Archive for the ‘Lost Girls RTW Adventure’ Category

Head for the Hills!: Part Two

Head for the Hills!: Part Two
Marshmallows + cheap wine + your best girlfriends= recipe for the perfect camping trip. After constructing a kick ass campfire (if we do say so ourselves), we settled into our foldout chairs with the mission of toasting the perfect marshmallow and catching up-since we don’t see each other enough...
June 25th, 2007 | Australia, Health & Safety, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More

Head for the Hills!: Part One

Head for the Hills!: Part One
Since the Lost Girls scored an awesome camper World Nomads camper van, we decided to take it-where else?-camping. Our premiere girlfriends getaway in the Blue Monster (as we affectionately named our new set of wheels) takes place in Barrington Tops National Park. I chose our destination in my usual last-minute...
June 24th, 2007 | Australia, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More

Oil Changes: Our Road Trip Near-Miss

Oil Changes: Our Road Trip Near-Miss
I should probably be more embarrassed to admit this, but during the six years I held both a valid driver’s licences and a working vehicle (affectionately named White Fire, in case you care), I never actually checked, changed or gave more than a passing thought to the oil. I had some vague awareness...
June 21st, 2007 | Australia, Car, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More

Kangaroo Invasion

Kangaroo Invasion
After living in the concrete jungle of New York City, the girls and I have encoutered wild life ranging from rats to cockroaches to drunken men. So when we heard that the hazy Blue Mountains (just 90 minutes outside of Sydney) were home to critters of a different kind-kangaroos-we hopped in the van and...
June 16th, 2007 | Australia, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Wildlife & Animals | 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

Which Way is the Beach?

Which Way is the Beach?
A Lost Girl’s favorite way to see a new place is on foot, so the famous Coastal Walk from Bondi to Bronte Beach was just our speed. After reading about the five-kilometer, two-hour trail in our trusty Lonely Planet, we laced up our sneakers and set out to take a hike. The rocky bluffs, gemstone-blue...
June 6th, 2007 | Australia, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More

Soaking Up Sydney

Soaking Up Sydney
When the weather gods deliver a day as brilliant as the one we recently had in Sydney–the last major city on our RTW route–it would be foolish not to spring out of bed and make the most of it. Well, the Lost Girls don’t exactly “spring,” but we did manage to zip out the...
June 3rd, 2007 | Australia, City Travel, 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

Lost in New Zealand: The North Island

Lost in New Zealand: The North Island
Having alighted in a fantastically picturesque city where the streets were spotless, the residents spoke our language and we could indulge in the creature comfort we’d abandoned nine months ago (we now consider drinking water from the tap to be a rare treat), it was tough to fight the urge to...
May 24th, 2007 | Lost Girls RTW Adventure, New Zealand | 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