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Emily Henkel

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Escape The Crowds In Cinque Terre By Visiting Porto Venere

Posted by Emily Henkel on 12/11/21 2:28 PM

This coastal city is just as colorful and picturesque as the more famous set of five known as Cinque Terre but isn't nearly as crowded ... making it a perfect alternative. 

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Topics: Europe

Querétaro Mexico Is Your Go-To Weekend Getaway

Posted by Emily Henkel on 12/6/21 9:00 AM

We know you’re all about the jungle adventures and sunny beaches on your semester in Mexico, but don't forget about the outrageously colorful cities around, like Querétaro.

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Topics: Central America

Another Picture-Perfect Town In Romania: Targu Mures

Posted by Emily Henkel on 12/2/21 7:15 AM

We're not quite sure why a place nicknamed "the city of roses" is such an underrated spot in Transylvania. 

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Topics: Europe

The Details You Need For Shopping At San Jose Iturbide's Market

Posted by Emily Henkel on 11/29/21 9:19 AM

With more things to buy than you would ever need and all the delicious food you could ever want, we love love love this local market in Mexico.

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Topics: Central America

How To Get Cheap Flights in Europe

Posted by Emily Henkel on 11/25/21 4:51 PM

Spending less money on flights to other European countries means more cash for gelato, piles of pastries, and stacks of macaroons — which is why I always use these tips.

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Saving Money + Fundraising

A Chill Weekend Trip To Popoyo Beach

Posted by Emily Henkel on 11/21/21 12:16 PM

If you're nearby Granada, Nicaragua, you're in luck — this relaxed surf spot is the closest coastline for when you need a beach day.

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Topics: Central America

Essentials For Staying In A Hostel + How Do I Find A Good One?

Posted by Emily Henkel on 11/8/21 8:00 AM

If you are new to the world of hostels, welcome! They are definitely the way to go if you're in your 20s (like us) and looking for a really awesome deal so that you can spend your money on adventures instead of a fancy hotel.

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Topics: All The Travel Tips

Your All-In-One For Packing

Posted by Emily Henkel on 11/1/21 10:01 AM

Get all of your packing questions answered in one spot.

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip

Get Paid To Teach In Asia!

Posted by Emily Henkel on 10/29/21 7:00 AM

You can get paid to live and work in Thailand and Taiwan! We're looking for fluent English speakers ready to teach English and experience life in Asia.

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Topics: Asia, Teaching With ILP, Tips For Your Twenties

The Sweetest Stories From The Romanian Orphanage

Posted by Emily Henkel on 10/22/21 9:47 AM

Wondering how you're really helping with our Romania orphanage program? We have a few stories that will melt your heart.

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Topics: Europe, Orphanage + Humanitarian


*Because of the worldwide pandemic, travel options are limited and frequently changing. You'll need to do additional research as resources + activities shared in this post may or may not be available at the time of your trip.

ILP volunteers — work closely with your Program Manager who can help you understand current country entrance requirements which will determine what countries you can visit during your semester. 



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