Passports with Purpose is back and this year the All Mountain Mamas are representing Vermont with some amazing travel getaways. Since 2008 travel bloggers across the globe have partnered together for this annual fundraiser held in November/December to help communities in developing nations. The focus has traditionally been to help those in poverty, specifically women and children. Bloggers secure travel related prizes that become part of the Passports with Purpose prize catalog.
Here’s where YOU come in! From now until December 17th, 2014 you can place a $10 bid on donated travel destinations and related gear. Winners will be chosen at random and notified shortly after the fundraiser ends. All proceeds (minus some minor administrative fees) go directly to this year’s charity, Sustainable Harvest International, where they will train and assist families in Honduras in sustainable farming.
All of the All Mountain Mamas are hosting prizes on their blogs this year, and guess what, all of their prizes are in Vermont! Check out the details below and remember you can bid HERE to win!
Stowe Mountain Lodge
Mara Gorman is hosting a great getaway on the Mother of All Trips, generously donated by the Stowe Mountain Lodge. One lucky winner will receive a two night stay for two people in a Timberline Suite at the rustic-chic Lodge that combines sophisticated comfort with adventure all within the Stowe Resort. This would make a luxurious parent-getaway, however the suites at the Stowe Mountain Lodge are large enough to sleep a family of four when you use the pull out couch. Located at the base of Vermont’s highest peak, you can ski, ride, zip (line), snowmobile, snowshoe, or just relax at the spa. End your day with a dip in the heated outdoor pool with its convenient indoor entrance. In the warmer months, hike, bike, and enjoy the beauty of Stowe in the summer.
Check out these blog posts from the All Mountain Mamas on everything you need to know about visiting Stowe!
Adrienne Veglia Mazeau is excited to participate in Passports with Purpose this year and is hosting a Killington Resort ski and stay package on Wandering Working Mom, graciously provided by Ski Vermont! The lucky winner and a guest can take a dream ski vacation at Killington Resort in Vermont. Killington is the largest ski resort in Vermont and more commonly known as the “Beast of the East”! The package includes accommodations and lift tickets for 5 nights for two guests (mid-week, non-holiday). Enjoy long days on the slopes and wind down at one of many après-ski destinations at Killington. Then get cozy for the night in one of the lodges or condos at Killington. This would make a great parent getaway, or upgrade and bring the whole family!
Here’s more on planning your next trip to Killington from the All Mountain Mamas!
The newest All Mountain Mama, Gina Vercesi, is also new to Passports with Purpose this year. Gina is hosting a two night ski and stay package for a family of four at Bolton Valley on Kids Unplugged. Bolton Valley offers cozy slope side suite and studio room accommodations literally feet away from the lifts. I don’t know if you can actually stay any closer to the mountain than at Bolton. From long winding trails, excellent glades for all levels, to snowshoeing and Nordic skiing on over 100 kilometers of groomed and backcountry trails on the Catamount Trail, Bolton Valley is a great destination for families. Bolton has a wonderful child care center for younger skiers who may not be able to handle a full day on the mountain. Adrienne has a post on her families first trip skiing together at Bolton Valley.
Dana Freeman is hosting a 1 night stay at Hotel Vermont in Burlington, Vermont at Find and Go Seek. This is another great Vermont destination as they were just voted 4th on Conde Nast Traveler’s 12 Best New Hotels in the World!
Now it’s time to explore the Passports with Purpose prize catalog and donate today and follow the campaign using hashtag #PwP on social media!
Adrienne Veglia Mazeau is the mom of two school age children, and loves taking them on adventures with her attractively geeky archaeologist husband. She writes about balancing a demanding full time career and family travel both close to her home in Upstate New York and beyond.
Although currently on a hiatus from blogging, her writing strives to inspire others balancing family and demanding careers to carve out time to travel together. Adrienne began skiing at age 12, but lost touch with one of her favorite pastimes when her career and family demanded much of her time. Now many years later, she is back on the slopes again and teaching her children to embrace winter and develop a love of skiing.