June 27, 2017

2012 Passports with Purpose Fundraiser: Win a One-Night Stay at Hotel Monaco in Old Town Alexandria

Hotel Monaco

I just wrote about my fabulous Hotel George giveaway as part of the annual Passports with Purpose travel blog fundraiser to raise money for a select international charity program. Well, guess what. I have a second hotel stay to give away too as part of this fundraiser, so read on.

But first, a bit about Passports with Purpose. These folks raised $90,000 last year to build two libraries in Zambia through a partnership with Room to Read. Now in its fifth year, Passports with Purpose hopes to raise $100,000 to build five community wells in Haiti through a partnership with Water.org.

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 from Kidventurous? Thanks to the fabulous folks at Kimpton Hotels, I’m also giving away a one-night weekend stay at the Hotel Monaco in Old Town Alexandria, VA ($299 value). [Make sure to also check out my first Passports with Purpose post and the Hotel George giveaway.]

The Hotel Monaco in Old Town Alexandria is a four-star boutique hotel experience just ten minutes from Washington, DC. Bring the kids for Kids Hour every day from 4-5 pm with video and board games, as well as free snacks, juice and popcorn. The Dive-In Movie Night starts each Saturday at 8 pm at the indoor swimming pool where a different kid-friendly movie is screened each weekend. In warmer weather, the Hotel Monaco also offers complimentary bike rentals for kid and adults.

Now for the fine print. The Hotel Monaco voucher is good for a one-night weekend stay through November 30, 2013 and is not valid January 15-24, 2013. The final day to enter the giveaway is Sunday, December 11, 2012.

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 one-night Kimpton stay that you read about here.

Thanks so much for your support, but before I wrap up this post, I’d like to give a huge shout out to all the 2012 Sponsors of Passports with Purpose, including Expedia, TripIt, TBEX, HomeAway, TravellersPoint, HostelBookers and Go with Oh. And, of course, a big, big thanks to Kimpton Hotels for making this fabulous giveaway possible.


  1. That was our wedding hotel — such good memories. I recognize that room decor from all our fabulous getting-ready photos! Will enter this one for sure.

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