Archive for the ‘Leaving & Coming Home’ Category

Travel Vaccination Requirements

Travel Vaccination Requirements
Yes, having a half dozen needles jabbed into your arm does somewhat suck, but we hear that yellow fever, typhoid and meningitis can be inconvenient and painful as well. To avoid this travel unpleasantness, we knew we’d have to get several vaccinations and at least one prescription (Malaria) and...
June 22nd, 2006 | Health & Safety, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More

Got Baggage? The Lost Girls Don’t

Got Baggage? The Lost Girls Don’t
We have arrived! Unfortunately, not all of our bags have. Holly flew from NYC to meet Amanda and Jen in Miami yesterday for the 5 1/2 flight to Lima, Peru. We spent our first night at the airport trying to track down Holly’s missing luggage, which also happened to contain the very last in a series...
June 21st, 2006 | Dispatches from the Road, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru | Read More

How to Fight Back

How to Fight Back
No joke, we’ve heard the warning “Be careful on your trip!” a million times (thanks to worried moms, protective boyfriends and concerned pals). Holly decided to put some minds at ease by signing up for self defense with Matan Gavish, a personal trainer schooled in Krav Maga-the official...
June 18th, 2006 | Fitness & Workouts, Health & Safety, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Planning | Read More

Last Night a T-Shirt Saved My Life

Last Night a T-Shirt Saved My Life
Okay, not to be too melodramatic, but I really have been waking up in cold sweats, panicked about the final “packing of the backpack.” It’s not just that the girls and I have to prepare for weather that ranges from 32 degrees F (Inca Trail Hike) to 90 degrees (Rio), but that my on-the-road...
June 17th, 2006 | Backpacking & Trekking, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Packing & Wardrobe, Shopping & Style | Read More

Goodbye Gotham!

Goodbye Gotham!
It’s pictures like this one that consistently earned me the esteemed title of “Tool of the Week” almost every single week in college (Amanda dutifully posted the photographic evidence on her dry erase board), but after five years as a Manhattanite, I was confident enough to masquerade...
June 16th, 2006 | Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, United States | Read More

Packing Hell…

Packing Hell…
As anyone who’s lost hours of their life scraping invisible shreds of packing tape from a roll can attest, moving day–and the week leaving up to it-truly suck. Actually, we hear it’s a little like childbirth in that it’s supposed to be miserable, but you have to be the one actually...
May 27th, 2006 | Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Packing & Wardrobe, Planning | Read More

Taking the Leap

Taking the Leap
The Lost Girls took a big step towards hitting the road: We quit our jobs. What was my experience leaving my gig as an editor at a national women’s magazine, you ask? Well, it was scary (I’ll sure miss those steady paychecks), sad (call me lucky, but I love my boss and actually look forward...
April 30th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Argentina, Group Travel, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Planning, Quitting & Career Management | Read More

Have you seen Davis?

Have you seen Davis?
Today, New York City loses more than a fraction of its coolness-and one of its most fabulous hipsters-as good friend and Honorary Lost Girl Stephanie Davis leaves Gotham to take a new job in her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. True, she did make a pretty spectacular leap from editorial assistant (at...
March 5th, 2006 | Food & Wine, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girl of the Week, New York City | Read More

Trip Planning: How We…

Trip Planning: How We…
Chose a route Believe it or not, this was actually one of the most effortless parts of our travel planning. The Lost Girls agreed that if we had any hopes of making it around the globe before going broke, we’d have to select countries where we could survive on little more than a greenback and smile. Packed...
January 1st, 2006 | Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Packing & Wardrobe, Planning, Quitting & Career Management | Read More

20 Reasons We Took Off

20 Reasons We Took Off
Since we’ve started planning this round-the-world journey, we keep getting the same question: Why? We couldn’t come up with one good reason-so we came up with twenty. In no particular order, here are our ulterior motives for going nomad: 1. We’d rather wake up to the roar of the Amazon...
January 1st, 2006 | Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Planning | Read More