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It Feels Like A Dream In Hallstatt, Austria

Posted by Auvi Evans on 10/16/17 8:39 AM

You will need to pinch yourself to see if you're dreaming while visiting Hallstatt, Austria! Trust me, you're not dreaming but it really will feel like a fairytale! The colorful houses are stacked on the side of the mountain next to a beautiful waterfall, the city is full of yummy cafes, cute little boats and all of this is situated on a seriously gorgeous lake.  

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

How To Hold And Release Baby Sea Turtles In Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/13/17 1:21 PM



Anyone else wanna fulfill their lifelong dream and help cutie little turtles make it to the ocean? Our ILP Mexico volunteers are lucky lucky because they can cross this off their bucket lists, no problem. 

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Topics: Mexico, Hidden Gems

Get A Tram Ride On The Tallest Tower in China

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/7/17 9:00 AM



You’ll need to be brave because this tram ride is on top of one of the tallest structures in all of China (second only to the tower in Shanghai!) … which is also the 4th tallest free standing tower in the whole world! You’ll get some awesome panoramic pictures while you’re 1,492 feet up in the air, that’s for sure. 

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Topics: China, Hidden Gems

Take A Weekend Trip To The Painted Monasteries of Bucovina, Romania

Posted by Auvi Evans on 10/5/17 9:33 AM

The monasteries in Romania are some of the most picturesque things you'll probably ever see. With intricate paintings and beautiful colors you will be in awe! If you're looking for something to do on a Saturday while you are serving at the orphanage program in Iasi, check out this little spot!

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Topics: Romania, Hidden Gems

Don't Miss The Dalmation Coast In Croatia

Posted by Auvi Evans on 9/28/17 5:43 PM

Ever heard of The Dalmatian Coast in Croatia? Let's be honest, most people don't think of choosing Croatia when planning their Europe trip, but you need to Google some pictures. It will take your breathe away! I really think it is the most underrated country in Europe. With postcard worthy views, medieval cities, hidden beaches and more you need to add Croatia to your travel destination list.

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

5 Reasons To Explore Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/25/17 10:06 AM



Never heard of Cluj-Napoca? Nether had I … but after a little research, I’m trying to find when I can see this part of Romania ASAP because it’s gorgeous! 

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Topics: Romania, Hidden Gems

Try Out These Ways To Explore Your ILP City

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/22/17 9:07 AM

Wondering how to see the most of where you’ll be living? We’ve brainstormed a bunch of ideas so you and your ILP group can go explore and adventure in the foreign country you call home!

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Topics: Life Abroad, Hidden Gems

Make A Stop In Beautiful Bahía De Banderas While Vacationing In Mexico

Posted by Auvi Evans on 9/19/17 10:18 AM

Every day we get more and more jealous of you Mexico volunteers. Holy cow there is so much to see and do in Mexico. It's incredible! 

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Topics: Mexico, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

Visit Valladolid, Mexico On A Budget

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/16/17 1:15 PM



Want to save money, see a charming Mexican city (complete with a chocolate museum), explore Mayan ruins, all without crowds of tourists?  Just come vacation in Valladolid!

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Topics: Mexico, Travel Destinations, Saving Money, Hidden Gems

Would You Visit This Bizarre Forest In Poland?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/15/17 8:56 AM



So the idea of visiting a forest on vacation might not sound like the most popular tourist attraction out there, but what if I told you that this is not a normal forest; there are dozens of trees that are crooked — oddly bent in the exact same way, all pointing north? Oh, and scientists have no idea how or why this happened. 

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

Exploring The World For Over 25 Years

Over the years of assisting more than 6,000 volunteers in their desire to travel and make a difference in the lives of others, ILP has seen what works and what doesn't.

We've gathered our tips here for making your semester abroad a successful one.

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