If you’re a Travel Blogger or Travel Blog reader, I’m sure that you’ll have heard by now about Passports with Purpose, a charity raffle being supported by Travel bloggers around the world, to raise money for Heifer International, a charity working at grass roots level to beat poverty and hunger.
There are at least 60 amazing prizes worth $100 or more, and as my contribution I’m offering prizes of not one but two Christmas Hampers of Travel Inspiration, containing travel books, guides, DVDs and stationary to kick off your travel planning and dreaming for 2009. You can read more about these on my previous post about the fantastic raffle prizes at Passports with Purpose, but today I’d like to tell you about Time Out Guides who have donated five travel guides for each of my hampers, to be chosen by the lucky winners.
I’d seen Time Out city guides in the book shops of course, so when I spotted their stand recently at the World Travel Market, I went to have a closer look and was impressed with the range of titles they now have. When I lived in London, Time Out was the magazine to buy to find out about the latest events in the capital, but they’ve now branched out into other city and travel magazines, city guides and specialist guides on aspects of travel such as eating and drinking. I’d say that they appeal to the cosmopolitan traveller who has moved on from their back-packer days and is now a bit more discerning, looking for a great experience and inside information what’s new, cool and interesting.
If you’re visiting London, Time Out know the city inside out, but they also have over 100 other city guides to choose from Berlin to Beijing and Milan to Mumbai, all writen by inside experts for each city. You can choose between their City Guides and their Shortlist guides which are pocket sized with the latest information for the short stay traveller wanting to get the best from a city in a limited schedule.
Time Out also have some great online information on London, New York, Chicago and Singapore and you can subscribe to their e-mail newsletter for information on the latest happenings as well as reading features on other cities and travel themes.
So a big thankyou to Time Out for supporting Passports with Purpose and do check out their online shop next time you’re planning a city break.
NOW – if you still haven’t bought your Passports with Purpose Raffle Ticket, do go over to the webpage here and check out all the prizes, then go to First Giving here and make your on-line donation, making sure you leave your e-mail address and a comment about which prize you choose.
For your BONUS PRIZE , once you’ve bought your Passports with Purpose raffle ticket, come back and leave a comment on any of my posts about Passports with Purpose, as I have a further 18 fabulous Paperblanks 2009 diary planners to give away to the first 18 of you who leave a comment (I don’t mind which of the prizes you choose). I’ll be telling you all about Paperblanks and all my other sponsors in future posts.
Here are all the links again
Go to the Passports with Purpose web page to check out all the prizes
Go to First Giving to make your donation
Read about Heifer International, fighting world poverty and hunger