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33 Responsible Travel Tips

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To celebrate our 33rd birthday in 2020 we have decided to provide 33 tips on how to act responsibly when you’re on the road. Responsible travel is something that we passionately adhere to at Tucan Travel. Travelling responsibly requires travellers to adopt a certain attitude, showing respect to local cultures, economies and the environment. It is our core belief that when travelling in a foreign nation, travellers should do their utmost to give as much as...

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Tucan Travel turns 33 years old!

Tucan Travel turns 33 years old!

This week Tucan Travel is turning 33 years old! It’s hard to believe that back in 1987, when a few eager overland travellers decided to start their own company, that we would be where we are today. 2020 hasn’t gone as we all hoped so far, but we look back on our travel memories with such gratitude during this difficult time. And while the world recovers, we want to remember how fantastic travelling is, from helping communities around the globe to educating...

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10 reasons why travelling with friends should be your next adventure

Gone are the days when you need to wait for a partner to whisk you away to an exotic destination. It’s 2020, and travellers from all over the globe are embracing new ways of travelling. While solo travel is still on the rise, and something we strongly believe everyone should try at least once in their lifetime, more globe-trotters are now grabbing their mates and jetting off on new-found adventures. Whether or not you are in a relationship, travelling with...

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Do you dare? Check out our scary food from around the world this Halloween!

Are you ready to challenge your palate with some of the world’s strangest food? Different meals from around the globe can be absolutely fascinating to those of us who consider our country’s dishes as safe and normal, but delve a little deeper and you’ll see every place has at least a few strange food choices. From Vegemite in Australia to haggis in Scotland, blood soup in Poland to snails in France - the world’s taste buds have developed quite...

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Top 10 things to do in Beijing

A lively metropolitan city where the nation's deep history blends with a rapidly growing modern infrastructure, Beijing has something for everyone. The city’s contradictory character sees chaotic city streets meet peaceful ancient temples and tranquil pockets of greenery sit amongst the surrounding concrete jungle. Within the hectic nature of Beijing lie intricate reminders of the poetic past that set the foundations for the world’s largest capital. Here...

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Best time to visit Japan: month by month

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If there was ever a land that embraces its seasons, it’s Japan. Speak of spring and you’re instantly transported to the candy floss canopies of the blossom festivals. Winter offers evocative views of snow-dusted pagodas and monkeys in hot springs with icicle-crusted fur. In autumn, the brilliant red and orange hues of elegant Japanese gardens come alive, and Japan’s summers are filled with lush, emerald countryside. 

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Top 7 dishes to eat in Japan

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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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Welcome to India: 48 Hours in New Delhi

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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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Sri Lanka and the Maldives – the perfect honeymoon balance?

Looking down a wooden boardwalk towards the beach in Sri Lanka and the Maldives tour

More than just an exotic holiday to a far away land, a honeymoon is a once in a lifetime experience that we spend most of our 20’s dreaming about. Secluded beaches, romantic dinners, cocktails at sunset - the cliche is most definitely still alive! How many times have you been served an ad for a Maldives honeymoon package?!

However, that isn’t everyone’s cup of tea...For some couples who want a bit more adventure...

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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