Archive for the ‘Ideas’ Category

Welcome to the Jungle

Welcome to the Jungle
When we first nominated Peru to be the inaugural country on our big jaunt around the world, there was one thing we all agreed on – exploring the jungle was non-negotiable! Sure, we’d all been in rainforests before in countries like Costa Rica, Belize and Guatemala, but saying you’ve...
August 29th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru, Tours & Attractions, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Puno and Titicaca: Smells just about right

Puno and Titicaca: Smells just about right
by Amanda Pressner LG Executive Editor Jen, Holly and I had stayed longer in Cuzco, Peru than almost any other gringo we’d met–nearly three weeks–and I was starting to feel like we’d simply relocated to a new town. It was time to journey on. We decided to brave the sub-zero winter...
August 28th, 2006 | Backpacking & Trekking, City Travel, Hostels, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru | 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

Cocktail Recipe: How to Make a Pisco Sour

Cocktail Recipe: How to Make a Pisco Sour
Swap your typical cocktail for a Pisco Sour, Peru’s national drink, with this recipe from the Miraflores Park Hotel in Lima, Peru: • 3 ounces pisco, available at most liquor stores (any type of grape brandy works as a substitution) • ¾ ounce juice from a limon or key lime • 1...
August 27th, 2006 | Food & Wine, Hotels & Resorts, Peru | Read More

Have A Little Faith

Have A Little Faith
I left my backpack with the staff for safekeeping while visiting a jungle lodge 25 miles downriver from the Amazon city of Iquitos. When I got it back with my wallet and camera gone, it was hard not to draw conclusions. Not wanting to accuse the employees, I ransacked my room before notifying my tour...
August 27th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Lattes, Lindsay Lohan and Other Luxuries

Lattes, Lindsay Lohan and Other Luxuries
As seasoned travelers, we’ve each developed an unofficial code of conduct to live by whenever we go global. Some collective Lost Girls’ road rules, include: Always attempt to speak the language; avoid typically American faux pas (e.g. acting like your country’s rules apply abroad);...
August 20th, 2006 | City Travel, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru | Read More

Will Travel For Food

Will Travel For Food
The Lost Girls may misplace our luggage or get turned around from time to time, but the one thing we rarely lose is our insatiable appetite (except when we discovered chicken feet floating in our soup). Before we left for this trip, I had visions of any excess pounds just melting away as we desperately...
August 15th, 2006 | Food & Wine, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru | Read More

How We: Paid for Everything

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

Surfing the Dunes on a Sandboard

Surfing the Dunes on a Sandboard
Lost Girls are in love with Huacachina, a desert oasis town on Peru’s southern coast. What makes it so special? Besides being a backpacker’s haven (we live to mingle), it’s also the sand-boarding capital of the world. We first heard of the sport from other travelers who raved about...
August 6th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Fitness & Workouts, 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