Announcing Passports with Purpose 2014



It’s time for Passports with Purpose 2014 and today I have the pleasure of participating in the kick-off of this year’s fund-raising activities and offering you a chance to experience the very best of Seattle.

First, let’s do a little review of Passports with Purpose. This will be the seventh year that I’ve worked on this online fund-raiser as co-founder and board member. In previous years we’ve built a school in Cambodia, a village in India, libraries in Zambia, water wells in Haiti and in 2013, two schools in Mali.

This year we’re trying something a little different: our blogger supporters voted on a shortlist of charities and selected Sustainable Harvest International as our 2014 beneficiary. Every $5k raised will help one extended family in Honduras learn to farm sustainably for five years with lasting benefits for them and their community.


My prize this year is a overnight stay at the Four Seasons hotel in Seattle. You can donate $10 and enter to win this prize on the Passports with Purpose Prize Catalog page. Your donation goes directly to the beneficiary charity, and you get the chance to win a neat prize.

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

The Four Seasons in Seattle is a beautiful property. It is my go-to place for a pre-dinner drinks for date night or for a glass of prosecco with a girlfriend after an busy day shopping. It is steps from Pike Place Market and across the street from the Seattle Art Museum. The elegant, calming, tasteful decor includes some original art works from the Pacific Northwest School – artists of the last century who came to the region and were inspired by its landscape, native crafts and burgeoning art scene. This art-inspired theme is carried through in the Art Lounge and Art Restaurant which provide sumptuous dining experiences.

Prize Details
Want to experience the best of Seattle? Do so from your home-away-from-home with a one-night stay at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle and then relax with a 50-minute Swedish massage at The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle. This Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel is located in downtown Seattle, just a block away from Seattle Art Museum, Pike Place Market, the Seattle Great Wheel and more. Take advantage of the hotel’s heated, outdoor infinity pool, and enjoy its resort-within-the-city vibe.

Blackout dates apply. Hotel and spa must be booked together. Expires December 31, 2015.

How to Donate (and enter the free sweepstakes drawing for this prize)
Just as in previous years, Passports with Purpose 2014 will operate as an online free drawing. This great prize is listed on the donation page. For each $10 donation that you make, you get a chance to enter a free drawing for this or any of the other prizes listed. It’s that simple. Go, check out the prizes, donate $10, $20, $50 or $100 and on December 17th 2014 we’ll announce the winner of each prize.


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About wandermom

". . .life is short and the world is wide" - Simon Raven I'm not sure I've ever consciously planned a trip based on this sentiment, but it definitely influences my subconscious! I've been traveling as frequently and widely as possible since I finished school. And I love it. I love the research, the planning, the fervent packing and the curiosity of exploring somewhere I've never been before. My husband & I are both Irish - as in born-in-Ireland. But we live in Seattle. We have two boys: wild, boisterous, regular boys. So, since becoming a Mom, I've been a WanderMom. Given our slightly-unusual family situation, routine "visits-to-Grandma" are international trips requiring passports, 10hr-flights and (oh joy!) airport transfers. I have rants, raves and opinions about how, where & why to travel with kids (start them as young as you can, I say!). I hope to learn even more by researching topics which other wandermoms may be interested in reading about on this blog. Passports, pacifiers, diapers and gameboys at the ready - off we go! Contact Info: Email Michelle: michelle (at) murphnduff (dot) org

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