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What an inspiring book! Reading Adventure Philanthropist was an absolutely breath of fresh air. This book really makes me want to travel to the most poverty-stricken places in the world and help everyone, in anyway that I can.
Who is she and what does she do for others?
Erin, the Adventure Philanthropist, travels the world in her two-year journey to help others in any way she can. She talks about the people that she met, the things that she did, and the places she’s seen. You get to essentially meet the people who inspired her, gave her hope, the fears she had… or her family back home had, people who pained her, and the women, children, and animals she is saving. On one hand, you get a sense of life in simpler times; and, on the other hand, a sense of the frightening things that go on that most don’t hear about every day.
Humble pie anyone?
Reading this was very emotional for me. Just knowing that this world is filled with amazing people, and they aren’t all people who look, talk, and routine like us Americans. There are people in this world who have a small fraction of what we do, and continuously give to the less fortunate. Talk about a slice of humble pie. Which author, Erin Michelson mentions numerous times in this book.
I, admittedly shed a tear or two while reading this. I was truly awe-struck at the lengths that Erin, and the people she talks about in her book, will go to help others. Like woman’s rights, and standing up against domestic and sexual violence in places like Honduras. I get emotional, reading about the humility others show, how one woman can run an entire shelter, have no money to run it but, because of the power of her prayer, she always made it through. She also talks about the amazing experiences she’s had, like deep sea diving on a moonless night, turning off the flashlight and “floating weightless in the black ink”. Ohh, it just gives me chills. These are the type of experiences I crave in my life!
Serendipitous, I am
I got so lucky when finding this book, I was moseying around a GoodWill resale store. I decided to check out the books incase there were any good adventure books. Well, I hit the jackpot! …To make this even more special, the front cover is signed, “Richard, Enjoy the Journey! Erin” (Thank you Richard for letting this piece of gold go).
If you are looking for a book to put a smile on your face, remind you of what is really important, and maybe make you shed a little tear… Check out Adventure Philanthropist and Erin’s blog Go Erin Go, you won’t be disappointed!
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Let me know what you all think of the book by commenting down below, I’d love to hear from you!
Oh, I wanted to ask.. Have you planned your next weekend road trip yet? What about Iowa?! Read about my road trip to Iowa with Robyn, the cute furry four legged blonde one.
As always, don’t EVER stop #ChasingDaydreams,
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