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Emily Cummings

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Don’t Travel Anywhere Without Backing Up Your Photos

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/30/20 11:02 AM

You probably think it won’t happen to you, but there are volunteers who lose their photos (or even lose their phones!) every single semester.  Just in case that ends up being you, make sure you know how to back up your photos (for free) before jetting off on any trip. 

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

Out Of All The ILP Europe Countries, Here’s Why I Chose Russia

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/8/20 5:30 AM

When I started posting pictures of my semester, so many people said: “I never wanted to go to Russia until I started seeing your pictures”. 

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, Europe, All About ILP + Volunteering

Even If You're Only In Budapest For One Day, Visit This Spa

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/3/20 10:41 AM

Hang out in 15+ different thermal pools behind this canary-yellow backdrop and feel like you're in a movie ... could this place be any prettier? 

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Topics: Europe

These Jungle Swimming Spots Are Easily The Coolest Part About Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/2/20 12:52 PM

Okay, we’ve bragged long enough about the magic cities you can visit on the weekends, the hot springs hiding the mountains, turquoise waterfalls, and pretty beaches — it’s time that cenotes got the spotlight.

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Topics: Central America

Hike El Chico, Mexico Before The Rest Of The World Does

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/27/20 12:45 PM



You may think the colorful cities found in this part of Mexico would be the highlight, but we cannot get enough of the hiking here. 

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Topics: Central America

Koh Yao Noi Is A Totally Untouched Thai Island

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/26/20 3:35 PM

Haven't heard of it? Most people haven’t, but that’s exactly why it’s a favorite. Koh Yao Noi is an easy day trip from the busier spots you’re already visiting, so come skip the crowds and some have a secluded beach all to yourself.

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Topics: Asia

A Guide To Cathedrals And Churches In Iasi, Romania

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/21/20 2:36 PM

This underrated city in Romania is home to thousands and thousands of painted ceilings, stained glass windows, and towering steeples, all surrounded by sprawling gardens. What more could you want from a European city?

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Topics: Europe, Orphanage + Humanitarian

Bank Cards With No International ATM Fees

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/21/20 10:08 AM

I probably spent a couple of hundred dollars on ATM fees while traveling until switching my card. 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Saving Money + Fundraising, For The Parents

The Best Kind Of Advice For A Trip To Jaco, Costa Rica

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/19/20 10:41 AM

Beaches perfect for surfing and surrounded by lush jungles are only two things you’ll find in Jaco ... can you see why this is one of the prettiest weekend getaways for our volunteers?

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Topics: Central America

The Best Coats For A European Winter

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/19/20 6:15 AM

I am so glad I did my research and packed up the perfect coat for a (very) cold European winter.

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, Europe

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