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Things to do in Vienna

The city of culture, classical music and of course cake, Vienna is a jewel in Central Europe. It’s not hard to image the imperial Habsburg family calling it home, as the whole city looks like something straight out of a fairy tale. Each building, even if it was a just a basic shop front made us stop to take a photo. I have culminated a list of some of the best experiences in Vienna to enjoy.

Watch an opera

Home to some of the greatest composers that ever...

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Myths and Legends from around the world

From ancient ruins steeped in history, to natural wonders that hide hidden beasts, there are plenty of myths and legends that surround some of our favourite destinations. Some have been told through the years to scare misbehaving children whilst others are ingrained in historical textbooks - below are just some of the most interesting tales from across the world.

Greece- Delphi

Perched high on the hillside of Mount Parnassos, the ancient ruins...

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An Insider’s View on Patagonia

The wild, untamed landscapes of Patagonia in the most southern tip of South America may seem like a faraway destination. The region, situated between Argentina and Chile is remote. Famous for its vast national parks and jaw-dropping natural wonders, it is a destination to be conquered and explored. Maybe you are itching to discover Patagonia? Or maybe this is the first time the region has crept onto your bucket list? Read our interview with Julia Baulina about an adventure to one of...

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Top tips for an adventure in Colombia

Do you have a hankering to visit Colombia but don't know where to start? Perhaps you have always wanted to get under the skin of this feisty country but have been unsure where to begin? Have no fear! We have compiled some top tips for visiting Colombia that will help if you're planning an adventure to one of the most exciting countries in South America.

Learn some Spanish

Colombia is still a relatively new country in terms of tourism. Unlike some other...

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Tour Leader Insights: An Interview on Central America

Our tour leaders are hard to track down. You may find them hiking up volcanoes in Central America, trekking through the Amazon Jungle or playing “spot the lion” on one of our overland trucks somewhere in Africa. You may even find them at the most southerly tip of South America showing our travellers mammoth glaciers.

As a special treat, we have managed to pin down two of our amazing Central America tour leaders for a short interview on a lowdown of their favourite continent,...

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7 films and books that feature Latin America

Films and books have inspired people to travel for years. Some of the greatest blockbusters and literary classics have been set in iconic destinations that have made people pick up their passports and journey to the corners of the world where their favourite forms of entertainment are made or set. Latin America has a whole host of destinations that have set the scene for some of the greatest fictional characters. Below we have listed some well-known classics, and the hidden gems that feature...

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Rio Carnival 2015- Final Video!

Say hello to the final video of Rio Carnival 2015 from Greg and Carole over at Travizeo. Jam-packed with the top highlights from their adventure, it's a three minute extravaganza into what to expect at the greatest party of the world as they followed one of our Budget Expeditions (18-35s) groups around

If this has whet your appetite and can't wait to get your samba on we are offering up to 20% off our Rio Carnival packages. We are also launching a free e-book so you can find out just...

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5 Instagram Travel Photography Tips

Hey there fellow adventurers.

This is a blog for all you guys and girls travelling around the world (and even those who don’t), to help get a little more from your Instagram account and editing your photos. These aren't set rules or anything, just friendly tips and an insight into how I edit/prepare and go about getting my images for Instagram. The main focus is on travel images, and I got plenty of those when I was on Tucan Travel's overland trip from Victoria Falls to Cape Town over...

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6 ways to keep the travel memories safe

Picture this. You have landed back home after the most amazing tour, crossing 6 countries and meeting tons of friends along the way. Wistful you wish you were back, you keep flicking through the Facebook albums to remind yourself of the sun baking down on a Costa Rica beach or THAT night at Rio Carnival. Well we know that pain. All of us here at Tucan Travel know that feeling of being more lost at home than in the middle of a South American rainforest when arriving back from travels. Have no...

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Reasons to visit: Salento, Colombia.

A flight delay and a missed connection were to blame for my first visit to Colombia. The visit was a short 14 hour trip to the slightly chaotic, somewhat gloomy Bogota. The airline offered me a hotel for the night and an old friend in town picked me up to take me to the bi-yearly Iberia-American festival of Theatre that was taking place at the time.In that one night I was not only introduced to some exceptionally funny shows on the many stages, but also live salsa bands and was given a short...

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