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  • Stunning video shows why you should travel at home

    Stunning video shows why you should travel at home

    May 6th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    In this week’s featured video “adventure is on our doorstep” is the message from Sebastian Linda from Saxony, Germany. “We travel to far away places because we expect holidays, recovery, adventure and new experiences. But is that always necessary?”, he asks. In this visual tour of his home state, Sebastian explores it all from the city of…

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  • The best photography on Picfair: festivals

    The best photography on Picfair: festivals

    May 5th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    With so many different religions, cultures and traditions around the world, on any given day there are a multitude of exciting celebrations. This month we’ve rounded up the pictures that capture them best. From image-sharing website Picfair here are fifteen shots covering everything from a torch-lit procession in Sri Lanka to a music festival in England. Next month’s theme is landscape, so upload your…

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  • One guy’s round the world video will inspire you to move

    One guy’s round the world video will inspire you to move

    April 30th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    Every week we scour the internet for stunning travel videos and highlight one of our favourites. This round the world one-minute-wonder Move by Rick Mereki is giving us itchy feet this week, as he and his two companions travel 38,000 miles across eleven different countries. As actor Andrew Lees strolls casually towards the camera, we’re transported from Paris…

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  • A Godzilla-themed hotel has just opened in Tokyo

    A Godzilla-themed hotel has just opened in Tokyo

    April 28th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    Because robot restaurants and themed cafés aren’t enough: Tokyo is now home to a Godzilla-themed hotel. Towering thirty storeys above Shinjuku in the Japanese capital, the Gracery Hotel revealed a new permanent resident last Friday – an enormous Godzilla head that menacingly overlooks the streets below. In a bid to cash in on the Godzilla hype…

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  • Going unplugged: 4 things we learned on a digital detox

    Going unplugged: 4 things we learned on a digital detox

    April 22nd, 2015Lottie Gross
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    Forget about high-tech travel, a new trend sees tourists forgo internet access, phones and gadgets. After a weekend spent shunning all-things digital in Somerset, Lottie Gross shares what she learned about life and travel on her first (and hopefully not last) digital detox. I’m a self-confessed digital-druggie, digitally distracted for 17 hours a day. Every waking…

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  • Video of the week: Vive le Maroc

    Video of the week: Vive le Maroc

    April 21st, 2015Lottie Gross
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    YouTube and Vimeo are a treasure trove of stunning travel video. From round-the-world epics to underwater exploration, you can visit almost anywhere in the world at the click of a button. Each week, we’re going to highlight one of our favourite videos from the moving image ether. First up, we’ve been whisked away to Morocco…

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  • Quiz: which of these crazy world facts are true?

    Quiz: which of these crazy world facts are true?

    April 10th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    The world can be a surprising place, with no end of weird and wonderful things to discover. But how much do you really know about its quirks? We’ve compiled ten facts to put you to the test. Can you guess which are true?

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  • The best of Picfair: transport

    The best of Picfair: transport

    April 9th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    Every month we put together a selection of our favourite travel photos from image sharing site Picfair. This month we’ve chosen twenty pictures of transport around the world. Next month’s theme is festivals, so for a chance to have your images featured on Rough Guides, upload to Picfair and tag your images with RGfestivals. A taxi in…

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  • Quiz: do you really know your capital cities?

    Quiz: do you really know your capital cities?

    April 2nd, 2015Lottie Gross
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    Reckon you know everything about capital cities? Can you name the obvious as well as the obscure? We’ve devised a tricky capital cities quiz to put you to the test. Can you get all nine questions right?

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  • The one Magna Carta exhibition you need to see this year

    The one Magna Carta exhibition you need to see this year

    April 2nd, 2015Lottie Gross
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    This feature is brought to you by the Magna Carta – indirectly, at least. 2015 marks 800 years since the signing of the first Magna Carta (Great Charter) in Runnymede, England. While it was retracted and reinstated by various monarchs a number of times in the following years, the document has become an international icon of…

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  • The hardest travel quiz you’ll ever take

    The hardest travel quiz you’ll ever take

    March 13th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    Reckon you’re a travel buff? Think you know a bit about the world? We’ve sought out some fiendishly tricky travel trivia – from little-known facts to downright strange statistics – to put you to the test. We think this will be the hardest travel quiz you’ll ever take. Give it a try below.

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  • Derby: the unsung hero of the Midlands

    Derby: the unsung hero of the Midlands

    March 11th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    Lottie Gross puts her preconceptions aside and discovers why Derby might be one of the UK’s most misjudged cities. When I told my friends I was planning a trip to Derby I got one of two reactions: mocking laughter, or looks of utter confusion. I have to admit, it’s never even been a consideration on…

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