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Traveler Spotlight: The Testarmatas on Family Volunteer Vacations

When Ann Marie Testarmata first started researching summer travel experiences for her daughter, she hadn’t expected it to become a family affair. But once she stumbled upon Discover Corps’ Volunteer Vacation offerings, she realized that a family trip would be even more special. Ann Marie and her daughters, Vika (now 18) and Ira (14), spent nine days in the … Continued

How You Can Volunteer with Children Abroad

Kids understand kindness. Even those born into difficult circumstances possess an appreciation for our world and an innocence that can be incredibly uplifting. If you love kids — whether you have your own or just enjoy spending time with the offspring of others — then volunteering with children is a great way to make a … 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 Is Everyone Talking About Intergenerational Travel?

When’s the last time you traveled with your family? Baby boomer travel is at an all time high, and statistics show that “intergenerational travel” is part of that trend. Just like it sounds: intergenerational travel entails traveling with multiple generations of one family, which could mean you, your kids, and your grandkids, or just you and … Continued

How to Prepare Your Kids for a Volunteer Vacation

Winter break is right around the corner, which means we’re about to host lots of family trips with school-aged children — and we can’t wait! As you know, we love family volunteer vacations because they’re educational AND fun. If you’re about to embark on your first family volunteer vacation (or trip abroad, for that matter), … Continued

Meet Catherine, Who Traveled & Volunteered in Tanzania with Her Family

Welcome to our next Discover Corps profile! Last time, we introduced you to Alex, a Discover Corps travel specialist who talked about his passion for people and travel. This week, we’re excited to share the story of Catherine, who, along with her husband and two college-aged daughters, took a Discover Corps volunteer vacation in Tanzania. Since then, she’s even started … Continued

Family Volunteer Vacations: Beyond the Classroom

Recall the days when you were a child, questioning everything around you and developing your sense of self. “Those were the days” many people like to say. But imagine if you had the opportunity to travel with your family to a far-flung corner of the world, coming face to face with the local communities. How … Continued