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Emily Henkel

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What A Typical Day Is Like As A Volunteer In The Dominican Republic

Posted by Emily Henkel on 9/13/23 4:38 PM

You've seen the pictures, blog, and the ILP website ... but what is living there really like?

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Topics: Caribbean

Should I Volunteer Alone Or Go With A Friend?

Posted by Emily Henkel on 9/11/23 9:53 AM

Both are options, but one is way more popular. 

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Topics: Central America, Europe, All About ILP + Volunteering, Saving Money + Fundraising

Quick ILP Facts You Need To Know

Posted by Emily Henkel on 9/6/23 1:45 PM

Since you're here, we're guessing you're wondering what a trip with ILP would be like right? Here's some quick info to cover all your questions!

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Topics: All About ILP + Volunteering, For The Parents

An Almost Unbelievable Road Trip Through The Himalayas

Posted by Emily Henkel on 9/2/23 8:30 AM

Visit colorful monasteries, bluer-than-blue lakes, and tiny villages tucked high up in the Himalayas — I can't believe how pretty this road trip is.

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Topics: Asia

Find The Prettiest Lakeside Palaces In Udaipur, India

Posted by Emily Henkel on 8/29/23 10:45 AM

You're going to wish you had more vacation time in India. Seriously, once you start looking at all the places you can visit while you're here, you'll want to come back for more.

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Topics: Asia

How To Pack For A 10-Day Trip In A Backpack

Posted by Emily Henkel on 8/25/23 8:00 AM

10 days, and one backpack (it's easier than you think). 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips

Trekking To Waterfalls & Through Jungles In Esteli, Nicaragua

Posted by Emily Henkel on 8/24/23 7:45 AM

This seemingly untapped corner of Nicaragua is full of cliff jumping, thundering waterfalls, carvings in the thick jungles, and misty cloud forests. Welcome to Esteli!

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Topics: Central America

A Quick Visit To Real De Monte, One Of Mexico's Magic Towns

Posted by Emily Henkel on 8/17/23 2:14 PM

If you're hanging around Pachuca, Mexico, and are looking for the ideal place to spend a Saturday, take a combi over to Real De Monte.

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Topics: Central America

The Beaches, Jungles, And Temples Of Southern India

Posted by Emily Henkel on 8/13/23 2:06 PM

Take a break from the desert, palaces, and crowded cities found in the northern vacation spots in India and take a deep dive into this tropical corner of the country.

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Topics: Asia

This Is The Best Souvenir From The Dominican Republic

Posted by Emily Henkel on 8/9/23 1:59 PM

There are a few favorite souvenirs from this tropical island, but there is one clear winner.

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Topics: Caribbean

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We are ILP, a Utah-based non-profit org that has service abroad opportunities for college-age volunteers. We love travel so we're sharing all our tips for making the most of your time living abroad + seeing the world, and how to do it all on the tiniest budget.

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