A Guide to Balkan Travel

A Guide to Balkan Travel

There’s no place quite like the Balkans. This European destination offers interesting history, rich culture, mouthwatering cuisine, and endless views—all with fewer crowds and a cheaper price tag than the neighboring countries in Western Europe. The region is lesser traveled, which has allowed it to maintain an old world charm you’re guaranteed to fall in love with. There’s so much to see and do, but with countless diverse options, it can be hard to know where to start. Keep reading for the ultimate guide to Balkan travel!

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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 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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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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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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Why you should travel to Bologna, Italy

Why you should travel to Bologna, Italy

Bologna is one of those cities that you just can't forget.  The entire city is old & beautiful, and everywhere you walk there is something interesting to explore.  While Milan is known for it's fashion, and Rome for it's history - Bologna is known for it's food.  On the northeastern corner of Italy it is close to the cities of Parma, Modena, and Venice.  These 3 cities are some of my favorite in all of Italy.

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Meghan and Linda's Adventures in Greece

Meghan and Linda's Adventures in Greece

We were so excited to begin our Greek adventure with Acanela! We have traveled together before but nothing as adventurous as this trip to Europe. As soon as we arrived in Athens we enjoyed our first meal at Smile Cafe (literally the name) which was a perfect way to begin the journey because that’s what we did every time we had a great meal or great experience. Every tour was educational, every meal was amazing, and every new experience was memorable!  

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Top 8 Honeymoon Destinations

Top 8 Honeymoon Destinations

It’s no secret that planning a wedding can quickly become overwhelming. Every decision feels more important than the last, from choosing the venue to the guest list to the flowers. But when you’re caught in the frenzy of planning, it’s important not to forget about what comes after the ceremony—the honeymoon. This decision making process is one you should cherish, as it’s where you’ll spend your first days as husband and wife. It’s your own personal paradise to unwind and soak it all in after the stress and craziness of wedding planning. It’s also the perfect opportunity to check off a bucket list vacation spot. For some, it may be hard to know where to start, but keep reading to find out our top destinations for honeymooners!   

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Top 20 Trips to Take with Your Mom

Top 20 Trips to Take with Your Mom

There’s no greater gift you can give your mother than spending quality time together, and what better way to show your love and appreciation than with a trip abroad! Your mom is the perfect travel buddy, and experiencing new cultures and adventures together will strengthen your bond and create lifelong memories you’ll cherish for years to come. These are the top 20 trips to take with your mom.

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Traveling Iceland’s Ring Road | Itinerary & Highlights

Traveling Iceland’s Ring Road | Itinerary & Highlights

Iceland’s Ring Road is one of the best ways to see the country. The 828-mile journey travels along the country’s perimeter via Route 1, giving travelers an in-depth look into its diverse beauty. From flat farmlands to rugged mountains and stunning waterfalls, there’s never-ending natural wonder at every turn. With so much to see, planning a trip can easily become overwhelming, but we've but together an itinerary taking you to the top highlights of Iceland’s Ring Road.  Read on!

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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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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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Iceland Essentials Packing list

Iceland Essentials Packing list

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 packing list of all the essentials you won’t want to forget on your next trip to Iceland!

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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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The Most Stunning Castles in Eastern Europe

Have you ever dreamt of living in a castle? Feed your imagination with a trip to Eastern Europe! From Romania to Slovakia to the Czech Republic, this region of Europe is filled with breathtaking castles that will take you back through history and make you want to start polishing off your crown.

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