Keith Drew

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  • Why Sri Lanka should be the next place you take your kids

    Why Sri Lanka should be the next place you take your kids

    July 24th, 2017Keith Drew
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    Sri Lanka is blessed with all the essential ingredients for the family trip of a lifetime. Comparatively compact, with a colourful cultural identity, incredible wildlife and food you will never forget, this is the subcontinent at its most manageable. Rough Guides Managing Editor Keith Drew has the lowdown on why this tropical island paradise should…

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  • Visiting Victoria Falls: a first-timer’s guide

    Visiting Victoria Falls: a first-timer’s guide

    July 10th, 2017Keith Drew
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    One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Victoria Falls are wider than Niagara and higher than Iguazú – and have more activities on offer than both of them combined. Rough Guides Managing Editor Keith Drew has the lowdown on everything you need to know about Africa’s adventure capital. So which side should I…

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  • 6 things every family must do in Dubai

    6 things every family must do in Dubai

    June 15th, 2017Keith Drew
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    Dubai is the most spectacular playground on Earth. The desire to make everything bigger and brighter and better has created a city of superlatives – and for wide-eyed children and their even wider-eyed parents, it’s a destination that’s hard to beat. But unless you’re here for a month and have the budget of an Emirati…

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  • Baltic breaks: introducing Tallinn, Rīga and Vilnius

    Baltic breaks: introducing Tallinn, Rīga and Vilnius

    May 30th, 2017Keith Drew
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    Medieval yet modern, the intriguing national capitals of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania make some of the best small-city breaks in Europe. United by geography and a common history, yet proudly unique, they combine tightly packed, picturesque old towns with first-class museums, hip neighbourhoods, stylish bars and a burgeoning food scene. As all three countries celebrate…

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  • 7 places to get off the tourist trail in Morocco

    7 places to get off the tourist trail in Morocco

    May 25th, 2017Keith Drew
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    Marrakesh? Check. The souks of Fez? Been there, bought that. Jebel Toubkal? Climbed it, twice. So what else does Morocco have in store once you’ve ticked off its most popular sights? Plenty, according to Keith Drew, who selects seven places that are far from the madding crowds. 1. Uncover the Roman ruins of Lixus Think of…

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  • Copenhagen for kids: a Scandi family escape

    Copenhagen for kids: a Scandi family escape

    November 28th, 2016Keith Drew
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    Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen is a bit of a conundrum. On the surface, a city that is known for its designer shops and foraged foods, in a region that is often eye-wateringly expensive, might not seem the most obvious family weekend getaway. But the Scandi capital of cool just happens to be pretty cool for kids, too.…

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  • 8 reasons you need to visit Uganda next

    8 reasons you need to visit Uganda next

    October 10th, 2016Keith Drew
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    “For magnificence, for variety of form and colour, for profusion of brilliant life… Uganda is truly the pearl of Africa.” – My African Journey, Winston Churchill, 1908 More than a century after he penned the line, Winston Churchill’s oft-quoted quip about Uganda still stands. Located at the point where the East African savannah meets the Central African…

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  • 7 things every family must do in the Scottish Highlands

    7 things every family must do in the Scottish Highlands

    June 20th, 2016Keith Drew
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    Wild landscapes and deserted beaches. Fine food and outdoor adventure. Deer, dolphins and mythical monsters. As Rough Guides contributor Keith Drew discovered, the Scottish Highlands have all the ingredients for a family holiday to remember. Read on to discover his top things to do in the Highlands. Things to do in the highlands 1. Row, row, row your boat Where…

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  • Somerset: a British road trip to rival the world’s great highways

    Somerset: a British road trip to rival the world’s great highways

    June 11th, 2015Keith Drew
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    Keith Drew sees Britain’s Somerset in a different light from behind the wheel of a six-man motorhome. Cotton-budded wisps of mist hung lazily above the water, the early morning sunlight glinting off the pools. Freshly brewed tea in hand, we settled down in chairs outside our motorhome to survey the reedbeds in front of us,…

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  • Nile be back: why it’s time to return to Upper Egypt

    Nile be back: why it’s time to return to Upper Egypt

    December 12th, 2014Keith Drew
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    On a cruise from Luxor to Aswan, along a stretch of the Nile lined by some of the world’s most impressive ancient monuments, Keith Drew makes the most of Egypt’s greatest sights while they’re still crowd free.  “Come closer, my dear family,” says Addy, our Orbital guide, “you need to see this.” We gather round like wide-eyed school…

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  • The best of traditional Indian food

    The best of traditional Indian food

    December 11th, 2014Keith Drew
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  • Cairo through the ages

    Cairo through the ages

    November 27th, 2014Keith Drew
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    As visitors slowly return to Egypt after years of political instability and unrest, Keith Drew traces the history of Cairo, the largest city in the Arab world.  Midan Tahrir was strangely peaceful. A handful of tourists milled around waiting for the Egyptian Museum to open its doors for the day. Taxis, trucks and donkey carts…

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