Caribbean

Theresa’s Story

I have traveled to nearly 60 countries in my lifetime, and it’s unfortunate to just now discover the Pack for Purpose organization! I always try to integrate passion and purpose into all of my personal and professional endeavors – and giving back has always been a way of life for me. It’s the least I... Continue reading

PfaP by the Numbers: The Year of COVID

2020 has been a devastating year for people around the world and most certainly for the travel industry. However, even in 2020, there have been positive developments. On the plus side, we have added 20 new Participants this year. PfaP travelers brought 1,426 kilos (3,137 lbs) of supplies to support community projects at the destinations... Continue reading

AB & G’s Story

On their family trip to Jamaica, sisters AB and G Packed for a Purpose to donate supplies to the schools supported by Beaches Negril Resort & Spa. Watch the video to see how they prepared to Pack for a Purpose! Continue reading

Carolyn’s Story

There are many December traditions. Tree decorating, menorah lighting, festive food sampling and multi celebration singing. For The Tualatin Rotary Club, December has always involved dictionaries. For years, every third grade student in Tualatin, has been gifted a dictionary by Rotary. The books are ordered and given dedication plates. They are then delivered to each... Continue reading

The Road to Becoming a PfaP Board Member

Despite the Covid-19 Pandemic, 2020 has had some really great silver linings for me. Other than having the most unusual amount of family time at home, I have been spending more time learning about ways to make travel more meaningful. I couldn’t be more humbled by the request from Rebecca Rothney, Founder of Pack for... Continue reading

The Coggins Family’s Story

My husband, Steve, and I are honored to be friends with the Pack for a Purpose founder, Rebecca Rothney and her wonderful husband, Scott! We were excited to finally be able to take a safe trip to Aruba after having to cancel five other trips due to Covid. We chose the project which provides school... Continue reading

Rediscover the Joy of Travel!

Traveling is no longer just about pleasure and fun. In recent years, a new type of tourism (solidarity and sustainable tourism) has begun to gain prominence. When we look at community needs and choose to address them in order achieve a better world, it generates a positive transformation inside ourselves. The options for solidary and... Continue reading

Dana’s Story

My husband and I have been “Packing for a Purpose” for many, many years.  We just returned home from Sandals Negril Beach & Resort in Jamaica and took a small school supply donation. I want to stress that every little bit helps! There should always be room in your heart and your bag for someone... Continue reading

Maki’s Story

This was my second time participating in the Pack for a Purpose initiative. This time my family and I visited Dominican Republic. Along with the help of other organization called “Not Just Tourists,” I was able to bring three big suitcases. Two of them had a lot of different medical supplies and one suitcase had... Continue reading

PfaP Cruisers Contribute to the Caribbean

BlueFoot Travel provides sailing holidays. We operate solely from a sailing yacht, so we have no land base. We are lucky to sail with our guest travellers around the Caribbean visiting stunning islands on the way. Being in the Caribbean is a pleasure, but there are some natural phenomena that can really impact the region... Continue reading