Between its diverse culture, breath-taking natural beauty, yummy cuisine, and rare wildlife, Ethiopia is the perfect destination for travelers looking for a range of different experiences in one trip. Without further ado, here are nine of the top things to do in Ethiopia.
When dreaming of white sand beaches, delicious food, and exciting adventures, the island of Zanzibar usually doesn’t come to mind. But, situated off the coast of Tanzania, this African archipelago stuns its visitors with its blue waters and kind local population. If you want to discover the best things to do while on island time, keep reading!
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.
Have you always dreamed of seeing some of the world’s rarest animals in the wild? If you love discovering uncharted land, hiking through dense foliage, and coming face to face with wildlife, then gorilla trekking through Uganda should be at the top of your bucket list. But what should you pack for such a life-changing trip?
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.
Often overlooked by neighboring Peru, Chile, and Argentina, Bolivia has remained somewhat of a hidden gem in South America. However, with its incredibly diverse landscapes, rugged natural beauty, and rich cultural traditions, Bolivia is a beautiful country full of adventure (and not very many tourists!).
But we do not have to work too hard to convince you; Bolivia’s beauty speaks for itself! Continue reading below to see for yourself all of the incredible things that Bolivia has to offer!
Full of multiple climate zones at all times of the year, Chile has an infinite amount of activities to offer its visitors. From icy glaciers to luscious green rain forests, dry deserts, and stunning sandy beaches, Chile truly has it all. With great weather year-round, there’s no excuse not to visit! With so much to offer, we’ve done the research for you and narrowed it all down to the top 9 things to do in Chile:
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.
A city of many contrasts, Singapore offers many surprises, luxuries, bargains, and an infinite amount of adventures for tourists of all kinds. The choice is yours! We have scouted all of the hottest attractions and narrowed our list down the top things to do in Singapore.
Switzerland is one of the few places whose beauty reveals itself every season of the year. Although there might be a best time to visit Switzerland, based on your own preferences, there is no simply bad time to go! In that light, we’ve broken down what to do in Switzerland by season, so you can find the perfect time to explore.
Is Croatia high on your bucket list? A small yet stunning nation in the Balkans, it can be difficult to plan a trip here, simply because there’s so much to see and do. If you’re overwhelmed at the prospect of coming up with the perfect itinerary, look no further! Here are the nine best places to visit in Croatia.
So you’re finally taking that trip to the beautiful island of Cuba! What’s next? Well, packing, of course! We know that packing can be complicated and stressful, especially when you’re traveling to an unknown country, so we’re here to make it simple for you. Continue reading below for our easy, step-by-step guide packing guide for an unforgettable trip to Cuba!
If you consider yourself a foodie, then you should be sure to add Portugal to your list! Food has always been a huge part of Portuguese life. From hearty meals full of pork, seafood, and vegetables, to delectable custard-filled pastries, Portugal will surprise and delight your taste buds at every turn. You will simply fall in love with the fresh ingredients and traditional, local recipes.
So, let’s dive in and explore some of the dishes that you must try on your next trip to Portugal!
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.
In today’s world, most travelers no longer want to be referred to as “tourists.” This title comes with heavy connotations — but while a person may prefer to be referred to as a certain type of traveler, the title matters less than how one acts abroad.
“Leave half of your clothes, and take twice the money” — this popular saying holds true when packing for a backpacking trip through Southeast Asia. Here, we have curated the ultimate backpacker’s Southeast Asia packing list, covering everything from clothes to technology to health necessities.
With its Gothic architecture and vibrant green landscapes, it’s no surprise that Scotland played a hand in the development of a certain famous story about wizards, dragons, and castles. To get the U.K.’s ultimate cultural, natural, and even magical experience, we’ve compiled the top 10 places to visit in Scotland.
It’s safe to say that going on an African safari in Botswana was on Christine’s bucket list. When Acanela made her dream a reality, she saw lions and elephants and cheetahs and more in Botswana, then visited Victoria Falls from both Zimbabwe and Zambia. Here’s Christine’s amazing safari story.
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.
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.
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.
Located between its large neighbors of India and China, the Himalayan nation of Nepal may be small in comparison — but that doesn’t stop it from offering incredible scenery and authentic cultural experiences. In this guide, we’ll introduce you to the best places to visit in Nepal.
If this miserable summer heat wave has you yearning for cooler climates, you’re not alone! In fact, the summer and fall seasons are perfect times to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and jet off to those cool mountain climes.
Not sure exactly where to go to escape? We are here to help! Scroll down to read about some the world’s top mountain retreats, and get ready to trade in your artificial A/C for that delicious mountain-fresh air!
Seattle resident Nikki Rymer had always wanted to visit Machu Picchu — and thanks to Acanela, she finally got her long-awaited chance to travel to Peru. It was a dream come true, and after she returned home, we loved hearing a little more about her experience. Here’s everything that she told us about her trip.
Welcome to Bhutan! Settled on the eastern side of the Himalayas, this Buddhist nation boasts breath-taking landscapes, historic architecture, and a climate that can range from bone-chilling to subtropical. And with these dramatic seasons and landscapes comes unique cuisine. The food eaten in Bhutan is a mix of Indian, Nepali, Tibetan, and local specialties. If you want to know how to feast in this country, this foodie’s guide to Bhutan is for you!