to some quality American television shows, classic 80s movies and even a few cool advertising campaigns, we’d already gleaned several critical bits of information...
June 29th, 2007 | Adventure Travel, Australia, Cabins & Camping, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Sports & Games | Read More

Sydney Harbor Bridge: The Climb of Our Lives!

Sydney Harbor Bridge: The Climb of Our Lives!
It was a beautiful, sunny morning in Sydney and Amanda, Holly and I were spending it in typical fashion – – a teensy bit hung over from the night before and running late, OK really late, for our scheduled activity du jour. Normally, we were happy to adopt the customary Australian “no-worries”...
June 11th, 2007 | Adventure Travel, Australia, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Lost in New Zealand: The South Island

Lost in New Zealand: The South Island
While New Zealand’s North Island plays host to the bulk of its population, many people believe that its Southern sister provides far more in the way of stunning natural settings, atmospheric small towns and brag-worthy adventure activities. Amused by the sibling rivalry and excited to indulge our...
May 28th, 2007 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Car, City Travel, Fitness & Workouts, Food & Wine, Hostels, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, New Zealand, Spa & Beauty | Read More

Sweet As! Our Week in the City of Sails

Sweet As! Our Week in the City of Sails
Casually mention to a Kiwi that you’re spending more than a night in Auckland (or just mention that you find the city charming) and 9 out of 10 will stop what they’re doing and stare at you in anticipation of some sort of punchline. “Really?” they’ll inquire cautiously,...
May 18th, 2007 | Adventure Travel, City Travel, Fitness & Workouts, Food & Wine, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, New Zealand, Parties, Festivals & Events, Shopping & Style | Read More

Lost Girl of the Week: Carmi Louw

Lost Girl of the Week: Carmi Louw
Several months before we were scheduled to touch down in New Zealand, the girls and I received an email from Carmi Louw, a 24-year old Auckland gal who tuned into our website upon a friend’s recommendation and discovered that she was indeed a fellow Lost Girl. Dry witted and hilarious, Carmi’s...
May 17th, 2007 | Adventure Travel, City Travel, Food & Wine, Lost Girl of the Week, New Zealand, Shopping & Style, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo
I had many goals for my yearlong, around-the-world adventure: Hike the Inca Trail in Peru, volunteer in Kenya, do yoga school in India. I wanted to explore all the things I never had time to while slumped over my computer. Somehow I got the chance to try it all, and my final frontier was to dive into...
May 1st, 2007 | Adventure Travel, Bus, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Solo Travel, Sports & Games, Thailand, Tours & Attractions, Wildlife & Animals | Read More