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We recently took a tour of Tom Bihn’s new Seattle factory and talked with him about making a product (and a business) that reflects your values.

Tom Bihn Tour

Tom and Lauren Discuss The Art Of Bag Construction

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.

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I wanted to make sure that the Unconventional Guides readers knew about our project. So to make sure that as many people can participate as possible, I’ve decided to extend the deadline to 11:59pm, Eastern Time on Thursday!

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?”

There’s been a lot going on in the world during the last couple of weeks and, like Sean, I wanted to make sure that readers of the Unconventional Guides knew about our project.

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:

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…

Come up with something else remarkable? Just click here to tell us all about it… and be sure to follow the Veritrope.com Twitter Feed for more!

From now until March 18th, I am challenging you find creative ways to help Village Science and The Language Project — two groups assisting students in Luang Prabang, Laos…. and offering prizes to those making the greatest impact!

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”!
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