Press: Aug / Sept 2012

I’m so appreciative of all the coverage GoErinGo is receiving = Thanks! Here’s some of the great press over the past two months:

Sept. 12, 2012 - A New Travelogue: The Botswana Okavango Delta by Erin Michelson for On: Yorkshire Magazine

A Snippet: Delta Days

“The Okavango is the world’s largest inland delta, the labyrinth of lagoons and watery filled channels covering an area of more than 17,000 square kilometres. Produced by annual flooding flowing down from the Angola highlands, it was once connected to Lake Makgadikgadi, an ancient lake that is now part of the Kalahari Desert. In the dry winter months, the delta swells to around three times its size, as does the game. Here you’ll find impala, kudu, giraffe and elephant, and at this time of year the wildlife spectacular is said to be one of the best on the continent.”

I then go on to describe: “Entering the Heart of Botswana …”

Enticed? Read the Full Article


Sept. 14, Voted “Blog of the Week” by

A Highlight:

“We love the way that Go Erin Go highlights the benefits of volunteering while traveling abroad. With each update, Go Erin Go makes it clear how giving back to the world enhances the travel experience by providing more insight into international cultures and communities. Whether it’s interviewing “Adventure Philanthropists” — individuals who recount why they volunteer overseas and what they gained from the experience — or offering advice on what to know before you go abroad, Go Erin Go is a wealth of resources that only becomes more helpful with each visit to the blog.

Added to that, Erin is currently studying abroad (Spanish in Colombia) and will be writing about her experiences — offering students around the world who are interested in similar experiences a fresh perspective. We have no doubt there will be more to come from this particular world traveler!”

Read the Full Shout Out


Aug. 1, 2012Adventure Philanthropy, GoErinGo Interview by Andrea M. Meek of

A Highlight:

What inspired her [Erin] to make such a life-changing decision?

“In general, I’m looking to live a more engaged existence. I’m happiest when I am helping others and exploring the world so I decided to put my two passions together and create this Adventure Philanthropist lifestyle of traveling and volunteering,” Erin told TheGrantwell via email from Finland. “I also know that very few people have the chance to travel for two years and so I felt compelled to grab a hold and make the most of this opportunity.”

Another Tidbit:

“According to the website, as of July 10, 2012, the GoErinGo! Fund has awarded 57 grants, with the average grant amount being $485. So far $27,665 has been given, the majority (64%) of gifts given to Human Services organizations.”

Read the Full Interview


Sept. 9, 2012Is The Gap Year Dead? by Sam Ward on

GoErinGo Mention:

“There will almost always be add on fees for the non-profit scheme to host you, and while it might seem like another financial burden on the already costly gap year, the majority of ethical organisations are dependent on donations. Regular posts, a flair for social networking and a strong belief in what you are doing could be a mutual goldmine for the charity and the ethical gapper in you. For a guide to giving follow”

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*Africa photos by Stephanie Miller

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This entry was posted on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 and is filed under Media & FAQs.

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