Archive for the ‘Leaving & Coming Home’ Category

The Lost Girls RTW Budget: Part 3

The Lost Girls RTW Budget: Part 3
Meals & Snacks, Intra-Country Travel, Entertainment & Extras and Miscellaneous. Plus Bonus Features! Jen: OK, faithful budget followers, it’s trivia time on www.lostgirlsworld.com… What do The Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future, Indiana Jones and The Lost Girls RTW Budget Series...
July 1st, 2007 | Calling & Texting, Finances & Savings, Food & Wine, Getting There, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Wifi & Internet Cafes | Read More

The Lost Girls RTW Budget: Part 2

The Lost Girls RTW Budget: Part 2
Flights, Travel Gear, Visas, Vaccines and Accommodations I hope all you readers out there enjoyed Part 1 of The Lost Girls RTW Budget series, which I posted a few days ago. If you’ve been waiting with bated breath for Part 2 (as I know you have!), wait no longer. Today’s entry will reveal...
July 1st, 2007 | Air, Finances & Savings, Health & Safety, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Packing & Wardrobe, Passports & Visas, Staying There | Read More

The Lost Girls RTW Budget: Part 1

The Lost Girls RTW Budget: Part 1
When it comes to The Lost Girls’ RTW trip, there are definitely certain questions that tend to pop up time and time again from family, friends, fellow travel enthusiasts and, well, pretty much everyone. Are the countries we’re visiting safe? (Statistically most of our destinations are much...
July 1st, 2007 | Finances & Savings, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Passports & Visas | Read More

Home Sweet Retirement Home

Home Sweet Retirement Home
Being away from home for as long as we have, there are certain things I wish I could have tucked in my backpack to save for a rainy day, while there are others that I was happy to have left behind in The Big Apple. Items stacked high on the “Don’t Miss Pile”…Overpriced apartment...
April 22nd, 2007 | Asia, Family & Kid Travel, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, North America | Read More

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays
Okay, it’s no secret that we’re a bit behind on our blogging. Readers keep writing me to ask why I wasn’t with the girls on the islands. Well, while they were practicing hedonism and downing 2-for-1 drinks on the beaches, I was practicing self-discipline and meditating at the ashram....
March 14th, 2007 | Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More

How We: Quit our Jobs to Travel

How We: Quit our Jobs to Travel
Office life might be little more than fuzzy memory now, but here’s what we have to say about giving our job–and yours–the old heave-ho. How We: Quit our Jobs to Travel Initially, Jen, Holly and I worried that it would appear a little flakey to take a working hiatus after only five...
March 3rd, 2007 | Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, New York City, Planning, Quitting & Career Management | Read More

How We: Booked Our Flights

How We: Booked Our Flights
by Amanda Pressner LG Executive Editor Back in New York, when the girls and I were strategizing the cheapest ways to convey ourselves and three very heavy packs around the planet, we ruled out the infamous RTW or round the world ticket. Not only do Americans have to shell out hundreds or even thousands...
December 17th, 2006 | Air, Finances & Savings, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Travel Products & Services | Read More

Mug Shots

Mug Shots
While drivers license photos still take top prize for their sheer ugliness (holy crap, did they have to zoom right in on my gross zit??!), passport photos often score a close second, making even a vibrant and a freshly coifed Lost Girl look like Mel Gibson after swallowing the worm at the bottom of...
August 25th, 2006 | Leaving & Coming Home, Passports & Visas, Photography & Video, Travel Products & Services, Websites and Blogs | 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

How We Packed for a Year

How We Packed for a Year
Try as we might, we couldn’t pair down quite as much as the hardcore backpackers, who travel with a single change of clothes, sneakers, a toothbrush and a smile. But by sticking together, we were able to divide and conquer, splitting up our first aid kids, electronics, reading material and several...
July 20th, 2006 | Leaving & Coming Home, Packing & Wardrobe, Planning | Read More