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How to Decide Where to Go on a Volunteer Vacation

So you wanna go on a volunteer vacation? Awesome. Now all you have to do is decide where — which is no small task when you’ve got the whole world at your fingertips! From Africa to Asia to Latin America, opportunities abound to learn about a new culture while giving back. Since we know deciding where to … Continued

5 Worthy Organizations to Donate to in Honor of Memorial Day

When you hear the words “Memorial Day,” what comes to mind? If you’re like many Americans, you probably think of a long weekend filled with sunshine and BBQs. But don’t forget that the holiday is about much more than that: it’s a day to remember the brave men and women who have served in our military.  … Continued

Meet Deirdre, Who Volunteered in Costa Rica with Her Grandchildren

It’s time to meet another intrepid Discover Corps volunteer! Today, we’re introducing you to Deirdre, who went on our Costa Rica volunteer vacation with her husband, daughters, and grandchildren. Intergenerational travel is growing more and more popular, and for good reason: it’s a great way for families to learn, bond, and spend time together. Without further ado, … Continued

Why You Don’t Need a Partner to Travel

Do you wish you could travel the world — but have hesitated because you don’t have anyone to go with you? We frequently hear from people in the same boat. They’re filled with wanderlust but are afraid to travel solo, thinking it’ll be lonely, dangerous, or boring. They’re wrong. You don’t need a partner to travel … Continued

5 Reasons You Should Volunteer with Costa Rica Sea Turtles

Costa Rica is a nature-lover’s dream come true, not to mention one of the most bio-diverse countries on the planet. The Central American ecotourism hotspot offers more than its fair share of natural wonders for adventurous travelers to explore. From the remote rivers of Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge (near the Nicaragua border) to the mystical cloudforests of Monteverde, from the wildlife-rich … Continued

Meet Judith & Lori: A Retired Couple Seeking Meaningful Travel

It’s been a little while since we’ve introduced you to some of our fantastic Discover Corps travelers, who inspire us with their stories, adventurous natures, and desire to give back. Judith and Lori are a couple who completely exemplify that spirit. They’ve traveled with us to both Guatemala and Thailand, and we’re flattered they agreed to … Continued

How a Volunteer Vacation Will Turn You Into a Global Citizen

There’s no doubt about it: volunteering abroad changes you. If you’re a frequent reader of this blog, you’ve probably read why we think volunteer vacations are worth doing and paying for. But truthfully, it’s the intangible benefits that levy the heaviest impact. Volunteering ignites an empathy and sensitivity to others that you may not have experienced before. … Continued

5 Unique Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Yahoo! Earth Day is upon us tomorrow: April 22! To celebrate, you might decide to turn off and unplug all your electronics for the day, or gather all the plastics in your home and load them into the local recycling bin. You might check out one of our favorite sustainable travel blogs. These are perfectly … Continued