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Best places to escape to the hills this Valentine’s Day!

This time of year can be somewhat overwhelming, especially for the singles out there! With all the fancy dinner promotions flooding into your inbox and friends boasting about THE MOST ROMANTIC PLANS EVER, it can definitely make a single person want to run to the hills! This year escape the fancy nights in the city for exciting, wild adventures trekking in the mountains. Fall head over hills

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20 Trips to Take in Your 20’s

While there is no perfect age to hop on a plane and start travelling, there is something special about experiencing what the world has to offer in your twenties. Maybe you are fresh out of university, eager to tick off your must see destinations before committing to that 9 - 5. Perhaps you’re unsure what career path you want to go down, but what you do know is you must-see...

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Top 10 Alternative Party Holidays

Raving the night away in a sweaty club in Ibiza, throwing back juice-y cocktails in Malia or falling out of nightclubs in Magaluf, these are all classic thoughts you might have about typical party destinations. If the idea of ending up on “Sun, Sea and Suspicious Parents” makes you shudder, yet you still enjoy a good boogie now and again with a cocktail in hand, fear not, you’re not alone! Studies show that millennial's have fallen out of love with...

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10 reasons to visit Sri Lanka

Sigiriya Rock

Tours to Sri Lanka are becoming ever more popular. Until recently Sri Lanka was a tiny, undiscovered island that wouldn’t of usually been included on any ‘must-visit destinations’ lists. But as more people discover this little island packs a big punch, it is fast earning a regular spot on bucket lists. A vibrant friendly culture, charming colonial towns, moorish foods, relaxing beaches and stunning scenery. Sri Lanka is a small piece of paradise on...

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Top 10 beaches in Sri Lanka

Paradise Island, The Pearl of The Indian Ocean, The Teardrop of India. Whatever you want to call it, there is no denying that visiting this magical island is like living in a dream. Until recently, Sri Lanka was a hidden treasure compared to the more widely trodden paths throughout the rest of Asia. However, all that is changing as the world begins to discover this alluring island.

Tours to Sri Lanka are becoming a...

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International Happiness Day!

Today is international happiness day so to mark this, Tucan Travel have put together some of the places that we have travelled to that made us smile. :)

Laos

Kicking off the list is probably one of the happiest places I have ever visited. Although the small South East Asian country has a troubled past, the locals are the most genuine friendliest people I have ever met and you will always be greeted with a smile. It’s a peaceful country with French colonial...

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The small town of Basari

We had barely met our tour leader when he suggested staying in a heritage listed hotel for a night. It was Day 1 of our 28 day tour of India and Nepal and he wanted to give us plenty of time to think about it. It was an option for Day 18 to replace the scheduled hotel in Khajuraho. Instead we would stay at the Hammeer Garhi Heritage Resort in a village called Basari for only an extra $10US each. Surprisingly for a group of seven the decision was immediate and unanimous: 'Yes!'

This was...

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Preparing for Everest Base Camp

I’m sure everyone is aware you have to be relatively fit to do this trek. I was told you don't need to be the ultimate athlete (I'm most definitely not!); you just have to make sure you’ve had some form of physical preparation for a few months before your trek. After speaking to friends who have done the trek, I was advised some trekkers train for an entire year prior to the trek however, if you do regular exercise and are relatively fit, you should be fine. I hope so as I definitely...

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World Land Trust raises £1million for orangutans

The World Land Trust is an international conservation organisation that takes direct action to save rainforest and other biologically important lands. Since it was founded in 1989, it has helped local conservation organisations to purchase and protect over 400,000 acres of threatened habitats in Asia, Europe Central and South America.

Tucan Travel has been working to raise money for the World Land Trust since 2009 by adding a further 10% of all money raised in their Carbon Offset Scheme...

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My Cambodia or Wat

One of the best things about traveling to a distant, exotic, foreign countries is meeting the  people who call those countries home. You can see different temples, shopping centers, restaurants or any kind of attractions in every country, but people are what really makes the difference. Cambodia didn’t disappoint – not with temples and definitely not with its wonderful people. Khmer people always had a big smile on their faces. They also seemed very sincere and genuine, possibly because...

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