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Exploring Cape Town

Over Christmas 2011, Jess travelled to South Africa and explored the region around Cape Town.

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

Quarter-life crisis blog

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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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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9 Cat facts that will make you want to travel Egypt

two mummified cats in a museum in egypt

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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Peru

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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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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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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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Slothing around Costa Rica

sloth hanging upside down from a tree in costa rica on a beach

My mind was made up, it was time…. time to meet a sloth. I’d been to Central America before, and been to South America, but I’d never experienced a sloth sighting. Desperate times call for desperate decisions and so I decided to make my way to Costa Rica with the express intent on seeing at least one sloth. Of course to go all that way and not see some other wildlife seemed a little too rash, so onto the Tucan Travel San Jose to Panama City tour I booked.

The...

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The Top 8 Experiences In Costa Rica

view of arenal volcano in costa rica

 

A group tour to Costa Rica

Costa Rica is the country on everyone's lips at the moment. Direct flights from London to Costa Rica are just around the corner, so whether you're trying to beat the rush or take advantage of the direct service, this laid-back Central American country has something for everyone.

When Tucan Travel asked me to write about the highlights of my experience on their Costa Rica Encompassed...

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Highlights of India

Travelling to India can be one of the most fascinating, enjoyable and rewarding experiences of a lifetime. With such a large, diverse country it is almost impossible to narrow down a short list of highlights and tips, so let's focus on the northern sections of Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Camel Safari - Jaisalmer

The view of an Indian desert dune from the hump of a camel would have to be one of life's supreme travel moments. The textures and colours of the...

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