Archive for August, 2011

Ethiopian Tikul Huts – LivingMini®

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

ET Countryside Hut

Tikul huts are the traditional houses found in northern Ethiopian. Still in use today, the huts are usually 2 stories, made of stone with thatched roofing. The bottom floor is used for storage and cooking, and the top floor for …

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Play Date in Ethiopia – Giving U™

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Erin & Friends 1

Ethiopia’s children are wonderful — Full of smiles and energy and laughter!

During my 3 weeks in Ethiopia, I was lucky enough to spend some time with several groups of children: at an orphanage, at a childcare center for children …

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Ladies of the Last Supper *Video*

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Erin's Feet

The week before I left on my 2-year global gallivant, I invited several of my good friends to dinner for a farewell party. I christened them the “Ladies of the Last Supper.”

As a Bon Voyage present, The Ladies collectively …

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MESSAGE – Egypt *Video*

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Felucca Sunset

I like Egypt. In fact, this was my second time here in just 3 years. During my first visit, I took the more traditional tourist route and visited all the famous sites the country has to offer: Giza’s pyramids and …

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Red Sea Diving: Sharks! *Video*

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

I just spent a week scuba diving the waters of the Red Sea. And lucky me! I had two great encounters with sharks – one with a hammerhead and one with 2 legs.

Both of my shark sightings left me …

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Donate My Dollars: Water for East Africa – Giving U™

Friday, August 19th, 2011


Thank you for your participation! I will be joining Drop in the Bucket in Lira, Uganda in mid-October to begin building our GoErinGo! well! So exciting!

Water is one of the most pressing issues in the world today, that’s why …

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What We Wish For – LivingMini®

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Maternity Tree

It always strikes me that, despite our differences, people all over the world ascribe to a core set of beliefs and practices.

One of the most common practices is the imbuing a totem with a personal desire and asking a …

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Erin’s Articles

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Sprial Stairs Vatican

These are my latest contributions 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 31, 2011 – “Nine Italian Cities = 1

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How to Cope with Sexual Harassment

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Cairo is thought to be one of the worst cities in the world for women—specifically because of the prevalence of harassment that abounds. I came across this aggression repeatedly during my one week visit.

A 2008 study by the Egyptian …

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Jerusalem’s El HaLev *Videos* – Giving U™

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

El HaLev Girls

First off, a HUGE *Thank You* to all of you who voted in June’s Donate My Dollars poll!

Your 150 votes enabled me to double my donation to the El HaLev Personal Safety & Self-Defense Summer Camp for Girls and …

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