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There's A Rad Hot Air Balloon Festival In Leon, Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/15/20 6:45 AM

Imagine looking up into the pink and orange sky and seeing hundreds of brightly colored hot air balloons, floating up like the clouds. 

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Topics: Central America

Taking A Bus In Nicaragua? You Should Know About Rivas

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/4/20 3:43 PM

If you’re going to be taking a bus over to Costa Rica (or vice versa!) or will be bussing around Nicaragua, you’ll need to pass through the tiny town of Rivas.

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Topics: Central America

Nicaragua Has The Coolest Places To Stay (For Way Less Than You Think)

Posted by Emily Cummings on 12/24/19 11:48 AM



Live in total luxury for way cheaper than you could in any other country.

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Topics: Central America

Why You Really Have It All In Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 12/23/19 10:45 AM

This country is way more than you think it is — and probably the absolute best country for someone looking for adventures (on a budget). It's definitely time to stop overlooking Mexico. 

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Topics: Central America

Be Best Friends With These Costa Rican Volcanoes

Posted by Emily Cummings on 12/22/19 11:43 AM

So there are a lot of volcanoes in this part of the world, but while you’re here on vacation (or volunteering in Costa Rica!) we think you should be besties with these peaks. Here’s a quick guide to the volcanoes you shouldn’t skip.

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Topics: Central America

Nicaragua’s Jiquilillo Beach Is Your Fav Place To Catch Some Sun

Posted by Emily Cummings on 12/11/19 9:30 AM

Itching to find a new favorite spot, totally unspoiled by tourists who hit the more popular Nica beaches? Say hi to Jiquilillo. 

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Topics: Central America

The Place In Mexico Nicknamed 'The Little Maldives'

Posted by Emily Cummings on 12/2/19 4:13 PM

Spend a few days hanging on the turquoise water in bungalows without ever leaving Mexico. Welcome to Lake Bacalar. 

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Topics: Central America

Currently Crushing Hard On These Waterfalls In Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/20/19 3:55 PM

Woah, hidden gem alert! If you think you know what’s waiting for you in Mexico, think again.

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Topics: Central America

For Your Quick Stop In Boquete, Panama

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/16/19 2:00 PM

Hiking to lost waterfalls, soaking in hot springs, staying overnight in a castle, and river rafting for cheaper than you can get in Costa Rica — get ready to love this cozy mountain town in Panama.

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Topics: Central America

A Bright Little Trip To Aguascalientes, Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/20/19 7:34 AM

Colorful streets, towering cathedrals, and a photogenic city center, this is the getaway you’re looking for. 

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Topics: Central America

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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