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Does Vietnam Have Prettier Beaches Than Thailand?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/4/21 2:23 PM

While the rest of the world has been swooning over tourist-crowded beaches in Thailand, you can get the same soft white sand and turquoise water without the crowds when you visit Vietnam. 

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Topics: Asia

All About A Trip To Brisbane, Australia

Posted by Holly Harrington on 3/12/21 12:00 PM

Dreaming about an Australian vacay? Being Australia's largest city and a major travel hub, you might find yourself in Brisbane if you're headed this way — the good news is whether you're looking for an adventure or are more of a city wanderer, there's something for everyone in Brisbane.

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Topics: Asia, South Pacific

Books To Read Before Your Semester In Thailand

Posted by Holly Harrington on 3/6/21 6:15 AM

So you're headed to Thailand? And can't stop thinking about it? Yeah, I know exactly what that's like. While you're obsessing, grab one of these books about Thailand — it's a great way to dive into the culture and the history a bit before your trip.

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, Asia

Staying In Siem Reap, Cambodia

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/28/21 9:15 AM

Come to Siem Reap to see Angkor Wat, trek to a waterfall-and-temple-filled jungle, and more — find all you need for a visit to this part of Cambodia in this post.  

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Topics: Asia

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

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