meaningful travel

Krista’s Story

I am a Travel Agent in upstate New York. My husband and I love traveling to all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean. Last year while visiting Mexico we became friends with one of the bartenders who worked for the resort. He told us their work schedules and how they literally only make a few dollars a... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Take a Hike in Guatemala to Make a Big Impact

A few years ago, my partner Courtney and I stumbled across a travel blog that explained and encouraged fellow travelers to become a part of Pack for a Purpose. Intrigued and curious to learn more, we clicked on the link and read mission statements and real stories of travelers. We immediately fell in love with... Continue reading

Gracious Guests Bring Magic to the Fairmont Mayakoba as PfaP Travelers

The Fairmont Mayakoba became a participant on the Pack for a Purpose website over 9 years ago. All the magic really starts with the generosity of our gracious guests. For the Pack for a Purpose program to be successful at the Fairmont Mayakoba, our guests must choose to make space in their luggage to include... Continue reading

The Sweeny Family’s Story

Our family goes to the beautiful island of Turks and Caicos every year in March.  We always drive past a school, and see the students in their uniforms.  At the resort, we also remember seeing how the Sandals Foundation helps students and families on the island go to school, and eventually get jobs. It stood... Continue reading

Nooree Knows to How to Make a Big Impact!

Nooree

Pack for a Purpose is a simple idea with a tremendous reach. It allows schools and community centers in developing countries to identify what they need the most, and for travelers to give back by helping address those needs.  Travelers can provide as few or as many supplies as they would like – by “Packing... Continue reading

Paulette’s Story

Paulette

PfaP’s participants’ commitment to communities continues during the time of COVID. Paulette’s story below is a wonderful example of the commitment our participants have to the community projects they support. This past year saw tremendous challenges in the travel community and for the entire planet. We are so honored at Pack for a Purpose to... Continue reading

My Path: Becoming a PfaP Board Member

Years ago, my church pastor began encouraging our congregation to see with “people eyes.”  People eyes?  Yes, we are people; and yes, we have eyes.  But what does this mean?  The answer is pretty much self-explanatory and not difficult to understand.  The concept is to really take notice of those around you – to actively... Continue reading

Africa Albida Tourism’s Commitment to Travel with Purpose

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Africa Albida Tourism and Pack for a Purpose guests brought smiles to surrounding communities in the Victoria Falls region. With travel restrictions in place from March 2020, the usually bustling city of Victoria Falls fell strangely quiet as hotels closed, activities stopped operating and even the popular souvenir... Continue reading