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Friday, July 20, 2012

The Denver Passport Party

Brown Palace
Photo Credit: @OneBrownGirl
Originally scheduled for June 13, 2012 at the Brown Palace Hotel & Spa, the Denver Passport Party didn't actually go down until July 16, 2012...and not at Brown Palace.  *Sigh* 

You see, I got crazy sick while on holiday so getting back on a plane to speak at TBEX and then host a global awareness party with a group of teen girls was out of the question.  Ultimately I was able to re-schedule The Denver Passport Party at SAME Café, an organic pay-what-you-can restaurant where I had hoped to volunteer but instead was lucky enough to book for the girls from Smart Girl.  #howsmart

And while I could go on and on about the great work that husband and wife team Brad and Libby Birky do at SAME Café, I also want you to know that Abigail, the concierge at Brown Palace, was kind enough to provide me with complimentary transportation to SAME Café when I came to collect the Passport Party Project supplies that had been stored in the hotel since early June.  She didn't have to do it and I genuinely appreciated the help...particularly since this time I was traveling solo and didn't have any travel blogger volunteers to help me out.  #grateful

And while all of the girls were winners and took home a Passport Party Project bracelet, a travel-themed cupcake and a whimsical airplane ring (pictured up top and available here), the winner of Best Travel Vision Board won an EXO Spinner from The eBags Brand; the winner of Best Passport Photo won The Bamboo Dance from Hartlyn Kids; and the winner of the Cupcake Eating Contest won a map necklace from Paper and Place.  Oh how I love giving things away!  #sponsorsrock

Click here to see all of the photos from the day and then check out the press we got from the Denver Post.  Enjoy...and be safe out there!

Next stopThe New York Passport Party will take place in two weeks at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art!