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...
My mind was made up, it was time…. time to meet a sloth. I’d been to Central America before, and been to South America, but I’d never experienced a sloth sighting. Desperate times call for desperate decisions and so I decided to make my way to Costa Rica with the express intent on seeing at least one sloth. Of course to go all that way and not see some other wildlife seemed a little too rash, so onto the Tucan Travel San Jose to Panama City tour I booked.
A group tour to Costa Rica
Costa Rica is the country on everyone's lips at the moment. Direct flights from London to Costa Rica are just around the corner, so whether you're trying to beat the rush or take advantage of the direct service, this laid-back Central American country has something for everyone.
When Tucan Travel asked me to write about the highlights of my experience on their Costa Rica Encompassed...
Travelling to India can be one of the most fascinating, enjoyable and rewarding experiences of a lifetime. With such a large, diverse country it is almost impossible to narrow down a short list of highlights and tips, so let's focus on the northern sections of Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Camel Safari - Jaisalmer
The view of an Indian desert dune from the hump of a camel would have to be one of life's supreme travel moments. The textures and colours of the...
Vince Robbins from Urban Travel Blog writes from India where he is On The Road travelling and blogging around India and South East Asia.
You don’t have to be a history buff or art lover to appreciate museum collections. Let’s be honest, looking at surviving ancient artifacts stirs at something profound. But not all museums are big ticket affairs and that’s ok too. The ones that will forever be eclipsed by the priceless art housed in the Louvre (world’s most visited) still have engaging objects and thought-provoking exhibitions for us to digest and muse over.
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,...
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...
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...
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...