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Mexico’s hidden gems: top 5 spots

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Mexico’s Hidden Gems: top 5 spots

Mexico offers such vast options for visitors that it could be easy to miss out on the country's authentic places full of tradition and charm. Mexico's world known pristine beaches are just the tip of the iceberg of a country blessed with culture, nature and warm weather.

As a tour leader in Mexico, I normally get asked my favourite places on our Mexico tour. It's...

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10 best places to go in November

Bridge in the Cloud Forest in Costa Rica

We’re passionate about adventure travel and with 33 years of experience in this niche industry, we understand that this travel style is different from your relaxing-by-the-hotel-pool holiday. The best time to embark on your adventure holiday may differ from the common perception of “go when it’s the hottest and driest”.

That’s why we’ve put together our very own travel calendar, so you can find out where we...

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10 best places to go in October

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Many travel dreams have been put on hold for most of 2020 due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Days feel endless at the moment, especially if you’re working or self-isolating at home. That’s why it’s more important than ever to stay positive and inspired because we will travel the world, tick off bucket lists and learn about new cultures first-hand again.

We hope our destinations calendar will help you travel...

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Tagines from Morocco

We know as much as the next person that staying at home is tough. Not only because we’re passionate travellers but also because we miss our family, friends and socialising in general. While the current situation is a whole new level of “challenging”, there are things to be thankful for. One prime example is having access to the internet, as with it comes a world of possibilities to get together virtually, keeping yourself busy and even opportunities to...

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Books that transport you across the globe

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Books have a fantastic way of transporting the reader to a world and time other than their own. Whilst some stories take place in locations that we consider familiar, many manage to portray images of places, cultures and eras around the planet so vividly that they take us to lands that are totally foreign. During times when the prospect of travel becomes impossible, books like these can become a restless traveller’s saving grace. From the comfort of your...

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Mexican ruins and their street food counterparts

 

Fascinating ancient ruins and mouth wateringly delicious street food are arguably the two main pillars of every great trip to Mexico. Some travellers may have tasted all of Mexico’s most iconic dishes but aren’t too hot on their Mayan history. Others might be keen experts on Mexico’s past but haven’t dabbled in some of the nation’s favourite dishes. From the obvious favourites to the more obscure phenomena, parallels can be (tenuously)...

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Why Costa Rica is the perfect family holiday

Costa Rica is known for its natural beauty, unique wildlife and otherworldly landscapes, making it a popular destination for travellers from all walks of life. Our focus today is why Costa Rica is also the perfect holiday destination for families! We speak to Debbie, Tucan Travel tailor-made specialist and mum of two, who recently returned from her family adventure to Costa Rica.

Why did you pick Costa Rica for your family...

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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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5 reasons you need to visit Cuba now!

In recent years Cuba has been steadily growing as a travel destination and having travelled through this charming country for 10 days, I can see why. Keep reading for my 5 reasons why you need to visit Cuba now!

Unspoiled by tourism

At a steady pace, in true Latin style, Cuba is building a number of hotels throughout this remarkable country to meet the...

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11 Things To Do in Havana, Cuba

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Cuba seems to be one of the few places in the world where time has stood still due to the long-lasting communist government. The country has resisted modernisations many of its “neighbours” in Central America have adopted. It’s the reason why more and more people want to travel to Cuba. 

The capital Havana is the highlight for a lot of travellers visiting Cuba and rightly so, you will not find yourself bored...

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