Adventure Philanthropists (28)

No Butts in our Bay!

Friday, September 26th, 2014

ByAQbikCYAAo6WU1Last 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

Erin-with-School-Kids, photo by GoErinGo

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

Milford Trek, photo by GoErinGo

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_josephine, photo by Kristian Ruggieri

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 Dress

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

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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

Bolivian Amphibian Initiatve photo 2

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

Smilesquared Photo

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

Romanian Girl Close

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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Volunteering in Nepal – Adventure Philanthropist *Video*

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

ABC Sunrise Outline GoErinGo © Erin Michelson

Meet my good friend and Adventure Philanthropist Pirjo! I met Pirjo while trekking in Nepal and subsequently visited her at her family’s summer cottage in Finnish Lapland this summer.

While visiting at their lovely lake-side cottage I asked Pirjo about …

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