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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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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

Elephants – Why we Love Them

World Elephant Day

One of the most distinguishable creatures on the planet, with huge floppy ears and long trunks, elephants are a favourite at Tucan Travel. The largest land mammal in the world, elephants are found across Asia and Africa usually in family herds. 

 Both African and Asian elephants are unfortunately extremely endangered, with poachers hunting them primarily for their ivory tusks....

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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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Central America

11 Things To Do in Havana, Cuba

colourful buildings in havana

Cuba seems to be one of the few places in the world where time has stood still due to the long-lasting communist government. The country has resisted modernisations many of its “neighbours” in Central America have adopted. It’s the reason why more and more people want to travel to Cuba. 

The capital Havana is the highlight for a lot of travellers visiting Cuba and rightly so, you will not find yourself bored...

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Destinations

Best time to visit Japan: month by month

pink cherry blossom trees in front of mount fuji in snow

If there was ever a land that embraces its seasons, it’s Japan. Speak of spring and you’re instantly transported to the candy floss canopies of the blossom festivals. Winter offers evocative views of snow-dusted pagodas and monkeys in hot springs with icicle-crusted fur. In autumn, the brilliant red and orange hues of elegant Japanese gardens come alive, and Japan’s summers are filled with lush, emerald countryside. 

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Destinations

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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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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