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Introducing Monica Mulenga

We are delighted to announce our new partnership with registered charity, The Book Bus. 

Along with David Gordon, Monica is a core figure at The Book Bus. She is the Country Director of the Zambian team which works to provide books to the children here.

Read more about Monica below: 

Monica Mulenga strongly believes that literacy is the cornerstone to a child’s education and that
education can give a child the opportunity to develop themselves and...

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Introducing David Gordon, CEO of The Book Bus

We are delighted to announce our new partnership with registered charity, The Book Bus. 

Founded in 2008 by publisher Tom Maschler, and now run by former overland travel expert David Gordon, The Book Bus operates a fleet of buses in Zambia, Malawi and Ecuador, providing reading schemes for schools in these countries. The charity provides reading material for children of all ages and has both local...

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One Minute Brief – #gosolo

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We teamed up with One Minute Briefs for a fun Twitter campaign all about solo travel! Creatives were encouraged to design their own poster for Tucan Travel with solo travel being the main theme.

We had 124 amazing entries making it really tough to pick one winner. We narrowed it down to a fantastic shortlist of 10 entries which you can view below. The winning poster was created by @ClareWords for her strong copy which resonated with all of us! See Clare's winning entry...

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4 books that will make you want to book a trip to Africa

Are you thinking of taking a trip to Africa? If so, you're in the right place for a few suggested books to read and inspire you as you plan and enjoy one of our African adventures.
Reading a book with a strong sense of place can really add something to your travel experience, and our friends at TripFiction have a database that will help you find the perfect literary partner. Whether it’s a novel, a memoir or a travelogue, they have a database with thousands of books to choose from, all...

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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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12 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 body-weight's amount in chocolate. We've done a little research and gathered some of the most bizarre Easter traditions from around the world. Let's see if you can spot some of our destinations on the list!

Slovakia & Czech Republic - A good old fashioned Easter whipping!

Not an ideal time to be female in these parts....

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Where should you go to based on your horoscope?

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Our *very authoritative* in-house astrologers (ahem) have been studying the stars and have compiled a list of the best destinations you should go to based on your horoscope!

Aries  (March 21 - April 19)

Costa Rica! 

Aries are known for being active and energetic so there is no better to place to burn off some of that energy than Costa Rica! From zip-lining to canyon there plenty of...

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31 Top Travel Experiences

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The 27th of March is our birthday and we have been lucky enough to have had 31 years of taking people to some seriously special destinations. It got us thinking about our top travel experiences. It’s a big world out there and there are just so many incredible adventures to be had. We have come up with our 31 top travel experiences but if there are any you think we have missed, comment below!

1. Hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu...

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What to pack on the Gorilla Trek

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Seeing the endangered mountain gorillas of Uganda or Rwanda is a real once-in-a-lifetime experience. Nothing can prepare you for that magical moment where you catch your first glimpse of a Silverback and his family just a few feet in front of you, completely in the wild. The privilege to see these incredible animals requires some hard work. You will be trekking through thick jungle foliage as your guide paves the way with...

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Getting engaged in South America

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When we found out that a couple had got engaged on one our tours in South America we had to find out more! Sophie kindly told us her story about her wonderful group tour to Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil!

Sophie & Deiniol's Story

“We did the Buenos Aires to Rio Flyer tour. My partner booked it as a surprise as he knew that Iguazu Falls was on my bucket list. I came across the falls by chance online and ever since then had always wanted to go visit!

The trip was...

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