Archive for July, 2011

Joanne, Biladi Founder *Video* – Giving U™

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Joanne - Profile

Meet Adventure Philanthropist Joanne Bajjaly, founder of the nonprofit organization Biladi, which means “My Country” in Arabic. Her nonprofit organization is dedicated to promoting and preserving Lebanon’s heritage.

Watch Joanne tell us about Biladi’s important work and the collaboration with …

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MESSAGE – Croatia *Video*

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Dubrovnik Kayakers

Zdravo! Hello in Croatian!

TV advertisements for Croatia describe it as “Europe as it used to be,” which is pretty accurate. This incredibly beautiful country has an amazingly rugged coastline, picturesque islands in the clear Adriatic waters, and medieval walled …

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A Taste for Olive Oil

Monday, July 25th, 2011


Homer called olive oil “liquid gold.” Historically, it has been used for medicine, as a currency, in rituals and purification rites, and as a most-important culinary accoutrement.

The olive tree is native to the Mediterranean basin. The trees live to …

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MESSAGE – Rome *Video*

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Piazza Novano

Rome has been described as a “charming but exasperating lover.” How true! With a treasure-trove of relics and a population of 4 million (but more than 10 times that with tourists), Rome will surely test your endurance and your patience.…

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How Cool is Couch Surfing?!

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Erin Couch Surfing

Couch surfing is for travelers who wish to stay at someone’s home, instead of a hotel when on the road. Hosts, in turn, offer their couches free of charge for weary travelers. Sounds simple, right? Sort of…

Big Trust

The …

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MESSAGE – Venice *Videos*

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Rialto Bridge

Venice comprises 117 small islands connected by 400 bridges over 150 canals. This water world was the last stop on our month-long tour of Italy, so even though I was a little exhausted, the magic of Venice sparked me right …

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Donate My Dollars: Playgrounds for Peace – Giving U™

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Merry Go Round 3

I’m hot off my trek through the Middle East – and I had fantastic experiences in Lebanon, Israel & Egypt — 3 countries that refer to each other as “cousins” or “neighbors” or “enemies” – depending on whom you talk …

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May – June Media Mentions

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Bayon Close Up

As y’all know, I’m a regular contributor to the online travel magazine Since these aren’t posted on my web site, I thought I’d share my latest articles with you.

July 3, 2011 – “Rules of the Red

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Living Ship Shape *Videos*

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Full Sail Long Shot

My love affair with all things boats continues — And lucky for me I’m fresh off two incredible sailing journeys: a clipper ship sailing the Amalfi Coast and an ultra-luxury cruise along the Dalmatian Coast.

What did I like most …

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Inji & Erin Coming to West Africa! – Giving U™

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Inji and I in Cairo

Adventure Philanthropists on the Move!

Inji is a great friend of mine. We met about 2 years ago while I was volunteering in the Egyptian office of the nonprofit organization Ashoka.

Since then, Inji and I have kept in touch …

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