Aimee White

Aimee is a Travel Editor at Rough Guides and Insight Guides, and hosts The Rough Guide to Everywhere podcast. She is also a freelance travel writer. Now based in London, she has previously lived in China and the Czech Republic. Follow Aimee on Twitter: @aimeefw

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  • Where to stay in Miami

    Where to stay in Miami

    February 19th, 2019Aimee White
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    In the southeastern corner of Florida, Miami is a world of its own. Renowned for spectacular Art Deco architecture, raucous nightlife and delicious seafood, the city is incredibly diverse. A tropical paradise and an urban hub, it’s a place where you can spot alligators in the wild or knock back artisanal cocktails. There’s a burgeoning art community, growing shopping hotspots and highly respected international food…

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  • Exploring Hyderabad’s hip Maqtha art district

    Exploring Hyderabad’s hip Maqtha art district

    January 16th, 2019Aimee White
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    Hyderabad is one of two capitals in southern India’s Andhra Padesh and Telangana state, twinned with Secunderabad. It’s an old city – founded in 1591 – with bazaars, museums and palaces to explore, as well as a burgeoning technology scene that’s giving the area a much-needed surge of energy. Nearby is Hussain Sagar, an artificial…

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  • What to do in Hong Kong: a local’s guide

    What to do in Hong Kong: a local’s guide

    December 4th, 2018Aimee White
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    An eclectic mix of Chinese, Portuguese and British heritage, Hong Kong has a unique and proudly fierce identity. With its hi-tech infrastructure, buzzing nightlife and marvellous wildlife, there’s something for everyone in this small and mighty region. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or well-seasoned traveller, we’ve got the low down on what to do in…

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  • 11 things to see in China beyond the Great Wall

    11 things to see in China beyond the Great Wall

    November 21st, 2018Aimee White
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    From narrow hutongs to wide-flowing rivers, China is a land of opposites, superlatives and fascination. There will always be plenty to see and do here, and the likes of the Great Wall, Forbidden City, the Bund, Zhangjiajie and Terracotta Army usually take the limelight. In need of more eclectic inspiration? Look no further – here are…

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  • The Blue Lagoon in Iceland: Worth a trip?

    The Blue Lagoon in Iceland: Worth a trip?

    October 23rd, 2018Aimee White
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    The Blue Lagoon is undoubtedly one of Reykjavik’s hot spots (pun intended). Yet it can be on the receiving end of criticism: its regular coach-load drop offs and steep entrance fees (compared with other spas) isn’t necessarily what everyone envisages when it comes to visiting an Iceland lagoon. However, the Bláa lónio (its Icelandic name) shouldn’t…

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  • Rome in ruins: what to see and what to skip in the eternal city

    Rome in ruins: what to see and what to skip in the eternal city

    October 1st, 2018Aimee White
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    Not sure which ancient monuments are worth visiting in Rome? Aside from the obvious sites like the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona, you’ll find distinguished tombs and painstakingly detailed frescoes to take in, too. This is a city whose stories are hidden in the details. Some secrets can be discovered by simply strolling the streets,…

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  • Overtourism: 5 destinations to avoid and where to go instead

    Overtourism: 5 destinations to avoid and where to go instead

    July 31st, 2018Aimee White
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    The beautiful waterways of Venice, Dubrovnik’s old town and Ko Phi Phi’s beaches. These international travel attractions undoubtedly make for unforgettable experiences. But the sheer numbers of visitors arriving have made a significant impact on environments, structures and local communities. While governments and tourist boards are introducing various policies to tackle overtourism, we should consider ways…

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  • Quiz: where should you go for an adventure in New Zealand?

    Quiz: where should you go for an adventure in New Zealand?

    December 15th, 2017Aimee White
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    With spectacular mountains, incredible lakes and sprawling national parks, New Zealand makes for the adventure of a lifetime. The locals call it “Godzone” (God’s own country), and most travellers visiting the country certainly seem to agree. In fact, our readers voted the country the ultimate solo travel destination for 2017 in our annual Reader Awards.…

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  • 7 Chinese street foods you need to try

    7 Chinese street foods you need to try

    July 27th, 2017Aimee White
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    Thanks to China’s sheer enormity, travelling through the country is as much a tastebud odyssey as it is a history lesson. And eating your way around the street food markets allows you to get a true taste of the diverse culinary scene here. The sun sets and the makeshift stalls rise, becoming a hearth that local…

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  • Portland, USA

    Portland, USA

    September 19th, 2016Aimee White
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  • The 10 best places to travel in your 20s – as voted by you

    The 10 best places to travel in your 20s – as voted by you

    July 29th, 2016Aimee White
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    Travel for 20-somethings is more accessible and exciting than ever before. Thanks to cheap flights and the proliferation of sites like Couchsurfing and Airbnb, it’s never been easier to explore the world. But where are the best places to travel in your 20s? We asked our readers, and here are the results. 10. Japan Steeped in tradition and laden…

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