Adventure Philanthropists (29)

Ending the Dog Meat Trade

Thursday, September 24th, 2015


Despite the craziness of our Indian Ocean sailing adventure aboard Coboat, the crew still made time to engage in some local philanthropy.

Just another testament to the character of my fellow Coboat sailors!

Coboat Generosity

SoiDog 3I was planning to do …

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No Butts in our Bay!

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Coastal Clean Up

Last Saturday was the 30th Annual International Coastal Clean-Up Day—the world’s largest volunteer effort to clean up our oceans and waterways.

Think I’d let a golden opportunity like this pass me by? No way!

Think Global

Globally the day yielded …

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Purpose + Passion = Adventure Philanthropy

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

This week I wrote a guest post for Wildland Adventures, giving the inside scoop on how I became an Adventure Philanthropist and why volunteering is contagious! Hint: it all started in the Usambara Mountains in Tanzania…

Read my guest post!

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Financing your Adventurous Life

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

In this selfie-video, I not only define adventure philanthropy, but also chat about how to embark on an adventure philanthropist life and how to finance one.

Tune in to hear how you too can be an Adventure Philanthropist—whether you’re interested …

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Inspiration Safari *Interview*

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

madagascar_working, Photo by Kristian RuggieriMeet Adventure Philanthropist Kristian, the founder of Inspiration Safari! I met Kristian when she introduced herself during a book signing in San Francisco. We spoke for a moment and she followed up with an email to tell me more about …

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Volunteering in Dangerous Places

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Erin in Druze DressWithout a doubt, Lebanon is one of the most complex countries I’ve visited. On one hand, you have the cosmopolitan capital, complete with a seaside Corniche, trendy restaurants, high-end shopping, and colorful street performers. On the other, Lebanon offers a …

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Adventure Philanthropist Video: Be a Volunteer Firefighter!

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Some astounding facts:

  • Every 23 seconds, somewhere in the U.S. firefighters are responding to a call.
  • More than 250,000 individuals are volunteer firefighters
  • Three-quarters of all U.S. firefighters are volunteers.
  • Two-thirds of all fire department are run by volunteers

I …

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Volunteering Around the World

Monday, November 26th, 2012

I met my friend Julia at a hostel in La Paz, Bolivia. She and I were sitting at the bar, re-charging our iPhones and struck up a conversation. I then invited myself to tag along with her to visit the …

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Volunteer in Mexico! *Video*

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

I met Luana on my San Blas sail. She was working on the boat as the cook, and a mighty fine cook she is too!

We were chatting one day about how she came to live in Central America, sailing …

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Helping Orphans in Romania *Video*

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

I met my friend Brid (along with Paula) while traveling in Ethiopia. We had wandered into a tourist agency to enquire about a trekking expedition to the Simian Mountains. We all signed up and had one of the most miserable …

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