The Privilege of a Passport
I am fortunate.
I live a life of privilege.
I move easily in this world thanks to an accident of birth. I was born in a country of affluence and freedom – its passport affords me the privilege of crossing borders and exploring the world almost at will. I am acutely aware that such opportunity is not available to all.
As a travel blogger, I am just one of many who takes full advantage of her passport. And it makes me very proud to part of a community that, once a year, is organized to give their passports, their travels, meaning by giving back.
In 2009, Beth of Wanderlust and Lipstick, Pam of Nerds Eye View and Meg of Paynor Public Relations co-founded Passports with Purpose, a fundraiser that draws on the unique strengths of travel bloggers for its success. And the results have been amazing.
Win The Solo Traveler’s Handbook
and a Kindle Fire to read it on.
In 2010, Passports with Purpose raised nearly $65,000 for Friends of LAFTI. Those funds are helping build 25 homes in a small village, Karunganni, in South India.
We need your help.
I was supposed to team up with a sponsor for a prize but, I’ve been so busy that this has not happened. So, I’m putting up the prize myself.
I’m offering a Kindle copy of The Solo Traveler’s Handbook and the new Kindle Fire
on which to read it. It’s a $200 value.
The book ships free. Shipping of the Kindle within the continental US is included. Beyond will be the responsibility of the prize winner.
Here’s how you can win it and other prizes.
- Go to the Passports with Purpose donate page. – Donate $10 or multiples of $10. Each $10 buys you a raffle ticket. You indicate what prize or prizes you want the ticket(s) for. Spread your tickets around – one for this prize, three for that one…
- Pay via Paypal – You don’t need an account as you can securely pay with your credit card via paypal.
- Spread the word – The real reason for buying tickets is to raise the $80,000 so help out by sharing this post or the Passports with Purpose page.
- Hope that you win – ‘Cause, it would be really cool if you did.