Archive for the ‘Planning’ Category

How We: Chose a Route

How We: Chose a Route
In a Lost Girl’s life, nothing’s ever set in stone, and that holds true for the path we plan to travel during the next year. It’s not if we plan to change cities, schedules, ports of call and our minds, but just how many times we can do it…and get away with it. Since the moment...
June 2nd, 2006 | Planning | 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

The Frugal Grand Tour

The Frugal Grand Tour
Just when we thought we were quite original, its seems we’re not the only New Yorkers with the fabulous idea to ditch the city and take a whirlwhind tour of the planet: Travel writer Matt Gross has just departed for a 90-day, round-the-world expedition and blogging about his experiences for the...
May 22nd, 2006 | Finances & Savings, Lost Boys, Websites and Blogs | 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

Crash and Burn

Crash and Burn
Clearly, we’re not the only quarterlifers experiencing that burned out feeling. Washington Post columnist Mary Ellen Slayter writes about setting limits on IMing, iPod listening and happy hours in order to keep yourself from feeling over stimulated…and blowing a chip or two as you reach multi-tasking...
March 6th, 2006 | Quitting & Career Management, Staying Connected | 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

Show me pouty…

Show me pouty…
The biting, frigid wind couldn’t stop The Lost Girls today as we zoomed (along with Grand Master Patrick, our fabulous photog) to the top of the Library Hotel on Madison Avenue. The setting couldn’t have been more perfect for taking headshots; even on a mostly cloudy February day, we still...
February 26th, 2006 | Hotels & Resorts, LG Press & Media, New York City, Photography & Video | Read More

You’ve got graphics…

You’ve got graphics…
Kudos to designer Tracey E. Schmitt, who designed the kick ass logos and illustrations that will be going up on our main site, www.lostgirlsworld.com. Here are some examples of her excellent work. If you like one more than the others, write and let us know! The site itself it getting there; we’re...
February 25th, 2006 | Blogging Your Trip, LG Press & Media, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Quitting & Career Management, Traveling Solo & Together | Read More

Holly, Amanda and Jen go live…

Holly, Amanda and Jen go live…
The countdown to our big RTW journey begins! Less than four months from now, we’re gonna be in JKF airport, shrieking in disbelief that we’re finally on our way. For now, however, we’re still stuck in NYC, where its about 13 degrees outside. At this point in time, a sugar-free vanilla...
February 18th, 2006 | Finances & Savings, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, 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