You've heard about the recent earthquake in Qinghai province. I've never been to Qinghai, but one day I'd like to. You can experience the breathtaking views and high altitudes of the Tibetan plateau ("the roof of the world"), mix with people of several ethnic backgrounds, and get a taste of Tibet without actually going there. Qinghai is a long journey away from my home in Shandong province.
Please remember Qinghai in their ongoing earthquake recovery. You can donate here to World Vision's Earthquake Relief (including Haiti, China, and other projects).