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This Year’s Passports with Purpose Prize: Tanque Verde Ranch!

There is one thing that we do every holiday season without fail at Ciao Bambino: participate in Passports with Purpose, the annual travel blog fundraiser. This is our opportunity to give back in a consequential way to communities around the world who need our support.

Photo by Sustainable Harvest International and Passports with Purpose
Photo by Sustainable Harvest International and Passports with Purpose

This year’s Passports with Purpose cause is Sustainable Harvest International(SHI). For each $5,000 we raise during the fundraiser, SHI will help an extended family in Honduras learn to farm sustainably and feed their family. Training will last for five years with lasting benefits for the entire community.

Get to know more about SHI on the Passports with Purpose website.

Harmony with Horses education program at Tanque Verde Ranch

Our 2014 Passports with Purpose Prize

I’m really excited about this year’s prize … a stay at Tanque Verde Ranch in Tucson, Arizona. I stayed at this ranch as a kid and have very fond memories of our family time there. I recently went back, relived my youth, and re-discovered why Tanque Verde makes a phenomenal family vacation.

An authentic Western dude ranch vacation in the Sonoran Desert

Tanque Verde Ranch Prize Details

All-Inclusive Stay for 4 people, a $4,950 value!

The Tanque Verde Ranch invites you to come and enjoy our desert hideaway. Surrounded by 60,000 acres of Sonoran desert, we are an all-inclusive ranch that caters to every member of your family. With this package you will enjoy an All-inclusive Ranch Vacation.

Your true ranch vacation experience awaits! You’ll soon enjoy mountain and desert views of the Santa Catalina and Rincon Mountains, at the edge of Coronado National Forest. Tanque Verde Ranch casitas and haciendas feature plenty of space, patios and wood-burning fireplaces, but do not have televisions. This will surely be a vacation you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Ranch rates include:

• Three hearty meals each day
• Breakfast rides Thursday and Sunday
• BBQ cookout dinners Wednesday and Saturday (with live entertainment and all the fixin’s)
• All standard horseback walking and loping trail rides and lessons
• Mountain biking, fishing, guided hiking, nature center activities, yoga and wellness activities, arts and crafts activities, tennis, etc.
• Indoor and outdoor pools
• Our renowned, fully supervised kids’ ranch and riding program.
• Courtesy round-trip transportation to the Tucson International Airport (for stays of 4+ all-inclusive nights)
• Wireless internet and internet radio
• Evening activities and entertainment

This is not valid with any other offer. Non-transferable and non-refundable. Vacation is based on blackout dates and ranch availability in 2015. Please call us for details:

Reservations Team


Leigh-Ann Kindberg
Director of Revenue

Donate now to win a 4-night stay at Tanque Verde Ranch

Passports with Purpose closes Wednesday, December 17 at 11:59 EST.

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