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An Interview with Matt Gannan

To celebrate Tucan Travel's 27th Birthday, Jess Millett sat down with Matt Gannan, CEO of Tucan Travel.

What made you get in to travel? My parents were great travellers. They travelled around the world on their honeymoon. When I was working on a fishing boat in 1986, I asked my parents to book me a holiday and they booked me a trip from Kathmandu to London and that’s how I got started in travel.

Why Kathmandu to London? Because it was an adventurous...

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Getting clothes tailored in Hoi An

Vietnam is one of the most colourful and vibrant countries in the world and part of this stunning colour comes from the clothes. The woman are especially elegant in the traditional Ao Dai, a long tunic over pantaloons, made of Vietnamese silk which is simply stunning with its rich colours and patterns. If there is anywhere that you should get clothes tailored it is Vietnam!

The quaint town of Hoi An is the best place to go for all your tailoring needs. Walking through the streets you...

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Vietnam for families

Having seen most of Asia in my many years of travelling, I was still yet to visit Vietnam, which has been on my wish list for a long time. With my kids now aged 9 and 7 I thought it was a perfect time to pass on my love of Asian countries on to them. And I’m glad I did!

Instead of doing a tour I decided to tailor-make our own holiday and see the sights that I wanted to see at our own leisure. Tucan Travel came to the rescue and gave me exactly what I was after. And the best part is that...

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Adventures with Passion

http://youtu.be/xE6Z-4tp88g

Our passion for adventure is what motivates us to create amazing holidays to far flung destinations. In our NEW Adventures with Passion video we share with you the special travel moments we’ve had that fuel our excitement for adventure travel!

We want to hear about what made you pack your bags, grab your camera, book your ticket and explore the world. What was your best travel moment? Everyone has a different story to tell; a special memory or moment...

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Huacachina Oasis

Huacachina is like a landscape from a sandy planet. Located near a quiet little town of Ica, approximately a 4-5 hour drive from Lima. Huacachina is a small paradise where you can take some time to relax while visiting Peru. The Oasis is a mysterious lagoon in the middle of the Ica desert’s white sands. There are a few places to stay and charming little restaurants which overlook a stunning lagoon but more importantly, it’s surrounded by large sand dunes. You can relax by the lagoon or...

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