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BootsnAll 10th Anniversary Party: 12/6/08

BootsnAll 10th Anniversary Party: 12/6/08
For the past decade, travel info and networking website BootsnAll has been hooking up vagabonders of all stripes with the know-how and social support needed to launch their own domestic and international journeys. In fact, when planned our own RTW adventure, we scoured BnA for info on hostels, advice...
October 6th, 2008 | Parties, Festivals & Events, Websites and Blogs | Read More

All About the Anzac

All About the Anzac
The first time I’d heard the word “Anzac,” it was used to describe a delicious, chewy cookie made from rolled oats, granulated sugar and shredded coconut. So, imagine my delight when I arrived in Sydney and learned that Australians have an entire holiday dedicated to Anzac, celebrated...
June 4th, 2007 | Australia, Hotels & Resorts, Parties, Festivals & Events, Tours & Attractions | 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

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

Happy Birthday To Me!

Happy Birthday To Me!
I may be a full-fledged adult, but I felt like a kid playing dress up when I put on high heels and red lipstick for my big birthday celebration in Hanoi, Vietnam. I didn’t even own heels, so we spent the day wandering through the shoe market while Vietnamese women pointed at our feet and laughed...
March 14th, 2007 | Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Parties, Festivals & Events, Vietnam | 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

Happy Hour in Hanoi

Happy Hour in Hanoi
Jen thinks we need to get out more. She claims we’re not “real” backpackers because we:  a) don’t frequent enough backpacker bars, b) eat at restaurants instead of grabbing street food, and c) take showers (OK, she didn’t really say the last one-I’m using a little...
February 8th, 2007 | Asia, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Parties, Festivals & Events, Vietnam | Read More

Gotta Goa

Gotta Goa
After spending nearly a week purging our bodies, minds and auras of all sorts of impurities at the Sivinanda Ashram in Southern India (who knew onions, sugar, alcohol, garlic and salt were so evil, anyway?) Jen and I decided that it was high time to roll away our yoga mats and start the inevitable and...
December 29th, 2006 | India, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Parties, Festivals & Events | Read More

Becoming Maasai

Becoming Maasai
While we thought the safari would be the highlight of our brief visit to the land of the Maasai, we soon discovered that our most exciting adventure had yet to come. Since we only had one more day to spend with Emmanuel before heading back to Nairobi, he told us he’d arranged for a few friends...
December 4th, 2006 | Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Parties, Festivals & Events | Read More

Gotta have that Favela Funk!

Gotta have that Favela Funk!
Shortly after arriving to Mellow Yellow, we were repeatedly asked the same question by our fellow hostel mates. Actually it was more like an assumed statement. “Of course you’re going to the Favela Funk party?” The favela whata? Wasn’t that some sort of bean? Oh, no wait, that’s...
September 18th, 2006 | Brazil, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Parties, Festivals & Events | Read More