Archive for the ‘Planning’ Category

Brazil or Bust!

Brazil or Bust!
Leaving things until the very last conceivable minute is a Lost Girls way of life, which on a trip like this one, can get us into serious trouble! For instance, it’s probably unwise to delay applying for your Brazilian visa until one week before you hope to visit the country, but due to scheduling...
July 31st, 2006 | Brazil, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Passports & Visas, Planning | Read More

Stranded in Colca Canyon, Peru

Stranded in Colca Canyon, Peru
We took a bumpy, three-hour bus ride from Arequipas, a white-washed city with a Spanish-colonial vibe, to the dusty, desert-like Colca Canyon. The big draw? To spot condors up close. To see the world’s largest bird, we needed to get to Cruz del Condor, the park where they make their home in the...
July 30th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Health & Safety, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru, Wildlife & Animals | 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

Have TP, Will Travel

Have TP, Will Travel
Travel has a way of bringing you back to the very basics of life-food, shelter, warmth and um, bodily functions. The sad fact is, Holly, Jen and I have spent far more time discussing the bathroom and what goes on inside of it than any other topic, and we’ve long been baffled by the conspicuous...
July 19th, 2006 | Backpacking & Trekking, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Packing & Wardrobe, Peru | Read More

Sin Gas o Con Gas?

Sin Gas o Con Gas?
Throughout most Spanish speaking countries, there’s one question that’s frequently uttered in restaurants, at street vendors and basically anywhere that sells water. Sin Gas or Con Gas? Translation: Would you like your water with or without bubbles? (a.k.a. flat or sparkling?). The Lost Girls...
July 11th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Fitness & Workouts, Food & Wine, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru, Photography & Video, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Independence Day on El Camino Inca

Independence Day on El Camino Inca
After months spent planning our expedition to Peru for the ultimate outdoor adventure-a four-day, 26-mile climb through the Andes Mountains to the “Lost” city of Machu Picchu-we very nearly didn’t make it to the Inca Trail at all. Just days before we were supposed to lace up our hiking...
July 11th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Central and South America, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru, Photography & Video, Spiritual Travel | Read More

Choosing Travel Insurance

Choosing Travel Insurance
Hurricanes. Montezuma’s revenge. IPod thieves. No trip ever goes exactly as planned, and there are plenty of surprises that could put a damper on the joys of travel. Just look at the Lost Girls-we kicked off our trip with lost luggage and two out of three of us getting a funky foreign bug. Fortunately,...
July 10th, 2006 | Blogging Your Trip, Health & Safety, Planning, Travel Products & Services | Read More

LG Tip of the Week: Always Carry Toilet Paper

LG Tip of the Week: Always Carry Toilet Paper
Back home in the States, running out of TP is a mild inconvenience, but not a crisis: you simply grab a handful from the next stall over, and you´re set. On the road, however, there´s often only one bathroom, and “luxury amenities” such as soap, paper towels, toilet paper have never graced...
July 1st, 2006 | Health & Safety, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Packing & Wardrobe, Peru | Read More

Alpaca-n Some Heat! (Warning: Extreme Dorkiness Ahead!)

Alpaca-n Some Heat! (Warning: Extreme Dorkiness Ahead!)
We brought rain-covers for our backpacks, SPF 30 sunscreen to protect our pasty city-girl skin and a first-aid kit that would make any emergency medical technician proud. The one thing The Lost Girls didn’t really prepare for? The frostbitten evenings and Icelandic temperatures that we’d...
June 29th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Packing & Wardrobe, Peru | Read More

The Children of Cusco

The Children of Cusco
The Lost Girls find themselves 11,000 feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains in Cusco, Peru. This center of ancient Inca culture boasts bustling squares, historic cathedrals and rainbow-colored flags. But what the Lost Girls find most enchanting about this city are all of the beautiful children....
June 26th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru, Photography & Video | Read More