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Beautiful Bounty for Bahamian Children

I love experiencing other cultures and ways of life on a more local level while traveling – to see how the locals actually live day to day and to feel like part of the place not just a tourist. As such, when I first read about Pack for a Purpose in a travel magazine in... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Spread the Filipino Tradition of Balikbayan with Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental

Over two years into the travel restrictions implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic, my plans for traveling back home to visit family in the Philippines were postponed yet again this past winter. My nostalgia for travel directed me to recreating my missed homebound vacation elsewhere, specifically Ecuador in Latin America. They have unique cultural traditions, a melting pot of must-try cuisines, and a... Continue reading

Fairmont Mayakoba’s Guests Give Generously When They Pack for a Purpose

  The Fairmont Mayakoba became a Pack for a Purpose participant over 10 years ago. Pack for a Purpose has been supportive for many years thanks to the generosity of our guests who decide to donate a space in their baggage to bring gifts for our community. Over the years, many of our guests at... Continue reading

Julie Deadman’s Story

I have been visiting Barbados regularly since I was 9 years old, and the island and its people have always held a special place in my heart. I wanted to do something more tangible in terms of giving a little something back to Barbados and came across Pack for a Purpose during my search online.... Continue reading

Sarah and Mark Merriman’s Story

We travelled to Sandals Grande Antigua in August 2021. We have been travelling to Sandals and Beaches Resorts all over the Caribbean for the last 25 years. We have often Packed for a Purpose wherever we have travelled, but this year, we had an extra luggage allowance that we don’t need for ourselves, so we... Continue reading

The Coggins Family Story

  My husband, Steve Coggins, and I traveled to Puerto Morelos near Cancun, Mexico, and were delighted to find a nearby hotel partner ,DESIRE RIVIERA MAYA, for Pack for a Purpose! We delivered a lot of school supplies to children who live in a local community, and are so glad to have this organized way... Continue reading

Scorpion Bay Hotel Promotes a Community of Giving that PfaP Travelers Embrace

Scorpion Bay a hotel located in a small town called San Juanico, Mexico that has about 900 inhabitants., Its main economic activity is fishing. It is also known worldwide for having one of the best surfing spots in the world as it has the second longest wave in the world. As we like to help... Continue reading

Kepi Peterson, Julie Craven-Bennedeb, and Krishna Parmar’s Story

Shortly before a group trip to St. Vincent & the Grenadines I discovered Pack for a Purpose. I put a quick note out to the group and 2 others joined me in pulling together some donations. Julie brought dog food, medicine and old towels for Bequia Animal Protection Alliance, Krishna brought medical supplies, toothbrushes and... Continue reading

I’m always looking for the “why”. In this case, why Ecuador?

In 2019 when Terry first announced that he wanted to join a couple of buddies on a motorcycle adventure ride in Ecuador my first reaction was “why a motorcycle ride in Ecuador? Why not California where we live? Or any number of back roads in the USA?” His trip was rescheduled three times because of... Continue reading

Brent Furrow’s Story

It is wonderful to know that a pilot has Packed for a Purpose. We trust Brent will share our website with his fellow pilots and inspire them with his generosity. We hope all pilots will choose to make the miles they fly go even farther by Packing for Purpose. We originally planned a family vacation... Continue reading