Archive for the ‘Planning’ Category

Bargain Basement Dubai

Bargain Basement Dubai
In the last decade, Dubai has become a red-hot destination for ex-pats eager to make an overnight fortune and spend it just as quickly. Boasting the world’s only seven-star resort, the world’s largest indoor ski slope, the world’s highest number of shopping malls per capita and soon-to-be...
December 18th, 2006 | Food & Wine, Health & Safety, Hotels & Resorts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Shopping & Style, Spa & Beauty, United Arab Emirates | 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

Love for Sale

Love for Sale
As someone who managed to learn depressively little about international geography during my formative years, I barely knew that Kenya had a coastline, let alone a gleaming ribbon of icing white sand and its own rhinestone speckled stretch of Indian Ocean. We hadn’t planned to follow up our recent...
December 5th, 2006 | Health & Safety, Hotels & Resorts, Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More

The Snack Pack

The Snack Pack
If you really know The Lost Girls, you know that our favorite activity isn’t trekking up Andean mountains, tracking wild African animals, clubbing our way through the capital cities or even sleeping until we’re roused from dreamland by endless construction/farting backpackers/manic hotel...
December 2nd, 2006 | Food & Wine, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Travel Products & Services | Read More

Interviews with Each Other: Peru

Interviews with Each Other: Peru
We’ve just reached the end of our whirlwind journey through Peru, and are now taking off for the beaches of Brazil! Before we board our plane for shores unknown, we decided to interview each other about the best and worst of our trip so far. Here are our very candid thoughts about life as a Lost...
September 8th, 2006 | Group Travel, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Packing & Wardrobe, Peru | Read More

Charity Cases? An LG Quandary

Charity Cases? An LG Quandary
In a post earlier this month, we wrote about how the angel-faced children of Peru had the power to melt both our hearts and our resolve: Quite often Hol, Jen and I often would save our spare change just so we could distribute it among the palms of little ones who wanted to buy candy. While my conscience...
August 28th, 2006 | Finances & Savings, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru, Volunteering & Giving Back | 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: Paid for Everything

by Amanda Pressner LG Executive Editor “Where are you from?” and “How long are you staying” are the questions we hear most frequently on the road, but what people back home are dying to know is: “How the heck can you afford to quit your job and spend a whole year bouncing...
August 15th, 2006 | Budget Travel, Finances & Savings, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Working Abroad | Read More

Bug bites, burns, electrocution and other reasons not to stay home…

Bug bites, burns, electrocution and other reasons not to stay home…
Spotting Scarlet Macaws in the Amazon and watching the sunrise over Machu Picchu may be the stuff of adventure travel fantasies, but you haven’t really lived (or perhaps, appreciated living) until you’ve had 220 Volts of electricity running through your left arm. That’s what happened...
August 11th, 2006 | Health & Safety, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru | Read More