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10 Smart Travel Ideas That Do Good

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Can travel make us better people? Can it make the world a better place? Is it possible to make a positive contribution to a community just by having traveled there? We believe that smart travel can accomplish all of this--and more.

We'll bet you have your own smart ideas. Share them on Trazzler's Smart Travel Writing Contest (ending soon!) and you could win a $7,500 eco-travel dream trip to Tonga with Seacology, a brilliant organization devoted to saving island habitats and culture.

A note about Trazzler's slideshows: we don't do top-tens or best-of lists. Nor are we so morbid or presumptuous as to tell you where you must go before you shuffle off this mortal coil. The world is far too big and fascinating to encapsulate in any kind of definitive list. We simply chose the places that our writers have contributed that make us think, laugh, dream, and, in this case, make us see the good that travel can do. --Megan Cytron, Editor of Trazzler

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