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The Land of 10,000 Temples | Southeast Asia

The Land of 10,000 Temples | Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia. The countries of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar are home to some of the most unique culture, deep history, and heartwarming people.  All of these countries are also home to some of the World’s most stunning temples - in particular temples of Angkor (Angkor Wat) in Cambodia and the Ancient Temples in Bagan Myanmar.

This Buddhist Tradition will Surprise You | Almsgiving Ceremony Laos

This Buddhist Tradition will Surprise You | Almsgiving Ceremony Laos

Early in the morning at 5:00am hundreds of monks wake up, leave the temples, and walk through the city streets collecting their morning alms (sticky rice and other simple foods) that is give to them from the local people as a part of a special alms giving ceremony. The monks walk in a single file line down the main streets that lead to the royal palace, where locals kneel by the curbside with their heads bowed and their feet tucked away - showing respect for the monks who are passing by.

Unveiling the Silk Road | Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

Unveiling the Silk Road | Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

Around the world, there are millions of people who struggle because they lack a basic necessity that some of us take for granted: the ability to build a livelihood and provide for their families; simply put, a job. I’m not talking about a fulfilling career or high-paying salary, but the security of being able to feed yourself and family at the end of the day.

Best Time to Visit Uzbekistan & The Silk Road | Top Travel Tips

Best Time to Visit Uzbekistan & The Silk Road | Top Travel Tips

The Silk Road is made up of the countries of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan. This part of the world is full of unique culture, ancient history, and delicious cuisine. Here are a few of our top tips on the best time to visit, and everything you need to know before visiting Central Asia

Experience is Everything

Experience is Everything

The holidays have many of us hunting through department stores for the perfect gift. And yet a 20-year study by Cornell University psychology professor Thomas Gilovich, found that individuals gain greater satisfaction and happiness from experiences rather than things.

Top Things to do in Bali

Top Things to do in Bali

Of all the islands I’ve visited, Bali is my favorite. The pristine beaches, rushing waterfalls, verdant rice terraces, and massive volcanoes create a stunning scene. Bali’s beauty is otherworldly, and you can’t help but feel like you’ve stumbled into a magical paradise. One of the best things about Bali is that it’s more than just breathtaking views—there’s no limit on adventures to be had. Keep reading to learn about my favorite things to do in Bali!

Trekking with Orangutans in Sumatra

Trekking with Orangutans in Sumatra

This past September, I explored the tropical paradise of Sumatra. I’ve always wanted to visit this breathtaking Indonesian island, which is home to the critically endangered Sumatran orangutan. Sumatra offers picturesque views and exciting adventures for nature lovers, but it’s the islands diverse wildlife that really stands out. While there, I embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime orangutan trek in Gunung Leuser National Park. This remarkable experience was one I’ll never forget. Keep reading to learn more about trekking with orangutans in Sumatra!

Best Time to Visit Papua New Guinea

Best Time to Visit Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is a fascinating country that I’ve always dreamed of exploring. I finally had the opportunity to visit this past September, and it was an experience I’ll never forget. The views were breathtaking, the people were incredibly welcoming, and immersing myself in the culture by participating in local festivals was priceless. Touring Papua New Guinea in September was ideal, as the country’s weather patterns make some months better for travel than others.

2018 In Review | The Experience I Am Most Grateful For

2018 In Review | The Experience I Am Most Grateful For

I’ve come to discover that, as people, we are actually all quite the same.  And as a human, I have learned to be grateful for one thing in particular—Connection. The more opportunity I have to travel, the more I have learned the importance and beauty of true connection with people.

A Better Trip for a Better World: How Acanela’s Artisan Impact Came to Be  

A Better Trip for a Better World: How Acanela’s Artisan Impact Came to Be   

As the CEO and founder of Acanela Expeditions, a boutique travel company that offers small group tours all over the world, Kylie has dedicated her life to learning how to use travel to create a positive impact on local communities in almost every continent.

BYU Alum Curates Cultural Experiences Abroad

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BYU alumna and entrepreneur Kylie Chenn loves traveling the world and learning about the people around her. During her undergraduate degree in business at BYU, Chenn spent time studying abroad, which inspired her to found Acanela Expeditions.

As the CEO of Acanela Expeditions, Chenn hopes to give others the opportunity to see what she sees.

Read more about Kylie’s story and how she curates cultural experiences abroad HERE!

BYU Women's Basketball: Women’s Hoops Team Set to Travel Overseas

BYU Women's Basketball: Women’s Hoops Team Set to Travel Overseas

The 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.