Travel Tips

PfaP Joy in Jamaica

It was a pleasure for our family to work with Pack for a Purpose and the Sandals Foundation to coordinate our donation of 75 pounds of school supplies. We donated them to Hastings Elementary School in Trelawny Parish when we visited Jamaica last March. My three kids were very involved and did most of the work. Using... Continue reading

Cathy Cares and Connects

My husband and I just returned from a three week trip to the Yucatan and Quintana Roo in Mexico. We have been there many times before, but this was our first time staying at Hacienda Chichen, which borders the famous ruins of Chichén Itzá. It is a beautiful place and is committed to sustainable/eco tourism. It... Continue reading

“Little People Big World” Make Big Impact

Since opening our doors in 1993, Parador Resort & Spa in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, has inspired travelers to protect, recycle, respect and honor precious resources at home and beyond, a fact that recently earned our hotel the coveted Platinum Award for Leader in Sustainable Tourism from National Geographic Traveler Magazine and Hospitality Sales and... Continue reading

Ibex Expeditions Inspires India PfaPers

Four years ago, Ibex Expeditions, an eco tours, adventure and luxury travel company in India, was approached by People & Places, UK, as the reliable partner to start their Responsible Volunteering program in India. We are not simply travel partners; we became the project management team to identify worthy, needy projects and to engage in... Continue reading

CornerStone Staffing’s Story

By Debra Hill, Senior Operations Manager, CornerStone Staffing In February, during a trip to Mexico’s beautiful Fairmont Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, several of us at CornerStone Staffing packed for a purpose so that we could make an impact on the community we were visiting with a meaningful contribution. We identified two groups we wanted... Continue reading

PfaPers Provide Supplies for Song Saa

Experience from Song Saa Private Island, in tropical Southwest Cambodia, has revealed how ‘Packing for a Purpose’ is about more than helping others, it is also about a way of thinking, as the resort’s Wayne McCallum recounts below: In the village of Prek Svay, on the island of Koh Rong, it sometimes takes only a... Continue reading

Clients Contribute at My Costa Rica

Holiday Donations – Clients Packing for a Purpose! This holiday season My Costa Rica, in an effort to support sustainable and responsible tourism, began accepting charitable donations from our clients for a local orphanage. This initiative, part of the Pack for a Purpose program, gives our clients an opportunity to bring much needed school supplies,... Continue reading

Little Hands and Big Hearts in Jamaica

In September, my husband and I decided to visit Bluefields Bay, Jamaica to celebrate our 10th Anniversary. It was the first time since our honeymoon that we’d taken a trip alone. From the second we arrived at Bluefields Villas we wondered why we had waited all those years to get away. While we were enjoying... Continue reading

Honeymoon Help, “PfaPing” in Zanzibar

As we planned our honeymoon to Zanzibar, my husband and I had relaxation on our minds! Although we married in August, we chose to travel over the holidays in December. The extra planning time also came in handy, as we knew we wanted to find a positive and memorable way to celebrate our new lives... Continue reading

Sloan Fellows CoMIT to “Improve the World”

On May 20, 2012, 100 mid-career executives from 27 countries around the world — the 2012 class of MIT’s Sloan School of Management Sloan Fellows in Innovation and Global Leadership — arrived at the Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge in Pilanesberg, South Africa. This was the beginning of the capstone trip of our time at MIT:... Continue reading