Intelligent Traveler hosts Geotourism Challenge

Got a favorite green tour operator or event? National Geographic’s Intelligent Traveler blog wants to know. They’ve partnered up with Ashoka Changemakers, an open-source community dedicated to social change to sponsor The Geotourism Challenge.

Readers are invited to nominate a type of tourism that “sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place: its environment, heritage, culture, aesthetics, and the well-being of its residents.” And if you post a brief story on how or why you believe in your nominee, you’ll be entered in a drawing for a free week of travel to anywhere that, a contest partner, operates. And I know what you’re thinking, yes, they do offer trips to Swaziland. Count me in.

Even if you don’t get the chance to submit a green topic, you should check out Ashoka’s website. It’s a pretty sweet initiative and deserves a read from all of us.