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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

Resources To Help You Dive Into Mexico Before Your Trip There!

Posted by Shoshana Weaver on 3/28/21 2:54 PM

Headed to Mexico? Or considering it? Whether you have been there before or this is your first time, check out our list of great movies, documentaries, books, podcasts, and Instagram accounts to get you excited about all things Mexico!

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Topics: Central America

All The Highlights of San Jose, Costa Rica (In One Place)

Posted by Emily Cummings on 3/23/21 4:42 PM

Maybe you’re coming to Costa Rica for the beaches and the jungles, but if you don’t spend sometime in the country’s capital, you’d be missing out.

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Topics: Central America

It Does Not Get Better Than This Lagoon In Nicaragua

Posted by Emily Cummings on 3/18/21 9:00 AM

It's like living right next to the beach, but with some major (major) perks. 

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Topics: Central America

Make It A Point To Visit Punta Uva In Costa Rica

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 3/13/21 1:11 PM

Costa Rica is rimmed by beautiful beaches that make for the ideal getaways! And this one on the Caribbean coastline is just unreal. 

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Topics: Central America

A Weekend Guide To Guadalajara, Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 3/11/21 11:06 AM

Anyone volunteering in Mexico could spend every single weekend visiting one of the rad cities that are just a short bus ride away, but definitely make sure to spend at least one weekend in Guadalajara! 

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Topics: Central America

The San Blas Islands Are Just Another Reason To Love Panama

Posted by Emily Cummings on 3/3/21 12:00 PM

For the kind of people who love vacationing on a deserted island and overnight stays on catamarans. 

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Topics: Central America

Unique Stays You'll Love On Costa Rica's Carribean Coastline

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 3/2/21 2:57 PM

A beachy getaway? What could be better! You're going to want to stay in one of these unique spots if Costa Rica is calling your name!

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Topics: Central America

Learn Some Basic Spanish Before Going Abroad

Posted by Shoshana Weaver on 2/25/21 9:28 AM

Volunteering in Mexico? Or spending your summer in Costa Rica? We've got semester abroad programs in a handful of Spanish speaking countries — why not pick up some basic Spanish before you go?

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, All The Travel Tips, Central America

Cuetzalan, Mexico: The Magic Town You Haven't Heard About Yet

Posted by Holly Harrington on 2/16/21 8:15 AM

Ah Cuetzalan, Mexico. What a lovely sounding place, but uh... where exactly is it? And uh... why should anyone go and visit? Most tourists coming to Mexico never hear about this quaint little town which means they miss out on the rich history and culture Cuetzalan has to offer. Let's make sure that doesn't happen to you.

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Central America

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