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May
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Introducing our Summer Series on Purposeful Travel

Posted by on May 27, 2021 · Leave a Comment  

This summer, we’ll be doing deep dives into a selection of our trips to uncover some of the amazing partnerships we have across the globe. These partnerships are at the heart of our trips and are what truly create the Discover Corps Difference in each one of our hand-crafted itineraries. From the Alaska Sealife Center to Kenya’s Maa Trust, we scour the globe to develop the most unique, impactful partnerships that benefit the communities we serve and travelers alike.

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Apr
27

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Where to Next? A Sneak Peak of What’s to Come…

Posted by on April 27, 2021 · Leave a Comment  

While travel slowed to a standstill for much of 2020, we here at Discover Corps continued to dream about the future. The elusive question that dominates the mind of any discerning, dedicated world traveler is “Where To Next?”. This question also circulated our conversations for months as we pondered the post-pandemic travel landscape. And what we kept coming back to time after time were those once-in-a-lifetime, bucket list destinations. You know, those places that sit at the top of your endless list of travel destinations often with the note “one day” mentally scribbled next to them. 

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Mar
30

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Where can we Travel this Summer?

Posted by on March 30, 2021 · Leave a Comment  

This is the question that we are hearing over and over here in the Discover Corps HQ. With travel picking up and vaccine distribution increasing, summer travel is proving to be the reprieve from the, let’s be honest, monotonous year that many of us experienced in 2020. Summer is also when most families get out into the world and use the time to bond, grow and discover.

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Feb
25

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Getting Back Out in the World – Lessons So Far

Posted by on February 25, 2021 · Leave a Comment  

If you haven’t heard already, Discover Corps started the new year on a positive note with our first departures since the pandemic took hold last Spring. One group took to the tropical Caribbean island of the Dominican Republic and the other to the South American chain of the Galapagos Islands. It took months of preparation, but in the end, both groups received a safe & meaningful experience and we are excited to continue gradually getting back out in the world through the Spring and Summer months.

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Jan
28

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2021 is the Year of Small Group Travel

Posted by on January 28, 2021 · 2 Comments  

Since Discover Corps was founded in 2011, we have gone against the grain of the larger travel industry by evangelizing the benefits of small group travel. Why? Well, it’s quite simple, not only is it part of our DNA but leads to a much better experience for the group, guides & communities we partner with. Small groups are more nimble and allow us to access some very unique locales and properties. Think small jungle lodges tucked in the Amazonian Rainforest or boutique luxury tented camps in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. And that personal community connection that the guide is able to facilitate? Well, we can only do that with small groups.

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Dec
22

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Holiday Traditions Around the World

Posted by on December 22, 2020 · Leave a Comment  

As we close out 2020 and look forward to a hopefully more normal world in 2021, we here at Discover Corps thought it would be fun to take a look around the world at some of the more interesting ways to celebrate the holiday season. Both in countries that we visit and others we hope to visit one day, the holidays highlight just how interesting and diverse our world is. A demon-like creature that terrorizes kids in Austria, Germany & Hungary? Yes, that’s a thing. Celebrating under the candlelight with a KFC dinner? Only in Japan. Below are some of the more fascinating (and occasionally questionable) holiday traditions in this big, wide beautiful world of ours:

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Nov
25

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Taking a Moment to Express our Gratitude

Posted by on November 25, 2020 · Leave a Comment  

As we close out November, we here at Discover Corps are reflecting, like many of you, on what we are grateful for. Despite the challenges this year has brought, we cannot help but express gratitude to everyone that brings our travel programs to life. From our guides to each and every one of our travelers, a tremendous amount of work, dedication and trust goes into making each and every one of these experiences.

Below are just a few of the many pieces that all link together to make a Discover Corps Vacation with Purpose:

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Oct
29

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Planning Travel can Boost your Mental Well-Being. It’s Science!

Posted by on October 29, 2020 · Leave a Comment  

If there were a “word of the year” for 2020, a key contender would definitely be “uncertainty”. As we continue to navigate volatility and the unknown, it obviously gets harder and harder to plan. Spontaneously hopping on a plane and jetting off to an exotic foreign destination? Sounds like something from a sci-fi novel these days!

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Sep
28

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Living in the Present. Dreaming for the Future.

Posted by on September 28, 2020 · Leave a Comment  

Dreams. This was the word that came up over and over as we designed our new 2021 Trip Catalog that officially went to (digital) press last week. This time each year, we pour over the photos collected from every corner of the world, the quotes sent over from all of our travelers and fine-tune the experiences that give our trips a true sense of purpose. These come together to form the basis of our catalog.

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Aug
21

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Promoting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Posted by on August 21, 2020 · Leave a Comment  

In September 2015, world leaders at the United Nations’ General Assembly in New York adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Designed as a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future, these goals address many of the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. To date 193 countries have adopted these goals as a way to help guide their societies towards a brighter future.

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