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All The Info About Fricolandia (Your Newest DR Obsession)

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/14/21 11:02 AM

This is the resort-swimming spot of your dreams, complete with stunning views, a pool overlooking the ocean,  your own private cabana, and the bluest water you've seen.

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Topics: Caribbean

All The Day Trips + Weekend Vacays From Puerto Plata, DR

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/13/21 8:00 AM

Spending time near Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic? Know the best beaches, our fav snorkel spots, the go-to eateries, and dreamy resorts to stay at for when you need a nearby getaway.

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Topics: Caribbean

Planning Your Trip To Samana + Las Terrenas in the Dominican Republic

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/5/21 8:30 AM

Samana is easily one of the dreamiest tropical getaways the Dominican Republic has to offer ... and gets more 5 star reviews than nearly any other vacay spot.

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Topics: Caribbean

The Tree House Village Is Our Favorite Place To Stay In The DR

Posted by Emily Cummings on 3/15/21 10:25 AM

As if taking off to live and volunteer in the Caribbean for a few months wasn’t dreamy enough, you'll basically freak out when you see pictures from this treehouse hotel. 

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Topics: Caribbean

You Need To Hike To Cascada El Limon In The Dominican Republic

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 3/8/21 11:24 AM

The Dominican Republic is full of many beautiful adventures! And this waterfall is consistently up there as one of our favorites.

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Topics: Caribbean

Group Games To Play (That Are Actually Really Fun)

Posted by Emily Cummings on 2/11/21 6:15 AM

Not every second of your ILP semester is going to be full of teaching kids or traveling around … which leaves plenty of time to play these games with your group. 

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Topics: All About ILP + Volunteering, Caribbean

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

Posted by Emily Cummings on 12/2/20 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, Europe, Saving Money + Fundraising, Caribbean

What Not To Bring To The Caribbean

Posted by Jen King on 8/31/20 8:30 AM

Getting ready for your trip to somewhere amazing like the Dominican Republic or Haiti? You should probably get packing. But, first ... here's what you don't want to waste your time bringing (and also what to bring instead).

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, Caribbean

Find This Gorgeous Viewpoint, Bonfires, + Camping In Barahona

Posted by Jen King on 5/28/20 12:43 PM

Come hike to one of our favorite viewpoints in the Dominican Republic, watch the sunset while you have a bonfire, and wake up to the sunrise from your tent right on the beach. We're dishing on one of our favorite vacation gems, found in Barahona!

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Topics: Caribbean

Your Guide For A Vacation In Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/17/20 8:15 AM

The Dominican Republic is full of magical places and Santo Domingo is among them. Standing as the capital of the country and one of the oldest cities, you know it's going to be good. 

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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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