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Chinese New Year celebrations from around the world

Chinese New Year

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.

Ancient Folklore

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...

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Going wild: Top 5 exotic wildlife across the globe

wildlife

With so many weird and wonderful animals all over the world, it’s no wonder keen globetrotters are scouring high and low for that ultimate wildlife travel photo. So if you’re stuck for ideas on what exotic wildlife to keep your eyes peeled for, we’ve narrowed it down to our top 5 around the world. Happy snapping!

1. The Squirrel Monkey

Did you know the Squirrel Monkey marks its territory by peeing on its hands? These furry critters are found across South America particularly...

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Why you should travel solo on a tour at least once

Solo travel

Let’s face it, not everyone wants to be alone. But when the travel bug has bitten there’s no stopping anyone. If you find yourself at a crossroads wanting to venture out but all of your friends and family are busy, why not take on a group adventure tour? It might just be the best decision you’ll ever make!

Say hello to creativity

Picture the scene: You’re on tour walking along the cobbled streets of Prague, Trdelnik in one hand and a camera in the other. Bliss. The world...

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10 dishes that prove a vegetarian won’t starve in Eastern Europe

Shopska Salad

Trying out the local cuisine might just be one of the best parts of exploring a new country. With so much on offer to tickle your taste buds it can be difficult to narrow it down and you might just come home 10 pounds heavier (but that’s the joy of holidays right?) Traveling as a vegetarian can be challenging at times, especially when the waiter gives you that confused look when you tell them "no, you also don’t eat chicken, it’s meat too" (we’ve all...

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How to spend a day in Tallinn

Medieval buildings, cobbled streets, terracotta rooftops, quaint cafes and...smoked fish on the breakfast buffet? Welcome to Tallin! The capital of Estonia, Tallinn lies on the coast of the Gulf of Finland and is one of the must see destinations in the Baltics. Like stepping back in time, the city is home to one of the most well preserved Old Towns in Eastern Europe. Since making the list of UNESCO world heritage sites in 1997, Tallinn has slowly been...

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South America

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Day Trek to Machu Picchu

Day Trek to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is easily one of the most coveted highlights on every avid adventurer’s list. Located high in the Andes, thousands flock to the ancient Inca city to explore the legendary ruins. Getting to Machu Picchu is a huge part of the experience. Many follow the well-trodden Inca Trail, a four day trek which includes camping en route. Others may prefer the quieter Lares Trek, four days travelling through traditional Andean villages along the way. But what if you don’t have time to do...

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Tucan Travel Stories – Vicki Copping

As part of our 30th Birthday celebrations we are collating stories from Tucan Travellers. Vicki has been on a huge amount of adventures with us, and you can read all about them here.

“We first travelled with Tucan in 2010 as part of a longer trip to western China and central Asia. To fill out the independent bits of our proposed three month trip I googled trips to Mongolia and up popped Tucan Travel. We had never travelled with Tucan before but we’re so glad we did. We spent 15 days...

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An Insider’s View on Patagonia

The wild, untamed landscapes of Patagonia in the most southern tip of South America may seem like a faraway destination. The region, situated between Argentina and Chile is remote. Famous for its vast national parks and jaw-dropping natural wonders, it is a destination to be conquered and explored. Maybe you are itching to discover Patagonia? Or maybe this is the first time the region has crept onto your bucket list? Read our interview with Julia Baulina about an adventure to one of...

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Top Ten Tours for 2016

Browse Tucan Travel's absolute must top trips from 2016. The year will certainly be a year to remember. The last 12 months have had everyone talking, from controversial politician debates to the colourful Rio Olympics. So how do certain destinations or tours make it into Tucan Travel's selection of top trips? We have looked at the number of departure dates, the number of bookings and the number of passengers to compile this list of our most popular trips.

We have had a great year taking...

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Tips for travelling to Burma

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My adventure to Burma this past year was amazing. I would like to say that there is nothing that I would change,  but there are a few things that I would do differently if I could.  On reflection, I would think more about how my packing for Burma.

Until this trip, I had a very bad habit of assuming that everything will sort its self out. I didn't think I have to rush to get bug spray. I presumed that someone will have some to purchase there. Anyway, English bug spray would probably not...

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