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The Best Shoes To Pack When Traveling

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/11/19 10:28 AM

Wondering what shoes you'll need before you go serve abroad in Europe or head out for a semester of volunteering in Central America? Don't worry — we can help.

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Topics: Asia, All The Travel Tips, Central America, Europe, All About ILP + Volunteering Abroad, Caribbean, Africa

How To Backpack Europe On A Budget

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/10/19 5:01 PM

Is backpacking Europe (or another country) at the top of your bucket list? Is money standing in the way of making that dream a reality? We can help make that happen. 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips

How To Apply For A U.S. Passport

Posted by Jen King on 9/10/19 12:34 PM

Getting ready to go abroad? Step 1: get a passport! Don't worry though, it's really easy.

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

What's A Hostel + How Do I Find A Good One?

Posted by Jen King on 8/26/19 2:05 PM

If you are new to the world of hostels, welcome! They are definitely the way to go if you're in your 20s (like us) and looking for a really awesome deal so that you can spend your money on adventures instead of a fancy hotel.

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Topics: All The Travel Tips

Does Your Bank Have High International ATM Fees?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/7/19 11:29 AM

You're bringing your debit card to withdraw cash from an ATM machine while living in a foreign country, aren't you? We highly recommend it. This is the easiest way of handling your finances while living abroad for four months.

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Saving Money + Fundraising

All About Understanding (And Avoiding!) Airline Baggage Fees

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/18/19 9:00 AM

 

Unless you love having all of your money go towards a baggage fee you could potentially avoid, this post is for you. 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips

How To Score Discounted Gear From Your Favorite Brands

Posted by Auvi Evans on 5/17/19 1:55 PM

Getting ready for your next adventure? We've got tips on how to score gear from your favorite brands (Patagonia, North Face, Eddie Bauer, etc:) at discounted prices!

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Saving Money + Fundraising

How To Workout When You Don't Have A Gym

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/15/19 4:31 PM

Just because you don't have a gym close by doesn't mean you can't workout during your semester abroad.

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Saving Money + Fundraising, Tips For Your Twenties

All About Luggage

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 4/4/19 3:05 PM

Packing for an international trip can be a bit tough—it's hard to know what you will need, want, and use. But what about the actual luggage? Keep reading for all of our tips! 

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

How To Get A Visa For Vietnam

Posted by Emily Cummings on 3/10/19 12:59 PM

If you want to take pictures of the dreamy Ha Long Bay or hop over to Ho Chi Minh, you’ll have to have a visa.

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Topics: Asia, All The Travel Tips

Exploring The World For Nearly 30 Years

Hi! We are ILP, a non-profit org that has service abroad opportunities for college-age volunteers. We share our tips for making the most of your time traveling and living abroad.

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