Archive for November, 2012

Healing Hearts this Holiday Season

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Thanks for participating in the poll! Although we didn’t meet our challenge grant for the additional $500 donation, the GoErinGo! Fund did donate the $2,500 to fund an open-heart surgery for a child.

To mark the holidays, the GoErinGo! Fund …

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Volunteering Around the World

Monday, November 26th, 2012

I met my friend Julia at a hostel in La Paz, Bolivia. She and I were sitting at the bar, re-charging our iPhones and struck up a conversation. I then invited myself to tag along with her to visit the …

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Chile’s Valley of the Moon *Video*

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Valle de la Luna is located in Chile’s Cordillera de la Sal in the northern Atacama desert. Featuring sand and stone formations carved from the wind, it is known for its lunar-like landscapes. In fact, the prototype for the Mars …

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MESSAGE: Bolivia *Videos*

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Bolivia, or as I call it: “Mind-blowing Bolivia,” is an intriguing country. Unfortunately, my time here was cut short so I regrettably only had one week in this fascinating country. It was a good thing that I was able to …

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Salar de Uyuni *Fun Photo Essay*

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Here’s a collection of fun photos from the magnificent Salar de Uyuni. Because of the flat terrain, we were able to play with perspective and create a series of bizarre pictures!

Here’re some I like. Which one is your favorite?…

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Stunning Salar de Uyuni *Videos*

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Bolivia’s stunning Salar de Uyuni is part of the region’s altiplano that was formed along with the Andes Mountains approximately 40,000 years ago. There are actually two major salt deserts: the Salar de Coipasa and the largest Salar de Uyuni.…

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Cholita Chic *Video*

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

There are places you go in the world and things that you see that make you scratch your head and the dress of the women of Bolivia is one of these cultural phenomenon that leave you wondering…why?

Throughout Bolivia, it’s …

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MESSAGE: Arequipa, Peru *Videos*

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Arequipa, Peru’s second largest city, is one of my favorite in South America! It’s known as the “White City” because much of the city is made from sillar, a form of white volcanic stone, which make the entire city shimmer …

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Hostel or Hostile Living?

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Most travelers never set foot in a hostel, and for good reason. Hostel – or hostile – living is an acquired taste.

I used to limit my hostel stays at the beginning of my trip, but now as I’m nearing …

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aTypical Travel Day *Video*

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Travel days usually last more than 24 hours and require some degree of mental preparation. I find I need to psych myself up (or rather down), and enter a trace-like state where long delays, blatant rip offs, and unforeseen changes …

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