Hi Adventure Philanthropists,
Thanks again for reading my Weekly Update! Just a few notes to kick us off:
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And here’re the articles for this week:
When I travel, I always hope to have an authentic experience in the countries I’m visiting – taste local food, get off the beaten path, get a glimpse of how people really live. One way to get a more intimate understanding of foreign countries is to hire a local guide. If you’re heading to any of these exotic locales: Cambodia, Nepal, NYC – Look up one of my buddies!
Favorite: Favorite Travel Photographers
“A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart, and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it; it is in one word, effective.” —Irving Penn.
I’m a reluctant photographer. While I have a great camera, I don’t really know how to use it and I hate carrying it around. Still I appreciate how powerful a photo can be, so I try. Here are 3 travel photographers that inspire me:
Photo of the Week: Orangutans, Borneo, Eastern Malaysia
At 130 million years old, the Borneo rainforest is the oldest rainforest in the world and its most famous resident is the orangutan (“Man of the Forest.”) While I went to Borneo just to stay to see orangutans in the wild, my first stop was Sepilok, an orangutan rehabilitation center near Sandankan, where I saw this sweet mama and baby.
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See you on the road!