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Central America

Cuba

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5 reasons you need to visit Cuba now!

In recent years Cuba has been steadily growing as a travel destination and having travelled through this charming country for 10 days, I can see why. Keep reading for my 5 reasons why you need to visit Cuba now!

Unspoiled by tourism

At a steady pace, in true Latin style, Cuba is building a number of hotels throughout this remarkable country to meet the...

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Peru

South America

Travel tips

Trip planning

The countdown is on for the 2020 Inca Trail permits

If you're itching to take on the Inca Trail and visit Machu Picchu during your time in Peru, then you may have heard about the need to secure those all important permits. In this post, we'll answer your questions regarding just how it works so that you'll be prepared for your adventure of a lifetime.

1. What is an Inca Trail Permit?

For a number of years now, the Peruvian government has had to issue a yearly limited number of passes (also known as permits) due to...

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Advice

Travel tips

Trip planning

10 Best ways to save money for travelling

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We all know the feeling, a destination has been on your list for months or even years but you can’t book because you don’t have the necessary funds. It’s frustrating and you’re probably spending a lot of time day dreaming about the feeling of finally being there. If this described your current situation then it may be time for you rethink how you manage your money. Follow our simple tips on how to save money for your next vacation and you don’t need to be a millionaire to...

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Travel tips

Trip planning

10 Top tips for travelling on a budget

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Got that travel bug but you don’t have a huge budget to play with? You don’t need to abstain from your next adventure just because your purse is mostly filled with coins rather than big time bank notes. There are many ways of travelling on a budget and sticking to that budget! Here are our top tips for keeping your travel expenses on the down low.

1 Find a deal for your flight

Unfortunately there are no official rules when it comes to finding the best...

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Africa

Destination

Destinations

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Trip planning

4 books that will make you want to book a trip to Africa

Are you thinking of taking a trip to Africa? If so, you're in the right place for a few suggested books to read and inspire you as you plan and enjoy one of our African adventures.
Reading a book with a strong sense of place can really add something to your travel experience, and our friends at TripFiction have a database that will help you find the perfect literary partner. Whether it’s a novel, a memoir or a travelogue, they have a database with thousands of books to choose from, all...

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Africa

Destinations

Europe

Iceland

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Alternative destinations to travel off-grid

From yoga to hiking retreats, silent to meditation retreats, cleansing to healing retreats, you name it and there is likely a so-called off-the-grid haven eagerly waiting to make you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. But what if you don’t want to go as far as paying out of your pocket for an off-grid resort when there are a whole host of destinations just waiting to help you unwind? Sometimes it can be as simple as switching off your technology and immersing...

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Advice

Destination

Peru

Travel tips

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

Destination

honeymoon

Travel tips

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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Asia

Destinations

Recipes

Travel tips

Trip planning

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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Europe

Germany

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24 hours to spare? Spend them in Berlin!

Every year small group tours to Germany are becoming more and more. Little wonder, as a short break European destination it excels. People are beginning to realise that there is so much to discover in Germany, not least its fabulous food, wealth of history and blended architecture.  Where better to experience German hospitality than in its quintessential capital where history meets modern day creativity to forge a truly unique culture. Keep reading for some...

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