Archive for the ‘Tours & Attractions’ Category

Summer In The City: New York edition

Summer In The City: New York edition
My fellow Lost Girls and I have been busy plugging away at writing the book all summer long, so we haven’t been getting out as much as we used to. Heck, after a few days spent cuddled up with my computer, I consider just going to an evening yoga class a big night out. And while it tends to be naturally...
September 14th, 2008 | City Travel, Food & Wine, Sports & Games, Tours & Attractions, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

The Rent has been paid

The Rent has been paid
I have a (sort-of) embarrassing little secret. I didn’t move to New York City for some career opportunity, to pursue a creative ambition or find the love of my life. Eight years ago, I moved to Manhattan–the Lower East Side, specifically-for a Broadway musical. I’d seen the original...
July 1st, 2008 | City Travel, Lost Girls, New York City, Tours & Attractions | Read More

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

Solo Adventures in Oz: Cape Tribulation

Solo Adventures in Oz: Cape Tribulation
After a single day wandering through Cairns as a solo traveler (and getting woken up constantly at, quite possibly, the worst hostel in all of Queensland), I’d already morphed into a diffident, sleep-deprived version of former self. Now that I had all the freedom in the world, what was I supposed...
September 13th, 2007 | Australia, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Solo Travel, Tours & Attractions, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Solo Adventures in Oz: Alone in Cairns

Solo Adventures in Oz: Alone in Cairns
To save money a little money during my post-Lost Girls adventure, I’d booked the absolute last flight of the day from Melbourne to Cairns, the capital of Queensland. In retrospect, this was not my smartest-ever idea. When my plane finally scooted into the terminal at 2:00am, fog and darkness enshrouded...
September 4th, 2007 | Australia, Hostels, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Solo Travel, Tours & Attractions | 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

Crash and Learn: Part 1

Crash and Learn: Part 1
All you loyal readers out there can attest to the fact that unbelievable luck has often followed in Holly, Amanda and my footsteps throughout our round-the-world journey. For those of you just tuning in to our blog, allow me to recap. During our travels, The Lost Girls have managed to: 1. Convince the...
July 6th, 2007 | Australia, Health & Safety, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Photography & Video, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Hunter Valley: A Hedonist’s Playground

Hunter Valley: A Hedonist’s Playground
There’s a lot more to Oz than the sunburned outback and endless beaches. When my fellow Lost Girls and I heard about the rolling vineyards, gourmet restaurants and relaxing spas that were to be found in Hunter Valley, we refilled the oil in our camper van (we learned our lesson!) and hit the road....
July 4th, 2007 | Australia, Cabins & Camping, Food & Wine, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Spa & Beauty, Tours & Attractions | Read More

A Fine Day for the Opera (House)

A Fine Day for the Opera (House)
Last week, we learned that the Sydney Opera House just received official recognition as one of the most fabulous places on the planet, earning a coveted spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List (an honor it shares with such international treasures as the Taj Mahal, the Egyptian Pyramids and the Great Wall...
July 2nd, 2007 | Australia, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Tours & Attractions | Read More