Welcome to Passports with Purpose 2013, the annual travel blogger fundraiser that supports communities around the world. From Cambodia to India to Zambia, this collaborative effort around the holidays changes lives, and we’re proud to be part of it!
This year’s efforts will focus on raising $115,000 for buildOn.org, who will construct three schools and fund three adult literacy programs in the Sikasso region of southern Mali, Africa.
We work with the world’s best travel brands on Ciao Bambino and we always invite one partner to sponsor an incredible Passports with Purpose prize. This year may be the most exciting one yet as our friends at Four Seasons Hotels have sponsored not just one, but TWO prizes!
There are few things I love more than a stay at a Four Seasons. I’ve experienced 16 of their hotels on four continents to date; they are second to none when it comes to the art of the extraordinary experience, from their grand public areas to their exceptional service. And their hotelier talent extends to families! Have Family Will Travel, the Four Seasons family travel site, is filled with stories and tips from kid-focused experiences around the world.
Four Seasons is offering one family and one parents-only getaway prize!
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North is a parents-only getaway dream as it’s easy to access from the Phoenix airport, yet feels world’s away from our daily rigors in a stunning desert setting. Intimate Casita Rooms have a private patio or balcony and a gas fireplace. Between the pools, spa, tennis courts, and golf course, two restaurants, and a bar and lounge, there’s no reason to leave the resort!
Two-night stay in Casita Guest Room, two 50-minute spa signature services, dinner for two in Talavera.
Valid for travel in 2014 Excludes holidays and is subject to availability. Value $1,650.
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita on the Pacific Coast of Mexico is a longtime Ciao Bambino favorite for luxury-seeking families. Here’s a link to our kid-friendly resort review. The service is off-the-charts amazing and they have an exceptional Kids for All Seasons program for ages 5-12. Their main infinity pool is one of the most serene, beautiful spots on the planet and the adjacent white sand beach is breathtaking.
3-night stay in an Ocean View Casita for 2 adults and 2 children with daily breakfast for the adults.Value $2,850.
The gift certificate will be valid as of January 5th, 2014. Black out dates include: Feb 14-22, 2014, March 14-24, 2014, April 11-22, 2014 , May 23-26, 2014, Nov 21-29, 2014, Dec 22, 2014-Jan 3, 2015
The 2013 online fundraising event will run from November 25, 2013 at 11:59pm EST and end on December 9, 2013 at 11:59pm EST. Winners will be selected on December 16, 2013 and announced on Ciao Bambino shortly thereafter.
For each $10 donation that you make, you choose which prize giveaway you want to enter. All proceeds go directly to buildOn.org. BuildOn.org is a 501(c)3 charity. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
A heartfelt thanks to our friends at Four Seasons Hotels for these fantastic prizes. Good luck all!
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Definitely voting on this one! What a fabulous prize!