Photo safaris are fun, free events maximizing responsible travel, social web and synchronicity. Locals and visitors are invited to take photos in a public space and sharing pics online using relevant social web, including Flickr Groups, Facebook events, Foodspotting, Google+, Foursquare and Twitter. Random passers-by are invited to join the fun. Think of this as a mobile meet-and-greet!
If there is interest, a reception and exhibition of the photos can be held later. The objective is to 'walk the talk' of responsible, conscious travel and develop web literacy while respecting the natural and cultural worlds. Instead of taking pictures of people, take photos with people. This is a heuristic trek that combines mobile devices and face-to-face communication.
We recommend organizers develop some games for the safari as well as prizes and awards. This does not have to be fancy nor expensive. Gameification on!