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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Iceland in August | Northern Lights, Midnight Sun, & Things to Do

Iceland in August | Northern Lights, Midnight Sun, & Things to Do

Visiting Iceland in August  offers incredible wildlife-viewing opportunities (the Puffins migration & whale watching are at their peak), a myriad of festivals & cultural events, and absolutely beautiful weather. August marks the end of the summer, and therefore is one of the most temperate months to travel to Iceland with pleasant temperatures, little rainfall, and opportunities to experience both the Midnight Sun and the Northern Lights.

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Best time to visit Galapagos and Machu Picchu

Best time to visit Galapagos and Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is one of the top places to visit in of South America, followed very closely by the Galapagos Islands.  A journey to Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands is a trip that every traveler should take once in their lives.  So, when is the best time to visit Galapagos and Machu Picchu?  Typically Spring (April-June) and Fall (Sep-Nov) is the best time to visit, as the weather is mild and pleasant in both countries. 

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Bolivia Places to Visit, a Journey to La Paz, Uyuni, and Lake Titicaca

Bolivia Places to Visit, a Journey to La Paz, Uyuni, and Lake Titicaca

Don’t miss these 5 places to visit in Bolivia including: riding the cable-cars in La Paz, watching the sunrise over Lake Titicaca, hiking the Valley of the Moons, eating the street food in Copacabana, and taking the “Death Road” into the Bolivian Amazon. Bolivia is a hidden gem for adventure, amazing food, and beautiful photo locations - keep reading to hear more about my favorite places and favorite activities from my trip to Bolivia.

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How much to tip Guides & Porters on Kilimanjaro?

How much to tip Guides & Porters on Kilimanjaro?

Tipping can be one of the most confusing parts of traveling.  With each country being different, how do you know how much to tip? Here we give you a detailed breakdown on how much you should expect to tip each member of your Kilimanjaro Climbing Crew, including the guide, assistant guide, chef, and porters.

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Founder to Founder Podcast with Kylie Chenn

Founder to Founder Podcast with Kylie Chenn

In Episode 47 of the Founder To Founder Podcast Phil speaks with Acanela Expeditions CEO & Co-Founder, Kylie Chenn. Kylie has boot-strapped her venture from a $1,000 entrepreneurship prize she received at university into an eight-person team who send thousands of people on unique travel experiences each year. Kylie and Phil talk about how building communities and partnerships can fuel efficient growth, why continuous learning is important and the three habits that founders need to be successful.

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Top 5 Dishes in Bologna, Italy

If you are planning to visit Bologna, remember that cooking is Italy’s art. Bologna stands out as a home to many varieties of traditional Italian dishes. Its location in the fertile Emilia Romagna and fame as the location of the earliest university in the world has only enhanced its food culture. Cuisine seems to get better over time due to the high number of visitors who tour Bologna to experience the ancient city. Here are our top 5 traditional and favorite dishes that everybody touring Bologna should taste.

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Tina's Bali Expedition | Sweepstakes Winner

Tina's Bali Expedition | Sweepstakes Winner

Beaches, reefs, volcanoes, rice paddies, jungles, great food, and more: Indonesia has it all.  With 17,000 islands and over 300 languages are spoken, this is a place of contrasts and cultural diversity. For Tina, one of our recent travelers, the Bali Expedition proved to be an unforgettable experience with memories to last a lifetime! 

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