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Emily Cummings

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Vacay On This African Island And Make Friends With Chameleons (+ More!)

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/30/20 5:56 PM

Our ILP Africa volunteers found the beyond-beautiful beaches on Zanzibar, but have loved hanging out with the cutest monkeys, holding chameleons, spotting giant tortoises, and even saying “hi” to the giant pythons. Welcome to Jozani Forest!

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Topics: Africa

You Can Actually Swim In Croatia's Krka Waterfalls

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/25/20 5:38 PM

Europe is full of thundering cascades, but you can't swim in all of 'em ... which is probably why we love Krka oh-so-much. 

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Topics: Europe

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

Totally Master How To Get Around Ukraine With These Insider Tips

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/17/20 5:25 PM

One of the biggest concerns I had before traveling to Eastern Europe was not knowing how to get around — but when you have details on the trains, buses, and handy apps, you’ll be able to visit every charming little city on your bucket list. 

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Topics: Europe

A Delightful Day In Yelets, Russia

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/12/20 2:31 PM

It's time for people to know more than just Moscow and St. Petersburg — this colorful little spot is quite the weekend getaway if you find yourself near Voronezh.

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Topics: Europe

It’s A (Really) Good Thing Mexico Has So Many Magic Towns

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/9/20 12:52 PM

There are over a hundred of these magically colorful cities boasting the best food, the prettiest architecture, or the most unique chapters of history … here are our favorites! 

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All Your Angkor Wat Questions Are Answered Right Here

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/8/20 11:33 AM

Get a glimpse of the ruins found in this park and see why everyone loves flocking to Cambodia. It's the world wonder you don't want to skip out on.

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Topics: Asia

Travel For Students — All The Stuff I Wish I Knew

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/4/20 10:13 AM

Here’s all the info you’re looking for — from travel deals for students to info about students traveling abroad, plus a few insider tips I wish I knew while I was still in school. 

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Topics: Teaching With ILP, Tips For Your Twenties

Taking A Look At Spain's Monasterio de Montserrat

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/26/20 11:11 AM

Hop into a bright yellow cablecar to a sprawling church, tucked away in Spain's jagged mountains. But wait, it gets better: this gem is just an hour outside of Barcelona and makes for the perfect day trip. 

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Topics: Europe

It’s Like Hiking Kilimanjaro Without Ever Leaving Uganda

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/25/20 11:30 AM

Picture the adventure of climbing up a towering mountain range, but without the crowds and price tag of Kilimanjaro. Oh, and this peak is right around the corner from our favorite waterfall to abseil. We think you’ll love just about everything about Mount Elgon. 

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Topics: Africa


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