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Traveler Review: An African Safari in Beautiful Botswana

Traveler Review: An African Safari in Beautiful Botswana

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.

Best Time to Visit Portugal

Best Time to Visit Portugal

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.

The Amalfi Coast: A Photographer's Paradise

The Amalfi Coast: A Photographer's Paradise

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.

Best Day Trips from Lisbon

Best Day Trips from Lisbon

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.

The World's Top Mountain Retreats

The World's Top Mountain Retreats

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!

Traveler Review: I Got to Visit Machu Picchu!

Traveler Review: I Got to Visit Machu Picchu!

Seattle resident Nikki Rymer had always wanted to visit Machu Picchu — and thanks to Acanela, she finally got her long-awaited chance to travel to Peru. It was a dream come true, and after she returned home, we loved hearing a little more about her experience. Here’s everything that she told us about her trip.

A Foodie's Guide to Bhutan

A Foodie's Guide to Bhutan

Welcome to Bhutan! Settled on the eastern side of the Himalayas, this Buddhist nation boasts breath-taking landscapes, historic architecture, and a climate that can range from bone-chilling to subtropical. And with these dramatic seasons and landscapes comes unique cuisine. The food eaten in Bhutan is a mix of Indian, Nepali, Tibetan, and local specialties. If you want to know how to feast in this country, this foodie’s guide to Bhutan is for you!

How to Fundraise Your Team Travel: A Guide for College Athletes

How to Fundraise Your Team Travel: A Guide for College Athletes

There’s nothing quite like team travel — exploring faraway countries, competing against international teams, and (most of all) bonding with your teammates. Of course, it can be challenging to pay for your trip, but luckily, there are plenty of ways to subsidize the cost. Without further ado, here are 10 of our favorite fundraising ideas.

The Best Food in Sri Lanka

The Best Food in Sri Lanka

With beaches that seem to go on forever, stunning temples, and a friendly culture, Sri Lanka is a hidden gem that many people miss. Unmatched however, are the flavorful dishes that await you in Sri Lanka. From seafood, to curry, to everything in between, there are countless meals to try that will fill you up but leave you wanting more! Without further ado, here is some of the best food in Sri Lanka.

Learning from Artisans in Sri Lanka

Learning from Artisans in Sri Lanka

To visit Sri Lanka and not learn about its culture would be a huge disservice to the locals, whose way of life is absolutely fascinating. Acanela emphasizes human connection, and our artisans add the touch of humanity to make any trip unforgettable. Here are just a few of the incredible artisan experiences you’ll enjoy on our Sri Lanka expedition.