Tonight I went to the National Geographic Museum in Washington DC for National Geographic Traveler Magazine’s Travelers of the Year forum. No my friends, I was not being honored for writing this blog. Rather, a handful of people were honored for the good they do in connection with travel. All the honorees were really cool, but my favorites were Muyambi Muyambi and Molly Burke of Bicycles Against Poverty, Alison Wright of Faces for Hope Fund, and Hilda and John Denham of Pacuare Nature Reserve. John Denham was particularly impressive, dedicating much of his life to protecting turtles in Costa Rica from poachers. Now he’s a wise old man. Bicycles Against Poverty was also really cool because it makes sense (provide bikes to remote villagers in Uganda through micro-loans) and was created by people my age.