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Each Acanela tour is designed around an artisan. These artisans have incredible talents and abilities in diverse areas such as culinary arts, adventure guiding, or art & design - but lack the resources to monetize their skills. Our mission is to discover these men and women, help them develop as individuals, and empower them to build their own sustainable business enterprises. Each Acanela expedition incorporates instructional classes or expert services from these local artists. By traveling with Acanela, you give back to those who need it most.
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Wondering what traveling to Cuba is really like? Let our CEO, Kylie Chenn, take you through her first trip to Cuba — and share every meaningful moment with you.
In today’s world, most travelers no longer want to be referred to as “tourists.” This title comes with heavy connotations — but while a person may prefer to be referred to as a certain type of traveler, the title matters less than how one acts abroad.
“Leave half of your clothes, and take twice the money” — this popular saying holds true when packing for a backpacking trip through Southeast Asia. Here, we have curated the ultimate backpacker’s Southeast Asia packing list, covering everything from clothes to technology to health necessities.
With its Gothic architecture and vibrant green landscapes, it’s no surprise that Scotland played a hand in the development of a certain famous story about wizards, dragons, and castles. To get the U.K.’s ultimate cultural, natural, and even magical experience, we’ve compiled the top 10 places to visit in Scotland.
It’s safe to say that going on an African safari in Botswana was on Christine’s bucket list. When Acanela made her dream a reality, she saw lions and elephants and cheetahs and more in Botswana, then visited Victoria Falls from both Zimbabwe and Zambia. Here’s Christine’s amazing safari story.
While there’s really not a bad time to travel to Portugal, it is important to keep your interests in mind while you’re deciding when to go. Depending on how much you are willing to spend and what you want to see and enjoy, some months provide better options than others. Without further ado, here is our travel guide on the best time to visit Portugal with Acanela.
A beautiful stretch of Italian coastline, nothing captures the heart quite like the Amalfi Coast. With its stunning landscapes, pastel-colored buildings, and small beaches hidden along the entire coast, it’s extremely photogenic. Here are a few of our favorite photo spots and tips for shutterbugs heading to the Amalfi Coast.
Portugal is a nation full of contrasts: sandy beaches against towering cliffs, sprawling vineyards meeting colorful castles, and bustling city centers calmed with warm pastries. If you’re based in Lisbon, it would almost be a crime to leave Portugal without seeing what else it has to offer. So, if you’d like to experience Portugal to the fullest, don’t miss the best day trips from Lisbon.
Located between its large neighbors of India and China, the Himalayan nation of Nepal may be small in comparison — but that doesn’t stop it from offering incredible scenery and authentic cultural experiences. In this guide, we’ll introduce you to the best places to visit in Nepal.
If this miserable summer heat wave has you yearning for cooler climates, you’re not alone! In fact, the summer and fall seasons are perfect times to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and jet off to those cool mountain climes.
Not sure exactly where to go to escape? We are here to help! Scroll down to read about some the world’s top mountain retreats, and get ready to trade in your artificial A/C for that delicious mountain-fresh air!