Earth Day: Globetrotting for Good
This being Earth Day, we thought that we would bring to your attention the Condé Nast Traveler Challenge: Globe-trotting for Good, an international competition for travelers and members of the travel industry to share their ideas for promoting global citizenship. If you believe in the power of travel to do good, by all means participate. The winning ideas will be promoted in the September 2009 "Power of Travel" issue of Condé Nast Traveler.
* In 1963, writer Paul Theroux joined the Peace Corps, shaping both its future and his view of the world. (Cue President Obama's new appeal to public service.) Read "The Lesson of My Life" to find out how his life changed after becoming a teacher in Africa.
* You don't have to wear a hair shirt and dig a well to give back when you travel. Here are eight great trips that connect you with the world.
* Make a difference: Travel right, do good.