Hi Adventure Philanthropists!
Whew! I’ve been crazy busy (more than usual) during my last few days in NYC as I juggle my speaking engagements, business meetings, cavorting with friends and lack of sleep. To top it off, this Saturday I’ll be filming my upcoming Kickerstarter video. The video will be featured in a campaign that I hope will help finance the publishing of my book = all good stuff!
With this whirlwind of activity, I’m looking forward to heading back to the West Coast on Sunday and my new abode in San Francisco for the summer. Bring on the sunshine and relative sanity of California!
And now for our articles this week:
I lived in NYC for 5 years and I love to come back to visit. What I like most is that the city constantly changes. The best way to see the city’s subtle shifts is by simply walking the streets. I think it’s here on the pavement (and in the subway bowels) where one can experience the true pulse of New York.
Here’re my 10 favorite urban experiences to savor when in NYC.
Favorite: MESSAGE Botswana *Videos*
I’ve been talking a lot lately about my travels in Africa and when thinking of this magnificent continent, I’m flooded with dozens of beautiful and haunting images. One experience that especially resonates with me is my safari in Botswana’s Okavango Delta.
During the days on the water, we skimmed the surface of the delta and looked for animals hiding between the dense reeds. At times, we were serenaded by our polers: the locals who propelled us in traditional mokoros, canoes hand-carved from tree trunks.
This is just one reason to love Botswana. Here’re six more:
Photo of the Week: Genghis Khan Reenactment, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Usually I’m not one for historical reenactments, but I was delighted by this tribute to Genghis Khan. My buddies and I sat astonished as we saw a cloud of dust in the distance become the famous “Yellow Horde” of more than 400 Mongolian horseman charging towards us. I could only image how the Huns must have felt to hear the thundering hooves that heralded their impending death. What a way to go...
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See you on the road! Erin