Category: Inspiration

Ethical Elephant Tourism: An Interview with Thai Mahouts

When it comes to the ethical treatment of animals, there are many different layers to consider and therefore many different beliefs that exist. Discover Corps went into the field to learn about the complex question of elephant tourism from those who have been working with the elephants for generations – the mahouts in Thailand.  In … Continued

Hiking in Cuba: 7 Must-Visit Cuban Trails

Apart from the vibrant and colorful streets of Havana, Cuba has something more to offer on the completely other end of the spectrum – a lush countryside.Hiking in Cuba means you’ll get to see a display of vivid greens and blues while walking along revolutionary roads that were once witnesses to the rich history of … 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

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