Archive for the ‘Planning’ Category

LG Tip of the Week: Splurge on Sleep

LG Tip of the Week: Splurge on Sleep
Figuring out your itinerary, lugging heavy baggage and sitting for hours in a cramped plane can leave you exhausted by the time you reach your destination. The Lost Girls’ cure? Check into the nicest hotel your budget can afford on your first night. (We checked into the decadent Miraflores Park...
June 26th, 2006 | Hotels & Resorts, Peru, Planning | Read More

How We Stay in Touch

How We Stay in Touch
The Lost Girls often remark, if we were traveling a few years ago, or really any other time but the present, it would be a heck of a lot harder to keep in touch with our loved ones. Now, in addition to the travelers’ classics-postcards and phone cards-we can keep an online web log (like the one...
June 24th, 2006 | Blogging Your Trip, Calling & Texting, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Planning, Staying Connected, Websites and Blogs, Wifi & Internet Cafes | Read More

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

The Big Apple Gets a Little Love

The Big Apple Gets a Little Love
We’re practically breaking out in hives we’re so itchy to get the f*#$&^ out of town already (have we been planning this trip for years, or what?) but we’re saving a little nostalgia for our favorite city on the planet. Here are the places we’ve loved since our “freshman...
June 19th, 2006 | City Travel, Food & Wine, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Parties, Festivals & Events, Planning, Tours & Attractions, United States | Read More

Don’t Mess with a Lost Girl!

Don’t Mess with a Lost Girl!
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 (www.DEFitness.com), a personal trainer schooled...
June 18th, 2006 | Fitness & Workouts, Health & Safety, Travel Books & Movies | 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

Hair Dryer Rehab

Hair Dryer Rehab
While tossing a blow dryer into our backpacks was tempting, we realized we had to simplify our hair care routine to lighten our load. This called for expert advice, so The Lost Girls consulted Alain Pinon, master stylist and co-owner of A-K-S salon in New York City, and Kathleen Flynn, author of Beyond...
June 15th, 2006 | Packing & Wardrobe, Spa & Beauty | Read More