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Four Ways to Write Off a Trip, to Anywhere

Four Ways to Write Off a Trip, to Anywhere

When you hear write-off, you may think taxes. Not in this case. This is a writing contest on water conservation. You come up with a proposal to better a part of the world, and a travel company will send you there for your efforts. The four ways ... Those are the categories: Health, Environment, Education, Sport. The contest is being put on by a nonprofit called travel2change , and aims "to identify and fund the most creative ideas or proposals for improving the sustainable management of water in travel destinations." You may have heard that everybody hates a tourist . Some possible reasons: Folks who come to a place, take pictures, spend money and leave behind their garbage. It doesn't have to be that way. The idea here is to generate proposals and travel ideas that have a positive impact on the lives of local communities , involving a trip where you do something "with" an...

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