<p>Alison Wright is a photojournalist and the founder of the <a href="http://www.facesofhope.org/" target="_blank">Faces of Hope Fund</a>, which partners with communities and organizations to help provide medical assistance, education, and aid to children in crisis around the world. "Travel puts a face to a place," Wright says. "It helps you make a connection and start to care. And travel brings a whole new appreciation for how good we have it. I believe that travelers do want to help the communities that they visit; one way is to channel the spirit of philanthropy through travel."</p><p class="MsoNormal"><em><a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/travelers-of-the-year-2013/alison-wright/">&gt;&gt; Interview With Alison Wright</a><a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/travelers-of-the-year/nadezhda-savova/"></a></em></p>

Alison Wright

Alison Wright is a photojournalist and the founder of the Faces of Hope Fund, which partners with communities and organizations to help provide medical assistance, education, and aid to children in crisis around the world. "Travel puts a face to a place," Wright says. "It helps you make a connection and start to care. And travel brings a whole new appreciation for how good we have it. I believe that travelers do want to help the communities that they visit; one way is to channel the spirit of philanthropy through travel."

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Photograph by Robert Caplin

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