Archive for December, 2010

Speaking Hawaiian: Pidgin Style

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

NewGleasonShakaHawaiiEven though I went to high school in Hawaii, I’m a total haole (white person) and can’t really speak Pidgin.
I understand it though and my brother, who’s lived in the islands off and on for more than 10 years, …

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Announcing Erin Goes Global!

Monday, December 27th, 2010

post-erinreadingmapHi! I am so excited to announce my next adventure: Erin Goes Global!

The best part about my journey is you get to come along with me—helping pick which countries to visit, where to volunteer and where to donate!


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Erin Interviewed by Andy Hayes of Sharing Travel Experiences

Monday, December 27th, 2010

The article “Fearless Travel and Adventure Philanthropy” was published on on December 16, 2010.

Andy: This week, we’ve got another unique guest who sort of calls herself an adventure philanthropist. We also take another look at that pesky word

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My Hilo Hut: Hawaiian Living Mini – LivingMini®

Friday, December 24th, 2010

YamisFront10I didn’t think anything could improve on my original mini house – but now I’m staying at a mini house on the Big Island of Hawaii. Living Mini in paradise — A dream come true!

It’s called “Yami’s Ambulana” and …

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Parasailing over the Pacific: A Photo Essay

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Out of the blue, Sam (my Mom) says she wants to go parasailing. She then asks me if I’m game. Hells to the yeah!

So we book our appointment and $106 dollars later, we’re flying through the air. And having …

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Packing: A Take on Toiletries

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Extreme_ToiletriesI’m hanging with Mom in Honolulu. And while usually she’s an expert packer in her own right (if a little on the mucho side), she’s been lamenting this trip about a “crucial” items that she forgot at home.

So here’s …

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Drop in the Bucket

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

PI Poverty
Water is one of the most pressing issues in the world today –that’s why I’ve chosen Drop in the Bucket as the beneficiary of my Project for Awesome!

Drop in the Bucket is a nonprofit organization that has built nearly …

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Photographer Catherine Karnow – Giving U™

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010


Catherine_KarnowCatherine is a new friend of mine who likes to eat crab as much as I do. She is also a renowned photographer whose work has appeared in National Geographic, Smithsonian magazine, Conde Nast, among others.

As Catherine travels around …

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Packing: Home for the Holidays *List*

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

blue_luggage_2As a professional packer, I thought I’d share my tips with you on how to pack for a 3-5 day trip home for the holidays. Here’re a few guidelines that meet with TSA approval:

How to Pack Gifts

  • · Take gifts

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Erin’s “Best of” San Francisco

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

GGAs I’m getting ready to blow this joint, I thought I’d leave you with a few kernels of insider knowledge.  These are the places I’ll miss most while I’m on the road.

Best Places to Eat Crab in San Francisco:…

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