Last week, we shared our passion for helping others with Passports with Purpose. We’re part of a large community of travel writers hoping to raise $110,000 to help buildOn build three schools and fund three adult literacy programs in Mali, Africa. You can read all about it and buy your raffle tickets to win a luxurious 3-night stay in a two bedroom deluxe suite at the Ocean Club Resorts in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos or enter to win 4 Transpack Backpacks to set up the family with packs to hold everything they’ll need for ski season.
In case the idea of a beach getaway or ski gear doesn’t suit your fancy, or if you are simply wanting to give even more to support this much needed cause, here are a few of our favorite prizes being raffled off all over the blogosphere:
Gadgets & Gifts
If you are looking for a professional quality HD video & 5MP camera, be sure to enter for the GoPro HD Hero 3 camera offered by Albany Kid. I’ve seen the images it takes underwater and was amazed! Need to get lost in a good book while on a long plane ride, check out the Kindle Paperwhite e-reader over at Getaway Mavens. Looking to expand your child’s worldview? Trekaroo families enjoy Little Passports, and now donors can enter to win a year’s subscription through Family Travel Magazine. If you need to keep a child occupied on your next trek, the HP Slate 7 Tablet might be of some help thanks to Kids on a Plane.
If you have a baby or toddler with you when you travel, you’ll love the Osprey Packs Poco Plus Child Carrier from Wild Tales of. If you want a bag for yourselves, check out the Eagle Creek Adventure Expandable Duffle with packing cubes from our friends at Pit Stops for Kids. For really comfortable and efficient clothing that are perfect mom or dad on that next adventure, check out the Icebreaker line of clothing. (Icebreaker is always on the top of my Christmas list!) Over at Danger Jill Robinson you can win two beautiful Icebreaker sweaters: the Coronet Long Sleeve Half Zip for women and the Escape Long Sleeve Crewe Stripe for men.
These prizes are perfect because they are so flexible- a must in family travel planning! Loyalty Traveler is offering up 110,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points, valid anywhere in the world. Depending on the resort you choose, that could be good for 5-22 nights! Families love staying at Country Inn and Suites- you can win one night lodging at any Country Inn and Suites in North America from Travel Mamas. With Adventures by Daddy, you can stay two nights in a family suite at any U.S. based Great Wolf Lodge. Another great flexible opportunity is being offered by Girl Gone Travel. Enjoy a $1000 voucher to use at HomeAway’s 350,000 vacation rentals worldwide.
Once in a Lifetime Experiences & Getaways
Field Trips with Sue is offering a two night stay with breakfast at the Marriot Evergreen Resort at Stone Mountain Park and four Mountain Family Fun Passes to Stone Mountain Park. Explore Niagara Falls with a one night stay at The Giacomo, passes for several local sites, bike rentals, and wine tastings through Moms Guide to Travel. Perhaps the Pacific North West is more your style. Our friend, La Jolla Mom, is offering a two-night Luxury Bed and Breakfast Experience at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle. You & your loved one can win a 2 night stay at the Napa River Inn plus spa treatments and breakfast at Sweetie Pie’s with This is my Happiness! Enjoy the sights of Florida with a two-night stay at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando through Wander the Map or relax on Florida’s southwest coast with a three-night stay at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa thanks to The Vacation Gals. Thanks to All Things Lifestyle you can hang out at the pool with the kids during a 2- night stay at the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. A restful place to call home after visiting the Orlando theme parks is calling your name thanks to Child Mode. This prize is a 7-night stay at a Global Resorts Home in Kissimee, Florida.
These once in a lifetime experiences are just waiting for your family to enjoy. Ciao Bambino is featuring a 3-night stay in an Ocean View Casita at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita in Mexico. Our friend, Walking on Travels, is featuring a $250 giftcard for ToursByLocals to be used towards any of their tours in 128 countries. The Travolution is featuring a $500 travel voucher from Canada’s premier travel agency, iTravel2000, which is valid for booking flights, hotels, or tours. Enjoy a eco-friendly luxury trip in Australia with a three-night hotel stay at the Kingfisher Bay Resort Fraser Island, return air and ferry transfers for two adults, and a full-day off-road beauty tour of the island from Eco Traveller Guide. Have you always wanted to see Italy? Enjoy a 3-night stay at Antica Torre di via Tornabuoni 1 in Florence, a four-course meal for two, classic car tour, and spa experience, and an arts and culture itinerary to help you plan the trip of a lifetime from ArtTrav.
There are about 60 more prizes you can enter to win, knowing that your donation goes to such an excellent cause.
Tell your friends using the share features in the column to your left! Fundraiser ends December 9, 2013, 11:59pm EST.