Archive for the "Passports with Purpose" category

Passports with Purpose Wins the SMITTY Award!

by Beth Whitman (June 4th, 2013)

It’s been a whirlwind couple of months for me that has included travel (since early March: Berlin, Bhutan, Thailand, Laos, Haiti, Miami, Kauai, NYC, New Jersey, Toronto, Albuquerque, Santa Fe), activities (hiking, eating, biking, flying, throwing dinner parties), and announcements (my involvement with Expedia’s Viewfinder blog). It’s been crazy, too. But it’s all good! And […]

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Haiti Visit ~ Passports with Purpose

by Beth Whitman (May 13th, 2013)

Last week, Mara Gorman and I went to Haiti to visit a couple of communities where water wells were (and still are being) constructed. These are wells funded by the Passports with Purpose fundraiser late last year. In total, we raised just over $116,000 which will ultimately fund six wells (whoo hoo!). It was a […]

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Haiti ~ Photo of the Day

by Beth Whitman (May 10th, 2013)

I’ll write more about my brief visit to Haiti next week, but I wanted to add this photo today to show the beauty in these people. The above photo was taken at the inaugural ceremony of one of the water wells that was funded by Passports with Purpose during our 2012 fundraiser. The man (and […]

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Volunteering Abroad – Good or Bad?

by Beth Whitman (December 10th, 2012)

One of my tour participants emailed me last week asking what I thought about volunteering in India. She was interested in returning after having gone on our North India tour this fall. She had read in a blog post (written by an expat living in India for nearly 20 years) that people should not go […]

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Passports with Purpose – A Few of My Favorite Things

by Beth Whitman (December 7th, 2012)

It pains me every year that I cannot participate as a donor and potential prize winner in our annual Passports with Purpose fundraiser. Each year the bar is raised in terms of the caliber of prizes that are donated. And each year I pine over which ones I would donate toward to be in the […]

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$10 Can Win You a Vacation on the Riviera Maya in Mexico

by Beth Whitman (November 27th, 2012)

Ten bucks gets you the chance to win an amazing vacation package from the Hotel Banyan Tree Mayakoba on Mexico’s Riviera Maya coast! Did I get your attention? Yup. When you head over to the Passports with Purpose site, you can donate as little as $10 or as much as your piggy bank will allow. […]

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Passports with Purpose 2012

by Beth Whitman (November 26th, 2012)

It’s that time of year again. The Passports with Purpose founders and, literally, hundreds of travel bloggers have been busy working in the background to launch our 5th annual fundraiser. Though I’ve talked about this before, it’s worth repeating for those who may have missed it in past years or are new to this site. […]

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Passports with Purpose – What We’re Doing in 2012

by Beth Whitman (June 19th, 2012)

It literally started as an idea around a coffee table. Four travel bloggers, regularly getting together over coffee and treats to chat about travel, blogging and whatever was new in our lives. What it grew into is Passports with Purpose – the annual travel bloggers fundraiser. The idea was to do some good in the […]

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Zambia Bound ~ Passports with Purpose

by Beth Whitman (April 16th, 2012)

I should know by now that when I look at how my year is going to play out in terms of travel, that there will be twists and turns that I had never expected. A trip to Zambia in a few weeks is just such a trip. Very recently, Expedia stepped up and offered to […]

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PwP – We DID it, no YOU did it!

by Beth Whitman (December 16th, 2011)

I don’t even know where to start with this post. I’m pretty flooded with emotions this morning. Looking at the Passports with Purpose widget, I’m honestly in awe that we made our goal this year. A day early. It’s not that I had any doubt that we’d make it, but I’m overwhelmed by the amount […]

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