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  • Things to do in Yokohama: a first timer’s guide

    Things to do in Yokohama: a first timer’s guide

    June 27th, 2019Keith Drew
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    The historical gateway to Japan, multicultural Yokohama will host several important games at the 2019 Rugby World Cup this autumn, including the final. Here’s everything you need to know about this dynamic city along with some of the top things to do in Yokohama, whether you’re watching the rugby or not. First things first – the Rugby…

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  • Things to do in Kobe, Japan: a first-timer’s guide

    Things to do in Kobe, Japan: a first-timer’s guide

    June 10th, 2019Keith Drew
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    Often overshadowed by nearby Kyoto and Osaka, Kobe gets the chance to shine this autumn when it plays host to three of the Home Nations at the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Here’s everything you need to know about this cosmopolitan city and the top things to do in Kobe, Japan. The Rugby World Cup in Kobe…

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  • How to plan a family holiday in Japan

    How to plan a family holiday in Japan

    May 17th, 2019Keith Drew
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    With so many things to see and do, vast metropolises to negotiate and some complex cultural customs to get to grips with, Japan is often viewed as a difficult destination for families. But it shouldn’t be. Here, we address the main questions parents have when planning a trip to this captivating country. Read on. And then…

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  • Where to eat in Singapore now

    Where to eat in Singapore now

    September 28th, 2018Keith Drew
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    Singapore is the culinary crossroads of Southeast Asia, where Malayan sambal hot sauces meet Chinese noodle dishes and curries from Kerala. Dining out here is a way of life – the local greeting is “Have you eaten yet?” – so make sure you pick the best places to eat in Singapore with the help of…

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  • The best places to eat in Bangkok

    The best places to eat in Bangkok

    May 10th, 2018Keith Drew
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    With Michelin launching its first ever guide to the city, the food scene in Bangkok is (literally) on everybody’s lips right now. But with an estimated ten thousand new restaurants opening every year in Thailand‘s capital, choosing where to eat can be a minefield. Here’s our guide to five places that you simply can’t afford…

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  • 6 reasons why you should still visit Iceland in 2018

    6 reasons why you should still visit Iceland in 2018

    February 26th, 2018Keith Drew
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    Iceland is on everybody’s lips. Stranded in the middle of the North Atlantic, this rugged island of incredible landscapes and adventurous activities is one of the hottest travel destinations around. And with new attractions to experience and little-visited places to discover, along with a rapidly developing foodie scene in Reykjavík, 2018 is set to be…

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  • Why California should be your next family holiday

    Why California should be your next family holiday

    February 19th, 2018Keith Drew
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    When it comes to kids, the Golden State certainly lives up to its name – California is one paradise of a playground. Go in autumn or winter and you’ll find the sights quieter and your accommodation costs, particularly in the cities, much lower than during the popular summer months. From world-class museums to weird and wonderful wildlife,…

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  • Tackling overtourism: where next for Iceland?

    Tackling overtourism: where next for Iceland?

    February 8th, 2018Keith Drew
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    As overtourism becomes an increasingly hot topic, Keith Drew looks at the effects of Iceland’s unprecedented tourist boom and where the country can go from here.

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  • Los Angeles or San Francisco: which should you visit first?

    Los Angeles or San Francisco: which should you visit first?

    January 29th, 2018Keith Drew
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    They’re two of the biggest cities in the United States. They’re two of the most famous cities in the world. Los Angeles and San Francisco have been written about, sung about, and eulogised a thousand times on the silver screen. But which of these West Coast heavyweights should be first on your travel list? Here’s our…

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  • The best national parks in California

    The best national parks in California

    January 25th, 2018Keith Drew
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    California has more national parks than anywhere else in the United States; together they protect an area the size of West Virginia. And with such a wealth of choice, deciding which ones to visit can be tough. So we’ve made things easier for you – here’s our list of the best national parks in California, so you can…

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  • Spotlight on Zimbabwe: where sustainable tourism is changing lives

    Spotlight on Zimbabwe: where sustainable tourism is changing lives

    September 20th, 2017Keith Drew
    local_activity Special feature

    To mark the UN’s Year of Sustainability, Keith Drew heads to Zimbabwe to see how a sustainable strategy can change people’s lives for the better.

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  • Zimbabwe: is it time for tourists to return?

    Zimbabwe: is it time for tourists to return?

    August 2nd, 2017Keith Drew
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    Zimbabwe is back on the tourist map. But should you go? Rough Guides Managing Editor Keith Drew explains why this is one country that deserves another chance. Why should Zimbabwe be on my radar? Zimbabwe’s fall from grace has been spectacular. Once the pride of the Southern Africa safari circuit, the country has become better known…

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