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An Artist Turned This Corner Of The Mexican Jungle Into A Masterpiece

Posted by Jen King on 8/26/22 8:15 AM

What do you get when a surrealist artist builds a sculpture garden in the remote mountains of Mexico, surrounded by lush green trees, waterfalls, and turquoise blue pools? Something pretty magical. Here's all you need to know about visiting Las Pozas!

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Topics: Central America

You Need This Handy Costa Rica Vacation Planner

Posted by Emily Henkel on 8/23/22 9:45 AM

Know if the best beaches are really that close to the thundering waterfalls you want to hike to.

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Topics: Central America

Why We Love La Rejoya Waterfall (+ A Guide To This Dominican Adventure)

Posted by Emily Henkel on 8/20/22 7:15 AM

Photo @carlostorresrd

The blue cascades of La Rejoya Waterfall are an easy day trip if you find yourself in Puerto Plata or Cabarete! 

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Topics: Caribbean

A Handy Vacation Planner To Help You See The Best Of Nicaragua

Posted by Jen King on 8/15/22 12:45 PM

The secret is out Nicaragua really is the hidden gem of Central America.

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Topics: Central America

Your Complete Guide For Finding The Best Beaches On Efate, Vanuatu

Posted by Emily Ekker on 8/11/22 5:45 AM

If you're headed to Vanuatu, you're likely to find yourself on the main island of Efate at some point in your trip ... and lucky for you this island is packed full of the dreamiest beaches on all sides!

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Topics: South Pacific

Bites To Eat While You're In Uganda

Posted by Jen King on 8/4/22 8:00 AM

If you're headed to live in Africa for a few months like our ILP volunteers do for their semester abroad, then you're probably wondering what the food is going to be like.

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Topics: Africa

The Info You Have To Have Before Planning A Trip To Peru

Posted by Emily Henkel on 8/1/22 6:30 AM

Want to hike Machu Picchu during your ILP semester? There are some things you need to know before you even start planning.

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Topics: Central America

German Towns, Lush Mountains, + Waterfalls In Matagalpa, Nicaragua

Posted by Emily Henkel on 7/26/22 6:30 AM



Welcome to Matagalpa, a place full of secret waterfalls, rafting adventures, and green hillsides dotted with coffee plantains. In a country that’s under the radar, we just love a place that’s even more off the beaten path.

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Topics: Central America

The Best Places To Zip Line In Costa Rica

Posted by Emily Ekker on 7/22/22 9:00 AM

It's not a secret that Costa Rica is insanely gorgeous, but some of the best places to zip line might be a little hidden. 

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Topics: Central America

The Dominican Republic Waterfall You've Been Missing — Salto de Socoa!

Posted by Emily Henkel on 7/17/22 4:09 PM

These tumbling blue falls are just a taxi ride away from Santo Domingo (and are just as pretty as they look in the pictures). 

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Topics: Caribbean

 


*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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