Archive for February, 2011

February Media Mentions

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

12_ApostlesThought I’d share with y’all my posts for the month of February. Hope you enjoy them!  

Exploring Oz’s Great Ocean Road

Feb. 24 – The Great Ocean Road is an Australian landmark, stretching 243 kilometers (151 miles) along the …

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Why I’m not Volunteering at an Orphanage (even though I really want to) – Giving U™

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Cambodian_ChildrenOne of the volunteer activities I’ve been looking forward to the most is working in a Cambodian orphanage. That is, until I was brought up to speed on the current debate about the ill-effects of short-time volunteers on vulnerable groups …

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A Drop in the Bucket – Giving U™

Friday, February 25th, 2011


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 …

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MESSAGE: Australia – Boomerang Coast *VIDEO*

Monday, February 21st, 2011

YouTube - Erin Climbs Mt. Kosciuszko, Australia's Highest Summit

Today’s MESSAGE highlights Australia’s Boomerang Coast, which constitutes the sweep of cities from Brisbane through Sydney, Canberra, and Melbourne on to Adelaide. Comprising only 5% of the nation’s land mass, OZ’s Boomerang Coast is home to 80% of all Australians.…

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OMG – I’m a Flashpacker!

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Erin_and_Katmandu_BagAs I near the 2-month mark of my 2-year around-the-world adventure, I’m going through a process of re-invention. I love these times of self-reflection! In fact, the opportunity to redefine myself is all part of the journey.

Naming Yourself

So …

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Test Your Aussie IQ – Quiz #2

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Oz Open Supporters
Oz_Open_SupportersI’m heading into the Outback later this morning, so I thought I’d give us all a second Aussie IQ test! If you were a whacka last time, this is your chance to redeem yourself!

Once again, I’ve shamelessly pilfering from …

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Australia’s “Apology” to the Aboriginal People

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Aboriginal_ChildrenFebruary 12, 2008, Australia’s Parliament issued an apology to the nation’s Stolen Generations.

“Stolen Generations” is the term used to describe the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island children who were forcibly removed from their families by the Australian government between …

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Kayak Camping – Extreme Living – LivingMini®

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Fiord_KayakWhile in New Zealand’s South Island, I embarked on a 3-day fiord kayaking trip on Doubtful Sound in Fiordland National Park. There were just 4 of us, 3 crazy adventurers and our 21-year-old guide Tara. Out in the middle of …

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Test Your Aussie IQ!

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Australian_FlagSo I’ve been in Oz for about 3 weeks now which means, of course, I’m an expert on all things Australian. Most of what I’ve picked up is from random conversations and shamelessly pilfering from Bill Bryson’s Down Under, …

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Great Barrier Reef: A Heartbreaking Discovery

Friday, February 11th, 2011

healthy_coralI was so excited to come to Australia to dive the Great Barrier Reef. In fact, it was one of the main reasons I came. Chrystal blue waters. Abundant fish. Neon-colored coral. Woot Woot!

The World’s Largest Reef

The Great …

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