UVU Culinary Arts: Brooke's Journey from Venice to the Vatican

UVU Culinary Arts: Brooke's Journey from Venice to the Vatican

My Culinary Trip with Acanela Expeditions was worth every Penny! Acanela had connections with people and places I could have never found on my own. In fact, many of the cities we visited I had been to before but still felt as though I was visiting a new city. My dreams came true being able to learn to cook at a real Italian Farm To Table Restaurant! We were able to attend many food tours at try some of the most famous foods at some of the best restaurant venues! I loved my Culinary Trip to Italy and would highly recommend that everyone visit Italy!

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The Best Time to Visit Morocco

The Best Time to Visit Morocco

From riding camels across the burnt-orange sand of the Sahara to feeling the electric energy of Marrakesh’s night markets buzz through you, Morocco provides no shortage of exhilarating adventures. This enchanting land has everything your heart could possibly desire; hike the Atlas Mountains, lounge seaside, or explore the country’s imperial cities. While visiting Morocco is a no-brainer, deciding when to visit is a little more challenging. Should you visit Morocco in August or wait to tour Morocco in January? There’s no bad time to travel to this fascinating country, but where you plan to go and what you plan to do will determine the ideal time to visit. Keep reading to find out when to embark on your Moroccan getaway!

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Top 11 Morocco Travel Tips

Top 11 Morocco Travel Tips

Have you ever wanted to travel to Morocco, but are unsure of what to expect? Morocco is a beautiful destination where desert fortresses rise out of the sands of the Sahara, sapphire oceans caress white sandy beaches, and the purple peaks of the Atlas Mountains glisten with snow. If this seems like the kind of trip for you continue reading to learn more about our top 11 Morocco travel tips!  

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Why Botswana is a Top Travel Destination

Why Botswana is a Top Travel Destination

Botswana is truly a hidden gem of the world. From opportunities to spot rare animal species to delicious culinary experiences, the country is sure to enchant you-- even better, its central location gives you the opportunity to sightsee around the neighboring countries of Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Zambia. We’ve put together 10 reasons why Botswana should be your next travel destination!  

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Best Place to Go on Safari

Best Place to Go on Safari

For many people, an African safari seems like the ultimate bucket list activity. From the exhilarating feeling of getting up close and personal with the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and buffalo) to the endless beauty of sprawling plains and and glistening waterways, there’s nothing quite like it. With so many countries and countless parks to choose from, it can be a challenge finding the right safari for you. While there’s no such thing as a bad safari, what kind of trip you’re looking for in terms of price, accommodation, and adventure level can determine the ideal destination. Whether you long for the exclusivity of a Zambia safari or the wow-factor of a Tanzania safari, keep reading for the best places to go on safari!

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The Best Time to Visit Spain

The Best Time to Visit Spain

Spain is a dreamy destination with beauty at every turn. Famous for its picturesque beaches, mouthwatering cuisine, rich culture, and lively cities, there’s something for every kind of traveler. While there’s never a bad time to explore this vibrant country, certain times of year are better than others—especially when it comes to specific regions and activities. If you’re planning the ultimate Spanish getaway and you’re not sure where to start, then look no further! Keep reading to find out the best time to visit Spain.

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Mayan Ruins | Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala

Mayan Ruins | Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala

There’s nothing quite like stepping back in time and exploring the remarkable ruins of ancient civilizations. Gazing upon the impressive structures, you can’t help but marvel at the skill and intelligence needed to build these cities. No trip to Central America is complete without touring the breathtaking Mayan ruins, and you’ll find some of the most spectacular sites in Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala. From Chichen Itza to Tulum to Tikal, there’s beauty and rich history at every turn.

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Gabrielle's Kilimanjaro Climb

Gabrielle's Kilimanjaro Climb

The magnitude of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro did not occur to me until I was on the airplane, flying past the tallest free-standing mountain in Africa. Seeing the mountain for the first time, I was overwhelmed by nervous excitement, and humbled by the mass my brother and I would soon attempt to climb. That was the first time it truly occurred to me what we were in Tanzania to

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The Best Time to Visit Peru

The Best Time to Visit Peru

Peru offers breathtaking views and exciting adventures year-round, but depending on how you plan to spend your trip, some months are better for travelers than others. Different times of the year provide diverse scenery, opportunities, weather, and flora & fauna. In Peru, the year is split into two distinct seasons—wet and dry. While they correspond with winter and summer, you’ll find that distinguishing between wet and dry will be the easiest way for you to plan your ultimate Peruvian getaway.

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Best Places to Visit in Costa Rica

Best Places to Visit in Costa Rica

Turquoise blue waters, black sand beaches, and vibrant green rainforests— Costa Rica is the ultimate bucket-list destination full of intense natural beauty. It’s here in the south of Central America that you’ll find some of the world’s best wildlife, waterfalls, colors, hiking, beaches, horseback riding, zip lining, culture, and cuisine. From watching howler monkeys swing in the jungle, to surfing on the salty crisp waves, our Costa Rica Expedition has something for everyone.  Keep reading to learn about the best places to visit in Costa Rica, and be sure to check out our Costa Rica Travel Video so you can see our epic experience!

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Prague, Vienna, and Budapest Highlights

Prague, Vienna, and Budapest Highlights

Have you ever dreamed of living in a castle? Or pretended to be royalty? If so, Eastern Europe is the place to go—Budapest, Prague, Vienna. There are also other wonderful things to do and food to eat as you travel from Prague to Vienna to Budapest! Here are a few highlights you won’t want to miss!

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The Best Time to Visit Croatia

The Best Time to Visit Croatia

The best times to visit Croatia are during the off-peak months of April and October. During these shoulder months, all the regular tourist attractions are up and running, but do so with significantly smaller crowds. Croatia weather in April ranges from the 40’s to 60’s, depending on exact location. The northern areas like Zagreb, tend to be cooler, whereas in the south like Dubrovnik, it tends to be warmer. Croatia in October begins the transformation from summer to fall and you can witness the foliage changing from greens to vibrant yellows and reds across the stunning Croatian landscape.

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