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Find Castles And Palaces Galore In Sintra, Portugal

Posted by Emily Henkel on 6/29/22 11:44 AM

You'll want more than a day to soak up just the highlights found in this colorfully charming Portuguese city.

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Topics: Europe

We Found The Most Unreal Ecolodge In The Jungles Of Nicaragua

Posted by Emily Henkel on 6/25/22 11:35 AM

Stay in a bungalow, with jungle views, a waterfall, and more just outside of your window. 

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Topics: Central America

A Little Vacation In Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Posted by Emily Henkel on 6/17/22 7:45 AM

Punta Cana is home to some of the Caribbean's top beaches (and expensive resorts) — but still makes the top of the list for vacation spots! To help you plan your trip to this coastal paradise, we snagged all the tips and tricks to seeing the best of Punta Cana to help you decide if this is the vacay for you. 

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Topics: Caribbean

Get The Best Food, Festivals, And Day Trips In Oaxaca, Mexico

Posted by Emily Henkel on 6/13/22 12:38 PM

See the Nacho Libre church, eat your fill of "the best food in Mexico", and see why more than a few visitors say Oaxaca was their favorite city they visited!

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Topics: Central America

Hike With Zebras On This Perfect Lakeside Getaway

Posted by Emily Henkel on 6/9/22 11:35 AM

You can seriously take a stroll with zebras when you head to Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda, Africa. 

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Topics: Africa

Los Tres Ojos: Santo Domingo's Hidden Oasis

Posted by Emily Henkel on 6/6/22 1:54 PM

Some say not visiting Los Tres Ojos National Park while in Santo Domingo is like skipping the Eiffel Tower when in Paris — you won't want to miss these stunning blue lagoons. 

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Topics: Caribbean

The Only List Of Travel Apps You'll Ever Need

Posted by Emily Henkel on 6/2/22 8:15 AM

You used to need a few maps and guidebooks to plan your trip and help it go well ... not anymore! These apps are what you need to have for any trip. 

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, All The Travel Tips

Phuket, Thailand: A Bucketlist Destination

Posted by Emily Ekker on 5/29/22 2:37 PM

Phuket is definitely a major bucketlist destination for many travelers, and it is mostly popular because it is a great jumping off point to the other Thai islands. However, we’ve discovered lots of gems on this island that make it well worth a visit! 

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Topics: Asia

We're Zip Lining, Beach Hopping (And More) In Sardinal, Costa Rica This Weekend!

Posted by Emily Henkel on 5/25/22 1:01 PM

If you're wondering how to pack in a weekend full of beaches, river rides, zip lining, and more, then we have 2-3 days totally planned out for you.

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Topics: Central America

You Can't Get Enough Of The Waterfalls In Ciudad Valles, Mexico

Posted by Emily Henkel on 5/23/22 7:45 AM

As if you needed another reason to come volunteer in Mexico, these prettier-than-possible waterfalls will seal the deal. 

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Topics: Central America


*Because of the worldwide pandemic, travel options are limited and frequently changing. You'll need to do additional research as resources + activities shared in this post may or may not be available at the time of your trip.

ILP volunteers — work closely with your Program Manager who can help you understand current country entrance requirements which will determine what countries you can visit during your semester. 



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