Why You’ll Fall in Love with the Enchanting Italian Riviera

Why You’ll Fall in Love with the Enchanting Italian Riviera

The Italian Riviera has become one of the most sought-after travel destinations—with good reason. Famous for its pastel houses sitting atop steep cliffs overlooking sparkling turquoise waters, its dramatic scenery makes it one of the most picturesque places in the world. From Cinque Terre to Portofino to Santa Margherita, there’s no end to this region’s captivating allure. Keep reading to learn just why you’ll fall in love with the enchanting Italian Riviera!

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Clever Ways to Increase Your Savings

Is your travel fund running low? Us too! We are still early in 2018 and now is a good time to look at your finances and really get a grasp on what you have, owe and have the ability to save.  Learning to be creative with your savings is a guaranteed way to have some spare cash at the end of each month. Saving money is a long term habit and when you really commit to saving each month, the savings over time will grow. By the 12th month, you’ll feel accomplished at your ability to save just a little every month.

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Top 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites to Visit in 2018

Top 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites to Visit in 2018

In 1972, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization—UNESCO for short—created a program to protect culturally and historically significant sites across the globe. Today there are over 1,000 World Heritage Sites, from ancient ruins to natural wonders, and the possibilities for your next adventure are endless. Keep reading for the top 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites to visit in 2018!

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The Essential Packing Guide to Morocco

The Essential Packing Guide to Morocco

Morocco is a magical land full of mystery and wonder. From bustling souks to the blazing Sahara to the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, adventure awaits at every turn. And while counting down the days to a life-changing journey brings excitement, it’s likely the thought of packing brings dread. Say no to stress and uncertainty, and keep on reading—we’ll fill you in on all the essentials for a perfect Moroccan holiday!

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This Valentines Day 2♥1

Bring Your Lover Free

Treat your Sweetheart to a Romantic Getaway this year!  This Valentine's Day, book one bring one free (2♥1) on our most Romantic Getaways - Italy, Greece, Bali, and Costa Rica! Offer is good for any travel dates in 2018, trip must be booked before 2/14/18.  Limited space available.

Cinque Terre, Italy ; Santorini, Greece ; Ronda, Spain ; Bali, Indonesia ; Punta Islita, Costa Rica

Cinque Terre, Italy Expedition

The vibrant, cliffside houses overlooking the Italian Riveria are an enchanting sight. Rooted in antiquity, Cinque Terre's five villages date back to the medieval period, and each one has something exceptional to offer. Cinque Terre is your go-to place for white sandy beaches, fresh seafood, and fragrant orchards that sweeten the air.

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Santorini & the Greek Isles Expedition

The Greek isles are stunning, as multicoloured cliffs soar out of a sea-drowned caldera, topped by drifts of whitewashed buildings. With its reputation for dazzling panoramas, stunning white (and black) sand beaches, whitewashed buildings, vibrant blue roof tops, and crystal-clear waters, these Islands offer an adventure of a lifetime.

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Bali, Indonesia

Beaches, reefs, volcanoes, rice paddies, jungles, great food, and more, Indonesia has it all. From the azure surf breaks and the tales of the beautiful Banda Islands, to the ominous menace of a Komodo dragon and the delicious flavors of a Balineese restaurant - this ever-intriguing, ever-intoxicating land offers some of the last great adventures on earth. 

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Punta Islita, Costa Rica

Punta Islita is perfect for those who wish to have an authentic Costa Rican experience in an off-the-beaten path destination. Considered by many to be the ecotourism capital of the world, Costa Rica has a worthy place in the cubicle daydreams of travelers around the world. Visit this peaceful, green jewel of Central America.

Punta Islita, Costa Rica 2♥1

Kilimanjaro Checklist | What to Pack & How to Prepare for the Mountain

Kilimanjaro Checklist | What to Pack & How to Prepare for the Mountain

Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the most iconic mountains in the world. Standing at 19,341 feet, it’s Africa’s highest peak and one of the Seven Summits. Conquering the mountain is something countless people dream about, and while the climb is both physically and mentally exhausting, anyone can achieve this feat with hard work, commitment, and determination. To accomplish what’s sure to be one of the most fulfilling experiences of your life, preparation is key. Keep reading to find out what to pack and how to prepare for your journey to Mount Kilimanjaro.

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The Acanela Experience | Watch Now

The Acanela Experience | Watch Now

Kylie Chenn, founder of Acanela Expeditions, answers FAQs about our unique travel packages. Acanela offers private and small group expeditions to 80+ countries, encouraging travelers to experience diverse people, places, and cuisines across the globe. Our portfolio includes photo explorations, culinary trips, cultural excursions, train journeys, immersive experiences, educational programs, and our signature Impact adventures.

