Go Erin Go Newsletter

Hi Adventure Philanthropists,

Hope you’re gearing up for some fun with the Super Bowl. Me, I’m going to miss it as I don’t really care that much about football. I’m thinking of going ice skating instead…

But just a note as we get ready for the parties… There is anecdotal evidence that suggests Super Bowl Sunday is one of the worst days for domestic abuse in our country. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is one place to turn for help. Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or visit www.thehotline.org.

Adventure Philanthropist Series > And for your reading pleasure…

  • Great Adventures Volunteering Abroad - Available in print and eBook versions via Lulu.com & Amazon.
  • More Fear - Sold as a $0.99 eBook and available for Kindle & iBook / nook / Kobo. Remember, all profits this month go to support The Birthing Project USA.

And now for the articles this week:

New > MESSAGE: Trinidad & Tobago

All Caribbean Islands have their individual personalities – especially Trinidad & Tobago! What a fun, warm, welcoming culture! During my short time there I discovered how truly lovely the islands are. Here’re my 7 insider tips to Trinidad & Tobago:


Favorite > Ethical Tourism

Each country we visit is an opportunity to support ethical tourism. To me, it’s really about incorporating a humanitarian perspective in all of your overseas adventures. Here are a few helpful hints that will take your next overseas outing to a new level!

Roadside-Stand-Zambia, photo y GoErinGo

Photo of the Week > Elephant Village, Northern Laos

While in Luang Prabang, I spent a few days at an elephant rescue center. The elephants, formerly enslaved in logging camps, and are now cared for by the local villagers. At the rescue center, we learned to ride, feed, and bathe the elephants.

At the time, I was happy to be given the opportunity to learn more about elephants and help create a local economic enterprise. Now, however, I would abstain from riding the elephants, as I think it is a burden for them and not necessary in order for us to appreciate their majesty.


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