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10 movies to watch to inspire your wanderlust

Tokyo - Japan

It’s natural to be feeling like life has come to a standstill - because it has! With the majority of borders closed, flights being cancelled and the world staying indoors, 2020 hasn’t exactly been what we all expected. Whether you are working from home, self-isolating or under strict quarantine, now more than ever we need as much inspiration from within our own walls as possible. Thankfully, we are living in a digital age and it’s never been a better...

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The best things to do in Wroclaw

Is this one of the prettiest towns in Poland? We sure think so. And one of the hardest to pronounce? Most definitely. Welcome to Wroclaw! (“wrohtz-wahv”). This charming city in Western Poland has an abundance of history and culture, unique architecture and vibrant colourful buildings lining the streets. Krakow and Warsaw are undoubtedly the most popular destinations for tourists in Poland, and both are undeniably fantastic in their own ways, but we think...

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It’s all about Chocolatada

Setting up for Chocolatada

Travelling responsibly and having a positive impact on the communities which we visit has always been at the heart of Tucan Travel. Today we are talking with Keiko - our Latin American Reservations Manager who has been with Tucan Travel for an incredible 20 years. Along with the rest of the Tucan Travel Peru staff, Keiko has been organising an event in celebration of ChocolatadaContinue Reading

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Introducing Monica Mulenga

We are delighted to announce our new partnership with registered charity, The Book Bus. 

Along with David Gordon, Monica is a core figure at The Book Bus. She is the Country Director of the Zambian team which works to provide books to the children here.

Read more about Monica below: 

Monica Mulenga strongly believes that literacy is the cornerstone to a child’s education and that
education can give a child the opportunity to develop themselves and...

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Introducing David Gordon, CEO of The Book Bus

We are delighted to announce our new partnership with registered charity, The Book Bus. 

Founded in 2008 by publisher Tom Maschler, and now run by former overland travel expert David Gordon, The Book Bus operates a fleet of buses in Zambia, Malawi and Ecuador, providing reading schemes for schools in these countries. The charity provides reading material for children of all ages and has both local...

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Why you should visit the Maramures region of Romania

The landscape of Maramures

Perched on the coast of the Black Sea, Romania is one of the largest countries in Eastern Europe. Famous for the tales of Count Dracula, the fascinating nation is much less visited than many of its European neighbours - yet has an abundance of highlights that should entice the intrepid traveller. The region of Maramures, also known as Land of the Wood, is nestled in the very...

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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.

Why did you pick Costa Rica for your family...

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One Minute Brief – #gosolo

Quarter-life crisis blog

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...

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