As travelers who have also tried to make a difference in some of the communities we have visited, we love the idea behind Passports with Purpose (PwP) – travel bloggers coming together to raise money for a great cause. This year, that cause is working together with Water.org to build clean water wells in two communities in Haiti. PwP’s lofty (but very reachable) goal is to raise $100,000.
We also love that, in raising money for a great cause, bloggers partner with travel companies around the world to offer amazing prizes to raffle off to people who donate at least $10. Prizes include travel clothing, electronics, tours, hotel stays, gift certificates and more!
Donate $10 to a great cause. Win an awesome, travel-related prize. What could be better?
We took a close look through the prize list and thought we’d highlight some of our favorites – prizes that could really help you jump start your career break travels!
Weekend Apartment Stay in Europe: Kick off your career break in Europe with a $500 voucher for an apartment stay in your choice of Barcelona, Paris, Rome, Florence, Vienna, London, Prague, Venice or Berlin.
Context Travel walking tours: With these tours for the “intellectually curious,” you can get an in-depth look at cities like Barcelona, Istanbul, New York, Paris, Athens and more! This prize includes 2 spots on any 2 of Context’s small group walking tours – a total value of $330!
European Travel Prize Pack: Europe may be a little pricier than, say, Southeast Asia, but this great prize pack will help! It includes a Eurail Global Pass 1st Class, $500 voucher with Only-apartments.com and a $200 gift card to Viator.com.
GoPro Camera: The perfect gadget to capture every moment of your career break! Take professional quality video and great photos with this waterproof camera that is also wi-fi enabled!
26-day Silk Road Tour: Get off the beaten path with this tour that follows the Silk Road through China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
Kindle Keyboard 3G: Not only can you use this prize to store a plethora of reading material for those long flights, bus or train rides, but you can also use it to keep in touch while you’re on the road with free 3G internet access around the world.
Women’s Scotteevest: Trying to pack ultra-light on your travels? Try this women’s travel vest with 17 pocket and electronics compartments.
$150 Chaco’s Gift Certificate: Keep your feet comfy as you travel with a pair of Chaco’s sneakers, sandals or hiking shoes/boots.
Visit Passportswithpurpose.org/donate before 11:59 p.m. ET on December 11, 2012 to see a complete list of prizes and enter to win!