Features // Lottie Gross

14 travel hacks you need to know
14 travel hacks you need to know

Alleviate the everyday stresses of travelling with these top travel hacks: 1. Pack efficiently Packing is an exciting but frustrating venture. Roll up your clothes inside your bag or suitcase – it’s more space efficient and decreases the chance of wrinkles. You can even roll underwear and socks within your clothes for extra room. 2. Lie…

Travel photography tips with Paul Goldstein
Travel photography tips with Paul Goldstein

“Selfies, Instagram, Pinterest… What a bunch of losers.” That’s exactly what award-winning photographer and Exodus tour-group leader Paul Goldstein thinks of you while you’re posting those balmy beach shots onto Facebook… If you want to learn how to impress your social following though, and maybe even make money from your pictures, listen to this podcast…

Rough Guides readers around the world
Rough Guides readers around the world

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The best-value destinations for 2014
The best-value destinations for 2014

Education should be free for all, and what better way to learn than travelling the world? Unfortunately, this doesn’t often come free but you shouldn’t let cash hold you back from discovering new cultures, exploring an ancient settlement or discovering the contours of a mountain range. That’s why, in our Rough Guide to 2014, we’ve…

A retreat with Catholic Nuns in Norfolk
A retreat with Catholic Nuns in Norfolk

There may be no better way to unwind than staying at the Quidenham Carmelite Monastery: a convent of Catholic nuns who have pledged a vow of silence. In the midst of the stress of a university dissertation, Lottie Gross escaped from the world and learned what it’s like to live the quiet life – literally.…

The best photography on Picfair: urban scenes
The best photography on Picfair: urban scenes

This month’s Picfair travel photography round up takes a look at some of their best urban shots. From London and New York to Shanghai and Delhi, we’ve picked our favourite images of the world’s sprawling metropolises. Next month’s theme is ‘winter’, so sign up to Picfair and upload your images, tagged with RGwinter, for a chance to…

Exploring Slovenia in the spring
Exploring Slovenia in the spring

The famous poet and author of the Slovene national anthem France Prešeren once wrote this about the famous Lake Bled: “No, Carniola has no prettier scene Than this, resembling paradise serene.” But after five days, over 400km, countless wine tastings and an ungodly amount of food, I have concluded that he was wrong. During my…

Things not to miss in Scotland
Things not to miss in Scotland

Tartan kilts, whisky, shortbread, and loch-dwelling mythical creatures are not all Scotland has to offer. Think cultured cities, ruined castles and deep lush valleys, surrounded by a scattering of quaint little islands famous for wildlife and snow-tipped peaks. These are the top things to do in Scotland: Music: Latha Math by Mánran from the Rough…

A month-by-month guide to 2014
A month-by-month guide to 2014

Wondering where to go for a weekend away in March? Perhaps you want an adventure in April? Or even a relaxing week away in November? The Rough Guide to 2014’s month-by-month guide will answer all your questions on where to travel this year. The Rough Guide to 2014: a month-by-month guide June is particularly pleasant…

The best photography on Picfair: world food
The best photography on Picfair: world food

This month we’ve teamed up with Picfair photographers to make your mouths water. Below we’ve handpicked 20 of the best world food images from the photo-sharing and selling site. Next month’s theme is ‘urban’, so for a chance to have your images licensed by Rough Guides, upload your best urban images to Picfair and tag them…

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