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

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 … Continued

Living in the Present. Dreaming for the Future.

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 … Continued

Promoting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

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. … Continued

Wildlife Conservation in the Age of a Global Pandemic

It may come as no surprise that tourism and wildlife conservation are inherently intertwined. When approached correctly, sustainable tourism practices can be a catalyst for protecting some of Earth’s most treasured creatures. Examples of this can be plucked from just about every country that boasts a high density of wildlife both on land and below … Continued

The Discover Corps Take: The Future of Travel

The pandemic has taken a toll on our collective global society from all perspectives. As we continue to assess the damage and chart a way forward, we at Discover Corps have spent hours on Zoom calls, like many of you, musing on what comes next. We consider ourselves eternal optimists and have really started to … Continued

Living Mayan History in Belize and Guatemala

For those born in the 21st century, it’s difficult to imagine what life was life before computers, cell phones, or cable TV. Now try to imagine life without metal tools. It’s almost incomprehensible! It was during such an era that the Maya Empire came into existence. Evidence of their civilization dates back to around 1800 BC. By … Continued

Planning a Family Trip: How to Get Kids Involved

Taking a family trip offers an exciting opportunity for bonding, learning, and exploring a new place together. Involving everyone in the trip-planning process is just as important as involving everyone in the trip itself, and that includes the kids! Children may have varying levels of interest in the idea of “trip planning.” But they’re sure to become enthusiastic … Continued

7 Travel Photography Tips for Photographing Other Cultures

Photography is a big part of travel these days. Everyone wants to capture their awe-inspiring travel experiences to share with friends and family back home. Thanks to social media, we can do so almost instantly (depending on the availability of wifi). While it’s great that the proliferation of stories and photos can spread so quickly and … Continued

Celebrate World Elephant Day with 20 Fascinating Facts About Elephants

With their enormous, lumbering bodies; their kind, thoughtful eyes; and those long, silly trunks, elephants are skilled at capturing our hearts and imaginations. People around the world adore elephants. Yet humans are persistently the most harmful threat to the largest land mammals on Earth. August 12 is World Elephant Day— a chance to celebrate elephants and bring … Continued