For $10 You Could Win A Favorite Tech Toy



This week I’m focusing on my favorite prizes in Passports with Purpose 2010. To enter, go to the Donate page, and for each $10 you donate, you get an entry into a free prize drawing for a prize of your choice. All the money raised (less Paypal’s fees) goes directly to LAFTI. Your donations will help build a village in India.

I’m a geek. I love gadgets and technology, so it should be no surprise that my prize picks today are all gadgets.

This is the Microsoft Kinect, one of the hottest-selling tech toys this holiday season. I’m familiar with the Kinect, in fact, intimately familiar: my husband worked on the Kinect team so I’ve been hearing about this device for over two years now. We had various beta versions of the device in our house for much of the early part of this year – which meant that my kids got to play with a cool new piece of technology but they couldn’t tell their friends about it! I’m not a video-gamer but I loved the way that the Kinect is a family entertainment device. I particularly like that it gets everyone up off the sofa for active game-playing.
Read more about this donation at CAroundTheWorld’s blog.

amazon-kindle-3-02-270x270For a $10 donation to LAFTI you can enter a free drawing to win a Kinect. Donate HERE.

I’m a Kindle fan. I know, I’m biased, after all, I did work for for eight years. I can still spend hours in bookstores and am just ask likely to buy a new book in paperback or hardcover as I am to buy one on my Kindle. But. The Kindle rocks as a travel tool. Especially the Worldwide 3G version. In the past three months, as we’ve traveling along the spine of the Andes in South America, we’ve been in some pretty remote places. And you know what? If there’s wifi, you can buy a new book on your Kindle and it’s there in minutes. Boredom on 25+ hour bus-rides can be a thing of the past!
There are two Kindles in this year’s Passports with Purpose prize list. One each from BudgetTravelersSandbox and one from TheWorldIsCalling.

For a $10 donation to LAFTI you can enter a free drawing to win a Kindle. Donate HERE.


My last pick for today is an iPad. I don’t own an iPad but I did have the chance to play with one before we left Seattle. It’s an extremely slick device. Since we’ve been traveling I’ve been jealous of my husband’s ability to stay in touch with friends and family using his iPhone – using just wifi connectivity (we’re not paying for international data service – that’s way too expensive). But, the iPhone is small and I find it hard to read a newspaper article. I can’t imagine trying to read a book on it. The iPad is a great combination device for travelers. If I could enter a Passports with Purpose drawing, I think this is the one I’d be betting all my money on.
The iPad in the Passports with Purpose prize list was donated by DSRB.

For a $10 donation to LAFTI you can enter a free drawing to win a Kindle. Donate HERE.

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". . .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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