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Highlights of India

Travelling to India can be one of the most fascinating, enjoyable and rewarding experiences of a lifetime. With such a large, diverse country it is almost impossible to narrow down a short list of highlights and tips, so let's focus on the northern sections of Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Camel Safari - Jaisalmer

The view of an Indian desert dune from the hump of a camel would have to be one of life's supreme travel moments. The textures and colours of the...

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Welcome to India: 48 Hours in New Delhi

a horse and cart with tuk tuk and rickshaw in the background in the streets of delhi india

Vince Robbins from Urban Travel Blog writes from India where he is On The Road travelling and blogging around India and South East Asia.

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Where to see the northern lights in Iceland

green northern lights aurora borealis in iceland with waterfall and kirkjufell mountain in snaefellsnes peninsula

What are the northern lights?

If you’ve stumbled upon this blog, chances are you already know what the northern lights are. But just in case, here’s a quick lesson. The Aurora Borealis occurs when gas particles from the sun’s surface drift towards gas particles on the earth’s surface, which causes a reaction. This reaction forms a curtain of colours in the sky known as the northern lights! The distance from the surface of the reaction,...

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24 hours to spare? Spend them in Berlin!

Every year small group tours to Germany are becoming more and more. Little wonder, as a short break European destination it excels. People are beginning to realise that there is so much to discover in Germany, not least its fabulous food, wealth of history and blended architecture.  Where better to experience German hospitality than in its quintessential capital where history meets modern day creativity to forge a truly unique culture. Keep reading for some...

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What you should know before travelling to Lake Titicaca

Traditional reed boats on Lake titicaca

The Inca believed Lake Titicaca to be the birthplace of the sun. When you look at the stunning scenery of the lake, it is easy to understand why. We have compiled some of the answers for frequently asked questions when planning a trip to Lake Titicaca.

How big is Lake Titicaca?

At over 8000 square kilometers Lake Titicaca is the...

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Why Cambodia is more than just Angkor Wat

What is there to do in Cambodia, you might ask? Sandwiched between Vietnam and Thailand, Cambodia is often seen as a short stopover to tick off Angkor Wat - the most well known landmark in the country. With a turbulent past and long history, Cambodia has a lot to offer those who are willing to dig deeper and escape the crowds of Angkor. We believe it’s about time Cambodia got the attention it deserved! There are plenty of highlights in Cambodia to keep any...

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32 Top Travel Experiences to have in your lifetime

The world is a treasure trove of natural beauty, unique history and ultimate adventure. Whether you are watching the sunrise over the Taj Mahal, cruising past elephants in the Okavango Delta or marvelling at the breathtaking northern lights, an amazing travel experience will stay with you for years to come, if not your lifetime! In celebration of Tucan Travel turning 32 years old we have compiled a list of the 32 top travel experiences we believe everyone...

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Trekking in the Annapurna Foothills

Landscape of Nepal

Nepal is a hikers paradise. Combining stunning peaks, tranquil lakes and charming villages, it remains a popular destination for adventure travellers. Nepal is home to 8 out of 10 of the world’s highest peaks, including the monstrous Mount Everest! Trekking in the Annapurna Foothills is a popular activity amongst the adventurous out there who don’t wish to take on the highest mountain in the world, but still want to...

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Celebrating Solo Female Travel

International Women's Day

Women are travelling more than ever, breaking barriers and exploring the world. In fact solo female travel is one of the fastest developing trends the travel industry has seen in years! Solo female travel is empowering, exciting and opens you up to a world of possibilities. With so many beautiful destinations plastered across Instagram, it’s no wonder we are taking off to far flung and exotic destinations. See what you...

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Favourite books that inspire travel

World book day

As expected, we’re an office of itchy-footed travellers who are constantly thinking about the next place on our travel list - and reading is one of the biggest sources of inspiration. Those inevitable 16 hour bus journeys to god-knows-where in the heart of Asia, provide the perfect excuse to bury our noses in travel books! And if travelling isn’t quite on the cards right now, you can be easily transported worlds away through the use of a few pages, a bit of text and a colourful...

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