On January 14, 2014, The Passport Party Project awarded two roundtrip airline tickets to Melissa Chaney and her tween daughter in an online sweepstakes compliments of JetBlue. And to keep the party rolling, I have been flooding my social media channels with The Passport Party Project's #TravelRocks campaign that showcases world travelers who believe in the power of the passport.
|Traveler love from Lily of SunandStilettos.com|
via @TraceyFriley on Instagram
An eventful six months
I originally thought I would get a little breaky-break after the Passport to Belize trip was over in July 2013, but instead, I was off to Costa Rica less than two months later as a finalist in The GProject, a crowd-sourcing contest for causes put on by G Adventures and the Planeterra Foundation.
The entire GProject experience not only helped me put Phase 2 in perspective and on paper, but took me to beautiful Costa Rica for the very first time. #puravida It was an unforgettable experience and enhanced by the Passport Party Project online ambassadors that rallied to vote and got me in front of the judges and then ultimately to Costa Rica to pitch.
|LEFT TO RIGHT: 2013 GProject Winner, Lee-Ann Gibbs|
GProject Finalist Rita Rayman / GProject Finalist Tracey Friley
GProject Finalist Jodie McQueen
IT'S A NEW YEAR...
BACK TO WORK
2. 1+ year partnership with a committed brand &/or sponsor willing to donate 10 international trips to 10 underserved American girls.
3. Produce global awareness training module.
4. Set criteria and recruit 10 underserved girls nationwide for a Fall program start.
6. Secure a fiscal agent and professional grant writer. #501c3
7. Contract with a fund raiser on contingency
8. Enter select online sweepstakes. [Win.]