Meet The Lost Girls In June 2006, we-three friends and media professionals, Jennifer Baggett, Holly Corbett and Amanda Pressner-left our jobs, boyfriends, apartments and everything familiar behind in New York City to embark on a year-long search for adventure and inspiration. Journeying across four continents and more than a dozen countries, we shared our experiences with other aspiring vagabonds on our website, LostGirlsWorld.com. In 2008, we signed on with HarperCollins to turn our tales into a travel memoir, which hit shelves in May 2010. Soon after, the entertainment rights to the book were purchased by Warner Brother Studio and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and is now in development as a scripted television series.
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Click here learn out more about our book, The Lost Girls: Three Friends. Four Continents. One Unconventional Detour Around the World. To find out more about the WB/Bruckheimer entertainment deal, check out this link.
About Lost Girls World Since its launch, Lost Girls World has grown to become the premiere travel and lifestyle website for young women. Our readers turn to us as a trusted source of advice and information on ways to fit adventure and exploration into their everyday lives. They’re seeking to fuel and fulfill their wanderlust, and are inspired by stories of other Lost Girls currently on the road and living out their travel wish-lists. Because they want to find the best, most rewarding route to their own dream destinations, Lost Girls World provides smart, service-oriented articles that will help them get there-without sacrificing their career goals or breaking the bank. Awards and Accolades: Winner of the 2007 Travvies Award for “Best Group Written Travel Blog” and a Finalist in both the 2007 Blogger’s Choice Awards and 2008 Weblog Awards.
Amanda Pressner caught the travel bug as a kid when her family did a cross-country trip in a camper van nicknamed “The Blue Moose.” Between trips abroad, she writes for such publications as USA Today, Shape, Travel + Leisure, and Cosmopolitan. While she’s previously served as a nutrition editor at SELF and Shape, she still believes the best reason to hit the road is to eat. She is a native of Tampa, FL. One thing I’d never travel without: A universal memory card reader (for snagging my fellow traveler’s pix!) My favorite way to “get lost”: Hourlong $3 reflexology treatments in Laos.
Holly C. Corbett used to run laps around her block as a kid, and now trains for marathons and triathlons. When she’s not jogging, she’s a freelance writer whose work has appeared in publications such as Women’s Health, Prevention, Seventeen, Shape, Woman’s Day, SELF, Newsday, MensFitness.com, Budget Travel, and Fitness. Her adventures have taken her to all seven continents, where she’s swam past icebergs in the Antarctic Ocean, slalom water-skied next to alligators in Florida, and hiked the Leaping Tiger Gorge in China. She was born in Syracuse, NY. One thing I’d never travel without: my running shoes. My favorite way to “get lost”: To make friends with a local and wander around a new town without an agenda or map.
Jennifer Baggett never dreamed that she’d become a writer, but she’s thrilled to have cut her teeth on The Lost Girls memoir. Prior to the trip, she worked as a marketing and promotions professional and held positions at Sundance Channel, Vh1, and NBC Universal. A dedicated film buff, Jen’s passport is full of stamps from destinations that she discovered while watching movies as a kid. She hails from Bowie, MD. One thing I’d never travel without: My fellow Lost Girls! And a good book for long train, plane, bus or rickshaw rides! My favorite way to “get lost”: Disconnecting from all email and internet and being willing to abandon even the best laid travel plan for a spontaneous adventure!
Press and Publicity The Lost Girls have been featured in such media outlets as: The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, Real Simple Travel, Budget Travel, Girlfriend Getaways, Company, For Me magazine, CNN Project Life, Jaunted.com, Budget Travel Online, National Geographic Traveler online, the Guardian, and many more. Click here for coverage details and clips.