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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Got Passport?

As a result of one of my first blog posts as the new Travel Editorialista on about The Passport Party Project and passport covers, donated 25 passport covers.  How cool is that?!?!?!?

From Allison of
"Hi Tracey.  I love what you are doing with The Passport Project and would love to donate...25 cases if you would like them.  Jack Webster is a company I launched 6 weeks before I gave birth to my daughter and I now have a son as well (3 years & 19 months). The creation of the company was out of my love of travel, which started when I left the country for the first time as an exchange student with AFS to Norway. Travel is life changing and such an important part of our becoming a more well rounded, aware & connected citizen - whether it's a state away or an ocean away. If I can help, please let me know how! 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Passport Day in the USA 2011!

The Passport Party Project will kick off its 18 month campaign on September 17, 2011 in Los Angeles which coincides with Passport Day in the USA!  Is that perfect timing...or what?!?!?  =D

Charitable Acts

Multicultural Familia supports The Passport Party Project!

You can find their generous post here.

Monday, August 15, 2011

A Little Chit Chat About The Passport Party Project

Video generously shot by Johnson & Johnson at BlogHer '11 / July 2011

Why Passports Matter

Tracey (great name! *giggle*) is a travel blogger with a heart that hails from Brooklyn. Not only does Tracey know why passports matter, but she has signed on to volunteer for The Passport Party Project when it makes its way to New York. Oh yeah...and she's got her own fundraiser going too. You just GOTTA love that. I know I do.
I don’t remember my first passport because I never laid hands on it. I was a carefree (ahem, scatterbrained) 9-year old and my mother made sure it steered clear of my possession lest it poof into thin air and I ended up an involuntary resident of some foreign country. I do, however, have a few memories of my first trip. It was a cruise to South America and I vividly remember an exhilarating rush of adrenaline during the emergency drill that took place as we set sail into the Atlantic. My sister was horrified but I was strangely excited by the possibility of us having to rappel down the side of the boat into a rescue raft. Awesome! It’ll be like the Titanic! Oh wait....
Read more here.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

There's a New Girl in Town...and She Has a Passport!

Check out the new logo for The Passport Party Project! Love her.  Love this.  And love all of you for your continued support.  =D

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Please Vote...and Refresh Everything

I met travel junkie Michela Baxter of My Battered Suitcase at TBEX.  She showed her enthusiastic support of The Passport Party Project right away by writing a blog post and then shortly thereafter tweeting that she had already raised the money for five passports.  Naturally, Michela is a superstar in my book.  And truth be told, I got a little choked up.
But yesterday, I cried.  You see, Miss Superstar submitted an application for a $25,000 Pepsi Refresh Everything grant in the hopes of not only throwing a Passport Party for 10 girls in Ohio, but in sending those same 10 girls on their first trip abroad.  And even though Michela's enthusiastic effort wasn't written down on my Project Plan, it is now.

Look, some of the flames of support have died since TBEX, and I sort of expected that to some degree.  But Michela's flame is burning the supportive star she is.  Thank you, Michela.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Voting ends August 31.  Top 10 in each category get funded.  Please vote daily.