Author: Scott Dye

As Travelers, are We Obligated to Protect the Places We Love?

Congratulations! You’ve just won a trip to the world’s greatest travel destination. The catch (because there’s always a catch)? You leave now annnd…you’re parachuting in. That’s right, in a parachute. Sign these 12 release forms at the bottom – no need to read them, time is short – ok, you are ready! 

Why Close Panda Encounters in China are No Longer Legal

If you have yet to hear, there’s something happening in the field of wildlife conservation that you really should know about…the animal rights movement is growing. This decades-long form of activism has created meaningful change – especially as of late. A great example of this is with the famed giant panda.

10 Amazing Gorilla Facts

For two hours now you have been trekking through the dense jungle of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda, hyper-aware of every detail of your surroundings. The heat and bugs, however, have zero impact on your level of concentration. You are on a mission. Just as you start to feel a hint of fatigue, … Continued

Peru: Children of the Andes | Adrienne’s Interview

Discover Corps’ Travel Operations Assistant, Adrienne, has the important role of preparing travelers for both the pre-departure process AND in-country adventures upon their arrival. So needless to say, she really knows our trips inside and out. To stay on top of her game though, Adrienne puts in the work! This includes going on-location to walk … Continued

Is Purposeful Travel a Cure for Loneliness?

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a Great Time to Reflect on Travel’s Role in the Space. Can you remember the last time you were lonely? When the thought of reaching out to others for a social outing left you feeling anything but…social. Interestingly, our bodies provide key indicators into how being lonely affects us. … Continued

Interview from Peru: Discover Corps’ Guide Miguel

The name of our Peru trip, Children of the Andes, gives a great indication of what you can expect on your vacation with purpose to this special part of South America. You will spend quality time teaching, learning from, and connecting with children that each have a unique story to share. This time is precious … Continued