Travel Tips

Kilos of Kindness for Kenya

The purpose of life is different to all people. Some of us figure out what that means to us and some never do. Every day we are solicited for donations to help the world and we should help those who are less fortunate than us. However, there is something much different when one packs up... Continue reading

PfaP Wedding Provides for Children in Curacao

Weddings are always a time of major planning. However, Darrell and I wanted to spend less time planning and more time celebrating with friends and family. Based on this desire, we decided to have a destination wedding. Curacao would be the place. We informed family and friends and the countdown began. The main question that... Continue reading

PfaP as a Random Act of Kindness

A day spent doing random acts of kindness, April 1st two years ago, was a turning point for me in my grief. I lost my husband Doug in a helicopter training accident on September 20th, 2009. My son had just turned one and I had just celebrated my 35th birthday the day before. April 1st... Continue reading

One Family, One Goal- PfaP in Africa

This past summer, we traveled with our family to southern Africa. We’d been begging to go on this trip for what seemed like ages, and finally, it was just around the corner. We had safaris, a cage dive, excursions, and all other activities under the sun planned for this trip of a lifetime. However, we... Continue reading

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 the sailing itinerary includes spending time... 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 more meaningful their trip was by bringing... 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... 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”... Continue reading