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Where to see the northern lights in Iceland

green northern lights aurora borealis in iceland with waterfall and kirkjufell mountain in snaefellsnes peninsula

What are the northern lights?

If you’ve stumbled upon this blog, chances are you already know what the northern lights are. But just in case, here’s a quick lesson. The Aurora Borealis occurs when gas particles from the sun’s surface drift towards gas particles on the earth’s surface, which causes a reaction. This reaction forms a curtain of colours in the sky known as the northern lights! The distance from the surface of the reaction,...

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10 Places to see Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpieces

10 places to see Leonardo da Vinci's masterpieces

This May, Italy and the world around it will honour the death of one of the most influential people that has ever lived - Leonardo da Vinci. There’s probably not a single person in the world who doesn’t know his name. Not only was he a genius with a paintbrush, he was also a skilled inventor, scientist, mathematician, musician and writer to name a few. The term ‘Jack of all trades, master of none’ definitely doesn’t apply here - he was a master of...

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24 hours to spare? Spend them in Berlin!

Every year small group tours to Germany are becoming more and more. Little wonder, as a short break European destination it excels. People are beginning to realise that there is so much to discover in Germany, not least its fabulous food, wealth of history and blended architecture.  Where better to experience German hospitality than in its quintessential capital where history meets modern day creativity to forge a truly unique culture. Keep reading for some...

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Hidden Iceland: Where to visit

In recent years, Iceland has become a hugely popular bucket list destination. So popular in fact, that I’m pretty sure anyone reading this will know at least one person who has been. And they all return recommending it. But while everyone’s main goal is usually to catch a glimpse of the magical 'northern lights', we have the inside scoop! There’s plenty more reasons for visiting Iceland which don't involve the bright lights of Aurora Borealis. Here's a couple of hidden gems that we...

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North Africa

The 7 wonders of the ancient world

The pyramids in Egypt in the desert with blue skies and clouds

So, what are the 7 wonders of the ancient world?

A habit which I’m sure many of us can relate to, the Greeks liked to make lists! Travellers who explored the area around the Mediterranean sea took note of the '7 ancient wonders of the world', creating the first ever ‘must-see’ list! From the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the statue of Zeus, these wonders all hold a certain kind of mystery. All built for different reasons,...

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South America

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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Game of Thrones filming locations you can visit

Hvar Island - Croatia - Game of Thrones locations

Game of Thrones fans everywhere are waiting with baited breath for the concluding season to air, when we will finally uncover the fate of Jon Snow and Daenerys. Yes, there has been some other much-loved shows out in the last few years (we’re talking Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead), but there are no fans as die-hard as GOT fans. Fans may Continue Reading

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32 Top Travel Experiences to have in your lifetime

The world is a treasure trove of natural beauty, unique history and ultimate adventure. Whether you are watching the sunrise over the Taj Mahal, cruising past elephants in the Okavango Delta or marvelling at the breathtaking northern lights, an amazing travel experience will stay with you for years to come, if not your lifetime! In celebration of Tucan Travel turning 32 years old we have compiled a list of the 32 top travel experiences we believe everyone...

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Favourite books that inspire travel

World book day

As expected, we’re an office of itchy-footed travellers who are constantly thinking about the next place on our travel list - and reading is one of the biggest sources of inspiration. Those inevitable 16 hour bus journeys to god-knows-where in the heart of Asia, provide the perfect excuse to bury our noses in travel books! And if travelling isn’t quite on the cards right now, you can be easily transported worlds away through the use of a few pages, a bit of text and a colourful...

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Our favourite books which inspire travel

World book day

As expected, we’re an office of itchy-footed travellers who are constantly thinking about the next place on our travel list - and reading is one of the biggest sources of inspiration. Those inevitable 16 hour bus journeys to god-knows-where in the heart of Asia, provide the perfect excuse to bury our noses in travel books! And if travelling isn’t quite on the cards right now, you can be easily transported worlds away through...

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