Win a Beach Stay and Support Education

When I heard about Passports with Purpose two years ago, I was impressed with the initiative of four women – founders Debbie Dubrow, Pam Mandel, Beth Whitman and Michelle Duffy – and how they were able to bring together the travel blogging community to raise $90,000 to build two libraries in Zambia. I knew I wanted to be a part of this incredible group of people. Last year, they continued their efforts, bringing together more than 200 travel bloggers and 1,242 individual donors to raise more than $110,000 to build five wells in Haiti with These are just two of the amazing projects PwP was able to complete since its founding in 2008.

buildOnThis year, Passports with Purpose is working to raise $115,000 for buildOn to construct three schools and fund three adult literary programs in the Sikasso region of Southern Mali, Africa. I’m happy to announce that I am actively participating this year by securing a prize for the PwP auction. And I think it’s one you’re going to love!

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head IslandMy prize is … a complimentary two-night stay at the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island in South Carolina! This is an incredible resort! I had the opportunity to visit the property with my family last summer, and we had an incredible time! My favorite part was hanging out by the pool watching my kids splash around. While my children enjoyed this, too, they also loved feeding the turtles in the onsite pond and taking part in the many activities offered in the kids’ programs. Of course, walking along the beach as the waves of the Atlantic Ocean rolled in also topped our list.

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head IslandI fell in love with the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, and I think you will, too! But first, you have to bid on this prize. You can do that by clicking here. You are a vital part of helping Passports with Purpose achieve this year’s goal.

I also want to give a shout-out to the sponsors that help Passports with Purpose bring this entire program to you: Expedia (platinum sponsor);  DK Eyewitness Travel—DK Eyewitness Guides and Rough Guides(gold); TBEX (silver sponsor); HomeAwayHostelBookersGo With Oh, and Eating London (bronze sponsors).

I hope you will check out the entire catalog of PwP items up for bid, especially my prize from Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island!


  1. This sounds like a great place to stay!! I know whoever wins will be very happy.

  2. Great prize! Someone is going to be very happy and very relaxed.

  3. I’m picking this one! Looks awesome!

  4. I heard one of the women speak last year at TBU Porto. Charity has always been important to me, and I love this initiative! Looks like a great prize!

  5. What a fantastic prize! You’re going to make some winner very happy :)

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