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Emily Cummings

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A Little Stop In Mbale, Uganda

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/18/19 2:06 PM

This Ugandan city is the hub for one of our favorite adventures, rappelling down the Sipi waterfall. 

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Topics: Africa

For Your Quick Stop In Boquete, Panama

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/16/19 2:00 PM

Hiking to lost waterfalls, soaking in hot springs, staying overnight in a castle, and river rafting for cheaper than you can get in Costa Rica — get ready to love this cozy mountain town in Panama.

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Topics: Central America

Koh Lanta Is Our Absolute Favorite Thai Island

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/14/19 5:10 PM

Stay right on the beach in a bungalow, wander empty stretches of sand, find waterfalls in the jungles of a national park? This place has it all. 

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Topics: Asia

Go Pastel Hunting In Podil, One Of Kiev’s Oldest Neighborhoods

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/12/19 2:19 PM

If your ideal Saturday includes wandering around pastel neighborhoods studded with onion-dome cathedrals, you’ll love walking around the Podil neighborhood. 

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Topics: Europe

Trebinje Is Like Bosnia’s Version Of Tuscany (But Prettier)

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/11/19 2:06 PM

The country of Bosnia and Herzegovina isn’t nearly as famous as other countries in Europe, but that just means you’ll get to soak up these sites without any crowds.

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Topics: Europe

See Where The Great Wall Meets The Ocean

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/8/19 3:55 PM

Hang out on the Great Wall of China and have a day at the beach? Count me in. 

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Topics: Asia

Turns Out We Like These Islands Way More Than Bali

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/8/19 12:00 PM

Everyone just goes to Bali on vacation, but the three “Nusa” islands are really where it’s at.

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Topics: Asia

Bike To Find Fairytale Churches In Biertan, Romania

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/7/19 3:30 PM

Forget the rest of Europe, Romania is hiding all the castle and red-tile rooftops you’re looking for. Come take a day trip to this magically medieval Romanian village and feel like you’ve stepped into a postcard. 

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Topics: Europe

Find Your Favorite Beaches In Bayahibe + La Romana

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/5/19 12:07 PM


Out of all of the beaches in the Dominican Republic, there are some volunteers who think the dreamiest coastlines are around Bayahibe and La Romana. 

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Topics: Caribbean

Let Your Travel Insurance Save You Money

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/4/19 8:25 AM

I know, I know. Travel insurance isn’t the most fun part about leaving the country,  but it is pretty important to have, just in case. 

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Topics: Getting Ready For Your ILP Trip, Saving Money + Fundraising

Exploring The World For Nearly 30 Years

Hi! We are ILP, a non-profit org that has service abroad opportunities for college-age volunteers. We share our tips for making the most of your time traveling and living abroad.

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