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The Spot For Hiking And Rafting, Just North Of Granada, Nicaragua

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/12/20 10:53 AM

Welcome to Matagalpa, a place full of secret waterfalls, rafting adventures, and green hillsides dotted with coffee plantains. In a country that’s under the radar, we just love a place that’s even more off the beaten path.

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Explore This Impressive Fortress In Khotyn, Ukraine

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 6/30/20 11:56 AM

This is just one of many castles and fortresses in Ukraine, so what makes Khotyn worth seeing? Keep reading to find out why and plan your trip to this unique landmark. 

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Topics: Europe

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

You've Got To Visit A Chocolate Factory In Ukraine

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 6/30/20 9:25 AM

While in Ukraine, you'll likely come across many sweet treats to try, but we know where you can get the sweetest. Here's all the info you'll need to make your visit to one of Ukraine's chocolate factories a day that you'll never forget!

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Topics: Europe

Free And Really Cheap Things To Do In Iasi, Romania

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 6/26/20 9:00 AM

If you're headed to Iasi, Romania for a semester abroad with International Language Programs, you're in luck! There are so many things to do in this beautiful city that are very easy on the wallet.

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Topics: Europe, Saving Money + Fundraising

The Legends And Facts Behind Montenegro's Prettiest Church

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 6/24/20 10:00 AM

Southern Europe has a lot of gems, and this church is one of our favorites. If you have a weekend (or more) to spend exploring Montenegro, make sure you stop by the Bay of Kotor and include this church in your plans!

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Topics: Europe

Running a Race in Lithuania Needs to Be on Your Bucket List

Posted by Emma Mortezazadeh on 6/19/20 12:58 PM

Running down the cobbled streets of Lithuania. . . dressed like Santa? Sign up for one or all of the unique races available in Vilnius. 

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Topics: Europe

Our Picks For Top Cheapest Countries To Visit Around The World

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 6/17/20 10:54 AM

Want to know what beautiful, unique countries around the world are also the most budget-friendly? Here's the list of our very favorite destinations that won't eat up all of your savings—making it so you can travel to even more places! 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Saving Money + Fundraising

The Travel-Size Items You Can't Forget To Bring

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 6/17/20 9:02 AM

Getting ready for an international trip? Whether you'll be exploring new and beautiful places for just a few weeks or a few months, these travel-size products should definitely have a reserved seat in your bag. 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips

What I Wish I'd Known Before Going To Thailand

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 6/15/20 11:00 AM

Thailand is such an amazing country! I got to spend an entire semester living there as a volunteer and loved it. But, here are several things I wish I'd known before starting this adventure.

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Topics: Asia, All About ILP + Volunteering


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