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Top Peruvian Dishes You Must Try While in Peru

Top Peruvian Dishes You Must Try While in Peru

Over the last few years, Peruvian cuisine has gained widespread recognition and acclaim—and with good reason. The diverse dishes and cooking techniques have been influenced by Spain, Asia, West Africa, and indigenous Incas. Food has always been an integral part of Peruvian culture, and with its bold flavors and liberal use of spices, it was only a matter of time before the rest of the world caught on.

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Travel Advice Show - Acanela Expeditions

Kylie Chenn, of Acanela, joins Chris and Jerry to talk about this unique company. Inspired by incredibly talented artists in third world countries to share their talents with the world, Acanela offers a wide variety of itineraries, including trekking, adventure, culinary, and photography, to India, Africa, Southeast Asia, Europe, and other world-wide destinations. What sets her tours apart from others, is the ability for the tour members to actually participate with these artists as they cook, design, and paint. Her culinary tours allow tour members to learn to cook local cuisine in homes and with noted chefs in the area. Her unique Artisan Expeditions incorporate instructional classes from local artists, giving them a means to monetize their skill. You'll enjoy Kylie's sense of humor, dedication, and love of introducing tour members to these rarely-offered opportunities.

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Orion CKB - Balancing Influencers + Paid Social

We sat down with Kylie Chenn, the Director of Operation and Strategy (aka Founder and CEO) of Acanela Expeditions to talk about combining influencers and paid social to maximize your reach and return. Having built and scaled Acanela from her time at BYU to a brand that now teams up with major brands and has been reviewed and partnered with all the publications below, Kylie gives great insight into the best ways to mix influencer and paid traffic together.

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VIE Magazine, Inspired Excursions

VIE Magazine, Inspired Excursions

Kylie Chenn, Founder and CEO of Acanela Expeditions, started the company when she was just twenty-one years old, and it has since blossomed into a global affair.  She says her company's goal is "to inspire people to travel while at the same time building up small business enterprises across the world." VIE got together with Chenn to discuss her innovative travel agency, its impactful mission, and some of the incredible destinations that travelers can discover through its offerings.

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Tips and Tricks for Staying Healthy in Airports and Airplanes

Airports and airplanes are germ central. The good news is, they don’t have to be! Airports are full of travelers that have been from one end of the globe to the other, making way for germs to follow in their footsteps. Taking precautions before you leave your home and again when you arrive at the airport is a guaranteed way to lessen your chances of bringing germs home with you on your return flight.

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I am a woman traveling solo, what do I need to know?

I am a woman traveling solo, what do I need to know?

Traveling solo can be one of the most thrilling experiences you encounter. It takes a little bit of courage and a little bit of planning to ensure you are both safe and able to navigate your way through a new country.

What can be scary (or even a little daunting) is taking that leap of faith and seeing the world through your own lens. Of course these days, we can support our travels by keeping connected with our loved ones and checking in at each stop. When you’re traveling solo, keep these tips in mind:

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Iceland Essentials

Iceland Essentials

Iceland has become one of the world’s top travel destinations, and with good reason. It’s a land of never-ending wonder. From milky, turquoise lagoons to bubbling geysers and rushing waterfalls to sprawling, grassy hills, the natural beauty is unmatched. If you’re planning a trip to this breathtaking country, or even a journey to Northern Scandinavia, packing can be overwhelming. Here’s a list of all the essentials you won’t want to forget!

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Christmas Culinary Traditions Around the World

Christmas Culinary Traditions Around the World

Christmas—a time for family gatherings, festive cheer, and good food. More than 160 countries in the world celebrate Christmas, each with their own unique rituals and culinary traditions. From Peru to Italy, check out how these 8 countries like to feast on this special day!

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Why You Should Add Southern Spain & Morocco to Your List of Travel Destinations

Why You Should Add Southern Spain & Morocco to Your List of Travel Destinations

From the shores of Tangier, Morocco, it appears you can reach out and touch the sprawling hills of Andalusia—Spain’s southernmost region. A short 30-minute ferry ride across the glistening Strait of Gibraltar, where Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea meet, is all that separates these countries. The proximity between Morocco and Andalusia makes for a unique history full of shared culture and cuisine. There’s no place quite like this special corner of the world, and it’s a must-see destination for every traveler. Explore the wonder of where Europe and Africa meet.

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