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August 21, 2015

Ahoy Adventure Philanthropists!

Just a few weeks ago, we marked the one year anniversary since the last case of polio in Nigeria, the only remaining polio-endemic country in Africa. Check out this 1–minute video showcasing how very close Nigeria is to ending this debilitating disease.

Leading the fight to eradicate this disease is Rotary International, donating more than $1.4 billion to end polio globally. As a former Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, I am so fully supportive of their accomplishments around the world.

The world is now 99.9% polio free—the fight to end polio is within our grasp! Want to help end polio forever? You can help by signing the petition – I did!

And now for the articles this week:

New Post  > How Camping Can Kill You: Part II - Paradise

Camping alone in Utah last month, I’ve honed my ability to sniff out danger. Sure there were some predators to worry about, but my main concern was the wrath of Mother Nature. Here’s how I dealt with her frequent blows…

Fav Post  > Bizarre Holiday Hot Spots

Over the years I’ve encountered several bizarre holiday destinations. These places were unknown to me before my trip and each one contains an element of surrealism that sets ‘em apart from other wacky vacation spots. Here’re 3—one each from Africa, Asia and Europe:

Photo of the Week > River Life in Battambang, Cambodia


Did you know that there are more than 200 photos and 70 videos that accompany my book: Adventure Philanthropist: Great Adventures Volunteering Abroad? Here’s a favorite photo from Chapter 2: Humility of a little girl on the Battambang River in Cambodia. See these amazing people and places come to life!
At this point, I should be on dry land on some Thai island, eating a tongue-numbing curry and drinking a cold beer. Here’s hoping anyway!
 
Regardless of where I am, let’s raise a toast to future *big* adventures for all of us. Cheers!

See ya on the road,
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