Destinations

Guyana where have you been all my life?

Once upon a time a group of young adventurers uncovered a country in South America, densely hidden in rainforest, far away from where Suri was telling them to go on their iPhones. The toe tapping sounds of Caribbean music drifting through the coastal breeze, tropical birds up high in the trees and the spray of the majestic Kaieteur Falls on their faces meant these travellers had found the adventure of their dreams. They had found Guyana.

Woah! Did you lose yourself...

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8 Bizarre Easter Traditions from around the world!

Easter, the Christian celebration of Christ’s resurrection is fast approaching but for some countries it’s not all about attending mass, and eating your bodyweight’s amount in chocolate. We have put together some of the most bizarre traditions undertaken around the world – see if you can spot some of our destinations on the list!

Slovakia and the Czech Republic- A Good Old Fashioned Whipping

Not an ideal time to be female. Women in Slovakia are whipped...

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Top 7 dishes of Central America

During Marcus' adventures across Central America he rounded up some of the best dishes for all the eager foodies out there! Try and get through this post without salivating- we dare you!

Guatemala

1)The local speciality when you’re near the coastal areas of Guatemala is a rich seafood stew called ‘tapado’ made from fish, shrimp, shellfish and coconut milk spiced with coriander. It is served with a side of plantain and another whole grilled fish just for good...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Belize

If you’re looking for that perfect combination of adventure activities, beautiful tropical scenery, authentic local culture and some down-time on the beach, look no further than Belize.

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International Happiness Day!

Today is international happiness day so to mark this, Tucan Travel have put together some of the places that we have travelled to that made us smile. :)

Laos

Kicking off the list is probably one of the happiest places I have ever visited. Although the small South East Asian country has a troubled past, the locals are the most genuine friendliest people I have ever met and you will always be greeted with a smile. It’s a peaceful country with French colonial...

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Oops I did it again…. Some common traveller mistakes I made so you don’t have to.

    Not packing enough clothes

    Picture this. You have just touched down in Bolivia wearing your finest outfit and no one told you about the altitude. Packing for travelling is a fine art- the first problem is fitting it all in the backpack! Make sure all weather conditions are spoken for – especially if you’re going somewhere like that is prone to weather changes at the drop of a hat

    Packing too many clothes

    On the other side of the coin...

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Farewell Natalia- and good luck!

Our very own Natalia who has worked at Tucan Travel for a number of years is undertaking an exceptional challenge. She and the rest of the Coxless Crew are a four woman team who are attempting to achieve a world first by rowing 8,446 miles across the Pacific Ocean unsupported. They will be rowing out from San Francisco on the 18th of April with the aim to reach Australia all on their own.

This brave venture is with the intention to raise a quarter of a million pounds for their two...

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7 of the best ways to save up for the trip of a lifetime

You have researched your top 10 destinations, earmarked your favourite pages in the travel brochures, and even started learning some basic Thai but here comes the tricky bit- how do you save up for the trip of your dreams? Travelling can be expensive, but luckily for you we have come up with 7 top tips so you can add a new stamp in that passport as soon as possible.

1) Ditch the Starbucks
It might seem obvious but so much money is spent...

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