Tag: traveler stories




10 Travel Vloggers You Should Be Watching

Posted by on July 27, 2017 · Leave a Comment  

If you spend any amount of time online, vlogging (short for “video blogging”) is something you really can’t miss. Whether or not you set out to find travel vloggers (or vloggers of any other kind), you’re bound to see them on social media, YouTube, and sometimes even on TV!

The awesome thing about finding travel vloggers to follow is that you get to see their experiences in motion. These aren’t still shots of Big Ben from afar – quite the contrary. These folks record their travels, adventures, tips, tricks, meals, and sometimes antics – making it easier for you to see what places around the world might be like. Who knows – maybe you’ll be so inspired, you’ll break out your camera on your next trip!

Read on to discover ten travel vloggers (in no particular order) you won’t want to miss!

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Meet Jane: A Passionate Solo Female Volunteer Traveler

Posted by on July 2, 2015 · 3 Comments  

It’s time to introduce you to another volunteer traveler! Remember Catherine, who traveled to Tanzania with her college-aged daughters, Deirdre, who traveled to Costa Rica with her grandkids, and John, who called his Cuba trip the best investment he’s ever made?

Well now it’s time to meet Jane, a solo female traveler brimming with passion and love for volunteering abroad. Her enthusiasm for giving back is obvious from her interview below — and we hope it inspires you as much as it inspires us! Read More




Meet Barbara: An Inspiring Blogger Who Traveled to Cuba With Us

Posted by on June 11, 2015 · 6 Comments  

In our bi-monthly profile series, we’ve introduced you to our founder, members of our international staff, and cool grassroots projects. This week, we’re excited to introduce you to someone who is not technically part of the Discover Corps family, but who we’re now proud to call one of our own.

Her name is Barbara Weibel, and she’s the mind behind the popular travel blog Hole in the Donut.Read More



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Meet Deirdre, Who Volunteered in Costa Rica with Her Grandchildren

Posted by on May 14, 2015 · 1 Comment  

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, here’s Deirdre’s lovely story of intergenerational volunteer travel.

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Meet Judith & Lori: A Retired Couple Seeking Meaningful Travel

Posted by on April 30, 2015 · 2 Comments  

It’s been a little while since we’ve introduced you to some of our fantastic Discover Corps travelers, who inspire us with their stories, adventurous natures, and desire to give back.

Judith and Lori are a couple who completely exemplify that spirit. They’ve traveled with us to both Guatemala and Thailand, and we’re flattered they agreed to appear on this blog. We’re sure you’ll enjoy their insights on travel and volunteering:  Read More




Meet Humanity Unified: A Clothing Line That Supports Rwandan Women

Posted by on March 12, 2015 · Leave a Comment  

Did you know that two-thirds of the illiterate people in the world are female? That’s a shocking figure — one that needs to change.

In honor of International Women’s Day, we recently discussed how volunteering empowers women both at home and abroad. Continuing on that theme, we’re excited to introduce you to a new company launched by the founders of The Culture-ist (one of our favorite websites!).

Meet Humanity Unified, a socially conscious clothing line striving to empower Rwandan women through a variety of educational programs.

We talked with Maria Russo, Humanity Unified’s co-founder, to learn about her vision and future plans for the company. We hope her words will inspire you to support their mission — and create change!

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Meet Jasmine: Discover Corps Travel Specialist

Posted by on February 19, 2015 · Leave a Comment  

We’ve had a lot of fun introducing you to the various people who make everything at Discover Corps run smoothly. First, we met our travel specialist Alex, then we met our founder Andrew, and today, we’re introducing you to the lovely Jasmine.

She’s a sunny soul who is passionate about sharing the power of experiential travel with others. If you’re interested in going on a volunteer vacation with Discover Corps, there’s a good chance you’ll chat with her on the phone.

Put a face to the voice, and say hello to Jasmine!

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I was born in Oakland, CA, and from there I lived all throughout Northern and Southern California as well as Washington state (Navy family). However, I consider my hometown to be San Jacinto, which is a small town about 30 minutes from Temecula, CA. I currently live in sunny San Diego and love everything that comes with this city. I’m in love with anything and everything adventure related with a great view. I’m addicted to being outside — but being in the ocean or riding down the slopes of a mountain are some of my favorite adrenaline rushes. Also, I’m a huge foodie!Read More




5 Travel Love Stories to Inspire You This Valentine’s Day

Posted by on February 12, 2015 · 2 Comments  

Whether you’re a fan of Valentine’s Day or not, hopefully you’re a fan of love. Here at Discover Corps, we sure are: love for new cultures and experiences, love for friends, and love for family.

Because Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, we’re going to celebrate romantic love today. And because we’re always obsessed with travel, we’re going to put a little twist on it and share five travel love stories that made us smile.Read More




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

Posted by on December 4, 2014 · Leave a Comment  

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 a wonderful volunteer charitable organization: Book Clubs 4 Change.

If you’ve been thinking about taking a family volunteer vacation, you’ll enjoy Catherine’s honest account of the highs, lows, and surprises of her trip.Read More




Meet Alex: Discover Corps Travel Specialist

Posted by on November 13, 2014 · Leave a Comment  

Every other Thursday on The Volunteer Traveler blog, we’re going to bring you behind-the-scenes profiles of the people and places at the heart of Discover Corps: our staff in the US and abroad, our partner organizations, and our former travelers. We’re confident their stories and insights will educate, entertain, and inspire you.

This week, we’re pleased to introduce Alex DuBois, who works at our San Diego headquarters as a Travel Specialist. If you’ve got questions about one of our volunteer vacations, he’s the guy to ask. Take it away, Alex!Read More