March 30, 2017

2015 Passports with Purpose Fundraiser: Win Two Nights in a KOA Deluxe Cabin

Get ready for fun when you stay at a KOA.

Get ready for fun when you stay at a KOA.

It’s that time of year again, time for the annual Passports with Purpose travel blog fundraiser to raise money for a select international charity program. Last year, Passports with Purpose raised more than $25,000 for Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) to help farming families in Honduras improve their standard of living while preserving their tropical forests.

This is the eighth year of the Passports with Purpose fundraiser and my fourth time participating in this worthy initiative. This year, the goal is to raise money for Worldreader, a non-profit working to bring digital reading to libraries in Kenya.

We love KOAs for the fun and the great views.

We love KOAs for the fun and the great views. This photo was taken in Montana.

So, here’s how this fundraiser works. Simply visit the Donate page on the Passports with Purpose website and donate $10. Each $10 donation is equal to one “raffle ticket” in a drawing to win any one of a variety of prizes that have been procured by participating travel bloggers, including Kidventurous.

For every $10 you donate, you have one entry that can be applied to either the prize you see here on my website or toward any other prize in the Passports with Purpose fundraiser. Feel free to donate as much as you like. All donations are tax-deductible.

So, what’s up for grabs here at Kidventurous? Well, thanks to my good friends at KOA, I’ve got two one-night deluxe cabin vouchers to use at any of their campgrounds in the U.S. and Canada.

Here's our deluxe cabin at the Carlsbad KOA in New Mexico.

Here’s our deluxe cabin at the Carlsbad KOA in New Mexico.

I’ve taken my kids to stay in deluxe cabins at KOA campgrounds several times and I can tell you first-hand that they are fabulous. Over the summer, we spent two nights in a deluxe cabin at the Carlsbad KOA in New Mexico and another two nights at the Yellowstone Park / West Entrance KOA in Montana.

At the Carlsbad KOA, we had a one-bedroom deluxe cabin with bunk beds and a futon that was perfect for the five of us. There was a swimming pool, rental bikes and kids’ crafts. The KOA was also not far from Carlsbad Caverns National Park and we were able to see the bat flight our second night in New Mexico.

The kids love the great playgrounds at KOA campgrounds.

The kids love the great playgrounds at KOA campgrounds.

The campground was small, but it was perfect for us. The weather was fantastic and the kids loved splashing in the pool with other kids staying at the campground. Our cabin also had a full kitchen with a stove and a microwave so we were able to cook our own meals, which was nice after several nights in hotels.

In Montana, we stayed in a one-bedroom deluxe cabin at the Yellowstone Park / West Entrance KOA (not to be confused with the Yellowstone Park / Mountainside KOA less than two miles away). The campground was huge and there were lots of kids at the playground and on the mini golf course. There was also a coffee shop, a fudge counter and an indoor pool. They even had a huge laundry facility.

The West Yellowstone KOA even had a mini golf course.

The West Yellowstone KOA even had a mini golf course.

This campground was just a few miles from the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park, so we didn’t need to get up too early to line up to get in the park. If you go, invest in an annual American the Beautiful pass. When the lines are long, many times the park rangers will let you skip the line with the pass. After a full day at the park, we had a great time cooking and playing back at the KOA.

So, do you want to win? All you need to do is head to the Passports with Purpose donation page. From there you can check out all the other prizes, as well as donate $10 to get your “raffle ticket” to be used toward any of the prizes, including the KOA deluxe cabin vouchers that you read about here. The fundraiser runs through Sunday, November 22.

This was our cabin at the Yellowstone Park / West Entrance KOA.

This was our cabin at the Yellowstone Park / West Entrance KOA.

Thanks so much for your support, but before I wrap up this post, I’d like to give a huge shout out to the 2015 sponsors of Passports with Purpose, including TBEX. And, of course, a big, big thanks to KOA for making this fabulous giveaway possible.


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