I did my fair share of club hopping and partying while growing up and working in the entertainment business in LA, so the truth is that most of the time I prefer throwing a party more than going to one. In order to get me excited about getting all gussied up and leaving the comfort of my home, you have to be throwing a real mean shindig. And I mean a really mean one. That, or just offer me a chance to travel and I'm there....lickety split. Yes sirree.
So yesterday I threw a party, but not just any old party. It was a Passport Party for a group of tw/eens sponsored by OBG Adventure Camps, with one passport sponsored by April Thompson of Absolute Travel Addict (who is on her way to Japan as I type), and with transportation generously provided by General Motors*...and I didn't even have to get all gussied up.
|Bella (age 12) was voted Best Passport Photo|
by her peers in a blind vote.
OBGAC Passport Party / June 4, 2011
|Jessica, age 15.|
~OBGAC Passport Party / June 4, 2011
The OBG Challenge is a pretty simple one: If you don't have a passport, get one. If you already have one, help get one for someone else. If you don't know who to help, OBG Adventure Camps would be happy to accept your $105 donation (made payable to the US Department of State) on behalf of another tw/een. The bottom line is that the more prepared we all are for any international travel that might pop up, the bigger our chances are of gaining a world view. And I certainly don't need to tell any of you the benefits of having a broad view of the world. To begin the passport application process, please click here.
Of course the plan is to empower more and more girls by throwing more and more Passport Parties...but moving around the nation takes sponsors and is a work in progress. But the truth is, this kind of party is enough to get me to leave the comfort of my own home and get all gussied up.