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Exploring Mulitlingualism in Latin America for International Literacy Day

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International Literacy Day is an annual opportunity for Governments and civil society to highlight improvements in world literacy rates and come together to reflect on ongoing literacy challenges.

Whilst globally we are moving in the right direction, there are significant challenges for the world’s poorest countries where high illiteracy rates are likely to be a key factor in stalling development. We cannot...

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Where to visit in September 

Beat the crowds, travel to Venice in September

The changing of seasons doesn’t have to be a bad thing, with September comes exciting possibilities for spend-thrift travellers, which let’s be honest, is most of us. Why not save on flights and accommodation outside high seasons so that you can splurge on gelato and local market souvenirs, or bigger ticket experiences. Did someone say hot air balloon ride? Michelin star meal? The benefits don’t stop with the savings, shoulder season also means less...

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Elephants – Why we Love Them

World Elephant Day

One of the most distinguishable creatures on the planet, with huge floppy ears and long trunks, elephants are a favourite at Tucan Travel. The largest land mammal in the world, elephants are found across Asia and Africa usually in family herds. 

 Both African and Asian elephants are unfortunately extremely endangered, with poachers hunting them primarily for their ivory tusks....

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From the sublime to the ridiculous: Top ten offbeat museums

You don’t have to be a history buff or art lover to appreciate museum collections. Let’s be honest, looking at surviving ancient artifacts stirs at something profound. But not all museums are big ticket affairs and that’s ok too. The ones that will forever be eclipsed by the priceless art housed in the Louvre (world’s most visited) still have engaging objects and thought-provoking exhibitions for us to digest and muse over.

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Trending destinations in 2019

Seasoned globe-trotter or saving up for your first big trip several time zones away from home, the question of where to head for an eye-opening and refreshing adventure is something we all ponder. To welcome in this brand new year we've put together our round-up of trending destinations for the year ahead. Here's to a happy and healthy 2019, full of excitement and adventure!

Jordan

Sculptural desert landscapes, ancient cities and the...

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What’s so special about Buenos Aires?

At the moment, Argentina is great value for money due to recent sharp decline in the value of the peso. It is a seductive, diverse and vast country full of contrasts. From the icy end-of-the-earth Ushuaian wilderness to the European influence of the capital. The indigenous north in the Andean foothills, to gaucho estancias and the fast-developing viticulture, there’s a lot to sink your teeth into. Take advantage of how far you can make your money go in...

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5 Top Honeymoon Experiences

For many, tropical beaches and five star luxury resorts or comfortable villas are the only parameters that exist when planning a honeymoon, but we think honeymoons should be adventures that offer new and eye-opening experiences. Step into married life by stepping out of your comfort zone, this is our philosophy towards honeymooning. We’ve been thinking about the best ways to bring a unique experience and truly memorable adventure to celebrate your nuptials....

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Most unique places to get engaged

It's always heart-warming for us to hear from couples that have met on tour.  Bringing like-minded people together through their shared interest in exploring is at the heart of what we do. Whilst we can't take credit for uniting Sophie and Deiniol, they did choose to get engaged at Iguazu Falls whilst on tour with us last year which prompted us to think about the most unique places for adventurers to pop the question. To make that special moment a truly memorable experience, a little...

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7 Best things to do in Thailand

Tropical Thailand has thick jungle and stunning beaches as well as unmissable heritage sites. Here's a round-up of our favourite places to visit if you are planning a trip to this magical kingdom.

Grand Palace

The Grand Palace is the must-see heritage site in the Thai capital. Nestled in the heart of Bangkok old town and on the banks of the river Chao Phraya, the gold tipped complex was home to the Kings of Siam, the Royal court and the seat...

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Top Alternative Cities

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If you are a city person and a traveller, you probably already have more than a few of the world’s capitals ticked off. There’s just as much to discover in cities that often aren’t under the spotlight. Here's our list of our top alternative cities.

Arequipa - Peru

The white city, many of Arequipa’s baroque buildings carved from local white ‘sillar’ rock. Arequipa is a tenth of the size of sprawling Lima and dwarfed by the sheer number of visitors to Cusco making their...

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