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Add These Day Trips + Weekend Spots To Your Time In Puebla, Mexico

Posted by Emily Henkel on 3/30/24 2:32 PM

Magical cities, thundering waterfalls, mountain hot springs, and a tiny town that feels like Italy are all just a quick ride away from Puebla. 

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Topics: Central America

Swim Through 27 Waterfalls In The Dominican Republic

Posted by Emily Henkel on 3/21/24 5:20 PM

Heading to the Dominican Republic? Don't miss out on the unforgettable adventure waiting for you at the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua — it's easily one of our favorite things to do in this country. 

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Topics: Caribbean

Cholula Is The Can't Miss Spot If You're Hanging Out In Puebla, Mexico

Posted by Emily Henkel on 2/28/24 12:17 PM

Spending time in the colorful city of Puebla? You would be missing out on half the highlights found in this part of Mexico if you didn't also visit nearby Cholula! 

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Topics: Central America

What ILP Countries Can Married Couples Volunteer In?

Posted by Emily Henkel on 2/24/24 1:34 PM

ILP isn’t just for when you’re single — we have countries all over that you can volunteer in with your spouse!

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Topics: All About ILP + Volunteering

All The Reasons To Love Puebla, Mexico With Your Whole Heart

Posted by Emily Henkel on 1/30/24 10:27 AM

Puebla is the place for colorful streets bursting full of towering cathedrals, tons to do, and some of the best food in a country. See why we love it here?

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Topics: Central America

Spend A Day Surrounded By Flowers In Atlixco, Mexico

Posted by Emily Henkel on 1/20/24 7:30 AM

Atlixco is a charming town surrounded by volcanoes and wildflowers, not to mention that it's one of the top destinations in the state of Puebla! If you're coming from the city of Puebla, you're just a short drive away, making it a perfect town to go explore for the day.

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Topics: Central America

Your Guide To A Quick Trip To Singapore

Posted by Emily Henkel on 1/5/24 9:57 AM

If you're dreaming of a magical little island with indoor waterfalls, super trees that glow in the dark, and some of the best food markets around, you're ready for a trip to Singapore. 

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Topics: Asia

Can You Really Afford A Vacation In The Seychelles?

Posted by Emily Henkel on 12/9/23 10:57 AM

This dreamy island country is one of the most sought after destinations — but is it possible to lounge on these world class beaches on a budget?

The Seychelles are one of those luxury, once-in-a-lifetime destinations. Complete with sugar-soft sand, swaying palm trees, and perfectly blue water, some of the world's best beaches are found in this island nation. Plus, you have experiences like hanging out with the giant tortoises that call paradise home. However, this kind of vacation can get expensive — probably too expensive, right? There are some tricks to know to make a vacation to Seychelles more affordable. 

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Topics: Africa

Relax In San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

Posted by Emily Henkel on 12/2/23 10:11 AM

You’ll never want to leave this pretty surf spot once you visit. 

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Topics: Central America

Dreaming Of A Safari In Kenya On Your ILP Semester?

Posted by Emily Henkel on 11/23/23 3:06 PM

For our ILP volunteers who are living in Uganda for a semester, we love all the things to do in that country, but sometimes adding a new country to your "been there" list is just too hard to resist.

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Topics: Africa

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We are ILP, a Utah-based non-profit org that has service abroad opportunities for college-age volunteers. We love travel so we're sharing all our tips for making the most of your time living abroad + seeing the world, and how to do it all on the tiniest budget.

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