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  • The world’s 10 most expensive destinations revealed

    The world’s 10 most expensive destinations revealed

    April 15th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    Airport transfer booking website Hoppa have released their research on the world’s most expensive cities, and there are a few surprises on their list. Measuring the average cost in each destination for a pint of beer, a cup of coffee, a meal for two, a bottle of wine, a hotel room for one night and taxi fares per three kilometres, Hoppa ranked…

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  • The 30 best places to go with kids

    The 30 best places to go with kids

    April 14th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    Summer is coming & it's time to think about that holiday, so we've put our expert travel heads together to collate a list of the top 30 places to go with kids.

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  • An underwater art exhibition just opened in Florida

    An underwater art exhibition just opened in Florida

    April 14th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    A brand new art exhibition with a difference has opened in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary this month. You can’t exactly buy an entrance ticket and there are no galleries as such. Instead, you’ll need a PADI license and an oxygen tank, because this exhibition sits 27m below the surface of the Atlantic, around…

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  • Quiz: can you say ‘cheers!’ in all these languages?

    Quiz: can you say ‘cheers!’ in all these languages?

    April 8th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    Love a drink? Then you’ll be an expert on this travel quiz. We’ve travelled around the world and toasted our trips in many a country, but how many of the following languages can you identify? Find out below if you’re a brilliant boozer, or perhaps a little too far gone…

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  • Planes vs cars: the ultimate drag race just took place in Australia

    Planes vs cars: the ultimate drag race just took place in Australia

    April 6th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    Which goes faster, the plane or the car? Finally, we have an answer to this age-old question… Okay, so it’s not exactly an age-old question. But now we’ve asked it, you want to know the answer don’t you? Well, you’re in luck – kind of. Qantas and Tesla have gone head-to-head to find out once and for…

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  • Quiz: which US national park should you visit this year?

    Quiz: which US national park should you visit this year?

    April 1st, 2016Lottie Gross
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    This year the US National Park Service celebrates its hundredth year in operation. There are loads of events happening throughout America’s 59 parks this year, so to help you decide where to go, we’ve devised this short test. Find out which US national park you should visit next:  

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  • The 7 most beautiful places in Southeast Asia – chosen by you

    The 7 most beautiful places in Southeast Asia – chosen by you

    March 31st, 2016Lottie Gross
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    It’s not just appearance that makes up the beauty of a place. Often, travellers will cite the people as the most beautiful thing about a country or culture. In Southeast Asia, there’s no doubt there is beauty in every form – and now our readers have voted to decide which countries are the most beautiful. Here…

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  • 59 things you didn’t know about America’s 59 National Parks

    59 things you didn’t know about America’s 59 National Parks

    March 24th, 2016Lottie Gross
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  • Painting the town red, pink, green and yellow: Holi Festival 2016 in pictures

    Painting the town red, pink, green and yellow: Holi Festival 2016 in pictures

    March 24th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    Every year, Hindus around the world celebrate Holi Festival: the festival of colours. The event attracts many non-Hindus to take part, too, with hundreds of people gathering to throw coloured powder at one another – a tradition supposedly started by Krishna as a young boy when he used to throw paint over the gopis (milkmaids). The result, of…

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  • The world’s happiest countries have been revealed

    The world’s happiest countries have been revealed

    March 17th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    If you’re a resident of Europe, it’s likely you’re happier than the rest of the world, according to the UN. Yesterday, the World Happiness Report Update 2016 revealed seven European nations in the top ten happiest countries in the world. The report has been released in advance of World Happiness Day (March 20) and ranks 157 countries in order of…

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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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    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 Exploring…

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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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