At the Travelling Mom, we’re big on education through travel. We love learning about a new place, its history, unique story, and the traditions that make it special to locals and visitors. While we always try to learn as much as we can before we visit a new destination, it can be tough to research and know everything before we go.
Like many savvy travellers, we’ve employed local guides to help discover and unlock new cities, places, and sites like museums. It’s amazing what a good guide can do to enhance your travel experience!
Case in point: during our three-hour guided tour of the enormous Vatican Museums, we learned so much from our guide (an art history grad) that our heads were spinning. The background information and little-known facts that she shared about the paintings, artists and sculptors added so much richness to the experience, even our kids (8 and 10 at the time), were kept interested and engaged.
That is why we’re SO delighted that ToursByLocals has agreed to sponsor an amazing prize in support of this year’s Passports with Purpose fundraising campaign. ToursByLocals is generously donating a $300 gift certificate that can be applied to any customized travel experience offered by the company, nearly anywhere in the world.
Passports with Purpose started in 2008, and is an annual travel bloggers’ fundraiser held during a two-week period in November/December.
This year’s Passports with Purpose campaign is in support of Sustainable Harvest International (SHI), and its Honduras program. For every $5,000 raised, one family will receive farming support for five years.
With your $300 gift certificate from ToursByLocals, you can choose a private guide in almost 1,000 places around the world, and create a day that will give you and your travel companions an insider’s look at the city, town or region you’re visiting. You can choose from culinary tours, historical walks, hands-on artist workshops, cycling tours, or cooking classes – your guide will customize your ideal day.
Based in Vancouver, Canada, ToursByLocals connects travelers with experienced local guides in over 130 countries around the world. All ToursByLocals tours are private and fully customizable, meaning you and your travel companions can take advantage of a local expert to design your perfect day.
Enjoy an insider’s look at a new city, or see a familiar place with fresh eyes, on a ToursByLocals tour.
From December 1, 2014, to December 17, 2014, visit Passports with Purpose and donate for a chance to win the $300 ToursByLocals gift certificate. The prize catalogue is full to bursting with other incredible prizes; remember, a $10 or $20 donation goes a long way!
Think you can’t win?
Think again! I donated last year and won four amazing TransPack ski bags, courtesy of TransPak and PitStopsforKids. Donate, feel great about supporting a worthy cause, and you may even be rewarded for your good deed. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Photo Credit: ToursByLocals