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Emily Cummings

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Hike El Chico, Mexico Before The Rest Of The World Does

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/27/20 12:45 PM



You may think the colorful cities found in this part of Mexico would be the highlight, but we cannot get enough of the hiking here. 

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Topics: Central America

Koh Yao Noi Is A Totally Untouched Thai Island

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/26/20 3:35 PM

Haven't heard of it? Most people haven’t, but that’s exactly why it’s a favorite. Koh Yao Noi is an easy day trip from the busier spots you’re already visiting, so come skip the crowds and some have a secluded beach all to yourself.

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Topics: Asia

A Guide To Cathedrals And Churches In Iasi, Romania

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/21/20 2:36 PM

This underrated city in Romania is home to thousands and thousands of painted ceilings, stained glass windows, and towering steeples, all surrounded by sprawling gardens. What more could you want from a European city?

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Topics: Europe, Orphanage + Humanitarian

Bank Cards With No International ATM Fees

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/21/20 10:08 AM

I probably spent a couple of hundred dollars on ATM fees while traveling until switching my card. 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Saving Money + Fundraising, For The Parents

The Best Kind Of Advice For A Trip To Jaco, Costa Rica

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/19/20 10:41 AM

Beaches perfect for surfing and surrounded by lush jungles are only two things you’ll find in Jaco ... can you see why this is one of the prettiest weekend getaways for our volunteers?

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Topics: Central America

The Best Coats For A European Winter

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/19/20 6:15 AM

I am so glad I did my research and packed up the perfect coat for a (very) cold European winter.

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, Europe

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

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