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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

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

The Havana Jazz Festival – An Incomparable Celebration

Jazz and Cuba are as interwoven as any genre of music and country can possibly be. The centuries-old form of creative expression is forever linked to the soul of this nation. For jazz fans and aficionados, no better time exists to experience this intoxicating art form than the Havana Jazz Festival, happening January of 2020. … Continued

Tourism and Elephant Sanctuaries: Where Do We Draw the Line?

Is working in an elephant sanctuary an ethical tourist activity? In recent years, this question, and wildlife tourism as a whole has been hotly contested. There is much debate as to whether the industry is truly beneficial. Many oppose such operations, with the belief that we should not exploit wild animals for monetary gain. This … Continued

Interview from Cuba: Discover Corps’ Guide Orelvis

The passion of Discover Corps’ guide, Orelvis, is clear from the moment you first meet him. His enthusiasm for his country and showing you his country is infectious. As you explore Havana and the surrounding region “Elvis” provides colorful commentary that only deepens your experience. It’s no wonder, that many travelers can’t help but form … Continued