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Best Countries for Solo Travel

Best Countries for Solo Travel

There’s something incredibly special about traveling solo. For many, the idea of visiting a new country all alone is terrifying, but solo travel can be a priceless period of self-reflection, education, and growth. Facing your fears and putting yourself out there is so worth it, and it’s the best way to truly immerse yourself in a new culture. There’s nothing quite as rewarding as traveling solo—it’s an unforgettable adventure that everyone should experience at least once. Keep reading to learn the best countries for solo travel!

Top Culinary Destinations Around the World

Top Culinary Destinations Around the World

Nothing brings people together quite like food. It’s at the heart of so many cultures, and learning about the local cuisine is the perfect way to immerse yourself in a new environment. There are countless destinations across the globe that offer mouthwatering dishes and rich culinary diversity, but some countries reign supreme. Keep reading for the top culinary destinations around the world!

Top 10 Things to do in Spain

Top 10 Things to do in Spain

Immerse yourself in a culturally diverse country in which every city has a unique story. With amazing attractions ranging from modernist architecture to astonishing churches, Spain will take your breath away every time. The abundance of museums, historical sites, and world-renowned cuisine would take a long time to explore, which is why here you will find the top ten must do’s in Spain!

Food, The Universal Language

Food, The Universal Language

Food creates a world to share our love, sorrows, dreams, and experiences. Eating together is a time of laughter, tears, and reflection, and it affords us the opportunity “to open the door” and share our lives with one another. Traveling to far and not so far away destinations entices us to taste new flavors, and it lures us to engage with those with whom we dine.

The 10 Best Beaches in the World

The 10 Best Beaches in the World

The fresh ocean breeze, golden rays of sunshine, and soft sand beneath your feet—nothing’s better than a tropical getaway! With so many destinations to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Lounge on the best beaches in Bali, catch some waves in Hawaii, or explore the seaside ruins of Tulum. Colder temperatures are on the horizon, making it the perfect time for a trip to a tropical paradise. Keep reading to learn about the ten best beaches in the world!

The Seven Wonders of the World

The Seven Wonders of the World

Back in 2000, a campaign began to determine seven new world wonders. An online poll was open to anyone who wished to participate in voting for their top seven destinations out of a list of 200. It wasn’t until 2007 that the Seven Wonders of the Modern World were revealed. Each monument earned a deserved spot on the list—all seven are UNESCO World Heritage sites and some of the most visited places in the world. Keep reading to learn about the new world wonders and why you should consider them for your next getaway!  

The Best Time To Travel to Italy (According to Your Travel Style!)

The Best Time To Travel to Italy (According to Your Travel Style!)

What is the best time to travel to Italy? No matter the season, Italy’s winding streets, colorful villages, delectable cuisine (hello to all the carbs and cannolis), and romantic atmosphere are charming and intoxicating at any time of the year. Yet, depending on the type of trip that you are planning (and on your budget!), certain times of the year are actually better than others to travel to this famously beautiful destination.

The Best Foods in Italy You Must Try

The Best Foods in Italy You Must Try

Italy is known for many things—rich culture, breathtaking views, and above all else, mouthwatering cuisine. Italy’s cuisine is like nothing else, from traditional Italian food to more recent classics. The country’s regional diversity means there’s an endless variety of delicious specialties to indulge in. Although many dishes were originated in specific towns, it’s easy to find different takes across the country. Any selection you make is guaranteed to please your taste buds, but with so many options it can be hard to choose. Keep reading for our list of the best food in Italy!

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!

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!

BYU basketball: Women’s Hoops Team Set to Travel Overseas

BYU basketball: Women’s Hoops Team Set to Travel Overseas

BYU women’s basketball will embark on a four-game, 12-day European tour Aug. 18-30, to the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia and Italy with Acanela Expeditions. The team will play games in Prague, Vienna, Lake Bled and Rome.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.