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This Mexican City Is A Market Shopper's Dream

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 4/28/18 2:17 PM

Did you know there is a (huge) city in Mexico called Leon that is considered to be the shoe AND leather capital of the world? I mean, I'm talking high quality leather shoes that even the Pope himself seeks out! Not only do they have great shoes, they also have other leather goods like belts, bags and even leather jackets. 

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Topics: Mexico, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

The Mexican Market You've Gotta Check Out!

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/23/18 9:19 AM

This is one of the coolest parts about living and volunteering in San Jose Iturbide, Mexico. With more things to buy than you would ever need and all the delicious food you could ever want, make sure you check out this local market during your semester in Mexico!

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Topics: Mexico, Hidden Gems

All The Tips For Visiting 27 Waterfalls

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 4/19/18 8:25 AM

If you haven't heard, the Dominican Republic holds some of the world's best hidden gems! There is one that is particularly amazing...27 Waterfalls. You'll have to trust me on this -- if you miss it, you'll regret it! Just make sure you check out these tips before you go.

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Topics: Travel Tips, Dominican Republic, Hidden Gems

Kiev Volunteers, We Found The Best Place To Go Shopping  

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/16/18 3:24 PM

While you’re volunteering in Ukraine, you are going to want to explore Vsi Svoi — it’s an enormous market crammed full of your Ukrainian favorites.

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Topics: Ukraine, Hidden Gems

We Found The Most Magical Butterfly Hike In Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/11/18 2:36 PM

Picture standing in the forests of Mexico, surrounded by millions and millions of golden, Monarch butterflies. If you spend a semester abroad in Mexico you can totally make this happen, all for around $2.

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Topics: Mexico, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

How To Find The"The Times We Had" Wall In Tallinn, Estonia

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/10/18 4:49 PM

When visiting the beautiful city of Tallinn, Estonia you can't miss out on the "The Times We Had" wall! It offers a gorgeous view of the city and Instagram worthy photo location. 

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Travel Destinations, Romania, Hidden Gems, Poland

Everything You Need To Know About The Canton Tower In Guangzhou, China

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 4/7/18 4:44 PM

When I say the Canton Tower in Guangzhou, China is a can't miss, I really mean it's a CAN'T MISS. The views, the rides (yep, I said rides) and just the sheer height of this tower make this a easy bucket list item for all you ILP volunteers!

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

You Gotta Eat Here When You're In Puerto Escondido

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 4/4/18 10:45 AM

We all know that one of the best things about vacation is getting to eat at all the yummy, local restaurants, am I right? If you're like me and find yourself in Puerto Escondido, Mexico ... I got a restaurant recommendation that you're gonna love!

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Topics: Travel Tips, Mexico, Hidden Gems

How To Get To The Swing In Ubud, Bali

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 4/1/18 1:25 PM

Going to Bali and looking for a little more adventure than just going to the beaches (which by the way are amazing)? Well, let me tell you about this jungle swing you can go on. Not only do you feel like you're flying; you'll get an incredible view!

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Thailand, Hidden Gems

Adventure At Paso De Vaquero In Mexico

Posted by Auvi Evans on 3/26/18 11:22 AM

Ready for an exciting adventure? Paso De Vaquero will bring you just that!  This place is a must visit while volunteering in Mexico and something that is easily a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Topics: Mexico, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

Exploring The World For Over 25 Years

Hi! We are ILP, a non-profit org that has service abroad opportunities for college-age volunteers. Check out our tips for making the most of your time traveling and living abroad.

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