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  • The 10 most beautiful places in Europe – chosen by you

    The 10 most beautiful places in Europe – chosen by you

    March 4th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    Pin To celebrate publication of the new Rough Guide to First-Time Europe, we took to Facebook and Twitter to ask our followers to vote for the most beautiful places in Europe. After much debate, it was whittled it down to the top ten. These are the most beautiful places in Europe – as chosen by you. 10. Iceland…

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  • 14 gorgeous photos from the Canon photography competition

    14 gorgeous photos from the Canon photography competition

    March 2nd, 2016Lottie Gross
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    Earlier this year Rough Guides were on the judging panel for the ‘Depth of Field’ photography competition run by Canon. Amateur and professional photographers were asked to submit their best shots with interesting use of depth of field. After hundreds of entries came flooding in, we whittled it down to a shortlist and Canon chose the final…

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  • Meet the 80-year-old explorer who just won’t stop exploring

    Meet the 80-year-old explorer who just won’t stop exploring

    February 26th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    Robin Hanbury-Tenison is an explorer like no other: not only has he been awarded medals for his work with tribes around the world and for his expeditions across various landscapes, but he’s still doing it all at the age of 80 years old. So, you say you’re an explorer: what is a modern day explorer?…

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  • The UNESCO list you’ve never heard of

    The UNESCO list you’ve never heard of

    February 25th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    We all know about the UNESCO World Heritage List – the comprehensive list made by UN delegates, detailing places around the world that are “considered to be of outstanding value to humanity.” It includes sights like the pyramids in Egypt, England‘s Stonehenge and – most recently – the Forth Rail Bridge in Scotland. But there’s another list that…

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  • Quiz: can you identify the places from their former names?

    Quiz: can you identify the places from their former names?

    February 25th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    Fancy yourself a travelling toponymist? Probably not – but this is a fun game anyway. See if you can locate each of these places from their former names.

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  • Finding love in the UK’s least romantic city: 7 reasons to visit Hull

    Finding love in the UK’s least romantic city: 7 reasons to visit Hull

    January 21st, 2016Lottie Gross
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    It’s safe to say, most people’s preconceptions of Hull aren’t brilliant. In the past it has been named Britain’s worst city and the least romantic place in the UK. But Kingston upon Hull, to use its proper name, has come into its own in recent years. Designated the UK City of Culture for 2017, Hull is finally showcasing to…

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  • 12 of the best travel apps and websites you should use in 2016 

    12 of the best travel apps and websites you should use in 2016 

    January 5th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    Unless you’re planning a digital detox, you’re likely going to use the internet, either on a desktop or via a mobile app, to plan part of your next trip. Here are 12 websites and apps you need to check out for your travel plans in 2016. 1. Find somewhere to pitch up with Hipcamp We’re…

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  • Quiz: which country should you visit in 2016?

    Quiz: which country should you visit in 2016?

    January 5th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    Now the New Year has dawned we’re all thinking about where we should go in the next twelve months. Fortunately, we’ve compiled a definitive guide to the best countries, cities and regions to travel to in 2016 to help you plan your holiday. But if you’re still stuck for ideas, take this quiz to find out…

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  • The best Christmas gifts for travellers

    The best Christmas gifts for travellers

    December 11th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    Whether you’re looking for a meaningful gift for your travel partner, or you’re stuck with the awkward guy in the office secret Santa draw, there’s something for every kind of traveller here. Get your Christmas lists at the ready: here are the best gifts for travellers this year. For the practical traveller: cafetiere mug This…

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  • 19 pictures of Hong Kong that’ll have you reaching for your camera

    19 pictures of Hong Kong that’ll have you reaching for your camera

    December 4th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    Named one of the most photogenic destinations by Rough Guides photographer Tim Draper, Hong Kong in undeniably striking. Whether it’s the brilliant skyline lit up at night, the colourful street scenes or even the surrounding countryside, there’s a picture to be taken at every turn. Here are 19 gorgeous Hong Kong pictures from Picfair‘s best photographers…

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  • Quiz: Where should you take a digital detox?

    Quiz: Where should you take a digital detox?

    December 3rd, 2015Lottie Gross
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    Do you spend more time tweeting about your travels than experiencing them? Are you fixated on your Facebook feed? It’s time to break the habit. You’ve read the guide on how to give up social media while you’re on holiday, and now it’s time to find the perfect destination for your digital detox. Take the test below…

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  • Creativity & consumerism: how to spend a weekend in Birmingham, England

    Creativity & consumerism: how to spend a weekend in Birmingham, England

    December 2nd, 2015Lottie Gross
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    If we told you that Birmingham, the industrial powerhouse of the UK in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, had more than six million trees, you probably wouldn’t believe us. If we said it had more parks than any other European city, you might question our judgement. But you had better believe Birmingham holds some surprising…

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