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Cahuita National Park Might Be Costa Rica's Most Underrated Place

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/21/21 1:37 PM

We're loving all the outdoor adventures found in this Costa Rican National Park — It's one of the highlights of the Caribbean coast.
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Topics: Central America

What I Wish I Knew Before Volunteering Abroad In Costa Rica

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/17/21 3:45 PM

Want the inside scoop on how to prepare for a semester abroad in Costa Rica? We've got all the things you need to know right here.  

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Topics: Central America, All About ILP + Volunteering

It's All About The Turtles When You Visit Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Posted by Emily Cummings on 12/31/20 4:02 PM

As if you could resist visiting a place called the "Land of Turtles", right?

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Topics: Central America

Snorkeling Around The Island Of Cozumel Can't Be Beat

Posted by Emily Cummings on 12/6/20 12:48 PM

Cancun isn’t our number one vacation spot in Mexico (not even close!) but it is our top pick for nearby adventures. The newest addition? The vacation spot of your dreams — Cozumel.

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Topics: Central America

Which ILP Countries Are Best If I’m On A Tight Budget?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 12/2/20 10:15 AM

If you're wanting to save the most money but still have weekends full of adventures, you'll want to check out our most affordable ILP countries. 

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Topics: Asia, Central America, Europe, Saving Money + Fundraising

The Most Instagrammable Spots In Costa Rica

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/25/20 8:15 AM

If you’re going to Costa Rica, you should end up with at least half of these pictures in your feed. 

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Topics: Central America

San Miguel de Allende Is The Prettiest City In Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/23/20 2:05 PM

Any city that was “built for relaxing” is somewhere you just can’t pass up. 

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Topics: Central America

Your Ideal Guide To Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/13/20 1:02 PM

Out of all the places to vacation in Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio has all the beaches, jungle adventures, and sloths that you are looking for. 

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Topics: Central America

An Artist Turned This Corner Of The Mexican Jungle Into A Masterpiece

Posted by Jen King on 10/3/20 1:37 PM

What do you get when a surrealist artist builds a sculpture garden in the remote mountains of Mexico, surrounded by lush green trees, waterfalls, and turquoise blue pools? Something pretty magical. Here's all you need to know about visiting Las Pozas!

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Topics: Central America

We Wished We Had More Time In Morelia, Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/18/20 12:01 PM

"It's a quiet town that is so so pretty and has some of the prettiest cathedrals I have seen in Mexico ... we bought a bus ticket for an earlier return and I wished we had a couple more hours here!"

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Topics: Central America

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