Features // Lottie Gross

Stunning documentary on Nepal shows restoration of the country’s sites
Stunning documentary on Nepal shows restoration of the country’s sites

“The only thing you could focus on was the fact that the earth was moving from side to side by about eight to ten metres.” These are the words of Kathmandu resident Amritman Buddhachari as he describes the huge earthquake that struck Nepal in 2015, destroying many of the important historical Buddhist sites throughout the country.…

This live translation ear piece could change travel forever
This live translation ear piece could change travel forever

Language is the most common barrier to communicating abroad, and can be a real headache for travellers. You might try to get by with simple words or phrases you’ve picked up from books, or sometimes you’ll resort to using Google translate to facilitate a conversation. In the past, we’ve seen a smattering of palm-held electronic translators like this that…

India in video: filmmaker perfectly captures the colours of India
India in video: filmmaker perfectly captures the colours of India

If you’ve been to India, this video will make you pine for the country all over again. If you’re planning a trip, this is guaranteed to get you excited. And if you’ve never even considered travelling to India, this short film will probably change your mind. Filmmaker Dave Dworkind spent six weeks travelling in northern…

27 awe-inspiring pictures of Namibia
27 awe-inspiring pictures of Namibia

Namibia has some of the world’s most astonishing landscapes. It’s home to the world’s oldest desert, a long and undeveloped coastline and national parks that teem with wildlife. After spending ten days exploring this vast land, Lottie Gross shares some of her favourite photos from Namibia. Namibia is such a pleasure to view through a lens,…

The best places to travel solo – as voted by you
The best places to travel solo – as voted by you

Solo travel can be one of the most rewarding experiences out there. But where is the best place to travel alone? We put together our own recommendations last year, but this year we thought we’d ask our readers. Here are the best places to travel solo – as voted for by you. 10. Ethiopia Ethiopia might not usually feature…

Photos: China’s record-breaking glass bridge is nearly complete
Photos: China’s record-breaking glass bridge is nearly complete

In another update on China‘s record-breaking bridge over the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon – which we’re promised is “almost finished” – new photographs have emerged of the near-complete construction. But they don’t exactly inspire confidence in any prospective visitors… This enormous feat in engineering will be the world’s longest glass-bottom bridge at 430m-long, and the highest of its kind, sitting…

Poll: would you use these vibrating shoes to help you navigate a city?
Poll: would you use these vibrating shoes to help you navigate a city?

No, it’s not a click-bait headline – it seems the latest in travel tech is indeed a pair of vibrating shoes. They’re called “Sneakairs“, made by budget airline Easyjet, and are a pair of trainers that are designed to help you navigate your way through a new city using vibrations. Suspend your disbelief for a moment…

An Instagram journey through Albania: 11 beautiful pictures
An Instagram journey through Albania: 11 beautiful pictures

During two weeks researching in Albania for the Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget, Web Editor Lottie Gross took over our Instagram account to document her travels. Here are some of her best photos.  It’s nigh-on impossible to take bad pictures in much of Albania. There’s a wealth of natural beauty and historical charm that just…

Where to go for a serious adventure: 10 of the world’s wildest places
Where to go for a serious adventure: 10 of the world’s wildest places

In last week’s #RGchat, we asked our Twitter followers to tell us what ‘wild’ meant to them. We didn’t expect to get such a beautiful response. After much discussion on Twitter and Facebook, we’ve shortlisted ten destinations that offer a taste of true wilderness or, perhaps, just the chance to go wild yourself. Read on for the…

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