We wanted to let you know about a charity initiative that we’ve been very proud to support over recent months.

For the second year running we’ve lent our support to the travel industry fundraising project Passports with Purpose. We like to give to organisations whose values match our own, and this initiative, which encourages the travelling community to give back to the countries they visit, fits with our ethos perfectly.

It also adds to our portfolio of charitable contributions, which is focused on addressing significant developmental issues in the world´s poorest countries.

This year, Passports with Purpose aimed to raise $100,000 for a very worthy beneficiary – Water.org. This charity builds and rehabilitates wells in Haiti, giving more than 7,400 people access to clean water, toilet facilities and hygiene education.


Donors are simply asked to contribute $10 and are automatically entered in the random prize draw. And they donated with a vengeance – Passports with Purpose has just announced that they have blasted their goal of $100,000. Congratulations to everyone involved!

When it came to our prize, here at ‘Go with Oh’ we worked with our long-time friend and travel blogger extraordinaire Sherry Ott. Many of you will already know Sherry as the first official ‘Go with Oh’ guest blogger, who toured her away around Europe while staying in our city break apartments earlier this year.

Sherry championed our prize of a $500 voucher towards an apartment stay in Barcelona, Paris, Rome, Florence, Berlin, Vienna, London, Prague or Venice any time in 2013. If you donated cash to the cause, you’ll find out on 18 December whether you’ve won this or any of the other amazing prizes.

We’d like to say a sincere thank you to everyone who has supported the Passports with Purpose project in 2012. We’ve been honoured to be involved again this year.
Donations eligible to win a prize have now closed, but if you’d still like to contribute to water.org’s work, you can do so at the Passports with Purpose website.

At GowithOh, we are an enthusiastic team of self-confessed Europhiles who are passionate about travel. We especially love the variety of city breaks possible in Europe, from the historic UNESCO heritage cities like Prague, to the more cosmopolitan beachside destinations like Barcelona. We love discovering the hidden gems in different cities and sharing them with our fans so everyone can benefit and enjoy the perfect city break in Europe.