Author: Andrew Motiwalla

4 Signs of Impending Change in Cuba

In 1996, a Gallup poll revealed  that only 10 percent of Americans had a favorable view of Cuba. Fast forward almost 20 years, and the same poll shows that 46 percent now have a positive view of the island. In addition to this change in public opinion, very concrete shifts are occurring between the two countries. Here are four … Continued

The True Cost of Cuba

Have you been surprised by the cost of trips to Cuba? If so, you’re not alone. While many are excited at the prospect of traveling to Cuba, many are also taken aback when they realize how expensive it really is. And often, their first question is “Why?” In this post, we’ll explore what’s happening behind-the-scenes … Continued

Ethics of International Volunteerism

This video highlights many of the challenges of international volunteerism.  It boils down to what is your intention and what is the intention of the organization you’re traveling with.  For Discover Corps, we are quite clear that our travelers are not going to be “development experts” in a week or two.  

Family Volunteer Vacations: Beyond the Classroom

Recall the days when you were a child, questioning everything around you and developing your sense of self. “Those were the days” many people like to say. But imagine if you had the opportunity to travel with your family to a far-flung corner of the world, coming face to face with the local communities. How … Continued