You love to travel. We love to travel.
That trusty tattered copy of The Rough Guide to South America on a Budget you took on the road way back when. Your water-crinkled Rough Guide to Bali that told you where to find the best dive sites. The rum-stained Rough Guide to Cuba you pored over in that crazy Santiago de Cuba bar.
Rough Guides has been travelling with you every step of the way for close to forty years. We’re all passionate about travel - our editors, writers, podcast creators, designers, photographers, cartographers, sales team, marketers. All of us.
And you’ve been by our side all that time too - thank you. That’s the thing about Rough Guides – it’s a community. A network of readers and writers exchanging tips about where to go, how to get there, what to see, where to stay. And that spirit of exchange, that sharing of experiences, is at the heart of what we do – we’re passionate about sharing our expertise. Passionate about helping readers make the most of their travel experiences, and their time on earth. And we wouldn’t have made it this far without you.
It’s what we do. It’s what we know. It’s what we love.
All of which is why we’re working hard to provide the Rough Guides community with travel inspiration during these unsettling times - fresh articles and videos; regular newsletters; collaborations with like-minded brands around the globe.
But it’s tough out there right now, for everyone, and especially tough for us in the travel arena. And we want to weather this storm so we’re still around to help our community when we can travel again.
So - and here’s the thing - we need your support now to make that happen, to help us survive this storm, so we can support you along the roads-less-travelled you’ll journey down in future.
Here’s how you can help
Rough Guides eBooks provide exactly what you get from our print books - the same trustworthy, tell-it-like-it-is text, detailed maps and inspirational photography. Readable on all devices, eBook editions of our guidebooks also offer added on-the-road convenience. Why not buy one now so you can plan for when you can get back on the road? You can find the whole range here.
2. Buy through our Amazon affiliate programme
If you’re planning to buy something through Amazon, please consider using this link. Using this comes at no cost to you, but it gives us a small percentage of the purchase. It all adds up.
3. Book through our trusted partners
Yes, travel remains very limited, but if your country has lifted restrictions - or if you're planning ahead - we’ve partnered with industry stalwarts such as booking.com and Skyscanner to provide you with trusted booking options. Again, there are no costs to you, but a small percentage will come to us. If you need to book any of the following, please consider using these links:
4. Share the passion for travel
Right now we’re busy writing new articles and sharing travel stories through our newsletters and social media channels to keep our readers inspired, entertained and informed during lock-down. You can also support us through sharing these stories and spreading our (and your) passion for travel:
Frankly, we’re still here today thanks to you, and we're so grateful for your ongoing support. Keep enjoying our articles. Keep sharing your travel stories on social media. Keep staying in touch. And please keep buying our books.
With your support, we’ll see you on the other side, from some side of the world or another. Here’s to #WhenWeTravelAgain.