For the second year in a row, I am honored to support and work with Passports with Purpose to help those in need around the globe. Started in 2008, Passports with Purpose is the annual travel bloggers’ fundraiser that brings travel bloggers from all over the world together to leverage their social media platforms and raise money to help a deserving organization achieve its goals. Past initiatives include building five wells in Haiti with Water.org, building two libraries in Zambia with Room to Read, and building two schools and two adult literacy programs in Mali with buildOn.
This year, Passports with Purpose has partnered with Sustainable Harvest International; for every $5,000 raised, SHI will help an extended family in Honduras learn to farm sustainably and feed their family. Training will last for five years with lasting benefits for the entire community. Plus, 100 percent of donations, exclusive of PayPal fees, will go to SHI.
So how can you help? Check out the great prizes in the Passports with Purpose catalogue, and bid on those you want to win. There’s some great travel destinations, travel gear and other items to choose from, so you’re sure to find something that catches your eye. My recommendation? Check out my prize: a two-night stay at Spectrum Resorts’ Turquoise Place in Orange Beach on Alabama’s beautiful Gulf Coast!
Turquoise Place is a luxury condominium rental property, with spacious accommodations overlooking the beach and the Gulf of Mexico. And when I say spacious, I’m talking three- and four-bedroom units that you could get lost in if you’re not careful! With a large kitchen and living area complete with top-of-the-line kitchen appliances, a gas fireplace, and an HD flat-screen TV, these condos have everything you want and more.
Of course, my favorite spot was the 403-square-foot balcony complete with hot tub, large outdoor dining table and chairs, and an outdoor gas grill. I made time to soak in the hot tub every night before going to bed. There was nothing better than listening to the waves roll in as you enjoy a relaxing soak.
So don’t miss your chance to bid on this great prize! The Passports with Purpose fundraiser ends on Dec. 17 at 11:59 EST, so don’t delay!
A big thank you goes to Spectrum Resorts for donating this great prize, as well as this year’s Passports with Purpose sponsors, TBEX and HomeAway! This fundraiser couldn’t happen with great partners like you!