Updated on March 17th, 2022
Corazón Journeys crafts social justice focused travel experiences to help travelers understand the issues impacting the world while providing financial support and service to communities in need. Our goal is to create unique learning experiences that foster global understanding.
“My heart-felt belief is when like-minded people around the world come together we can create a more beautiful, compassionate global community!” Debbie DuPey, CEO, Corazon Journeys
About Corazón Journeys
Growing up in small town in Washington State, USA, traveling the world did not seem possible. Magazines showed me pictures of far off places, and though the people were mysterious to me, the smiles on their faces showed me we were more similar than different. In my twenties, I traveled solo to Russia. I realized on this trip that traveling was the best way to know the truth about what was happening in the world. You had to go there yourself. Talk to the people. Hear their stories. You had to shop in their grocery stores and walk down their streets. I knew then that my life’s path would include utilizing my own passion for travel to open the world to people who were just as curious as I am about other countries and cultures.
As an adult, I worked both in the group travel industry and in the field of social justice. I have traveled, worked, lived and/or volunteered throughout Central America, Asia and Africa. My vision is to partner with individuals who have a deep connection to the place and people. Often it is their own country or a place where they have developed strong roots. All our partners are committed to social justice work. Our trips combine exploration, service and fun. We stay in boutique hotels and sometimes private houses.
My travel beliefs:
- Travel opens the mind and the heart.
- We can travel in a way that allows us to learn and do good work.
- We must be respectful guests, who are responsible for our actions, when we visit others countries.
- Some of the most poignant impacts come when we return home to share our experiences with others.
Guests are required to show proof of vaccination