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Archive for November, 2010

My Favorite Passports With Purpose Prizes

By now, you’ve surely checked out Passports With Purpose and learned about this year’s goal of raising $50,000 for LAFTI to build a village in India. Right? It’s OK, I know how holiday stuff can get the better of you—whisking you into a whirlwind of food, family, football and shopping. Just think of this as [...]

Passports With Purpose: Half Moon Bay Kayak Company $75 Gift Certificate

You may have read in my previous post that today is the launch of Passports With Purpose, the fundraiser by travel bloggers to support projects in the developing world. Last year, PWP raised $30,000 to build a school in Cambodia and this year, the goal is to raise $50,000 to build a village in India. The [...]

Passports With Purpose: Snow Angel $250 Gift Certificate

Today is the launch of Passports With Purpose, the fundraiser by travel bloggers to support projects in the developing world. Last year, PWP raised $30,000 to build a school in Cambodia and this year, the goal is to raise $50,000 to build a village in India. The beneficiary of this year’s project is Land for Tillers’ [...]

Least Adventurous Travelers?

My pal, Mike Barish, has a post on Gadling today about a recent survey commissioned by Intrepid Travel. In terms of “who’s the most adventurous” when traveling, folks from the United States came in behind Kiwis, Aussies, Brits and Canadians. I’m sure some of that can be blamed on the fact that the U.S. culture [...]

Island of Monkeys

No, it’s not a new horror film. On the island of St. Kitts, it’s said that monkeys outnumber the human residents nearly two to one. The vervet monkeys are not native to St. Kitts, but were brought by French settlers and left there when the British took over the island. The few vervets I saw [...]