Destination

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8 Top experiences you shouldn’t miss on your trip to Israel

sunset in Jerusalem, overlooking jerusalem's old city

Israel is on the bucket list for many curious explorers and travellers with a keen interest in history but a lot of people have the miss-conception that the country isn’t safe to visit, luckily we can tell you this isn’t true. In fact, travellers return from their visit to Israel telling quite the opposite story. But everything has a silver lining and it does mean that Israel is still less travelled in comparison to other up an coming destinations in the region, making now the perfect...

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Central America

Peru

South America

Exploring Mulitlingualism in Latin America for International Literacy Day

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International Literacy Day is an annual opportunity for Governments and civil society to highlight improvements in world literacy rates and come together to reflect on ongoing literacy challenges.

Whilst globally we are moving in the right direction, there are significant challenges for the world’s poorest countries where high illiteracy rates are likely to be a key factor in stalling development. We cannot...

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Central America

Cuba

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5 reasons you need to visit Cuba now!

In recent years Cuba has been steadily growing as a travel destination and having travelled through this charming country for 10 days, I can see why. Keep reading for my 5 reasons why you need to visit Cuba now!

Unspoiled by tourism

At a steady pace, in true Latin style, Cuba is building a number of hotels throughout this remarkable country to meet the...

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Destinations

Trip planning

Where to visit in September 

Beat the crowds, travel to Venice in September

The changing of seasons doesn’t have to be a bad thing, with September comes exciting possibilities for spend-thrift travellers, which let’s be honest, is most of us. Why not save on flights and accommodation outside high seasons so that you can splurge on gelato and local market souvenirs, or bigger ticket experiences. Did someone say hot air balloon ride? Michelin star meal? The benefits don’t stop with the savings, shoulder season also means less...

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Peru

South America

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Trip planning

The countdown is on for the 2020 Inca Trail permits

If you're itching to take on the Inca Trail and visit Machu Picchu during your time in Peru, then you may have heard about the need to secure those all important permits. In this post, we'll answer your questions regarding just how it works so that you'll be prepared for your adventure of a lifetime.

1. What is an Inca Trail Permit?

For a number of years now, the Peruvian government has had to issue a yearly limited number of passes (also known as permits) due to...

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Top attractions in Bangkok

The city of Bangkok is a whirlwind of adventure. The minute you step off the plane, the subtropical southeast Asian heat will encompass you and the sounds and smells will leave you confused as to which direction to head in. While Bangkok is often used as a gateway to other countries in Southeast Asia, the city has plenty of attractions to keep you occupied for a few days. Here are our highlights of Bangkok.

The Grand Palace

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Family

Trip planning

5 Top travel experiences for families with young children

It can be difficult to organise a family adventure holiday, especially when you are travelling with young children. Maybe your kids are fairly young and you want them to experience something new that’s age appropriate or you have a young child and a teenager and want both to have fun on the same holiday? A family multi activity holiday everyone in the family can enjoy may seem impossible to find. Luckily our Tailor-made Specialists are experienced and have many ideas for your next family...

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Trip planning

10 Best ways to save money for travelling

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We all know the feeling, a destination has been on your list for months or even years but you can’t book because you don’t have the necessary funds. It’s frustrating and you’re probably spending a lot of time day dreaming about the feeling of finally being there. If this described your current situation then it may be time for you rethink how you manage your money. Follow our simple tips on how to save money for your next vacation and you don’t need to be a millionaire to...

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Trip planning

10 Top tips for travelling on a budget

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Got that travel bug but you don’t have a huge budget to play with? You don’t need to abstain from your next adventure just because your purse is mostly filled with coins rather than big time bank notes. There are many ways of travelling on a budget and sticking to that budget! Here are our top tips for keeping your travel expenses on the down low.

1 Find a deal for your flight

Unfortunately there are no official rules when it comes to finding the best...

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Africa

Elephants – Why we Love Them

World Elephant Day

One of the most distinguishable creatures on the planet, with huge floppy ears and long trunks, elephants are a favourite at Tucan Travel. The largest land mammal in the world, elephants are found across Asia and Africa usually in family herds. 

 Both African and Asian elephants are unfortunately extremely endangered, with poachers hunting them primarily for their ivory tusks....

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