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Do you dare? Check out our scary food from around the world this Halloween!

Are you ready to challenge your palate with some of the world’s strangest food? Different meals from around the globe can be absolutely fascinating to those of us who consider our country’s dishes as safe and normal, but delve a little deeper and you’ll see every place has at least a few strange food choices. From Vegemite in Australia to haggis in Scotland, blood soup in Poland to snails in France - the world’s taste buds have developed quite...

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Why Southeast Asia is the ultimate vegan travel destination

Southeast Asia is one of the most popular backpacking destinations for adventurous and budget-friendly travellers. As well as rich cultures, otherworldly landscapes and some of the best beaches in the world, many flock to this corner of the globe for the unforgettable foodie experiences. While the thought of the Southeast Asian food scene might conjure up images of fried insects on sticks, it actually has a multitude of vegan choices, with plant-based cafes...

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Top 10 things to do in Beijing

A lively metropolitan city where the nation's deep history blends with a rapidly growing modern infrastructure, Beijing has something for everyone. The city’s contradictory character sees chaotic city streets meet peaceful ancient temples and tranquil pockets of greenery sit amongst the surrounding concrete jungle. Within the hectic nature of Beijing lie intricate reminders of the poetic past that set the foundations for the world’s largest capital. Here...

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Top 7 dishes to eat in Japan

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Japan offers a smorgasbord of experiences and visiting the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’ should be on every traveller’s list at least once. From the historical city of Kyoto to the sprawling capital, Tokyo, apart from the incredible temples, pagodas, markets and shops, each destination also offers a variety of delicious food options to sink your teeth into! I left the Tucan Travel marketing department behind and travelled for two weeks on our Southern Japan tour in April, 2019. After much...

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Sri Lanka and the Maldives – the perfect honeymoon balance?

Looking down a wooden boardwalk towards the beach in Sri Lanka and the Maldives tour

More than just an exotic holiday to a far away land, a honeymoon is a once in a lifetime experience that we spend most of our 20’s dreaming about. Secluded beaches, romantic dinners, cocktails at sunset - the cliche is most definitely still alive! How many times have you been served an ad for a Maldives honeymoon package?!

However, that isn’t everyone’s cup of tea...For some couples who want a bit more adventure...

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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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Game of Thrones filming locations you can visit

Hvar Island - Croatia - Game of Thrones locations

Game of Thrones fans everywhere are waiting with baited breath for the concluding season to air, when we will finally uncover the fate of Jon Snow and Daenerys. Yes, there has been some other much-loved shows out in the last few years (we’re talking Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead), but there are no fans as die-hard as GOT fans. Fans may Continue Reading

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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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Top 5 Experiences to have in Vietnam

Vietnam is a jewel of Southeast Asia, with its rolling hills, lush rice paddies and stunning coastline. A fantastic blend of busy cities, quaint countryside and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Vietnam has a little something for everyone. Whether it’s eating your way around Hanoi, swimming in the unique Halong Bay or sampling fresh fruit in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam will awaken your senses and leave you longing to return to this beautiful part of the world. Keep...

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Favourite books that inspire travel

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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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