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Emily Cummings

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8 Days Backpacking The Yucatan — The Best Mexican Vacation

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/7/21 8:30 AM

Swimming with whale sharks, exploring white sand beaches while island hopping, seeing a world wonder, and doing a lot of swimming in jungle cenotes — here's how to do see the best of the Yucatan in Mexico. 

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Topics: Central America

Exploring Moscow's Novospassky Monastery

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/5/21 8:15 AM

Fresco painted churches, ornate towering belfrys, home to the Romanov family crypt, and maybe even relics from the crucifixion of Christ? Find all of this and more at the Novospassky Monastery. 

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Topics: Europe

Tips For BYU Students + An ILP Semester Abroad

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/29/21 7:30 AM



If you’re a BYU student who’s wondering how to make an ILP semester work out, this is for you — everything you’re wondering about is right here! 

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

A Quick Guide For Your Trip To St. Petersburg, Russia

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/27/21 1:45 PM

We have outlined the best things to do and added all of our insider tips to help you have the best time in St. Petersburg. 

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Topics: Europe

Travel Is So Much Easier With These Tech Tools

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/26/21 4:00 PM



Okay, you actually can travel without these accessories but it makes life abroad sooooo much easier if you have them! Think about tossing at least a couple of these into your suitcase before you hop on that plane. 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips

We've Planned Out The Top Thailand Vacations In One Spot

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/23/21 8:15 AM

Looking for jungles, elephants, and mountain villages? Wanting to explore bustling cities and sprawling ruins? Thinking of island hopping to find the best beaches in Thailand? This post lays out all that and more. 

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Topics: Asia

Swim With Whale Sharks On Isla Mujeres

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/21/21 11:45 AM

Soaking up some weekend sun in Cancun, Mexico? Make sure you spend one of your days on this pretty little island that's just a boat ride away: Isla Mujeres! 

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Topics: Central America

Seeing Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast + The Best Beaches In The Country

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/16/21 12:29 PM

If you want to hit the best beaches in Costa Rica, you'll want to know all the insider tips about this part of the coastline. 

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Topics: Central America

Lake Como Is The Italian Experience You Are Looking For

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/14/21 7:00 AM

Come spend some time in Italy's glamorous lake country, tasting different gelato flavors and exploring prestigious villages complete with towering villas (home to movie stars). 

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Topics: Europe

Planning Your Trip To Samana + Las Terrenas in the Dominican Republic

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/5/21 8:30 AM

Samana is easily one of the dreamiest tropical getaways the Dominican Republic has to offer ... and gets more 5 star reviews than nearly any other vacay spot.

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Topics: Caribbean

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