Once the capital city of the powerful Japanese empire, Kyoto is now a popular tourist destination located in the southern-central region of the large island of Honshu. Known as one of Japan’s greatest ancient cities, Kyoto is a booming cultural center full of beautifully ornate shrines and temples, historic landmarks, sprawling bamboo forests, lively theater performances, and delicious cuisine. Kyoto’s cultural importance has drawn visitors to its city for years, and its rich historical, cultural, and culinary traditions make Kyoto an ideal spot to soak in all the best that Japan has to offer. Keep reading below to see the best things to do in Kyoto, Japan!
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!
There are few places in the world that hold as much dreamy fascination as Morocco. It’s impossible to describe the country in a singular way, as it offers a diverse selection of landscapes and adventures. From the fiery dunes of the Sahara to the snowy High Atlas Mountains and the breezy coastal towns to the bustling cities, there’s something for everyone. There’s no shortage of things to do in Morocco, which can make narrowing down the list overwhelming. But have no fear—keep reading to learn about the can’t-miss attractions that Morocco has to offer.
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 Modern Day World are Petra (Jordan), Machu Picchu (Peru), Taj Mahal (Agra, India), The Roman Colosseum (Rome), Chichén Itzá (Mexico), Christ the Redeemer Statue (Brazil), and The Great Wall (China). Each monument earned a deserved spot on the list—as all are UNESCO World Heritage sites and some of the most visited places in the world.
Motorcycles whizzing passed me as I stood alone on the hot dusty road in Thamel, Kathmandu,
Nepal. Garbage was strewn around in big bundles which locals burned at night. Baby blue medical face masks were pinned to each passing biker to cover themselves from the impending black smog one could not avoid inhaling from the cluttered traffic.
Tune in Wednesday 28 August at 11am PST / 2pm EST! Join CEO Kylie Chenn as she talks through all things Vietnam and Myanmar! She'll be answering all of your Top Travel Questions about this region of the world including what you must-see, what she loves most about Southeast Asia, the best foods to try, what to pack, and more!
Vietnamese cuisine, known for fresh ingredients, unique dishes, and an array of tastes, has been gaining popularity all across the globe—with good reason. Food is at the very heart of Vietnamese culture, and many local single-dish food stalls are run by families, passed down through generations of women. Traditional Vietnamese food has perfected the mixture of flavors, from salty to sweet and sour to spicy. With so much variety and so many beloved dishes to enjoy, the possibilities are endless when planning a trip to this breathtaking country. Check out our Vietnamese food guide to learn about the must-try meals you don’t want to miss!
Journey back in time with a trip to Egypt! This mesmerizing country is overflowing with rich history dating back to the ancient world, and the fascinating juxtaposition of old and new in bustling cities, such as Cairo, is a sight to behold. For many, the thought of Egypt immediately brings pyramids to mind, and while they’re as mind-blowing as you imagine, that’s not all the country has to offer. There’s a never-ending list of things to do in Egypt, from cruising down the Nile to scuba diving in the Red Sea. Keep reading for the ultimate Egypt travel guide!
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!
Mexico is a land of never-ending beauty. From blissful beaches to fascinating ruins and stunning natural wonders, there’s no shortage of enchanting sights. Whether you’re strolling the streets of bustling cities or exploring the rural countryside, there’s guaranteed to be adventure nearby. Keep reading to learn about Mexico’s must see destinations!
Only a handful of places in the world hold a special place in my heart, and Botswana has certainly become one of them. The adventure started in Chobe National Park, which is situated at the northern portion of Botswana, and continued onwards to the Savuti and Moremi National Parks, on the outskirts of the Okavango Delta.
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!
If you didn't know already - Acanela has been traveling around the Middle East the past 3 weeks! We've been to Egypt, Jordan and now we are in Israel. Our founder Kylie Chenn, has been documenting her travels through her blog post - Wokingtheworld.com! Here's a little excerpt of our time in Jordan, seeing one of the Seven Wonders of the World!