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Each Acanela tour is designed around an artisan. These artisans have incredible talents and abilities in diverse areas such as culinary arts, adventure guiding, or art & design - but lack the resources to monetize their skills. Our mission is to discover these men and women, help them develop as individuals, and empower them to build their own sustainable business enterprises. Each Acanela expedition incorporates instructional classes or expert services from these local artists. By traveling with Acanela, you give back to those who need it most.
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Sometimes the most exciting part about planning a trip is finding the perfect accommodation. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of these accommodation options — and tell you everything you need to know to make the perfect choice for your next trip.
Europe’s answer to budget travel? It’s Interrailing. In essence, it’s backpacking, but with a pass to use trains linking up to 31 countries in Europe, including Italy, France, and Switzerland.
Contrary to what most people believe, no, you don’t have to go broke spotting the ‘Big Five’ in Africa. Luxury safaris can cost upwards of $12,000, but luckily, we have the backpackers’ inside look on budget alternatives to the African safari of your dreams.
London is one of the most visited cities in the world, offering history, culture, art, sports, and culinary delights. So how do you decide on the best time to visit London?
Southeast Asia is one of the cheapest places in the world for travelers — so, when people talk about visiting Southeast Asia on a budget, they aren’t joking! Southeast Asia is often referred to as a backpacker’s paradise (also offering plenty of alternative accommodations if you want something a little less “backpackerish”). Here’s how to make the most of your travels (and your dollars) as you explore this region.
Kazakhstan is an incredible country with beautiful nature and unique cultural offerings. Without further ado, here are five things about Kazakhstan that will inspire your next adventure.
The most popular way to travel to Antarctica is on a polar expedition ship, also known as an ice breaker, which is specially designed to navigate through icy waters. A lot of your trip will be spent at sea — in fact, probably about half the voyage — so you’ll have to be prepared to embrace activities on the ship itself to benefit fully from your trip. These ideas that will help.
If you venture to the right locations, the spots to discover the wildlife in Antarctica, you’ll encounter penguins, seals, whales, marine birds, and a slew of zooplankton and microscopic prey. Here’s what you should know about Antarctic animals before you board an expedition ship.
The Arctic, known for its climate, polar bears, and Northern Lights, is an absolutely beautiful place to visit. But it’s also home to unpredictable conditions and wildlife — so when it comes to Arctic travel, it’s important to take precautions. This guide will help you prepare for the adventure of a lifetime.