Italy is an amazing country that you could spend a ton of time in and I have a feeling it's on every single traveler's bucket list at some point.
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.
Beijing is BIG and has a ton to see and do. Public bus schedules can be tricky to figure out, but lucky for you the metro is a easy and cheap way to get around to Beijing's must sees! Getting to the Pearl Market, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and Olympic Park has never been easier!
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.
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!
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!
If you do a quick image search of “China”, you’ll come up with some pretty spectacular photos of the Great Wall, dreamy pagodas, pretty gardens and some idyllic mountain ranges … and a few shots of these out-of-this-world water towns. Here are a few of our favorites to visit!
Yangshuo is one of my favorite China travel destinations - and pretty much every ILP volunteer who has spent a semester in China agrees with me! It's also home to some of the best scenes for your Instagram photos and this is a really easy spot to get a great shot.
Who’s up for an adventure deep in the jungley mountains of Southeast Asia? While you’re touring around Siem Reap, come visit this hidden gem called Phnom Kulen … it’s totally worth exploring yourself.
You can't truly appreciate Mexico and all it has to offer until you get to spend time there. Yes, the tourist destinations are beautiful and have great stuff to offer, but here are the best places to vacation that will show you the real Mexico and make you fall in love. If you don't want to come home after you travel in Mexico, we understand! We feel the same way (and so do our ILP volunteers!).