Bob Minzesheimer of USA Today met with The Lost Girls in NYC to talk about traveling the world and their future plans.
“The Lost Girls” of Manhattan don’t look lost, at least over after-work drinks at a rooftop bar overlooking Lincoln Center. But four years ago, Jennifer Baggett, Holly Corbett and Amanda Pressner — all facing their 28th birthdays, all climbing career ladders — quit their jobs, left boyfriends behind and traveled the world for a year. Pressner named them “The Lost Girls.” It’s a “bit tongue-in-cheek,” she says, “at least the ‘girls’ part of it.” The name stuck and inspired their website (lostgirlsworld.com), which led to their 542-page book, The Lost Girls: Three Friends, Four Continents, One Unconventional Detour Around the World (Harper, $24.99), released Tuesday. Their 60,000-mile trip, mostly off the beaten tourist tracks, took them to 12 countries, from Peru to Vietnam. They avoided Europe for more of a Third World adventure. [Read more at AOL Travel]