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Cuetzalan, Mexico: The Magic Town You Haven't Heard About Yet

Posted by Holly Harrington on 2/16/21 8:15 AM

Ah Cuetzalan, Mexico. What a lovely sounding place, but uh... where exactly is it? And uh... why should anyone go and visit? Most tourists coming to Mexico never hear about this quaint little town which means they miss out on the rich history and culture Cuetzalan has to offer. Let's make sure that doesn't happen to you.

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Central America

To Sleep Or Not To Sleep? How To Overcome Jet Lag

Posted by Holly Harrington on 2/8/21 9:45 AM

You just finished your long flight over to a new country and what's the first thing you want to do? Go walk around and explore the city, maybe sample some of the local cuisine, or spend time practicing the language. Nope. You probably just want to go to sleep.

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

Websites That All Budget Travelers Should Be Using

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 2/3/21 10:23 AM

 

Want help planning your trip, figuring out a budget, snagging the cheapest flights, booking tours, and way more? Basically, if you want vacation planning to be easier, we've got you covered with this list of our favorite website for travelers.

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Topics: All The Travel Tips

Where To Get The Best Price For Passport Photos

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 1/8/21 8:30 AM

Before leaving for an adventure abroad, you'll obviously need a passport—which also means passport pictures. Here are tips for getting the best deals available. 

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, All The Travel Tips, Saving Money + Fundraising

Our Travel And Adventure Playlist

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 12/12/20 3:10 PM

I don't know about you, but having a good playlist for any kind of travel or adventure is as important to me as bringing a camera and water bottle—just an absolute essential!

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

What's The Best Way To Pay For Things While Traveling?

Posted by Emily Henkel on 12/7/20 9:04 AM

I had a few questions on how to pay for things before I spent a whole semester traveling around Asia with ILP — would cash be best? What about my credit card? Anything else I should know? Sit tight, because all of those questions (and more) are answered below. 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Saving Money + Fundraising

How To Pack For A 10-Day Trip In A Backpack

Posted by Emily Henkel on 10/29/20 8:00 AM

10 days, and one backpack (it's easier than you think). 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips

What Goes In Your Carry On? And What Goes In Your Checked Bag?

Posted by Emily Henkel on 10/19/20 8:00 AM

Packing for a 1-2 week trip is probably something you've done before, but what about a semester-long adventure? Here's my quick guide to figuring out what goes in your check bag(s) and which things should stay in your carry-on. 

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

Don’t Travel Anywhere Without Backing Up Your Photos

Posted by Emily Henkel on 6/30/20 11:02 AM

You probably think it won’t happen to you, but there are volunteers who lose their photos (or even lose their phones!) every single semester.  Just in case that ends up being you, make sure you know how to back up your photos (for free) before jetting off on any trip. 

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

Our Picks For Cheap Places To Travel To

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 6/17/20 10:54 AM

Want to know what beautiful, unique countries around the world are also the most budget-friendly? Here's the list of our very favorite destinations that won't eat up all of your savings—making it so you can travel to even more places! 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Saving Money + Fundraising

 


*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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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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