Wednesday, 02 March 2011 15:57
Win a Trip to Explore the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu with Global BasecampsWritten by Linda Kelly
Spring is around the corner -- time for the wanderlust to set in. If you’re looking for the perfect eco-adventure, check out the dazzling destinations and creative itineraries featured by the folks at Global Basecamps. Global Basecamps is dedicated to inspiring, empowering and simplifying independent travel to the world's most beautiful and important destinations. The founders of Global Basecamps believe that conservation and capitalism can work hand in hand to protect the planet's cultural and ecological resources and that independent travel furthers the exchange of the ideas, understanding and common heritage necessary to create positive change. And now Global Basecamps is offering a great opportunity for you and a friend to win a great getaway to explore the Inca Trail and trek your way to Machu Picchu. Enter the Inca Trail Giveaway on Global Basecamp’s Facebook page and get an additional entry for each friend you invite to enter the contest. Enter on Twitter by Tweeting about the giveaway and filling out the entry form, and for every Twitter follower that enters through your link, you get an extra entry. Or comment on the Global Basecamp blog, using the same email you used to enter the contest, and you’ll get additional entries. Global Basecamps believes that the best trips involve multiple stops, multiple environments and multiple experiences. Although they no longer live out of backpacks for six months at a stretch, the team at Global Basecamps has found a way to recreate the excitement and sense of discovery in a shorter period of time. It's called basecamping: finding a property that truly helps you to explore an area on short day trips. Global Basecamps scoured the planet to find the hotels and lodges that can help pack as many experiences into a couple of days as possible. Don't have enough time to circumnavigate Patagonia? Check out one of their lodges in Southern Argentina and after three days you'll feel like you had. Got a little more time? There's no better way to check life experiences off of your list than by doing multi-day excursions…that's where the true adventure lies. Travel is about choices and every trip is unique. As a Carbonfund.org partner, Global Basecamps has planted a tree for every one of their trips from the Inca Trail to the coast of Vietnam--and will continue to do so. As travelers trek through Machu Picchu or boat through Halong Bay, Global Basecamps is planting trees in Nepal. Reforestation projects are one of the best ways to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide that's in the atmosphere. To date, Carbonfund.org has supported SeedTree’s planting of over 315,000 trees in 21 communities throughout Nepal. The sweepstakes ends on April 1st, so enter early and enter often! Invite your friends along. Soon, you may be trekking to one of the most magical ancient places on earth!
Published in carbonfree blog