Rio de Janeiro – The Marvelous City

Posted on 22. Aug, 2014 by Marcus Hunt.

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With its perfect beaches, dramatic peaks and year-round sunshine, Rio de Janeiro is surrounded by such outstanding natural beauty that this alone would make it worth the trip. But add to this iconic sites, colonial splendour and bustling nightlife, and you’ll come to know exactly why it’s called a Cidade Maravilhosa – the Marvelous City. [...]

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Maramures and the Merry Cemetery, Romania

Posted on 15. Aug, 2014 by Erik.

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A full day excursion through the northwestern Romanian region of Maramures, home to many villages where century-old traditions are still part of daily life, has been added to the itinerary of our tours that cross from Hungary to Romania, such as our Transylvania Tale tour.  This addition enables us to explore the traditional rural lifestyle [...]

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Elizabeth in black dress and hiking shoes

Preparing for long trips or how to stay sane for a year in just two outfits

Posted on 11. Aug, 2014 by Elizabeth Fab.

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It can seem pretty overwhelming when you first contemplate leaving your normal life behind for a year. Especially if normal involves a house and other possessions that need to be looked after while you’re away. The trick is to find someone you can trust to mind your stuff, check your mail, pay your bills or [...]

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Dancing on the Overland Vehicle

What To Pack For An Overland Tour In South America

Posted on 31. Jul, 2014 by Jonathan Looi.

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Overland tours are a unique and adventurous way to explore South America. Overland travelers can visit cultural and historical sites including the Chauchilla Cemetery in Peru, shop for indigenous goods in Bolivia and Peru and even trek the Inca Trail. This South American overland tour packing list contains a list of recommended items and travel [...]

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The mud houses of Basari

The small town of Basari

Posted on 15. Jul, 2014 by Michael Fab.

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We had barely met our tour leader when he suggested staying in a heritage listed hotel for a night. It was Day 1 of our 28 day tour of India and Nepal and he wanted to give us plenty of time to think about it. It was an option for Day 18 to replace the [...]

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Kathmandu temples and prayer flags

Preparing for Everest Base Camp

Posted on 10. Jul, 2014 by Monika Wilczynska.

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I’m sure everyone is aware you have to be relatively fit to do this trek. I was told you don’t need to be the ultimate athlete (I’m most definitely not!); you just have to make sure you’ve had some form of physical preparation for a few months before your trek. After speaking to friends who have done [...]

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Bethany Looi at Machu Picchu

5 Tips For Traveling With Your Parents

Posted on 07. Jul, 2014 by Bethany Looi.

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I spent eight months in South America including Tucan Travel’s 46 days overland tour through Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru… all with my parents. We were one of the few families I saw traveling together and the only family in our tour group. My brother and I are teens, which leaves some wondering how we [...]

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Mexican Markets

Magical Mexico

Posted on 02. Jul, 2014 by Emily O Connor.

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Mexico has enchanted me ever since I read about the ancient civilisation of the Maya in history in secondary school. Such a fusion of cultures! The second biggest country in Latin America & so much more than sombreros & tequila! I succumbed to the magnetic pull in March this year & I can honestly say [...]

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