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Emily Cummings

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Are You Daydreaming About Chania, Greece Yet?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/18/20 3:18 PM

Uh oh, another place to visit ASAP. (But somehow, I don’t think you can be mad about another swoon-worthy island destination to hit up while you’re vacationing in Greece.) 

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Topics: Europe

Chernivtsi, Ukraine Is One Of Those Cities To Brag About

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/16/20 12:58 PM

Feel like you took a trip to Austria without ever leaving Ukraine (and come home with stories about a charming city no one really talks about). 

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Topics: Europe, Caribbean

A Few Pretty Rad Things To Do In Panama City, Panama

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/11/20 11:05 AM

"I love Nicaragua but I never want to leave Panama" is just one of the quotes we've heard from our volunteers who flew down for a vacation.  

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Topics: Central America

How To Fit ILP In With Your BYU-Hawaii Plans

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/11/20 6:15 AM

If you think you can’t come travel and volunteer with ILP because of your semester schedule at BYU Hawaii, we have news for you. 

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Topics: Europe, All About ILP + Volunteering, Tips For Your Twenties

Here’s The Real Deal With Thailand’s Phi Phi Islands

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/10/20 4:11 PM

This island was the one I was most excited to see when I was researching beforehand because the pics were so cool, but in the end it actually wasn't my favorite.” 

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Topics: Asia

My Biased List Of Moscow’s Prettiest Cathedrals

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/9/20 3:52 PM

I had to pick favorites. Which is hard when there are so many beyond-beautiful churches dotting this city. 

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Topics: Europe

We’re Spilling All The Secrets About Hiking Arenal Volcano

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/5/20 2:25 PM

This volcano is the country’s local celebrity, and one of the most famous things to see in all of Costa Rica.

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Topics: Central America

Who Wouldn’t Want To Visit Nicaragua's City Of Oranges?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/4/20 11:59 AM

Chinandega is right around the corner from one of our favorite beaches, just down the road from a volcano, and is known for doughnuts (if you needed just a little more convincing). 

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Topics: Central America

Cutie (Free!) Templates For Your Bucket List Journal

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/30/20 10:15 AM

We’ve got all the tips you need to make a notebook full of all the adventures you’ve yet to take. 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Tips For Your Twenties

Find More Than A Pretty Palace If You Visit Russia’s Oldenburg Castle

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/29/20 4:41 PM

The red-brick palace, winding pathways along the river, and a glimpse at what used to be a busy sugar factory are just a couple of things waiting for you on a Saturday visit to the Oldenburg Palace. 

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Topics: Europe


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