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Thursday, June 30, 2011

I Heart This Stuff

Blog post courtesy of travel lover Michela of My Battered Suitcase, travel junkie and wannabe full-time globe trotter writing about experiential travel.

I was introduced to The Passport Party Project in a moving and heartfelt “pitch” that result in cheers and tears at a travel bloggers conference. Project founder Tracey Friley has one simple goal: give teen girls their first passport. Tracey believes that by having a passport and traveling, young girls can “find their place in the world and be a part of the growth that travel brings.” And I couldn’t agree more. Read more here.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Passport Party Project: Giving Girls a World View

Blog post courtesy of social media enthusiast & travel addict April D. Thompson of Absolute Travel Addict, walking the earth, meeting new people and getting into adventures

Camera in hand, ready to catch my response, a couchsurfer handed me a dry erase board and marker and asked me what I was thankful for at that moment. Sitting on beautiful Leblon beach enjoying the cool sand between my toes, crystal blue water and soft ocean breeze, I,without hesitation, wrote the first thing that came to mind — my passport.  Read more here.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Passport Privilege

Blog post courtesy of professional optimist Kelly of Montreal, Canada of Solo Woman Traveler, practical advice for women travelers from someone who has done it (and still does it!), focusing on those who travel alone

I've had Canadian passports since I was a teenager and thought nothing of it.  I accepted it as a given - I'm Canadian, therefore I can have one, it's easy, end of story. ... This winter I applied for my Barbadian passport while I was visiting. ... When I finally got it, it made me feel like I'd won the lottery!  Read more here.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Want To Give Young Girls a Boost of Confidence and Self-Esteem? Help Them Get A Passport! Here’s How

Blog post courtesy of travel blogger Brian E. Peters of, one guy's attempt to travel as far around the world as he cheaply can

Much has been said about Americans not having passports. Depending on who you ask, only 20%-30% of US citizens have a valid passport.

What would happen if you get passports into the hands of American girls?

One person is taking the challenge head-on and trying to get pre-teen and teenage girls to get their first passport.  (Read more here.)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Never in a Million Years

My premiere journey to Vancouver for TBEX 2011 began with an emergency landing and ended in applause. Never in a million years... read more here.

Monday, June 6, 2011

The One Brown Girl Challenge

I love a party.

I did my fair share of club hopping and partying while growing up and working in the entertainment business in LA, so the truth is that most of the time I prefer throwing a party more than going to one. In order to get me excited about getting all gussied up and leaving the comfort of my home, you have to be throwing a real mean shindig. And I mean a really mean one. That, or just offer me a chance to travel and I'm there....lickety split. Yes sirree.

So yesterday I threw a party, but not just any old party. It was a Passport Party for a group of tw/ more here.