G‘Day Adventure Philanthropists!
This week we traveled from east to west, leaving the northeast to explore Western Australia. Before heading out, we spent a good amount of time on the Coral Sea Coast traversing nearly the entire Australian state of Queensland from Brisbane to the tropical north of Daintree National Park.
We had a splendid time, but heeded the call to Perth for the second stop on the Australian leg of my book tour. This event was hosted by the Western Australian chapters of Soroptimist International, a nonprofit organization of women dedicated to philanthropic giving, particularly helping women and girls. My type of org!
The event was a fundraiser for the nonprofit Young Carers WA -- a fantastic organization that supports young Australians who are tasked with supporting a sick or infirm family member at home. I was so pleased to give the keynote presentation and help raise funds to provide support services for these selfless individuals. Hurrah!
5-Star Amazon Review > This week’s featured review is from Pamela. Here’s an excerpt, but you can read the full review too:
"What I enjoyed: Adventure Philanthropist invited me to connect with the people and the places Erin traveled not as a tourist having countries spoon fed, but as a participant, 'a part of'' if you will."
"What I learned: History, and context for each place Ms. Michelson visited. And a deeper understanding of what daily life is like and what challenges are being faced by different people, animals and environments around the globe."
And now for the articles this week:
The Coral Sea is the body of water off the northeast coast of Australia. Formed about 50 million years ago, it’s the only place where two World Heritage Sites touch: the Great Barrier Reef & the Daintree tropical rainforest. Here’s the inside scoop on what I enjoyed most during my time in northern Queensland:
Favorite: Crazy About the Whitsundays Islands
The Whitsundays are a crazy place. Crazy good. The 74 islands were discovered by Captain Cook and named after the day they were discovered. But Captain Cook made a mistake. The islands were actually discovered on Whit-Monday. But no matter. I visited these idyllic islands several years ago and here’s what I discovered…
Photo of the Week: Driftwood, Green Island, Great Barrier Reef
Mom and I took a day trip out to Green Island, one of the GBR islands. Between snorkeling and lounging on the beach, I took time to walk around the island. While sauntering along on a deserted back stretch, I came across these enormous pieces of driftwood – forming perfectly artistic sculptures in the sand!
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