Archive for May, 2011

MESSAGE: Vietnam’s North *VIDEO*

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

HaLong Bay

Vietnam is a multi-ethnic country with over fifty distinct groups (54 are recognized by the Vietnamese government), each with its own language, lifestyle, and cultural heritage. About 12.7% of the Vietnamese population (more than 6 million people) claim minority tribe …

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Eating Well in Vietnam

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Hue Bakery

Luckily guide books are tuned into the restaurants and local shops that are trying to provide a grassroots response to some of Vietnam’s social problems. Visiting these cafés is a great way to support their efforts – and grab a …

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How to Cope with Holidays Abroad

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Sam & Erin in Hawaii for Thanksgiving
Sam & Erin in Hawaii for Thanksgiving

Last Easter I got a little homesick. I was Ok until mom started relaying the brunch menu: mac & cheese, honey ham, steamed asparagus….oh man!

So I decided I needed a few coping mechanisms to surviving holidays when I’m far …

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Uncle Ho’s House – LivingMini®

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Ho Plates

I’m not sure what it says about me that I saw my dream house while visiting Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum. I mean, I came to check out the monument and ended up sketching out the design of his house. Hmmmmmm.…

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Packing: RTW Trip – Bags *Video*

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Packing Video Shot

Packing is about making tough choices – What do you take and what gets left behind. Probably the most important choice is picking the right bag.

Watch the video!

Today, there’re tons of options, including backpacks, duffle bags, hard-shell traditional …

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MESSAGE: Vietnam – South & Central *Video*

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Abseiling Marble Mountain

Here’s a tasty tidbit for you—40% of Vietnamese people are named Nguyen, after the last Vietnamese dynasty in 1802. Every time a new dynasty came to power, many people changed their name, hoping to capitalize on the association with the

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Happy Birthday Buddha!

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Solid Gold Buddha, Wat Traimit, Thailand
Solid Gold Buddha, Wat Traimit, Thailand

Today (May 17) is Buddha’s birthday! And so I thought it’d be the perfect occasion to share some tidbits I’ve learned going to Buddhist temples over the last several months.  Here’s the inside scoop on how to behave, what to …

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All Things Money – Global Outings™

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Money Shot

Everyone has their own system for accessing cash when they travel — This is mine. I’ve developed it after one mugging, one attempted mugging, and running out of dough several times.

Cash & Carry

  • Credit Card with Low Limit:

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Donate My Dollars: May 2011 – Giving U™

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Girls Reading Sapa

Thank you to all the Adventure Philanthropists that voted in our May poll! The children of our Lao village will now get a library too! Go Team!

GoErinGo is adopting a Lao Village!

We made a $350 donation to the …

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Adventure Philanthropist Packing List

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Hawaii Packing

Let’s see… in the last 4 months I’ve been to more than 35 cities. What does that mean? I’m a packing pro!

I have packing down to a formula and it all starts with a tried-and-true packing list. Check it …

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