meaningful travel

Astrid’s Story

I visited the school in Dundlod upon the suggestion from Pack for a Purpose and found such a good project. The R.E.A.D.S. School is exclusively for children of the lowest caste which usually are discriminated by the other castes. They get a good education there in the school and, with that, a real chance to... Continue reading

Partnering With PfaP – A Win-Win in Tanzania!

Partnering up with Pack for a Purpose reminds us of why It Started in Africa started our business: To make sure the tours we offer are fair to our customers and also benefit the local communities. The truth is, most tourists do not remember that they can make a difference by just packing something extra... Continue reading

Supplies Bring Smiles in Costa Rica

The Family Schmid (owners) and all the Capitán Suizo Hotel Team wants to extend their thanks to their many guests who have “Packed for a Purpose” on their recent vacations to Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Because of their efforts, many kilos of supplies have been delivered to children in the local schools. One of their guests,... Continue reading

Yogam’s Story

When four of us (two couples) were planning a trip to Cambodia and Vietnam, I came across PfaP on the Shinta Mani Club Hotel, Siem Reap website. It seemed like a wonderful idea and we planned the itinerary in such a way that Siem Reap was our first destination so we could drop off the... Continue reading

The Parr Family’s Story

I heard about Pack for a Purpose on NPR two weeks before leaving for Costa Rica in April 2014.  We were traveling to the Guanacaste Region with our two sons, age 7 and 10.  We thought this was a great way to teach them about giving. After looking at the list for the project supported... Continue reading

Commitment to Community in Curacao

Being the first of what I hope will be many many more “Pack for a Purpose travelers” to Curacao, the 56th country on our website, was a special privilege! We arrived April 2 at the Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort to sunshine, warm breezes and welcoming hospitality. The resort has a strong commitment to... Continue reading

GypsyNester’s Story

During our stay at the Parador Resort in Costa Rica, we learned a great deal about their commitment to the surrounding area, not only environmentally but also as a member of their community. In addition to being a leader in sustainable tourism they are involved in several civic projects. We discovered one of them, Pack For a Purpose,... Continue reading

Pat’s Story

I heard about Pack for a Purpose on NPR a week before we visited a resort near Akumal, Mexico. I enjoyed shopping for a few supplies that we had room for in our bags for the project supported by Sandos Playacar in Playa del Carmen. When I asked at our resort if they might help... Continue reading

Suzanne & Janet’s Story

Our two families just got back from a trip to Costa Rica. We were four adults and four kids. I had read about Pack for a Purpose on the Facebook page of Hotel Capitan Suizo in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. So we decided to bring donations with us. We brought donations to an orphanage in La... Continue reading

Pepe and Carmen’s Story

My wife and I planned our trip to South Africa and Victoria Falls. We were flying to Livingstone, and as I was looking for a transfer from the airport to our hotel, I saw the link for Pack for Purpose on the website of Safpar, the company that finally organised the transport for us. I... Continue reading