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Supplies Sail into Scrub Island from Black Boaters and Friends

Black Boaters Summit is a yearly event planned by Cap’n Paul Mixon and his wife Marvelle. The Black Boaters Summit event brings together sailors that hail from all over the United States. Last month, Black Boaters concluded its 17th annual sailing summit in the British Virgin Islands. Every year... Continue reading »

Brothers Busker & Bake to Pack for a Purpose in Costa Rica!

Packing for a Purpose is often a family affair involving both adults and children. Travel is always an enhancing experience and a wonderful way to enrich children's lives. The experience helps inform and enlarge their worldview. Pack for a Purpose traveling families often tell us about how much... Continue reading »

PfaP Transforms Travelers in Kenya

Prior to our trip to Kenya with extended family and friends, we spoke with our travel agent. Our travel agent told us, “You should try to keep your safari luggage down to a carry-on and a backpack per person… Pack simple,” which made sense. He also included in our itinerary the link for Pack for a... Continue reading »

Curacao's Children Continue to Benefit from PfaP Travelers

“Curacao” … the name sounds exotic but the charm and beauty of this amazing Caribbean island are more than one can envision. Imagine my delight when I learned my husband had a week of meetings at the Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort in May 2014! When I discovered the resort was also a “Pack... Continue reading »

PfaP Travelers Delight DJ School in Brazil

Last month my husband and I did an 18 day cruise from Miami to Rio de Janeiro. We knew we wanted to spend a couple of days in that marvelous city so I did a random search of “things to do” on the computer. Quite by accident, I stumbled upon the “Pack for a Purpose” website, and I had that big “Aha... Continue reading »
We love to travel. I imagine that this was instilled in me as a child when I would accompany my parents to the country of their birth, Antigua & Barbuda, every couple of years for several weeks each summer. I know that my husband only realized the possibilities travel opens to you on his first... Continue reading »

Extraordinary PfaP Experience in Zambia

Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Pack for a Purpose teamed up together to bring five hundred pounds of supplies to two schools and an orphanage in Zambia. The first step was to have a packing party to collect and pack all of the supplies that we would be taking with us. Thanks to... Continue reading »

PfaP Participants Protect Rhinos

The following lodgings and tour companies on our website in Africa and Asia work to conserve and protect the rhino: Samara Private Game Reserve , Siroki Lodge , Solio Lodge , John Stevens Guided Safaris Africa , Kariega Game Reserve , Inyati Game Lodge , Ride Kenya , ol Donyo Lodge , Lewa Wildlife... Continue reading »

Over an Ocean, Across a Continent, Up a River: PfaP Delivers!

Our first joyful moment in Zambia was watching all 11 bags of supplies arrive in Customs in Lusaka. With many thanks to Dave Seaman at Tours Africa , everything went smoothly. Visiting Kafunta River Lodge Kafunta River Lodge ,which supports Project Luangwa , was our first stop. We were warmly... Continue reading »

Finca Bellavista, Where Guests Give Back

My name is Erica Hogan, and I am the co-founder of the Finca Bellavista tree-house community in the south Pacific coastal region of Costa Rica (fincabellavista.com). Over the years, FBV has developed a reputation as being a great place for people to have a unique and laid-back travel experience... Continue reading »

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