This week, we celebrate more of your travel purpose photos for Expedia Find Yours. Over the last couple of weeks, travelers have tweeted their photos that inspired purpose in their lives. From sunsets and kids to building schools and chocolate hippos, people have a wide variety of purpose in their travels.
When this campaign started, I thought seeing people’s photos would be fun. Giving away a trip to Aruba and a $250 travel voucher would inspire people to share their photos for purpose. I thought the Expedia Find Yours would just be a fun photo competition that people would enjoy.
I was wrong.
I didn’t expect it to challenge me so much. Every day I see photos and tweets about travel purpose. I saw what gave people a reason to travel. And this word “purpose” began to take over and affect me.
I’ve been telling people to travel with a purpose. Now it’s my turn to live out my own message.
Because of your photos for purpose, I’ve decided to raise money for Passports with Purpose for the last few days of Expedia Find Yours. Your tweets with photos and stories for #purpose and #ExpediaFindYours will get me closer to my goal.
250 tweets between July 26 and July 31 and I will donate $250 to Passports with Purpose. If we reach 750 tweets, I will donate $500. For 1250 tweets, I will donate $750.
Your photos have inspired me. YOU have given me purpose. Here are a few travel purpose travel photos from this week. Now it’s your turn to share. There are only a few days left. Tweet your photos, win a trip to Aruba and a $250 travel voucher, and raise money for a good cause.
Expedia Find Yours photos of the week
Sunsets, schools, love, and hippos – this week’s photos share your purpose for traveling.
Michelle Duffy (Twitter @wandermom)
This is traveling with a purpose. These are my favorite photos. One look at them and you will see why. Michelle is part of the Passports with Purpose team. She’s been to Cambodia and Zambia and shares why Passports with Purpose does it. Go ahead – get goosebumps. It’s OK.
Jennifer Miner (Twitter @jenniferminer)
Jennifer has been great at sharing photos. This photo showcases love and romance in a park in Paris. However, Jennifer also travels to Paris for chocolate hippos. We all find our reasons for traveling.
Learning a language
One of the best ways to enrich your travel experiences if by learning a language – like Spanish in Guatemala
Iain Montgomery (Twitter @nihaoxiongmao)
Sometimes you just need to stop, enjoy the beauty of our world through a sunset.
Becca (Dinkel) Simon (Twitter @rkdinkel)
All Over the Map (Twitter @tweetthemap)
Traveling with kids
For many people, traveling with their families gives them their greater purpose. Combining their greatest passion with the people they love makes life fulfilling. Definitely a great purpose for Expedia Find Yours
Carol Cain (Twitter @NYCityMama)
Enjoying time with the kids at Yellowstone
Nicole Wiltrout (Twitter @ArrowSentForth)
Found her purpose as a traveling mom on her son’s first trip to the beach at Lake Michigan
Rita Pilger (Twitter @RoamingRita)
A photo of her granddaughter visiting her great grandmother. This was the last photo of them before her great grandmother passed away.
What greater purpose can you find through travel than by giving back to others. Here are two great examples of that.
Colleen Lanin (Twitter @TravelMamas)
Walking to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis
NaEun Park (Twitter @nananapark)
A girl she met in a kindergarten village in Cambodia while visiting with UNICEF
Close to home
We can explore our world without going too far from home. I love exploring California and these two love exploring places close to home as well
Jenny Freedman (Twitter @atasteoftravel)
The west coast of Australia!
Michelle Verdi (Twitter @GratefulHoops)
Fishing on the Smith River in the midst
I love to hike. I continue to hike northern California. So I love this photo from Erika as hiking gives me purpose.
Erika Wiggins (Twitter @Active_Explorer)
Red Eagle Lake – just enjoy the view
As I head out on the road for the College Football Travel Tour with Expedia next month, this one hits close to home. I love Leah’s photo of hanging out with her niece at the Texas Tech football game.
Leah Travels (Twitter @L_e_a_h)
Travel with a purpose shows us the many reasons we have for traveling. Expedia Find Yours has given me purpose. Now it’s time to share yours and help Passports with Purpose fulfill their purpose. Tweet your photos with #purpose and #ExpediaFindYours to help raise money and change people’s lives.
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