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South America

Ecoventura Guests Give Big with Pack for a Purpose

For the last eleven years, it has been our great pleasure to promote the outstanding community commitment that Ecoventura Yachts has to the Galapagos. We look forward in the years ahead to encouraging their guests’ generosity, which enriches the lives of the children in Ecuador. As the Galapagos slowly returns to normal since the disruption... 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

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

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

PfaP Guests Arrive in Argentina with Abundance

At Estancia Los Potreros, we’re incredibly proud to be part of the ‘Pack for a Purpose’ initiative. Supporting our community and responsible tourism is an ever-growing part of our core ethos. More so in the current global situation, we must not forget to help those less fortunate than us and offer as much support as... Continue reading

Angela’s Story

I first heard of Pack for a Purpose when my husband and I traveled to South Africa for our honeymoon in 2017. My husband and I were staying at the Ant’s Nest lodge and PfaP was mentioned on the lodge’s website. Although I had to pack very light as I would be traveling for several... Continue reading

Mark’s Story

The JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University has been taking its members on trips around the world for years. We all love to see the plants and gardens these new places are growing and are always seeking to connect our members not only to the landscapes but to the places we visit. Pack for... Continue reading

Racheal’s Birthday of Giving in Peru Through Pack for a Purpose

Traveling has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. There is nothing I love more than adventuring out to this huge world and experiencing a different culture, trying new foods, and seeing how other parts of the world live first hand. As much as I love traveling, I am extremely... Continue reading

Washed Out Roads, No Obstacle to Committed PfaP Travelers

Each year our daughter goes to sleepaway camp, which gives us the perfect opportunity to take an “alone trip.” My other half, Alex, told me that he would take me anywhere that I wanted to go. I knew this was too good to be true, because he followed it up with “What do you think... Continue reading

Generosity Helping Environmental Education in the Southern Amazon

Cristalino Lodge, located in the south of the Brazilian Amazon, is protecting over 11,000 hectares of lush rainforest, where visitors are able to observe over 600 species of birds, 50 species of mammals, 1,400 species of plants and about 1,500 species of butterflies, with responsible tourism. Besides preserving this large area of ​​the Amazon rainforest,... Continue reading