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...
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. Keep reading...
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...
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...
With 2018 in full swing and the month of February finally here, it also marks the beginning of Chinese New Year’s celebrations. 2018 is the year of the Dog, and it’s all about getting together with loved ones in a celebration filled with lights, colour and sound.
Legend has it that Chinese New Year was born from an ancient tale about a mythical Ox-like creature named Year who appeared on the night of New Year’s eve with the...
We’ve finally reached that time of year where we look back on our travels and ask ourselves ‘where to next?’ Ease your Wanderlust with our top 5 recommended cities to visit in 2018...
1. Santa Marta, Colombia
Known to be the oldest city in Colombia, sunny Santa Marta isn’t usually the first choice of destination to explore when visiting northern Colombia, but is well worth a visit for lovers of sun, sea and sand. One of the best things to do is walk down...
One of the best times to visit Japan is when the famous Cherry Blossom trees are in bloom. It is a time when the temperature is neither too hot or too cold and as parties are held beneath the trees, it is an excellent time to see Japan at its best.