Lauren and I were traveling in the Pacific Northwest last week and decided to drop by Tom Bihn’s new factory / showroom to thank them in person for supporting the “Help In Your Own Way Giveaway”. We expected a quick visit but, instead, we received a full tour of the new place — personally led by Tom and by Darcy Gray, the Vice President of Tom Bihn.
I think that SEAN OGLE is a mensch.
I was just about to wrap up the Help In Your Own Way Giveaway when he wrote “Hey man, sorry I missed the Giveaway 2 weeks back – not sure how I did. Is it still going on if I tweet about it now?”
So to make sure that as many people can participate as possible, I’ve decided to extend the deadline for two more days. The Giveaway now ends at 11:59pm, Eastern Time on Thursday. There will be no further extensions… so this is your last opportunity to help out and maybe win a fantastic prize in the process!
Unconventional Guides Readers Can Help In Their Own Way!
Unconventional Guides encourage people to engage with the world on their own terms — and try to make it a better place while they do. People who want to travel, run successful businesses, and spend their time in meaningful ways should appreciate both the ideas at the core of our Giveaway… and also the prizes!
Fans of CHRIS GUILLEBEAU and these Guides can not only win one of two $100 Gift Certificates to the Unconventional Guides store, but also some other great travel-related prizes like:
- A Tom Bihn Aeronaut Bag — with an Absolute Shoulder Strap! (a.k.a., my favorite bag for Round-The-World travel!),
- Fantastic Travelfish iPhone Guides to Southeast Asia, or…
- A copy of “The Ultimate Tech Guide For Travelers”, which comes with six months of free tech support for anything covered in it!
How You Can Help
Take a moment to see the work that The Language Project and Village Science are doing… and then find a way to give them a boost (and thus entering yourself in our Giveaway)! Maybe you could…
- Help Village Science buy needed classroom materials
- Help The Language Project Provide Free Libraries to Lao Students
- Donate Products for the Giveaway
- Share your time as a “Remote Mentor” or a “Virtual Volunteer”
When meritocracy exists in this world, it is only because human beings have made sure that good works were supported — and that kind people were encouraged. No one person on their own can make the world into a decent place.
In the end, it’s up to all of us. People have to make it happen.
I am grateful to know so many interesting, talented people — and I’ve met many of them through this website! I’m now asking them — and you — to help me raise money and awareness for two very special groups in Laos.
So with the generous support and encouragement of friends and readers like you, I am announcing the “Help In Your Own Way Giveaway”!