Monthly Archives: April 2009

Shelley’s India story wins in Intrepid Travel Writing contest

Last fall, Beth Whitman of Wanderlust and Lipstick ran a travel writing contest, in conjunction with Intrepid Travel. I entered several pieces, including one about my experience taking my daughter to India a couple of years ago. This story is called “Lost and Found,” and it was the contest winner in the Women’s Travel Category! The 6 judges had a lot of really wonderful stories from which to choose, making their job very difficult. All in all, there were about 250 entries from around the globe!

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Thanks to Beth and Intrepid for running the contest – I really loved reading everyone else’s great travel stories as well!

With over 19 years of experience, Intrepid Travel is one of the world’s leading small group adventure tour operators. Intrepid offers over 450 itineraries in more than 90 destinations worldwide. Intrepid trips are designed to go off the beaten track, meet the locals and travel in an unconventional way, joining locals on their transport, in their markets and even in their homes.

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Watch The Miracle Foundation on CNN!

caroline_on_cnn1The past month has marked some major steps forward for The Miracle Foundation! We were featured on CNN International; our founder received the prestigious Young Global Leader Award; and we will be featured in Turk Pipkin’s new film, One Peace at a Time, that premiered on April 14th. The accomplishments of The Miracle Foundation are being recognized and shared across the world!

The Academy Award-winning film, Slumdog Millionaire, has depicted the terrible conditions of orphaned children in India. In light of its success, CNN recently aired two different segments focused on ‘Hope for India’s Kids’.  Both segments feature the work of The Miracle Foundation and one also includes an interview from India with founder Caroline Boudreaux. Since they were aired, these segments have generated increased traffic to The Miracle Foundation website, and many donations and sponsorships for these children that I just spent a week with last month.

Also, Caroline Boudreaux has been selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. This is a community of exceptional young leaders who share a commitment to shaping the global future. Each year the World Economic Forum identifies 200-300 extraordinary individuals, drawn from every region of the world. Together, they form a powerful international community that works to dramatically impact our global future.

Caroline was also honored by the philanthropic community at the April 14 premiere of the Nobelity Project’s film, One Peace at a Time. The new film, that features The Miracle Foundation, looks at global problems that have solutions that are already working, and that could be amplified all over the world.  The film asks one very big question – “Can we provide basic rights – water, nutrition, education, healthcare, opportunity and a sustainable and peaceful environment – to every child on Earth?” Of course, we believe WE CAN and you guys are already doing it!
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