Archive for April, 2011

Something to Savor: My Sister’s Kitchen – Giving U™

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

My_Sis_CookI spent my last day in Australia volunteering with a fabulous nonprofit organization: Darwin Community Arts (DCA). DCA is, in essence, an incubator for social enterprises and nonprofits promoting the arts and community development in Darwin. One of these great …

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Rooms with a View: Philippines – LivingMini®

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

view_from_DIRMy hotel rooms lately have been sparse to say the least. We’re talking one bed, a combo shower / toilet, a fan and a window. Electricity is sporadic after 6:00 pm and a hot shower a distant memory.

Luckily each …

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How to Cope with Terrifying Traffic

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Crossing Rd Hanoi
Or “How the chicken crossed the road.”

Yes, you’d think crossing the street would be basic, but not in Vietnam’s manic traffic — with more than 20 million motor bikes on the road.

Seriously, a major intersection is a major …

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Photo Organizing Fool

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Women Working in Field
I’m on a long trip and I’m a neat freak, so organizing my photos is kind of a big deal to me. It may seem a bit convoluted, but it’s working (as in, I can find the picture I want, …

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GoErinGo Donates a House! *Video* – Giving U™

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

In May, the GoErinGo! Fund will donate $2,500 to build a house in a Gawad Kalinga community. You choose which will be the location of the new GoErinGo house for one deserving Filipino family!

GK_Housing_1Gawan Kalinga, meaning “to give care” …

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The Incredible Sinking Boat

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Me_and_LIttle_BoatAfter leaving Manila, I’ve decided to come to the island province of Palawan and sail around between islands for a little fun in the sun.
These island expeditions are always a highlight for me since I love the water in …

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My Holiday at the World’s Largest Leper Colony – Giving U™

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Culion_Hospital_GatesI’ve been convinced to come to Culion, once the largest leper colony in the world, by my friend Rick. I’ve never met Rick, but he is very active on my Facebook page. So naturally, I believe him and plan my …

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Palawan: More than Just a Pretty Face *Video*

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Erin_at_Secret_LagoonMost people come to Palawan for the insanely beautiful beaches. The island province wasn’t voted one of National Geographic’s 2011′s 20 Best Travel Destinations in the World for nothing. Here I am on my afternoon excursion to Secret Lagoon – …

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My Sea Coffin

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Water_ShotNow, since I ascribe to Living Mini precepts, I’m totally in down with living in small, well-defined spaces. I’m also OK with tiny spaces that are a little less well defined. What I’m not OK with is sleeping in a …

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“Live” Australia Open Broadcast

Friday, April 1st, 2011

oz open

Hey everyone! Here’s a live USTREAM video from the Australian Open.

You can tell it’s Down Under ’cause it’s upside-down — Ha!

Watch if you want!

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