Hi Adventure Philanthropists!
If I had the chance to meet a historical figure, without a doubt it’d be Benjamin Franklin. As the father of the American Enlightenment, I respect his scientific inquiry, as well as his creativity as an author and musician. I also admire his strong civic streak, with the central role he played as a politician and in the creation of the first fire department.
Apparently, every morning Ben Franklin started his day with the question: "What good shall I do this day?" I really like this! I think it’s the perfect way to focus on what’s important and set the tone for the day ahead. And so going forward, I’m going to start my day with this same exact question. Want to join me?!
And now for our articles this week:
This month’s video Q&A answers your questions about global itineraries and gives a few ideas for the upcoming summer holidays. Tune in if you’re wondering:
▪ What countries are best if you’re traveling with a 2-year old
Favorite: Hill Tribes, Northern Thailand
Northern Thailand is home to 7 “hill tribes” – communities that have migrated from China, Tibet and Burma over the last several centuries. Unfortunately, the past way of life for Thail hill tribes is gone. In this post, we discuss the decisions they now have to make. Should they “sell” their culture? How are tourists affecting their lives (and livelihood)? Weigh in on the debate!
Photo of the Week: Stupa, Ancient Cities, Sri Lanka
I took this photo of a stupa while visiting Anuradhapura, in the Ancient Cities region of Sri Lanka. A stupa is a structure that houses Buddhist relics and serves as a place of meditation for monks. In this photo you can see the men on flimsy rope ladders cleaning the stupa. I asked my friend if they ever fall. Her answer: “All the time!”
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See you on the road! Erin