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Crash and Learn: Part 2

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 10 Jul 2007 | Views [2630] | Video

Jen: After spending two full days lapping up the luxury and relaxing atmosphere at The Golden Door Spa, I had almost forgotten about the fact that I’d kinda, sorta damaged our van just a teensy, weensy bit. That was until we were forced to drag ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, i should have known better!


Crash and Learn: Part 1

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 8 Jul 2007 | Views [2105] | Comments [2] | Video

Jen: All you loyal readers out there can attest to the fact that unbelievable luck seems to follow in Holly, Amanda and my footsteps throughout our round-the-world journey. For those of you just tuning in to our blog, allow me to recap. During our ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, i should have known better!


Hunter Valley: A Hedonist's Playground

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 5 Jul 2007 | Views [7694]

HCC: There’s a lot more to Oz than the sunburned outback and endless beaches. When my fellow Lost Girls and I heard about the rolling vineyards, gourmet restaurants and relaxing spas that were to be found in Hunter Valley, we refilled the oil in ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, sightseeing


A Fine Day for the Opera (House)

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 2 Jul 2007 | Views [11496]

ADP: Last week, we learned that the Sydney Opera House just received official recognition as one of the most fabulous places on the planet, earning a coveted spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List (an honor it shares with such international treasures ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Finding our Mojo

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 30 Jun 2007 | Views [5641]

ADP: Even before Jen, Holly and I had set foot on Australian soil, we figured we had a pretty solid grasp on life "Down Under." Thanks to some quality American television shows, classic 80s movies and even a few cool advertising campaigns, ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, beaches & sunshine


The Lost Girls RTW Budget: Part 3

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | Views [2983] | Comments [2]

Meals & Snacks, Intra-Country Travel, Entertainment & Extras and Miscellaneous. Plus Bonus Features! Jen: OK, faithful budget followers, it’s trivia time on www.lostgirlsworld.com… What do The Lord of the Rings, ... Read more >

Tags: Budgets & money


The Lost Girls RTW Budget: Part 2

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 24 Jun 2007 | Views [3758]

Flights, Travel Gear, Visas, Vaccines and Acccommodations Jen: I hope all you readers out there enjoyed Part 1 of The Lost Girls RTW Budget series, which I posted a few days ago. If you’ve been waiting with bated breath for Part 2 (as ... Read more >

Tags: Budgets & money


The Lost Girls RTW Budget: A Look Inside

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 20 Jun 2007 | Views [1180]

When it comes to The Lost Girls’ RTW trip, there are definitely certain questions that tend to pop up time and time again from family, friends, fellow travel enthusiasts and, well, pretty much everyone. Are the countries we’re visiting safe? (Statistically ... Read more >

Tags: Budgets & money


Interviews with Each Other

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 15 Jun 2007 | Views [1158] | Comments [1]

We have some fun news: Budget Travel magazine's annual special issue, Girlfriend Getaways (on newsstands this summer), thought we were quirky enough to include in their publication. They asked us some questions, and, as usual, we had no problem talking ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel


You Asked, We Answered

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | Views [1030]

Over the past few months, our fellow backpackers have sent us a ton of questions concerning all aspects of backpacking, vagabonding and round-the-world travel (as if we know more than the next Lost Girl!). Well, we're hardly experts but we figured ... Read more >

Tags: Travel Tips


The Climb Of Our Lives!

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 25 May 2007 | Views [3503] | Comments [4]

Jen: It was a beautiful, sunny morning in Sydney and Amanda, Holly and I were spending it in typical fashion - - a teensy bit hung over from the night before and running late, OK really late, for our scheduled activity du jour. Normally, we were ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, ambassador van


Head for the Hills! Part II

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 23 May 2007 | Views [1245] | Video

HCC: Marshmallows + cheap wine + your best girlfriends= recipe for the perfect camping trip. After constructing a kick ass campfire (if we do say so ourselves), we settled into our foldout chairs with the mission of toasting the perfect marshmallow ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, the great outdoors


Gallery: Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 18 May 2007 | Photo Gallery

The Discovery Climb
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Head for the Hills! Part I

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 18 May 2007 | Views [1036] | Comments [1] | Video

HCC: Since the Lost Girls scored an awesome camper van, we decided to take it—where else?—camping. Our premiere girlfriends getaway in the Blue Monster, as we affectionately named it, takes place in Barrington Tops National Park. I chose our destination ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, the great outdoors


Gallery: Oil Changes and the Van

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 10 May 2007 | Photo Gallery

The World Nomads Ambassador Van
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Oil Changes

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 10 May 2007 | Views [2191]

ADP: I should probably be more embarrassed to admit this, but during the six years I held both a valid driver’s licences and a working vehicle (affectionately named White Fire, in case you care), I never actually checked, changed or gave more than ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, on the road


Kangaroo Invasion

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 3 May 2007 | Views [1255] | Video

HCC: After living in the concrete jungle of New York City, the girls and I have encoutered wild life ranging from rats to cockroaches to drunken men. So when we heard that the hazy Blue Mountains were home to critters of a different kind—kangaroos—we ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, ambassador van


Lonely Planet Pick of the Week: Beach Coastal Walk

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 1 May 2007 | Views [3946] | Comments [2]

HCC: A Lost Girl’s favorite way to see a new place is on foot, so the famous Coastal Walk from Bondi to Bronte Beach was just our speed. After reading about the five-kilometer, two-hour trail in our trusty Lonely Planet, we laced up our sneakers and ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, beaches & sunshine


Gallery: Coastal Walk

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 1 May 2007 | Photo Gallery

bondie to bronte beach
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All About the Anzac

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 27 Apr 2007 | Views [1153] | Video

We'll admit it: As typical American's we had no idea what the heck Anzac Day was when we arrived in Australia two weeks ago. But by doing a little online research , we learned that ANZAC Day - 25 April - marks the anniversary of the first major military ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, party time


Picking Up the Van!

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 26 Apr 2007 | Views [1492] | Video

Are you kidding us?! We still can't believe that World Nomads is actually trusting us take possession of their freakishly tall, psychadelically decorated Amabassador Van. Its not that we're not responsible (totally trustworthy, we promise!)...its ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, planes trains & automobiles, trains & automobiles


Gallery: Sightseeing in Sydney

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 22 Apr 2007 | Photo Gallery


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We Only Have Eyes for Sydney

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 22 Apr 2007 | Views [1768]

ADP: When the weather gods deliver a day as brilliant as the one we had yesterday in Sydney , it would be foolish not to spring out of bed and make the most of it. Well, these Ambassador Girls don’t exactly “spring,” but we did manage to ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, sightseeing


From Lost Girls to Ambassadors!

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 21 Apr 2007 | Views [3626]

We—Holly, Jen and Amanda—have officially taken over as The World Nomads Ambassadors , a fabulous title that comes with more than a few precious perks. Not only have we snagged an unbelievable set of wheels (a totally pimped-out camper van emblazoned ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, on the road


Lost in New Zealand: The South Island

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 20 Apr 2007 | Views [2456]

While New Zealand’s North Island plays host to the bulk of its population, many people believe that its Southern sister provides far more in the way of stunning natural settings, atmospheric small towns and brag-worthy adventure activities. Amused ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


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