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Ask an Alumni: Cuba Through the Eyes of a Discover Corps Traveler

Posted by on December 20, 2017 · Leave a Comment  

While travel to Cuba may seem complicated, Cuba is actually one of the safest, easiest, and most welcoming places to visit in Latin America – but don’t take it from us. Gina runs a blog called Gypsy Family Travel where she chronicles her trips around the world, and she wrote all about her experience traveling with three women on the Discover Corps Havana Weekend Getaway trip.

While the new regulations placed on Cuba travel require the average person to travel with a tour group, this gave Gina the chance to better immerse herself in the culture and support the local people and communities. Read about her experiences day-by-day below!

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Dec
18

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5 Criteria to Evaluate Your Next Family Volunteer Vacation (and 8 Options)

Posted by on December 18, 2017 · Leave a Comment  

If you’re planning a unique, off-the-beaten-path vacation that’s also entertaining and age-appropriate for children, a volunteer vacation could be just what you’re looking for. This niche form of travel is a fun and interactive way to expose kids to diverse cultures and customs, while teaching them about the significance of helping others.

From bringing medical and educational resources into rural communities to protecting native wildlife from environmental impacts, the whole family can benefit from this immersive and rewarding experience. Before jetting off, keep these five criteria in mind to ensure that your volunteer vacation is unforgettable for everyone.

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Dec
11

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5 Ways Traveling Abroad Makes for the Perfect Mother-Daughter Trip (Plus: 6 Trip Ideas!)

Posted by on December 11, 2017 · Leave a Comment  

For many families, especially those with more than one child, it can be tough to get those special bonding moments with each. Family trips are amazing and birthday parties spent with friends help celebrate every child individually, but it can be tough to set aside the time to create lasting memories that really focus on reconnecting. Between work, soccer practice, and life’s everyday chores, it’s important to set aside time for new experiences that bring you closer together.

A growing trend is mother-daughter travel abroad. It may sound extreme, but there are plenty of packages (hint hint: Discover Corps) that make traveling easy and affordable so you can focus on creating lasting memories. Check out five reasons traveling abroad makes for the perfect trip below:

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Nov
22

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8 Unique Gift Ideas for Travelers [2018 Edition]

Posted by on November 22, 2017 · Leave a Comment  

For many of us, the holidays start by sitting down at the computer and thinking “what does this person enjoy.” In many cases, this leads us to typing in the search phrase “gifts for people who like to travel.” The truth is, if you’re not a traveler yourself it can be hard to find practical gifts for someone who wants to go everywhere and see everything the world has to offer. If you are the person with the travel bug, then asking for specific gifts from family and friends can be helpful during the busy holiday season (and ensure you get something you’ll actually use).

If you’re looking for a gift for the traveler in your life, check out these 9 awesome gifts for travelers below that won’t break the bank:

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6 Unique Destinations You Didn’t Know You Wanted to Visit

Posted by on November 16, 2017 · Leave a Comment  

We all know about the most popular vacation spots, the ones that include phrases like “all-inclusive” and usually consist of seeing no more than the hotel and other tourists. But what about the hidden gems? The places that aren’t even in all the travel magazines? What about experiences with different communities and meeting interesting people?

Unique destinations that are off the beaten path are some of the most incredible places in the world to experience, but when they’re so elusive, where do you even begin to find them? The answer: Through networking and recommendations.

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