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Escape To Vietnam's Tropical Mountains: Nihn Binh

Posted by Emily Cummings on 12/26/20 11:15 AM

Just a couple of hours away from Hanoi is Ninh Binh, home to whimsically lush mountains, monastery hikes, a winding river cruise through deep caves, and riding bikes to rice fields. 

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Topics: Asia

I'm So Glad I Knew These Things About Thailand Before Visiting!

Posted by Emily Cummings on 12/22/20 11:02 AM

Know when (and why) you take your shoes off before going inside, make sure you're picking the right outfit to visit the temples, and a few other things to know before visiting.

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Topics: Asia, All The Travel Tips

Are You Ready For A Set Of Islands As Pretty As Bali?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 12/10/20 2:52 PM

Bali gets all the attention, but that’s only because we want to keep Gili Islands more of a secret.  

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Topics: Asia

Which ILP Countries Are Best If I’m On A Tight Budget?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 12/2/20 10:15 AM

If you're wanting to save the most money but still have weekends full of adventures, you'll want to check out our most affordable ILP countries. 

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Topics: Asia, Central America, Europe, Saving Money + Fundraising

Picking The Right Floating Market, Just Outside Of Bangkok

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/6/20 5:09 PM

The minute you see the dreamy pictures of the floating Thai markets, you’ll want to head straight there — just make sure you’re picking the right one and know all the insider tips to make your trip here the chaotically picturesque adventure you’re looking for. 

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Topics: Asia

What You Need To Know Before Your First Trip To Shanghai Disney

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/1/20 2:21 PM

All Disney fans living in China will for sure want to visit this theme park — here are the tips you will want before you magical day in Shanghai Disney! 

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Topics: Asia

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

My *Top* Picks For Spots To See While You're In Bali

Posted by Jen King on 8/31/20 5:47 PM

Bali is one of the top destinations in Asia and we're not surprised. If you know the right spots to hit up (and the ones to avoid), your vacation is going to be oh so D-R-E-A-M-Y.

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Topics: Asia

This Hidden Hanging Temple In China Is Pretty Unreal

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/16/20 10:03 AM

Just another surprise that China is hiding — you'll want to snag your camera (and avoid looking down) when visiting the Hengshan Hanging Temple. 

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Topics: Asia

A Weekend In Wuxi, China Is A Total Highlight

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/31/20 8:30 AM

Okay, so honestly, it’s really hard to pick favorites when it comes to this county, but visiting the Buddha-filled city of Wuxi was a definite highlight. 

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Topics: Asia

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