Archive for the ‘Lost Girls RTW Adventure’ Category

Spa Profile: Get Pampered, Naturally

Spa Profile: Get Pampered, Naturally
The editors at National Geographic Traveler’s weblog Intelligent Travel recently asked us to share some of our favorite moments and places from the road. For our first contribution to the site (we’re hoping there’s more!), we choose the spot that all three of us agreed we’d visit...
September 29th, 2007 | Indonesia, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Spa & Beauty | Read More

Learning to Live-Aboard

Learning to Live-Aboard
I first heard about live-aboard dive trips about four year ago, when I got my SCUBA certification in Grand Cayman, and almost immediately decided that it was something I’d never do. The idea of stranding myself at sea on a tiny boat for several days sounded pretty unappealing (claustrophobic, even)...
September 22nd, 2007 | Australia, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Solo Travel | Read More

Call me shallow: my favorite new reason to dive

Call me shallow: my favorite new reason to dive
Yes the schools of fishies are pretty and there’s no faster way to find an instant community of adventurous new friends, but on my first liveaboard experience, I found another great reason to take the plunge: scuba diving burns insane amounts of calories! I’d heard that rumor long before...
September 20th, 2007 | Australia, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Solo Travel | 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

Expert Advice: Buying Round the World (RTW) Tickets

Expert Advice: Buying Round the World (RTW) Tickets
by Amanda Pressner LG Executive Editor One of the questions we’re asked most frequently is, “Do you think I should book a round-the-world airline ticket for my journey, or just purchase tickets as I go?” While you might get a bit more flexibility when buying a string of one-ways, as...
August 20th, 2007 | Air, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Travel Products & Services | Read More

Adventures in Oz: Learning to Fly Solo

Adventures in Oz: Learning to Fly Solo
On the very last night of The Lost Girls RTW girlfriend’s-getaway-of-a-lifetime, I announced to my traveling companions that I didn’t really feel all that sad. “We’re gonna be seeing each other in a couple months, right? It’s not like we’re saying goodbye forever…” The...
August 17th, 2007 | Australia, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Solo Travel | Read More

Escape Together: Guide to Girlfriend’s Getaways

Escape Together: Guide to Girlfriend’s Getaways
When Thenera Bailey, co-founder of the travel website Escape Together wrote to ask if we’d be interested doing a podcast about our adventure, we agreed almost immediately. If there’s one thing The Lost Girls like to do almost as much as traveling (and discovering fun new desserts everywhere...
August 14th, 2007 | LG Press & Media, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Planning, Traveling Solo & Together, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Feeling Lost? Tell Us About It…

Feeling Lost? Tell Us About It…
As you have may have read in our “Taking the Long Way Around” post, we’ve wrapped up our yearlong journey and are now in various stages of returning home (Amanda’s off solo-traveling Australia, Jen’s doing the friends n’ family tour and Hol went straight back to NYC). But...
August 6th, 2007 | Blogging Your Trip, Departments, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Photography & Video | Read More

Taking the Long Way Around

Taking the Long Way Around
The Lost Girls officially pulled off the trip of a lifetime by safely landing in Oz, and it’s time to end our yearlong journey. While all the lessons we’ve learned on the road probably won’t hit us until after we’re back in the States, we do know this: Travel has proved we’re...
July 29th, 2007 | Australia, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More