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The 29 Best Baby Boomer Travel Blogs for 2015

Posted by on January 21, 2015 · 62 Comments  

There are all sorts of travel blogs out there — from adventure to backpacker to family — but what about baby boomer travel blogs? Though they’re a little bit harder to find, they do exist — and they ROCK.

At Discover Corps, 75% of our travelers are over the age of 50. To put it simply: baby boomers love traveling, and we love having them along on our volunteer vacations.

So we decided to round up the 29 best baby boomer travel blogs you should be following in 2015. We’re sure they’ll entertain, educate, and inspire you in the year to come.Read More




5 Steps to Make Your New Year’s Travel Resolution a Reality

Posted by on January 6, 2015 · 4 Comments  

As the new year approaches, it’s common to set goals you want to achieve. According to Health Magazine, one of the top goals on new year’s resolution lists is to travel more.

Perhaps you’ve fantasized about being that impulsive adventurer, or considered giving your time to a cause by volunteering abroad. Whatever trip you envision — travel can appear to be a daunting goal, but it’s achievable if you break it down into digestible steps.

Here are five steps you can take to accomplish your new year’s travel goals.

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Think the Holidays Are Too Commercial? Read This

Posted by on December 23, 2014 · 2 Comments  

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the materialism of the holidays?

If so, you’re not alone.

Amidst the endless advertisements and shopping trips, it can sometimes seem like we’ve forgotten the true meaning of the season.

There is, however, reason to believe that the spirit of giving is still alive and well in the United States. According to a recent infographic from The Corporation for National & Community Service, 62.6 million Americans volunteered over 7.7 billion hours of their time in 2014.Read More



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9 Inspirational Travel Books to Give as Last-Minute Gifts

Posted by on December 16, 2014 · 1 Comment  

Even if you can’t travel abroad this holiday, you can always escape with a book.

And if you need a last-minute gift, there’s nothing better: they’re cheap, easy-to-wrap, and available at any bookstore. (Shop locally if you can!)

Below, we share nine books that would make a fantastic gift for the traveler in all of us, along with who on your list they’re perfect for.Read More




10 Things We’re Thankful for This Thanksgiving

Posted by on November 25, 2014 · Leave a Comment  

Traveling to a developing country can be many things: exhilarating, eye-opening, scary, joyful, and challenging, to name a few. But there’s one emotion that is almost certain to surface after a trip abroad, and it’s gratitude.

This gratitude-inducing quality is one of the things that makes experiential travel so powerful; it makes you appreciate what you have.

Since our Discover Corps team firmly believes in practicing gratitude, we’re excited to share 10 things we’re thankful for this Thanksgiving.Read More




Yes, You Need to Unplug — Here’s How

Posted by on November 11, 2014 · 2 Comments  

When’s the last time you escaped — either with your mind or your body?

When’s the last time you weren’t tethered to your cell phone and your email, your thoughts constantly interrupted by their pings?

If you’re like most of us, you probably can’t remember when. Technology is a wonderful thing, but it’s become overwhelming — and more and more people are realizing the benefits of unplugging.

Whether you do it through yoga, meditation — or our favorite: traveling abroad — it is clear that getting away can actually help you come back into focus.

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