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Visit This Cliff Side Monastery In Ostrog, Montenegro

Posted by Auvi Evans on 6/20/19 11:00 AM

Montenegro is blowing us away with the beautiful sights you can see and this amazing cliff side monastery is no different! 

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Topics: Hidden Gems, Montenegro

Come Vacation In Vientiane, Laos

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/18/19 11:06 AM

We’re not sure how the entire country of Laos isn’t on everyone’s travel radar because it’s one rad place to vacation — especially the capital city.

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Thailand, Hidden Gems

You’ll Wonder Why You’ve Never Heard Of Chisinau, Moldova

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/30/19 10:12 AM

For some, this dreamy capital city is close enough for a weekend visit …  because life in Europe is all about country hopping on the weekends! 

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Romania, Hidden Gems

Barahona Has The Most Beautiful Beaches In The Dominican Republic

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/21/19 12:52 PM

“Barahona is the most beautiful place on the island and has the best beaches”. 

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Dominican Republic, Hidden Gems

Be Completely Captivated In The Tiny Village Of Viscri, Romania

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/19/19 12:47 PM

White-washed castles with coral-colored tiles on all the rooftops, and home to a Prince’s summer home — How could you not love this place?

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Topics: Romania, Hidden Gems

Head To Chernihiv, Ukraine For Cathedrals Galore

Posted by Auvi Evans on 5/13/19 10:00 AM

Ukraine has some of the most beautiful cathedrals around and this cute little city is full of them!

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Topics: Ukraine, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

All The Highlights of San Jose, Costa Rica (In One Place)

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/3/19 12:52 PM


Maybe you’re coming to Costa Rica for the beaches and the jungles, but if you don’t spend sometime in the country’s capital, you’d be missing out.

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Topics: Hidden Gems, Costa Rica

Visit Guanajuato: The Cutest, Most Colorful City In Mexico!

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/29/19 4:21 PM

This is a favorite place for our ILP volunteers to visit during their semester abroad in Mexico. It's easy to get to (luckily so close to where ILP volunteers live!), crazy colorful, and has the best shopping. Many volunteers actually end up going more than once because they just can't get enough.

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Topics: Mexico, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

A Beyond Picturesque Weekend In Yaroslavl, Russia

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/25/19 2:50 PM

Just three or four hours away from Moscow is a city dotted with colorful cathedrals and onion-domed churches, situated right on the Volga River.

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Topics: Russia, Hidden Gems

Splashing Around With Sea Turtles In Nicaragua

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/15/19 4:03 PM

Spend an afternoon in the sandy beaches then stay up late to see some mama sea turtles shimmy up the shore to lay their eggs. 

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Topics: Hidden Gems, Costa Rica, Nicaragua

Exploring The World For Over 25 Years

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