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Traveler Review: A Perfect Week in Cinque Terre

Traveler Review: A Perfect Week in Cinque Terre

Not long ago, Bryan and his sister Celeste returned home from an Acanela Expedition to Cinque Terre. Together, they took cooking classes, swam in the Mediterranean, went cliff-jumping, and got to know a beautiful part of the world. The two siblings loved exploring Cinque Terre with Acanela, and Bryan told us that he would go back to Italy in a heartbeat. Here’s the full account of the trip — as told by Bryan.

The Artisans of Italy

The Artisans of Italy

Traveling to Italy is a culturally immersive experience. Everywhere you turn, your eyes feast on magnificent architecture, you can hear the beautiful language, and your mouth waters with every bite of pappardelle. While you could spend your days soaking up the Italian sun and licking gelato, you may crave a more local experience. After you’ve toured the Colosseum and visited a vineyard, you can (and should!) connect with artisans and learn from their expertise.

Introducing Acanela Local Expeditions: Our Most Affordable Trips Yet

Introducing Acanela Local Expeditions: Our Most Affordable Trips Yet

If your travel dreams have always felt bigger than your bank account, we have good news for you. We’re excited to announce that we’re rolling out Acanela Local Expeditions —  affordable tours to some of the world’s most extraordinary destinations.

Interesting Places to Go in Bulgaria

Interesting Places to Go in Bulgaria

Bulgaria is a hidden gem in Eastern Europe, situated on the Balkan Peninsula right next to Greece, Turkey, Romania, and Serbia. It has a lot to offer — from mountain hikes to sunny beaches, from city sightseeing to wine tastings. If you want to find out about some of the best places to go in Bulgaria, the ones that aren’t frequented by many tourists, keep on reading.

Best Time to Visit Portugal

Best Time to Visit Portugal

While there’s really not a bad time to travel to Portugal, it is important to keep your interests in mind while you’re deciding when to go. Depending on how much you are willing to spend and what you want to see and enjoy, some months provide better options than others. Without further ado, here is our travel guide on the best time to visit Portugal with Acanela.

The Amalfi Coast: A Photographer's Paradise

The Amalfi Coast: A Photographer's Paradise

A beautiful stretch of Italian coastline, nothing captures the heart quite like the Amalfi Coast. With its stunning landscapes, pastel-colored buildings, and small beaches hidden along the entire coast, it’s extremely photogenic. Here are a few of our favorite photo spots and tips for shutterbugs heading to the Amalfi Coast.

Best Day Trips from Lisbon

Best Day Trips from Lisbon

Portugal is a nation full of contrasts: sandy beaches against towering cliffs, sprawling vineyards meeting colorful castles, and bustling city centers calmed with warm pastries. If you’re based in Lisbon, it would almost be a crime to leave Portugal without seeing what else it has to offer. So, if you’d like to experience Portugal to the fullest, don’t miss the best day trips from Lisbon.

Eating Like a God: The Ultimate Guide to Greek Food

Eating Like a God: The Ultimate Guide to Greek Food

When you think of Greece, you likely picture breathtaking coastal scenes, like those straight out of “Mamma Mia.” But Greece offers so much more than sunny beach days and lovely panoramas. A country rich in cultural and historical heritage, Greece connects us to the past in a tangible and powerful way. And what better way to discover a country’s culture and history than through its cuisine? After all, what we eat tells us a lot about a place. Feasting on Greek food makes that all too obvious.

Traveler Review: A Romantic Couples Trip in Cinque Terre

Traveler Review: A Romantic Couples Trip in Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre was all that Donna Baird-Horne and her husband dreamed of — and maybe even a little more. Between the cooking classes, train journeys, hikes, and wine tastings, their couples trip was an unforgettable adventure. Donna recently sent us an email saying how much she loved the trip, and we thought we’d share it with you, too.

What to Pack for Greece

What to Pack for Greece

Known for its exotic islands and mainlands, bright blue water and white stone, modern and ancient architecture, and bustling cities and laid-back countryside, Greece is an easy country to venture to — and a difficult one to leave. That said, it can also be difficult to know what to pack for Greece! Luckily, this guide is here to help.

What to Do in Budapest: 10 Ideas for Your First Trip to Hungary

What to Do in Budapest: 10 Ideas for Your First Trip to Hungary

A vibrant cosmopolitan city in the heart of central Europe, Budapest holds something spectacular for every type of traveler. From its famous thermal baths to its world-class museums and UNESCO World Heritage sites, the historical Hungarian capital has many layers; in fact, travelers could spend months in this lovely city without exhausting their list of things to see. But to help you plan your visit, here are several ideas on what to do in Budapest!

Cities in Portugal that You Cannot Miss

Cities in Portugal that You Cannot Miss

Nestled along the Atlantic coast of the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal is a highly underrated destination in southwestern Europe. Historically overshadowed by high-profile neighbors like Spain and nearby France, Portugal has just recently sparked major tourism interest within the past decade, and for a good reason! The country is full of beautiful coastlines, quaint beach towns, and historic architecture. Yet, it’s not just the beaches that are drawing people in, but also the charming metropolitan areas. Portugal’s cities are some of the most beautiful (and least overcrowded with tourists) in Western Europe. With over 100 “cities” in Portugal, we narrowed down the list to the 7 cities you should not miss during your trip to Portugal!