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  • 7 must-visit places in Spain you’ve probably never considered

    7 must-visit places in Spain you’ve probably never considered

    March 14th, 2016Emma Gibbs
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    Spain’s massive size means that it’s thankfully not as hard as you might expect to wander off the well-beaten tourist track. Whether it’s quiet coves, tucked away old villages or eerie landscapes you’re after, here are seven places that you’ve probably never heard of but really should visit in Spain. 1. Las Alpujarras, Andalucía South…

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  • 6 must-visit places in Wales you’ve probably never heard of

    6 must-visit places in Wales you’ve probably never heard of

    February 29th, 2016Emma Gibbs
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    For a small country, Wales offers an incredible diversity of landscapes and experiences, many of which remain surprisingly undiscovered. From pristine white-sand beaches and rolling, quintessentially Welsh valleys to tucked away villages, here six places you really should visit – but which you’ve probably never heard of. 1. The Tywi Valley, south Wales In the…

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  • 10 of the best European city breaks

    10 of the best European city breaks

    December 1st, 2015Emma Gibbs
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    Pin In this article sponsored by Scenic Australia, Emma Gibbs picks 10 of the best city breaks across Europe. Europe is so crammed full of fascinating, vibrant cities that narrowing down the options to an actual decision for a weekend away can be surprisingly tricky. Thankfully, we’ve got a guide to the best European city breaks to…

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  • The best city breaks in the USA

    The best city breaks in the USA

    November 10th, 2015Emma Gibbs
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    There are so many great US cities that there’s almost too much choice when planning a short break. Whether you want to chase the sunshine, stuff yourself silly, or check out the best local beats, we’ve got it covered. These are the best US cities for a weekend away. Best for music: Austin, Texas Austin does a great job…

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  • 20 of the most relaxing holidays

    20 of the most relaxing holidays

    September 17th, 2015Emma Gibbs
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  • Budget trips: 20 of the cheapest places to travel

    Budget trips: 20 of the cheapest places to travel

    August 21st, 2015Emma Gibbs
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  • What it’s like to be a pilot for a day

    What it’s like to be a pilot for a day

    May 11th, 2015Emma Gibbs
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    It was a beautifully clear evening; the sun was sinking below the horizon and the runway at Heathrow stretched ahead in neat rows of orange lights. The cars on the access road were getting closer and closer, their headlights sweeping across the road in the early evening light. “One hundred”, the automated voice said. I…

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  • 20 of the best honeymoon destinations

    20 of the best honeymoon destinations

    February 26th, 2015Emma Gibbs
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  • 10 essential honeymoon tips

    10 essential honeymoon tips

    February 9th, 2015Emma Gibbs
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    As if planning a wedding wasn’t stressful enough, you’ve now got to organise an unforgettable honeymoon. Beyond deciding where to go, there are a whole host of practicalities to tackle before you tie the knot and take off. Here, Rough Guides’ in-house honeymoon expert Emma Gibbs shares ten honeymoon tips to help the first trip…

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  • Is Hull the least romantic place in the UK?

    Is Hull the least romantic place in the UK?

    February 5th, 2015Emma Gibbs
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    It may be the UK’s next City of Culture, but that hasn’t stopped Hull from being voted the least romantic destination in the UK. The annual “Destination Romance Report” from Hotels.com saw a not insubstantial fifth of the Brits polled vote for the Yorkshire city as lacking in the romance department. And we’d have to…

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  • Amsterdam with kids: 8 things I learnt travelling with a toddler

    Amsterdam with kids: 8 things I learnt travelling with a toddler

    January 27th, 2015Emma Gibbs
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    Emma Gibbs visits one of Europe’s best short-break destinations with a toddler in tow. Here’s what she learnt about travelling to Amsterdam with kids. The last time I visited Amsterdam I was eighteen; eschewing the Spanish islands that most of my classmates were heading for, I was after something that was more “cultural”. In reality, of course,…

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  • The 20 most magnificent American lakes

    The 20 most magnificent American lakes

    January 15th, 2015Emma Gibbs
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