It’s time to travel with a purpose.
Myself and other travel bloggers have shared their travel stories and inspirations behind this Expedia Find Yours campaign. I’ve shared how travel has not only changed my life but taught me some life lessons that I’ll never forget. However, this campaign needs more purpose.
Your tweets will raise money for Passports With Purpose
From July 26 through July 31, your tweets and photos with the tags #purpose and #ExpediaFindYours will help raise money for Passports with Purpose.
- For the first 250 tweets with the tags #purpose and #ExpediaFindYours, I will donate $250 to Passports with Purpose which will help change people’s lives.
- If we reach 750 tweets with the tags #purpose and #ExpediaFindYours, I will donate $500. For 1250 tweets, I will donate $750.
You can raise money for Passports with Purpose just by tweeting photos, telling your stories, and sharing this post with the tags #purpose and #ExpediaFindYours. You will also be entered to win a $250 travel voucher and 4 nights in Aruba from Expedia.
Expedia’s giving away a $250 travel voucher to one lucky person who tweets photos for #purpose. I want to give away $25o to Passports with Purpose.
When I said “travel with a purpose”, I meant it. And I really want you to help!
However, you need to know how Passports with Purpose is helping people and changing lives.
Passports with Purpose – how travel can change lives
In 2008, Pam Mendel (Nerd’s Eye View), Debbie Dubrow (Delicious Baby), Michelle Duffy (WanderMom), and Beth Whitman (Wanderlust and Lipstick) had an idea to raise money online for the purpose of doing good. Now travel was ready to make a difference.
Passports with Purpose united a travel community to support various projects like building homes, providing water, and changing lives for people around the world.
By getting travel bloggers, companies, and sponsors involved, people are able to donate money for life-changing projects and win prizes. Every penny raised goes towards the projects or helps fund prizes.
In 2008, $7,400 was raised for Heifer International. In 2009, $28,000 was donated to build a school in rural Cambodia. In 2010, $60,000 helped house 25 families in southern India. And in 2011, $90,000 helped build two libraries in Zambia.
In 2012, Expedia became a sponsor of Passports with Purpose because they saw the work, dedication, and effort that travelers could make in giving back to others. As we look ahead to this year, Passports with Purpose hopes to raise even more money to help people.
This year, the ladies at PwP got a chance to go to Zambia to see for themselves how lives are being changed through the work they are doing. Watch this video to see what they experienced.
Why I’m a part of Passports with Purpose and Expedia Find Yours
In 1995, I took my first international flight to the country of Estonia. I stepped into a new world as the old days of Communism were left behind. I talked with people, learned about their lives, and experienced a culture far different than my own.
Today, that experience still impacts my life. Visiting Estonia helped change the way I view the world. Whether it’s through time or money, I want to use the resources I have to help people.
I believe that travel can change the world.
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve asked people to be a part of the Expedia Find Yours campaign by sharing photos and telling their stories for the word purpose in this Twitter travel photo contest. Yet this contest and campaign aren’t enough.
I stayed awake last night thinking about this campaign and my upcoming travels. I realized I needed to do more. If I believed in the word purpose, I needed to live it.
So here’s my chance to use travel as a purpose, give to Passports with Purpose, read your stories, and see your photos for the Expedia Find Yours Campaign.
Tweet your photos and this post with the tags #purpose and #ExpediaFindYours to help raise money for Passports with Purpose. The more you tweet, the more money I will donate.
As I type these words, passion fills my heart while tears fill my eyes. This isn’t about me. It’s about Passports with Purpose. It’s about Expedia Find Yours. It’s about you finding purpose in your travels.
All you have to do is tweet to make a difference in the world.
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