Archive for November, 2013

Baby gorilla on the Gorilla Trek

Silverbacks and baby gorillas

Posted on 27. Nov, 2013 by Jess Millett.


After three hours of trekking through the wet and slippery undergrowth we take a breath, “we are close” the ranger whispers and motions for us to place our walking poles on the ground. We had been instructed to do this back at the base, the sticks reminding the gorillas of the poachers and hunters who [...]

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Exploring Rio de Janeiro alone

Posted on 22. Nov, 2013 by Steve Burke.


In the Spring of 2010, a little jaded from a high pressure Travel Sales job in Dublin, I decided to investigate the possibility of moving to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, as I had long been fascinated with Brazilian life and culture, especially the exotic music I had listened to for years. I had taken [...]

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The Glacier

Living life on the edge, ice climbing

Posted on 18. Nov, 2013 by Nilmini de Silva.


When I came to Patagonia, I expected to wind down after my travels through Antarctica, after what has been a very hectic year of travel. But Patagonia has forced me to sit up and notice her and continued to challenge me physically, dishing up new challenges and stunning vistas that have left me awestruck at [...]

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The Family

Tucan Travel attend a Quinceañera

Posted on 14. Nov, 2013 by Bec Nicholls.


I have been down in this neck of the woods for almost 9 years and unfortunately was never lucky enough to be invited to this special coming of age event of a 15 year old girl in Mexico – until now! My very good friend Jose Luis (who you would all know as the ‘Mayan [...]

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Costa Rica Hikes

Imagine if we had missed the bus?

Posted on 06. Nov, 2013 by Barbara Goodwin.


An extreme hike up a short hill, Cerro Chato, in Costa Rica makes for a trip of a lifetime for two best friends.

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