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Top 10 hikes to experience once in your lifetime

Whether you're a seasoned trekker or countryside stroller, the world has some simply stunning hikes and walks in the great outdoors just waiting to be conquered. From Peru to Bulgaria, Nepal to New Zealand, there are a whole host of countries out there with some truly breathtaking views and landscapes.  Make this the year you witness some spectacular scenery, put the technology down and marvel at our phenomenal planet. A hiking holiday is the perfect chance...

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Africa

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Trip planning

Best time to visit Botswana

An elephant and its reflection in the water in Botswana

We picked Botswana in the ‘Green Season’ for our honeymoon adventure last December and discovered some amazing benefits for visiting this time of year! From the beautiful colours of wildflowers in the Central Kalahari to the adorable tiny new-borns of the Delta. And with fewer travellers and safari vehicles around, it’s worth getting to know what each season has to offer before you go. We stayed at https://www.kwando.co.bw/tau-pan and https://www.sanctuaryretreats.

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Top 7 dishes to eat in Japan

yatai fukuoka

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...

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Slothing around Costa Rica

sloth hanging upside down from a tree in costa rica on a beach

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.

The...

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The Top 8 Experiences In Costa Rica

view of arenal volcano in costa rica

 

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...

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Highlights of India

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...

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Welcome to India: 48 Hours in New Delhi

a horse and cart with tuk tuk and rickshaw in the background in the streets of delhi india

Vince Robbins from Urban Travel Blog writes from India where he is On The Road travelling and blogging around India and South East Asia.

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From the sublime to the ridiculous: Top ten offbeat museums

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.

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Europe

Iceland

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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