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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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Day Trek to Machu Picchu

Day Trek to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is easily one of the most coveted highlights on every avid adventurer’s list. Located high in the Andes, thousands flock to the ancient Inca city to explore the legendary ruins. Getting to Machu Picchu is a huge part of the experience. Many follow the well-trodden Inca Trail, a four day trek which includes camping en route. Others may prefer the quieter Lares Trek, four days travelling through traditional Andean villages along the way. But what if you don’t have time to do...

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Top 10 reasons to visit South East Asia in the rainy season

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South East Asia, packed with beautiful temples, delicious food, breathtaking beaches and endless rice paddy landscapes. But when is the best time to go? Many people want to avoid the rainy season when making their travel plans, but actually, this can be the best time to visit!

When is the rainy season in.....?

1. Thailand

Thailand's monsoon season varies depending where you are going. On the side of the Andaman Sea such as Phuket or Krabi it begins in...

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A Mexican Love Affair

As I scooped up the last morsels of my Chiles en Nogada, I couldn’t help feeling a wave of sadness. This was my last night on our 13 day Magical Mexico tour and I was sitting in a restaurant in downtown Cancún, away from the garish hotel zone, feasting on a deliciously hot habanero coated in a walnut sauce - traditional of the Yucatan region.

I am a self-confessed ‘foodie’. Eating out is a way of life. Even before I have...

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