Caribbean

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

Princess Hotels Guests Embrace PfaP to Assist the Elderly and Young

In these difficult times, the importance of helping each other is evident. Communities are uniting, neighbors are supporting each other, and solidarity is growing. However, we are also aware that there are communities that need more help and more reinforcements than others, and not only now, but always. Princess Hotels in the Dominican Republic has... Continue reading

The Courtleigh’s PfaP Guests Uplift the Jamaican Community

“Be the sun in someone’s dark sky” is a quote that reflects The Courtleigh Hotel and Suites efforts to always try to uplift persons when they need it the most. We believe that the good deed you do today will allow for a greater tomorrow and, as such, we have been a part of the... Continue reading

Little Arches and Pack for a Purpose Benefitting the Children of Barbados

Inspired by her twin daughters, Jacinta Cothran, owner of Little Arches Boutique Hotel, has made children’s charities near and dear to our hearts from the hotel’s inception. Our support of children’s charities started out with Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where the twins, Katie and Mia, spent the first four weeks of their lives. Little Arches... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose and Outback Adventures Make a Big Impact Together

Outback Adventures Dominican Republic and Pack for a Purpose have been working together for many years. For us, Pack for a Purpose is the perfect opportunity to help those who need it the most, through the kindness of our guests. Being a Pack for a Purpose participant represents the perfect way to show our gratitude... Continue reading

Todd and Tonya’s Story

In January 2020, my wife, Tonya, and I headed to Havana to celebrate our 30-year wedding anniversary. We wanted to make sure we added more purpose to our visit, especially given the many needs in Cuba, so we reached out to our friends Rebecca and Scott Rothney at Pack for a Purpose. Rebecca directed us... Continue reading

Carolina’s Story

My family and I visited Aruba for my niece’s wedding in August 2019. Whenever I travel, I always try to look for ways to give back to the community we are visiting. I want to instill in my children the spirit of giving. I also want them to understand how lucky they are and that... Continue reading