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10 best places to go in December

Travellers swimming in the Bay of Pigs in Cuba

Over the years we’ve seen that December is one of the most popular times to travel, especially solo travellers often seek an adventure towards the end of December to celebrate the new year in true explorer style.

Below you’ll find a combination of our most popular tours among travellers and destinations we recommend this time of year.

1. Colombia

Colombia is one...

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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.

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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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Dream trips to plan for the future – Part 1

Wadi Rum - Jordan

If 2020 has taught us anything it’s that no - we don’t have all the time in the world. The start of the new decade was like any other year - families parted ways after Christmas celebrations and travelled home, adventurers looked ahead to all their exciting holiday plans and many were busy assessing how many trips they could squeeze out of annual leave. Those with constant itchy feet looked back on 2019’s adventures and wondered what was next....

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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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10 movies to watch to inspire your wanderlust

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It’s natural to be feeling like life has come to a standstill - because it has! With the majority of borders closed, flights being cancelled and the world staying indoors, 2020 hasn’t exactly been what we all expected. Whether you are working from home, self-isolating or under strict quarantine, now more than ever we need as much inspiration from within our own walls as possible. Thankfully, we are living in a digital age and it’s never been a better...

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What to pack for a trip to Patagonia

Patagonia is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited - in fact I am still longing to return one day! I travelled on the Tucan Travel Patagonia Highlights tour in November 2019 and spent the weeks running up to my holiday gazing at photos of mountains and trying to plan what I should pack. Patagonia has an unforgiving climate, and I read that the weather changes daily (I can confirm - it does!), not to mention the remote locations we...

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What to expect on a trip to Patagonia

the mountains of torres del paine on a clear day

Patagonia is the wild child of South America, nestled deep in the south of the continent straddling both Chile and Argentina. Coated in mountains, forests, lakes, glaciers and more, the rugged region has been attracting keen hikers for decades. Having just embarked on my own Patagonian adventure for two weeks, I have compiled a list of what you should expect if you're planning a holiday to Patagonia.

The weather really does change by the...

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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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