It can hardly have escaped you that I’m supporting Passports with Purpose, a charity raffle that Travel Bloggers like me have put forward prizes for in aid of Heifer International, a charity that works to overcome poverty and hunger throughout the world. If you haven’t got round to buying your ticket yet for one of the 60 or more great prizes, then do head over to the Passports with Purpose web page to choose your prize then make your donation at First Giving.
You can read about my Christmas Hamper of Travel Inspiration here, and if you’ve already bought your tickets you can also get a bonus prize of one of the gorgeous Paperblanks diaries just by leaving a comment on any of my Passports with Purpose posts.
I’d also like to let you know a bit more about one of my sponsors, Alastair Sawday’s, who publish the most wonderful guides of Special Places to Stay. They’ve generously donated 5 of their guides, so you can win two or three in each of my Travel hampers, in addition to the other prizes of travel books, guides and stationary.
Alastair Sawday’s have a special place in my heart as a Bristol based company that combines a taste for beauty and individuality in the places they recommend with a green agenda – why not have a little luxury with a conscience? Alastair Sawday’s started as a guide for special Bed & Breakfasts around the UK – those family run places that you’d recommend to a friend, because of their attractive locations and individual touch, their attention to detail and the warm welcome they offer. These are the sort of places that will turn a holiday into an experience you’ll look back on with fond memories.
The UK range now includes guides for every taste, covering pubs, garden lovers and green places to stay. But Alastair Sawday’s don’t just cover the UK, they now also cover many other European locations, India, Turkey and Morocco for special guest houses, self-catering accomodation and small family hotels. If you’ve moved on from your backpacker days, and now seek out accomodation with charm, good design and individuality, without spending a fortune then the Alastair Sawday’s guides will help you find what you’re looking for.
You can also get all the details of the properties they recommend on their website with a write up that’s guaranteed to fuel your travel dreams. If you have a particular interest, such as fishing, adventure sports or cookery classes, you can search for places that will support your interest. Family reunion? – no problem, with Italian Palazzos, French Chateaux or Irish Country Houses to choose from.
Next time you’re researching that special weekend break, touring holiday or looking for a lovely place to relax after exploring an area, check out the Alastair Sawday’s website and guides for inspiration.
Now, if you haven’t yet bought your raffle ticket, do head over to the Passports with Purpose website to choose your prize, then donate at First Giving, stating which prize you’d like. When you’re done, do come back and leave a comment on this or any of my other Passports with Purpose posts to claim your Paperblanks 2009 diary – I have 18 to give away.
Here are the links again
Passports with Purpose webpage
First Giving to buy your raffle ticket
Heifer International Website