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Friday Round-Up: Travel Can Change the World

November 19th, 2010

Unless you’ve been living in a deep, dark cave… You may have noticed that there is a lot of cool stuff going on out there. So, we thought it was high-time we started rounding up some of our faves each Friday. Every month, we’ll be choosing a theme that fits with the Osprey lifestyle. Since it’s about this time of year that people seem to start getting antsy with wanderlust, we figured we’d feature one of our favorite topics: travel. Welcome to the Osprey Friday Round-Up!

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It’s no surprise that we’ve always got travel on the mind. Exploring new places is a beautiful thing, both because it can change our perspective and connects us to new communities. So this week we’ve got a special Friday favorite: Passports With Purpose.

In its third year, PWP is built on the idea that “travel can change the world.” (We love campaigns that promote travel doing good things!) For the last two years, its founders and a whole lot of travel bloggers have put together their efforts to raise money for a good cause. Last year the initiative raised over $30,000 and built a school in rural Cambodia. This year they’re raising money for LAFTI, an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the Dalit (untouchable) population in India. Raising $50,000 will allow LAFTI to build a whole village of homes.

So seriously, as you start to think about things to buy this holiday season, consider putting your money to a good cause; because not only are you proving that travel can change the world, you’ll get the opportunity to score some cool gear — including an Osprey Vector 22!

How to take part:
For each $10 donation that you make to LAFTI (which means it’s tax deductible!), you will will be entered in the giveaway(s) of your choice. All proceeds go directly to LAFTI. Check out all of the prizes up for grabs here.

What you can win:

There are lots of raffle prizes available, and we’ve donated a Vector 22. So if you want a chance at scoring a dream on wheels, hop on over to the Passports With Purpose site and get to donating!

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