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Camel Safaris, Pink Cities, And The Taj Mahal — Welcome To Rajasthan!

Posted by Emily Henkel on 1/14/23 1:51 PM

Camel rides into the Thar desert, exploring Jodpur's "Blue City" (and Jaipur's "Pink City") and of course, visiting the Taj Mahal — find all of this (and more) on a vacation in Rajasthan. 

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Topics: Asia

Top Beaches + Houseboat Cruises in Alappuzha, India

Posted by Emily Henkel on 1/3/23 8:02 AM

Hit the best beaches in and around Marari, go searching for lighthouses, then take a river cruise in Alappuzha. Can you see why we love a tropical vacation here?

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Topics: Asia

Best Hostels To Stay At In Bangkok (According to ILP Volunteers)

Posted by Emily Henkel on 1/1/23 3:55 PM

Bangkok is pretty much on anyone’s list when it comes to places to travel to in Thailand. Even if you're just staying for a weekend, you have about a few thousand places to stay ... so which hostel or hotel do you choose?

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Topics: Asia, All The Travel Tips

Sleep Overnight In Floating Bungalows in Khao Sok National Park

Posted by Emily Henkel on 12/19/22 3:46 PM

Nestled in the southern part of Thailand is a verdant green jungle, home to colorful bungalows floating on deep blue pools, hiding behind waterfalls and groups of jabbering monkeys — if you’re looking for a prettier place to relax, we wish you luck finding one!

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Topics: Asia

Which ILP Countries Are Best If I’m On A Tight Budget?

Posted by Emily Henkel on 12/7/22 10:15 AM

If you're wanting to save the most money but still have weekends full of adventures, you'll want to check out our most affordable ILP countries. 

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Topics: Asia, Central America, Saving Money + Fundraising, Caribbean

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

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

All The Insider Tips For Visiting Bangkok, Thailand

Posted by Jen King on 10/19/22 7:30 AM



Bangkok is just one of those vibrant, bustling, and absolutely captivating cities that you should see at least once. And if you’re living in Thailand for a semester as an ILP volunteer, we even recommend visiting more than once if you can. 

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Topics: Asia

Admire The Golden Temple On A Whirlwind Tour Of Amritsar, India

Posted by Emily Henkel on 10/15/22 12:52 PM

From admiring a temple covered in over 1,000 pounds of gold to the impressive border ceremony between India and Pakistan, it's hard to choose my favorite experiences in Amritsar!

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Topics: Asia

Escape To Manali, India (Your Favorite Weekend Getaway)

Posted by Emily Henkel on 10/5/22 1:54 PM

Try not to fall in love with this gorgeous mountain town — it's a stunner, complete with yak rides, temples galore, miles of markets, and more. 

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Topics: Asia

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