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  • Podcast: off-road in the Scottish Highlands

    Podcast: off-road in the Scottish Highlands

    June 5th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    In the spring of 2017, our editor and podcast host Greg Dickinson travelled to the far northern Scottish Highlands on Rough Guides duties. While there he met Colin Murdoch, the eccentric deerstalker who runs extraordinary tours across the Reraig Forest Estate. This episode takes us off the beaten track and into Colin’s “argo”, an amphibious…

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  • Podcast: life across three continents

    Podcast: life across three continents

    May 22nd, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    On The Rough Guide to Everywhere podcast (iTunes; Soundcloud), we’ve heard stories from inspiring people who have travelled the world for work, pleasure, or to sate an incredible thirst for adventure. But playwright, columnist and radio host Esther Armah says living between different countries has defined her entire identity. In this podcast episode we ask Esther…

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  • Podcast: the favela surf school empowering a generation

    Podcast: the favela surf school empowering a generation

    May 8th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    In the latest episode of The Rough Guide to Everywhere podcast (iTunes; Soundcloud), we travel to the Rocinha favela in Rio de Janeiro and hear about the surf schools that are empowering a generation. We chat to Mikey Krzyzanowski, founder of the Goma Collective. Mikey tells us about the documentary he is making on the surf schools, talks vividly about…

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  • Podcast: the view from outer space

    Podcast: the view from outer space

    April 24th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    On The Rough Guide to Everywhere podcast (iTunes; Soundcloud) we’ve spoken to some of the world’s most intrepid explorers. Our guests have crossed continents, sailed oceans and cycled thousands of miles. But this week we hear from a man who has a wider view of the planet: the view from outer space. In this episode we caught up with NASA astronaut,…

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  • Podcast: how to have a microadventure

    Podcast: how to have a microadventure

    April 10th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    In this week’s podcast (iTunes; Soundcloud) we speak to Alastair Humphreys, a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. Alastair has cycled around the planet, raced a yacht across the Atlantic Ocean and crossed countries on foot. But when we met him, we wanted to hear about his latest project: microadventures. Alastair tells us how he came…

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  • Podcast: Tim Key’s gap year in Ukraine

    Podcast: Tim Key’s gap year in Ukraine

    March 27th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    At the halfway mark of Series One of The Rough Guide to Everywhere (iTunes; Soundcloud), we invited poet-comedian Tim Key to tell us about his gap year in the Ukraine. In this episode, Tim shares stories from his time in Kiev. Here he lived a “simple Ukrainian life” and sought the heart of a local…

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  • Podcast: meet the eco-pioneers of Latin America

    Podcast: meet the eco-pioneers of Latin America

    March 13th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    In this episode of The Rough Guide to Everywhere, we travel to Latin America to hear from two of the world’s most ambitious and outspoken eco-pioneers. You can subscribe and listen to the podcast for free on iTunes, Soundcloud, and all the usual podcast channels. In the episode, we catch up with Kris Tompkins from…

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  • Podcast: the travel confessions of Ruby Wax

    Podcast: the travel confessions of Ruby Wax

    February 27th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    Ever been locked up in a jail cell in Berkeley or taken a selfie with the Dalai Lama? No, neither have we. That’s why we invited the one and only Ruby Wax to appear on our podcast, The Rough Guide to Everywhere (iTunes; Soundcloud), and share her experiences from the road. In this episode, Ruby…

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  • Podcast: 5 things you need to know about hygge

    Podcast: 5 things you need to know about hygge

    February 13th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    This winter, hygge emerged as the most divisive cultural phenomenon to hit the world since that blue and black dress. Or was it white and gold? In the second episode of our podcast (iTunes; Soundcloud), The Rough Guide to Everywhere, we get to the bottom of what it’s actually about. In case you’ve been living in…

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  • The best podcasts to listen to on the road

    The best podcasts to listen to on the road

    January 30th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    Podcasts are the ultimate travel companion. Whether you want to get gripped by a psychological drama with a Hollywood cast, nerd up on unbelievable facts, learn a brand new language or just have a good old-fashioned belly-laugh, there’s a podcast out there for every traveller. In Season 1 of our very own podcast, The Rough…

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  • 15 of the most romantic places in Cuba

    15 of the most romantic places in Cuba

    December 14th, 2016Greg Dickinson
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  • 8 alternative UK winter breaks

    8 alternative UK winter breaks

    November 7th, 2016Greg Dickinson
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    The UK gets pretty grim during the winter, with its dark, early nights and splutteringly cold weather. But if you can’t wait until spring to start having fun again, there’s still hope. Rough Guides editor Greg Dickinson has compiled eight ideas for alternative UK breaks during the winter months, from a singing retreat in Northumberland to…

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