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10 reasons why travelling with friends should be your next adventure

Gone are the days when you need to wait for a partner to whisk you away to an exotic destination. It’s 2020, and travellers from all over the globe are embracing new ways of travelling. While solo travel is still on the rise, and something we strongly believe everyone should try at least once in their lifetime, more globe-trotters are now grabbing their mates and jetting off on new-found adventures. Whether or not you are in a relationship, travelling with...

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Patagonia

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What to pack for a trip to Patagonia

Patagonia is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited - in fact I am still longing to return one day! I travelled on the Tucan Travel Patagonia Highlights tour in November 2019 and spent the weeks running up to my holiday gazing at photos of mountains and trying to plan what I should pack. Patagonia has an unforgiving climate, and I read that the weather changes daily (I can confirm - it does!), not to mention the remote locations we...

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Stepping Into the Screen – Oscar winning movies whose locations you can visit

The Andes in Patagonia

With the approach of the 92nd Academy Awards, as with every Oscar season, our cinemas have become inundated with some of the year’s greatest achievements in cinema. Stories that inspire awe, wonder and a sense of artistry in all who love the film industry and a vital part of any film that wishes to reach these heights is the setting. So often the most spectacular films capture the very essence of the location in which they are set to such a degree that you gain a familiarity with the...

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Central America

Mexican ruins and their street food counterparts

 

Fascinating ancient ruins and mouth wateringly delicious street food are arguably the two main pillars of every great trip to Mexico. Some travellers may have tasted all of Mexico’s most iconic dishes but aren’t too hot on their Mayan history. Others might be keen experts on Mexico’s past but haven’t dabbled in some of the nation’s favourite dishes. From the obvious favourites to the more obscure phenomena, parallels can be (tenuously)...

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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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Africa

Why combining the Serengeti and Zanzibar Island is simply perfect

A leopard lazes on a tree branch in Tanzania

Nothing matches the rush of driving through the open plains and sweltering heat of the Serengeti. Eyes peeled. Heart pounding. Hoping for a glimpse of some of the most spectacular creatures that call this planet home. This is no trip to the zoo. Seeing lions on the prowl, giraffes grazing on high tree tops or elephants leading their calves on the long journey in search of water gives you a deep sense of being part of nature’s most incredible natural...

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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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10 best places to go in April

Local in Nepal

If you’re planning to take a trip in April but you have no clue where to go you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re looking for some inspiration, you’re after the best beach or you want to see as much wildlife as possible, you’ll find it all in our travel calendar.

1. Jordan

It’s hard for an adventurer not to be tempted by Jordan. Go for a float in the lowest body of water on earth,...

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New Year’s resolutions that should be on every traveller’s list

Woman in yoga pose in the middle of 2020 sign on field

We only have one full day left in 2019 before it’s time to welcome a new decade into our lives. Have you settled your New Year’s Resolutions for 2020 already? In many ways it’s an odd tradition the ancient Babylonians have started over 4,000 years ago (although the festivities were quite different back then). Nevertheless it’s a comforting thought, being able to draw a line, a clean slate without hard feelings to become a better version of...

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