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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, making 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, who recently returned from her family adventure to Costa Rica.

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One Minute Brief – #gosolo

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We teamed up with One Minute Briefs for a fun Twitter campaign all about solo travel! Creatives were encouraged to design their own poster for Tucan Travel with solo travel being the main theme.

We had 124 amazing entries making it really tough to pick one winner. We narrowed it down to a fantastic shortlist of 10 entries which you can view below. The winning poster was created by @ClareWords for her strong copy which resonated with all of us! See Clare's winning entry...

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Earth’s greatest stargazing hotspots

Strlight over a lake in Patagonia, Chile

There aren’t many things more mesmerising than gazing up at the Milky Way during a clear night sky and gaining a greater scope of the unimaginably colossal scale of our solar system. Whilst the stars can be witnessed regardless of where you are, some places on earth provide astronomical views with such clarity that gazing at the stars will leave you breathless. This Saturday, 5th October, we are celebrating the majesty of our night skies in honour of...

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Top attractions in Bangkok

The city of Bangkok is a whirlwind of adventure. The minute you step off the plane, the subtropical southeast Asian heat will encompass you and the sounds and smells will leave you confused as to which direction to head in. While Bangkok is often used as a gateway to other countries in Southeast Asia, the city has plenty of attractions to keep you occupied for a few days. Here are our highlights of Bangkok.

The Grand Palace

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Having a quarter-life crisis? We have been there.

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27 or 28 and still trying to decide what you want to be when you grow up? Stuck between wanting to settle down but also wanting to tick off adventures before you’re 35? In a relationship and just not quite sure if you’re ready to commit? Welcome to the quarter life crisis! 

With rising house prices, increasing student loans and what seems like purely doom and gloom coming from every news source, it is no wonder...

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9 Cat facts that will make you want to travel Egypt

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Love cats and travel? Of course you do! Here at Tucan Travel we are cat-egorically in love with all things feline. What better way to celebrate the launch of our updated Egypt tours than to share these 9 crazy facts about cats. Though, to be honest, we would be  happy to talk about cats even without the launch!

Why 9?

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10 Places to see Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpieces

10 places to see Leonardo da Vinci's masterpieces

This May, the world will honour the death of one of the most influential people in history, Leonardo da Vinci. It's not exaggerating to say that almost every person in the world knows his name. Not only was he a genius with a paintbrush, he was also a skilled inventor, scientist, mathematician, musician and writer, to name a few. The term 'Jack of all trades, master of none' doesn't even slightly apply here, he was a master of all.

500 years have passed since his death, and since then,...

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The Garden Route in South Africa

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The Garden Route in South Africa is well-known as being one of the best things to do in the region. The sweeping, natural beauty of the landscapes flanked by gorgeous beaches and peppered with inland lakes, makes you feel like you're worlds away. Add this to the array of activities such as whale watching, diving and wine tasting, this makes for one hell of a holiday! Here's our top tips for taking on one of the best road trips in the world!

Cape Town

Cape Town...

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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

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Best winter holiday destinations in Europe

While a devoted sun worshipper wouldn’t dream of going on a holiday that doesn’t include a daily dose of vitamin D, if you can bear the Baltic temperatures, you may just have the holiday of a lifetime! Europe is loaded with perfect winter holiday destinations made exceptionally beautiful by the delicate dusting of soft, white snow. Picture roaming quaint...

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