Africa Ethiopia Travel

Gourmantic & Best Kept Travel Secrets Campaign Bring Fresh Water to Ethiopian Village

In December 2009, Gourmantic was asked to participate in a global project which originally started as a meme by Tripbase. Travel bloggers were asked to write their Three Best Travel Secrets which Tripbase turned into a series of eBooks. These were subsequently made available for free download, and for every person who downloaded an eBook, Tripbase made a $1 donation to Charity:Water.

Gourmantic’s entries were featured in 3 of the 7 eBooks, Worldwide Travel, Foodie Travel and Travel Tips which we promoted on the website through a badge which counted the number of downloads.

Tripbase have now reported that as a result of the Best Kept Travel Secrets Campaign, the eBooks raised enough money to bring fresh water to Abay Tshihdi Village in Ethiopia. 438 people now have access to clean and safe drinking water thanks to the collective efforts of the travel blogging community.

Abay Tshihdi Village*

Gourmantic is proud to have taken part in this global project, and we thank all our readers who have downloaded the eBooks. More information about the campaign is available here.

* Photo courtesy of Charity Water

About the author

Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.