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Dream trips to plan for the future – Part 1

Wadi Rum - Jordan

If 2020 has taught us anything it’s that no - we don’t have all the time in the world. The start of the new decade was like any other year - families parted ways after Christmas celebrations and travelled home, adventurers looked ahead to all their exciting holiday plans and many were busy assessing how many trips they could squeeze out of annual leave. Those with constant itchy feet looked back on 2019’s adventures and wondered what was next....

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Stepping Into the Screen – Oscar winning movies whose locations you can visit

The Andes in Patagonia

With the approach of the 92nd Academy Awards, as with every Oscar season, our cinemas have become inundated with some of the year’s greatest achievements in cinema. Stories that inspire awe, wonder and a sense of artistry in all who love the film industry and a vital part of any film that wishes to reach these heights is the setting. So often the most spectacular films capture the very essence of the location in which they are set to such a degree that you gain a familiarity with the...

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Why Costa Rica is the perfect family holiday

Costa Rica is known for its natural beauty, unique wildlife and otherworldly landscapes. This makes it a popular destination for travellers from all walks of life. Our focus today is why Costa Rica is also the perfect holiday destination for families! We speak to Debbie, Tucan Travel tailor-made specialist and mum of two. SheContinue Reading

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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...

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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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Top destinations to travel solo

cinque terre

It's safe to say that any form of solo travel, whether you're travelling solo as part of a tour or completely alone is just as much about discovering yourself as much as it is about discovering a new country. So if  you’ve decided to take the plunge and venture out on your own, where do you go? We’ve put together a list of our favourite destinations to travel to below.

1. The Cinque Terre

Though it is commonly known to be a romantic destination to travel to,...

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Top 7 dishes of Central America

During Marcus' adventures across Central America he rounded up some of the best dishes for all the eager foodies out there! Try and get through this post without salivating- we dare you!

Guatemala

1)The local speciality when you’re near the coastal areas of Guatemala is a rich seafood stew called ‘tapado’ made from fish, shrimp, shellfish and coconut milk spiced with coriander. It is served with a side of plantain and another whole grilled fish just for good...

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Imagine if we had missed the bus?

An extreme hike up a short hill, Cerro Chato, in Costa Rica makes for a trip of a lifetime for two best friends.

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