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May
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30 Best Travel Quotes for Travel Inspiration

Posted by on May 18, 2017 · Leave a Comment  

Travel quotes are far more than memes. They’re more than fleeting thoughts. They paint a picture, tell a story, touch your heart, and remind you of your inner nomad.

What type of traveler of you? Luxury traveler? Volunteer vacationer? Family planner? No matter your style, goals, or plans, surely your trip is meaningful to you in many ways.

Keep scrolling to see some of the best travel quotes for travel inspiration. Once you’re finished here, take a look at our collection of 50 Inspirational Quotes About Volunteering & Giving Back!

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May
11

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5 Ways to Experience Cuba

Posted by on May 11, 2017 · Leave a Comment  

Cuba vacation. Yeah, we said it. Vacation. Vacationing in Cuba is possible now! There are some restrictions, but they’re all met by Discover Corps tours.

Once you decide a Cuba vacation is in your future, the ways in which you can experience the country are endless. Our five suggestions: A weekend getaway in Havana, a Yoga & Culture Exploration (think: retreat), a celebration of arts and culture, volunteering in Havana alongside Cuban youth, or exploring Cuba’s natural side – including the lush countryside and biosphere reserves.

Pack your bags, grab your hats and sunglasses, brush up on your Spanish, look forward to your favorite cigar, and let’s go!

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Apr
27

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REPORT: Vacations Are Important To Family Happiness

Posted by on April 27, 2017 · Leave a Comment  

Family vacations abroad aren’t the single most popular family travel choice, but don’t let that fool you – AAA found that these trips landed on their list of top five most popular vacation options for traveling families. This is for good reason: Reports have shown that vacations are important to both family happiness and positively impacting children.

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Apr
20

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Tips for Families Traveling to the Galapagos

Posted by on April 20, 2017 · Leave a Comment  

Family travel means good times, great company, and memories to last a lifetime. However, family Galapagos travel can be even more memorable! There are advantages for families island hopping around the Galapagos, rather than being trapped on a cruise or on the beach for an entire week.

Read on to learn how our Galapagos Family Vacation is uniquely designed for families, with itineraries that keep the kids thrilled and the parents happy/less stressed/enjoying the trip and the family time.

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Apr
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7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites for Every Travel Bucket List

Posted by on April 6, 2017 · 1 Comment  

Have UNESCO World Heritage Sites made it on to your travel bucket list?

There are few guarantees in the world of travel. But a “World Heritage Site” designation from UNESCO– the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization– ensures that a destination is important enough to deserve protection for future generations.

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Jul
21

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How You Can Volunteer with Children Abroad

Posted by on July 21, 2015 · Leave a Comment  

Kids understand kindness. Even those born into difficult circumstances possess an appreciation for our world and an innocence that can be incredibly uplifting.

If you love kids — whether you have your own or just enjoy spending time with the offspring of others — then volunteering with children is a great way to make a difference.

Teaching is the most popular option; helping out in a classroom gives you the opportunity to develop meaningful connections with young people. By volunteering at schools, you can help communities that lack the funds to hire enough teachers, purchase the proper supplies, and provide the individualized attention children need.

Here at Discover Corps, we love kids and believe our volunteers can have a positive impact on their lives. We offer you the opportunity to work with children in the following destinations:

Want to #volunteer w/#children abroad? Here's how (and where) you can: Click To Tweet

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Jul
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What’s in a Name? Why You Shouldn’t Automatically Trust the Biggest Volunteer Organizations

Posted by on July 7, 2015 · Leave a Comment  

People naturally seek comfort in recognition. They buy brands they’ve seen in commercials, eat in restaurants their friends have talked about, and smile at people whose faces they know. But when it comes to selecting a volunteer organization, the more recognizable names are not necessarily the best options.

Big organizations of any kind are complicated; the more money and people required to keep something running smoothly, the more potential you have for things to go wrong. Large charities and volunteer organizations are no exception.

Is it better to #volabroad with a big or small organization? Click To Tweet

Large organizations may seem trustworthy because you know their name and logo, and have met people who’ve worked with them in the past. But, before giving your time and money to them, consider the following:Read More

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Meet Jane: A Passionate Solo Female Volunteer Traveler

Posted by on July 2, 2015 · 3 Comments  

It’s time to introduce you to another volunteer traveler! Remember Catherine, who traveled to Tanzania with her college-aged daughters, Deirdre, who traveled to Costa Rica with her grandkids, and John, who called his Cuba trip the best investment he’s ever made?

Well now it’s time to meet Jane, a solo female traveler brimming with passion and love for volunteering abroad. Her enthusiasm for giving back is obvious from her interview below — and we hope it inspires you as much as it inspires us! Read More