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Monte Alban Might Be Our Favorite Day Trip From Oaxaca, Mexico

Posted by Emily Henkel on 11/26/22 10:38 AM

If you want to see hilltop ruins and have some of the best food around while you're in Mexico, you should plan on visiting Oaxaca — this part of the country boasts dozens of day trips we love, like the imposing ancient ruins of Monte Alban. 

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Topics: Central America

The Best Beaches Along The Pacific Coast Of Nicaragua

Posted by Auvi Evans on 11/22/22 9:28 AM

If you're headed to Nicaragua you should definitely start getting excited about the beautiful beaches you can visit. 

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Topics: Central America

The Best Kind Of Advice For A Trip To Jaco, Costa Rica

Posted by Emily Henkel on 11/19/22 10:41 AM

Beaches perfect for surfing and surrounded by lush jungles are only two things you’ll find in Jaco ... can you see why this is one of the prettiest weekend getaways for our volunteers in Costa Rica?

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Topics: Central America

Your Safari Guide For Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

Posted by Jen King on 11/17/22 6:00 AM

Spending time in Africa means spending time on safari — here are the answers to all of your questions about our favorite safari spot: Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda.

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Topics: Africa

All The Info You'll Need For A Weekend In Pai, Thailand

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 11/15/22 7:45 AM


Thailand—oh how we love your white, sandy beaches and cutie elephants, but that’s not all there is to see here. With a name like Pai (pronounced pie), it’s gotta be good, right? This little, trendy Thai town is a-dorable!

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Topics: Asia

Why Traveling Can Be Hard + How To Make It Easier

Posted by Emily Henkel on 11/11/22 10:11 AM

When I talk about my trips abroad, I'm all about sharing the highlight reel (even though traveling was hard for me at times). After spending several months abroad and taking dozens of international trips, I think I've finally found that balance between the good parts and the hard parts (and am here to share some advice). 

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, All The Travel Tips, All About ILP + Volunteering, Tips For Your Twenties

The Only Gift Guide You Need For Anyone Who Loves To Travel

Posted by Jen King on 11/9/22 6:23 AM

Looking for a few gifts for a travel lover? Or even for yourself? We talked to the travelers we know about what they're asking for Christmas, graduation gifts, birthdays, and more — here's the complete list!

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, For The Parents

Find Your Favorite Beaches And Things To Do In Bayahibe + La Romana

Posted by Emily Henkel on 11/8/22 12:07 PM

Some ILP volunteers think the dreamiest coastlines are around Bayahibe and La Romana, but we also love all the things to do here (like peeking into an Italian village and discovering paintings). 

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Topics: Caribbean

Is Jaipur The Prettiest Place To See In India?

Posted by Emily Henkel on 11/3/22 1:00 PM

This "Pink City" is filled with towering honeycomb walls, painted entrance gates, and unbelievably pretty palaces covered in silver. You can't miss out on the sites to see in Jaipur. 

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Topics: Asia

These Sites Make It So Easy To Fundraise By Selling Shirts

Posted by Jen King on 10/31/22 7:00 AM

Looking for ways to fund your time serving and making a difference abroad? We love unique fundraising ideas, like this one.

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, Saving Money + Fundraising

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