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10 Brave Female Explorers Who Changed the World

Posted by on March 9, 2017 · Leave a Comment  

Throughout history, female explorers have ventured into unknown territories, accomplished physical and intellectual challenges, and broken barriers for both their gender and for humans in general.

Not all of them have received the notoriety or credit they deserve, and many of them don’t demand it. But the ones who have made their way into the spotlight of international attention have offered inspiration and motivation to women around the world.

In honor of International Women’s Day, let’s take a look at a handful of female explorers who’ve made a sunstantial impact on their communities and the world. Some of these stories of their adventures might be familiar, while others are more obscure. But each of them demonstrates the reality that EVERY woman has the potential to achieve greatness!

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Mar
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How to Plan a Meaningful Vacation: Tips for Making Trips Unforgettable

Posted by on March 5, 2017 · Leave a Comment  

When you plan a vacation, what aspects of the trip do you usually consider during the planning process? Dates, destinations, and day-to-day details are probably at the top of that list. Usually we pick a place that we’re interested in traveling to and then fill in the details from there.

But what about the feeling that you want to have when you walk away from your vacation? How much thought do you usually put into how a given trip will transform you? This isn’t something that most families consider when they plan trips.

I haven’t always been so intentional about this aspect of my own travels. But I’ve recently come to realize that the feelings I want my trips to inspire are a really important element. It’s hard to beat walking away from a vacation not only with wonderful memories, but also with that feeling you get when an experience is particularly special or precious to you.

So what are the components of a meaningful vacation? And how do we ensure that our travel experiences live up to this somewhat intangible expectation?

Each of us is different in terms of what we find most beneficial. But we’ve put together a few suggestions of how to plan a meaningful vacation that will change you for the better…

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Mar
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50 Inspirational Quotes About Volunteering & Giving Back

Posted by on March 1, 2017 · 1 Comment  

“What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.”

Spoken by Greek philosopher Aristotle over 2300 years ago, one of the most ancient quotes about volunteering offers proof that giving back to the community is hardly a new concept.

With so many people less fortunate than those of us who can afford to travel, and with funding for social services being brutally slashed, volunteering is becoming increasingly important these days.

From immigrants escaping violent conflict and under-privileged kids needing education to homeless people in need of housing, there are no shortage of ways volunteers can help make a difference. The greatest thing about volunteering may be the benefits it offers to individual recipients, their communities, and the volunteers themselves.

We here at Discover Corps founded our company on the principles of striving to make the world a better place. We hope the following 50 quotes about volunteering will inspire you to give back by donating your time, energy, and resources to the causes you’re most passionate about…

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Feb
22

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The Top 5 Thailand Islands for Your Travel Bucket List

Posted by on February 22, 2017 · Leave a Comment  

The Thailand islands have skyrocketed in popularity over the past two decades, and with good reason. With a colorful culture, adventurous activities, and constantly improving infrastructure, Thailand offers something for every type of traveler.

Trips to northern Thailand and the mountains around Chiang Mai offer opportunities for jungle trekking, meeting hill tribes, and diving into the significance of Buddhist spirituality. Visiting Bangkok offers travelers a crash course in Thai culture within the hustle and bustle of a major city.

But the south Thailand islands call to travelers for entirely different reasons. These are some of the most beautiful islands in the world, and anyone lucky enough to visit them comes away with different favorites. There are so many islands in Thailand, even Wikipedia doesn’t have a complete list.

Curious which Thailand islands made our Top 5 list? Check ‘em out below, and let us know your favorites in the comments!Read More

Feb
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Jungle Love: Why Rainforests Are Important

Posted by on February 19, 2017 · Leave a Comment  

Anybody who has ever visited one know there’s something special about the jungle. But why are rainforests important? Not just for local people and wildlife, but for the health of our planet?

The Earth was originally packed with these regions, which are centered around the equator. They’re usually full of low-hanging vines, vibrant greenery, brilliantly colored blooms, and predators on the prowl. People travel from all across the world to explore these dense, tropical areas, and the reliance of locals on the regions continues even as threats to their survival increase.

These regions power our planet in more ways than one. They provide us with about 30% of the total oxygen used by all species to sustain life. They also serve as a protective home to millions of unique species of plants and animals. The power and productivity of rainforests is so intense that they’re often referred to as the “lungs of the earth.”

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