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25

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10 Things We’re Thankful for This Thanksgiving

Posted by on November 25, 2014 · Leave a Comment  

Traveling to a developing country can be many things: exhilarating, eye-opening, scary, joyful, and challenging, to name a few. But there’s one emotion that is almost certain to surface after a trip abroad, and it’s gratitude.

This gratitude-inducing quality is one of the things that makes experiential travel so powerful; it makes you appreciate what you have.

Since our Discover Corps team firmly believes in practicing gratitude, we’re excited to share 10 things we’re thankful for this Thanksgiving.Read More

Nov
18

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7 Reasons a Volunteer Vacation Would Make the Perfect Family Gift

Posted by on November 18, 2014 · 1 Comment  

The holiday season is here! Which means decorations, desserts, family get-togethers… and presents.

If you’re stumped on what to get your family this year — or are simply sick of spending money on toys that go unused — we’ve got an awesome gift idea: a volunteer vacation.

Take your husband and kids on a trip, plan an inter-generational reunion, or surprise your grandchild with some special “grandma and me” bonding time.

The possibilities abound, and the rewards are endless. We think a volunteer vacation would make the perfect family gift, and here’s why:Read More

Nov
13

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Meet Alex: Discover Corps Travel Specialist

Posted by on November 13, 2014 · Leave a Comment  

Every other Thursday on The Volunteer Traveler blog, we’re going to bring you behind-the-scenes profiles of the people and places at the heart of Discover Corps: our staff in the US and abroad, our partner organizations, and our former travelers. We’re confident their stories and insights will educate, entertain, and inspire you.

This week, we’re pleased to introduce Alex DuBois, who works at our San Diego headquarters as a Travel Specialist. If you’ve got questions about one of our volunteer vacations, he’s the guy to ask. Take it away, Alex!Read More

Nov
11

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Yes, You Need to Unplug — Here’s How

Posted by on November 11, 2014 · 2 Comments  

When’s the last time you escaped — either with your mind or your body?

When’s the last time you weren’t tethered to your cell phone and your email, your thoughts constantly interrupted by their pings?

If you’re like most of us, you probably can’t remember when. Technology is a wonderful thing, but it’s become overwhelming — and more and more people are realizing the benefits of unplugging.

Whether you do it through yoga, meditation — or our favorite: traveling abroad — it is clear that getting away can actually help you come back into focus.

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Thailand Illuminates this November

Posted by on July 26, 2014 · Leave a Comment  

Mark your calendars!

Thailand’s annual Loi Krathong & Yi Ping festivals will take place in the beginning of November during the National Peace Corps Association’s Next Step Travel trip operated by Discover Corps. These are festivals that dot the bucket lists of many travelers and cultural enthusiasts alike.

Imagine the sky filled with lanterns gently floating upwards. Rivers, lakes and oceans glow as small floats made of flowers and banana leaf drift with the currents.

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