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15 Things To Do In Krakow, Poland

Posted by Auvi Evans on 11/3/17 11:54 AM

Planning a trip to Krakow, Poland? Or maybe you're one of the lucky volunteers who get to spend a semester teaching English in Krakow with ILP! Either way, you have plenty of great places to see and good things to do. Get ready to fall in love with this beautiful city. 

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Life Abroad, Poland

Take This Magical Dragon Boat Ferry Ride In China

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/25/17 9:56 AM



While you’re touring around Shanghai, how about taking a day trip to the water town of West Lake? It’s only an hour by train and gives you the chance to relax with a dreamy ferry ride after a day of shopping and site-seeing in the city. 

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations

I Only Have A Couple Days In Italy! Which City Should I See?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 10/19/17 11:01 AM

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.

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Travel Tips, Lithuania, Travel Destinations, Romania, Poland

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

Get To The Top Spots In Beijing On The Metro

Posted by Auvi Evans on 10/14/17 8:27 AM

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!

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations, Life Abroad

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

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

Our Favorite Water Towns Near Shanghai, China

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/13/17 8:02 PM

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! 

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations

How To Get To The Best Viewpoint In Yangshuo

Posted by Jen King on 9/10/17 4:04 PM

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.

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

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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