Erin volunteers with the Marine Megafauna Foundation in Tofo, Mozambique
Erin volunteers with the Marine Megafauna Foundation in Tofo, Mozambique

Erin was profiled in the January / February 2012 National Geographic Traveler issue!

Here’s an excerpt from the Keith Bellows article “The New Philanthropist:”

“Erin Michelson is going places. The business consultant (recently based in San Francisco) and self-described “adventure philanthropist” set out on December 31, 2010, on a two-year journey to more than 70 countries on all seven continents. Along the way, she is donating time and money to humanitarian causes—including, so far, impoverished communities in Uganda, HIV/AIDS organizations in Ethiopia, and housing initiatives in the Philippines—and connecting with local communities in ways that casual tourists can’t…”

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What a way to kick off the second half of my adventure in 2012 — Off I go!



Lots of speaking engagements means lots of letters from readers – Awesome!

A few that I get fairly frequently regard internships, book club readings, and travel advice. Here I share some of the inquiries and my replies with y’all.



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