Let me recommend the National Peace Corps Association's Next Step Travel program.
I was on the first trip to Cuba this program had, and let me tell you, if you want to travel with anyone, you want to travel with RPCVs. RPCVs “get it” — especially when traveling to places like Cuba, Colombia, or anywhere else the NPCA goes.
Cuba. What comes to mind when you hear that word? Classic cars and communism? Cigars and the embargo? Guantanamo and Buena Vista? There is perhaps no country in Latin America that evokes such polarizing images. So, this past December, a dozen intrepid explorers joined NPCA’s Next Step Travel program to better understand what it means to be Cuban in our current times. And they did it the way Peace Corps Volunteers know best: by getting on the ground, talking to locals, and exploring the heart of the issues.Read More
Tapping into that deep, internal, embedded sense of exploration. Wanting to know what’s inside the cookie jar. Understanding that life is short, and there’s a big world to see. And nothing beats that excitement of seeing something new for the first time.Read More
Rough Guides lists 26 things not to miss in Morocco. Our trip did 20 of 26! Drawing Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) from across decades, age classes, and countries of service, the group coalesced well, was flexible, and adventurous. The first Next Step Travel to Morocco experience was a smashing success!!!Read More
There is little to say about the overwhelming and breathtaking beauty of India that hasn’t already been said. The Mexican writer and ambassador Octavio Paz wrote the following about his experience in the country: “Dizziness, horror, stupor, astonishment, joy, enthusiasm, nausea, inescapable attraction.Read More
Both National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) and Fulbright Association (FA) offer travel programs for their respective communities that encompass service, learning, citizen diplomacy, and traditional sight-seeing. Now the two like-minded organizations are opening their experiential trips to the two communities of kindred spirits.Read More