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Emily Henkel

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The Info You Have To Have Before Planning A Trip To Peru

Posted by Emily Henkel on 8/1/22 6:30 AM

Want to hike Machu Picchu during your ILP semester? There are some things you need to know before you even start planning.

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Topics: Central America

German Towns, Lush Mountains, + Waterfalls In Matagalpa, Nicaragua

Posted by Emily Henkel on 7/26/22 6:30 AM



Welcome to Matagalpa, a place full of secret waterfalls, rafting adventures, and green hillsides dotted with coffee plantains. In a country that’s under the radar, we just love a place that’s even more off the beaten path.

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Topics: Central America

The Dominican Republic Waterfall You've Been Missing — Salto de Socoa!

Posted by Emily Henkel on 7/17/22 4:09 PM

These tumbling blue falls are just a taxi ride away from Santo Domingo (and are just as pretty as they look in the pictures). 

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Topics: Caribbean

You Can Actually Go Hiking In India's Himalayan Mountains

Posted by Emily Henkel on 7/13/22 10:04 AM

These hikes aren't just for the experts! Come cross off some major major bucket list experiences on your semester abroad in India!

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Topics: Asia

The Best Weekend Trips In Mexico

Posted by Emily Henkel on 7/11/22 8:15 AM

Mexico's biggest secret? It's our #1 pick for a country where you can do a ton of traveling on the weekends for way less than you think. 

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Topics: Central America

Find Your Own Private Island On One Of Nicaragua's Pearl Cays

Posted by Emily Henkel on 7/6/22 12:29 PM


Rent out a whole island for less than you think! Your newest island paradise vacation all starts at the Pearl Lagoon: This quiet spot is the best jumping-off point to the dreamiest and most secluded islands in the country — the Pearl Cays.

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Topics: Central America

Find Our Fav Waterfall Hike Right By Phitsanulok, Thailand

Posted by Emily Henkel on 7/2/22 11:23 AM

Spend a day (or weekend!) hiking to thundering waterfalls and soaking in the sites at this national park — these pictures are going to convince you to come, ASAP! 

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Topics: Asia

Find Castles And Palaces Galore In Sintra, Portugal

Posted by Emily Henkel on 6/29/22 11:44 AM

You'll want more than a day to soak up just the highlights found in this colorfully charming Portuguese city.

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Topics: Europe

We Found The Most Unreal Ecolodge In The Jungles Of Nicaragua

Posted by Emily Henkel on 6/25/22 11:35 AM

Stay in a bungalow, with jungle views, a waterfall, and more just outside of your window. 

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Topics: Central America

A Little Vacation In Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Posted by Emily Henkel on 6/17/22 7:45 AM

Punta Cana is home to some of the Caribbean's top beaches (and expensive resorts) — but still makes the top of the list for vacation spots! To help you plan your trip to this coastal paradise, we snagged all the tips and tricks to seeing the best of Punta Cana to help you decide if this is the vacay for you. 

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Topics: Caribbean

 


*Because of the worldwide pandemic, travel options are limited and frequently changing. You'll need to do additional research as resources + activities shared in this post may or may not be available at the time of your trip.

ILP volunteers — work closely with your Program Manager who can help you understand current country entrance requirements which will determine what countries you can visit during your semester. 

 

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