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Alternative destinations to travel off-grid

From yoga to hiking retreats, silent to meditation retreats, cleansing to healing retreats, you name it and there is likely a so-called off-the-grid haven eagerly waiting to make you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. But what if you don’t want to go as far as paying out of your pocket for an off-grid resort when there are a whole host of destinations just waiting to help you unwind? Sometimes it can be as simple as switching off your technology and immersing...

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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 happened upon this blog, chances are you already know a little about the northern lights. But here’s a quick summary just in case. The Aurora Borealis graces our skies when gas particles from the sun’s surface drift towards gas particles on the earth’s surface - this causes a reaction of colours in the...

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10 Places to see Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpieces

10 places to see Leonardo da Vinci's masterpieces

This May, the world will honour the death of one of the most influential people in history, Leonardo da Vinci. It's not exaggerating to say that almost every person in the world knows 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' doesn't even slightly apply here, he was a master of all.

500 years have passed since his death, and since then,...

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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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The seven wonders of the ancient world

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

What are the seven wonders of the ancient world?

The Greeks had a habit which I'm sure many of us can relate to - making lists. Explorers travelled the area of the Mediterranean sea and created the first-ever 'must-see' list - 'the seven ancient wonders of the world'.  From the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the statue of Zeus, the wonders all contain a certain sense of mystery and intrigue. All created for different purposes, comprising of various heights and made...

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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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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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9 top tips for solo travel in Europe

Solo travel in Europe - Budapest - Hungary - Europe

For some, the idea of solo travel in Europe sounds intimidating, daunting and a little scary. But overcome those feelings and you could have the most thrilling and empowering experience of your life! Don’t be put off by thinking you’ll be lonely, hearing about single supplements, or by worrying you’ll get lost. These are all things that you can overcome with just a little extra planning. 

Think, you can do...

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