meaningful travel

Simply “Momalous” – Beaches Moms Make a Big impact in T&C

The 2014 Social Media on the Sand event held at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa last weekend did more than allow the affectionately called “mommy bloggers” to enjoy a wonderful weekend in the Caribbean filled with breathtaking photos. The event showed their humanitarian side as well. Most, if not all of the... Continue reading

Leslie’s Story

We traveled to Tanzania and Kenya in September with Africa Exclusive who sent a Pack for a Purpose info sheet.  We were already scheduled to visit to our sponsored child in Tanzania, so I already had an extra suitcase full of school items to take. As our trip to Kenya involved a light aircraft flight,... Continue reading

Double the Honor for Pack for a Purpose!

October has been a month of major honors for Pack for Purpose. On October 9th, National Geographic Traveler magazine recognized ten “ordinary travelers doing extraordinary things in their journeys around the world.” Rebecca Rothney, Founder and Chairperson of Pack for a Purpose, was recognized as one of the National Geographic 2014 Travelers of the Year... 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

Anne and Alexis’s Story

Once travelers have Packed for a Purpose, they most often Pack for a Purpose at every opportunity! We were delighted to learn that our very first Pack for a Purpose bride and groom went back to Zanzibar and once again brought needed medical supplies. I have included a link here to their original blog with... Continue reading

The Eales’ Family Story

In August we visited Kariega Game Reserve in South Africa. We had heard of Pack for Purpose and after getting in touch, we were put in contact with the team at Kariega. They support a local farm school with volunteers and providing supplies. We decided that participating in Pack for a Purpose was something that we... Continue reading

PfaP Supplies Enrich Twabuka School

We are first time PfaP participants!  We discovered PfaP on the website of our safari provider, Toka Leya Camp, a Wilderness Safaris property on the Zambezi River near Livingstone, Zambia. Packing for a Purpose seemed like such a great idea that we decided immediately to pack needed supplies for the listed school. The camp provided... Continue reading

The Stahr Family’s Story

Our family traveled to South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe last month. As part of our trip we wanted our children ages sixteen, fourteen, twelve, ten, and eight to participate in a service project. Our sixteen-year-old headed up a school supply collection drive as part of his Eagle Scout Project. Our other Scout children helped with... Continue reading

Kilos of Kindness Continue at Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort

Being a participant on the Pack for a Purpose website has been a big success so far for the three projects we support at Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort. Our guests drop off requested supplies for the three good causes we support and even Meeting Planners and Wholesalers ask what they can do to contribute.... Continue reading

Cheryl Roder- Quill’s Story

Last month, my son, husband and I (plus my parents) spent two weeks in South Africa. In the past, I have made a point of packing an extra bag of school supplies, books, art supplies, puzzles, etc… (previously on trips to South Africa and Zambia). Prior to leaving on holiday, I went online in search... Continue reading