Archive for July, 2009

Oot & Aboot in Ankara

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

The old citadel neighborhood of Ulus (I think)

The old citadel neighborhood of Ulus (I think)

July 14, 2009: Ankara, Turkey

As I set out to explore Ankara over the next 3 days, here’re two great facts reported in the July 12th edition of the Daily News (so …

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Ürgüp is Awesome!

Monday, July 13th, 2009

The rock formations Cappadocia is famous for.

The rock formations Cappadocia is famous for.

July 12-13, 2009 – Ürgüp, Cappadocia, Turkey

WOW – what a weekend!

Will just give you the highlights here… Arrived by bus to Ürgüp, in Cappadocia, after a hearty breakfast and 5-hour bus …

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Made it to Ankara!

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

July 11, 2009: Ankara

Whew!  After nearly 24 hours of travel, I finally checked in to my hotel. It’s 11:30 pm and I’m wide awake…probably because I slept most of the way.  Here’s the thing: I can pretty much sleep …

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Orange You Sorry!

Friday, July 10th, 2009

The traveling orange pants 

The traveling orange pants


The reason I’m traveling in orange parachute pants is because I spent a stupid amount of money on them and I must wear them endlessly in order to recoup my investment. I bought the …

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Adventure Philanthropy: Come along and change your world.™

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Adventure Philanthropyis all about philanthropy for common people:  affordable philanthropy, accessible philanthropy.

With adventure philanthropy, we don’t have to be rich to engage in a meaningful way – we can volunteer, give small donations, join a twibe, participate …

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Sharing Stickers: For Kids you Encounter

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

peque?a ni?a lovin’ Hello Kitty
peque?a ni?a lovin’ Hello Kitty

July 8, 2009 – West Marin, California

Last week, I received this comment from my good friend Marianna, who had just returned from a fabulous trip to Peru:

“So I used your advice about bringing

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Incubator Sleeping Bag for Babies – Giving U™

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Snuggly & Surviving

July 6, 2009: West Marin, California I absolutely love the idea of Embrace: a cost-effective incubator designed to save premature and low birth weight babies in developing countries. An estimated 20 million low-birth-weight (LBW) and premature babies …

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My Need for Speed

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

My cute  little red sports car

My cute little red sports car Do you see the resemblance?

June 19, 2009 – West Marin, California
I’m a happy driver, right? I like to drive. Correction: I like to sing and dance when I drive. Driving is actually …

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