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  • 9 quirky British islands to explore

    9 quirky British islands to explore

    April 6th, 2018Rachel Mills
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    Just a fraction of Britain’s more than 6000 islands are accessible – and even fewer are inhabited. If you’re dreaming of life, or just a holiday, on a remote coastal island you’ll know that islanders have a reputation for being rather quirky. Local traditions and customs are fiercely protected and every British island has a…

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  • A postcard from New Zealand: where Maori culture is making waves

    A postcard from New Zealand: where Maori culture is making waves

    March 26th, 2018Rachel Mills
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    Maori culture in New Zealand is experiencing a resurgence and colonial history is being challenged by a counter narrative that Rachel Mills sets out to discover.

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  • 6 of the best road trips in Ireland

    6 of the best road trips in Ireland

    January 2nd, 2018Rachel Mills
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    The Republic of Ireland’s phenomenally popular Wild Atlantic Way takes in a dizzying 2500km coastal route from Cork to Donegal, but not all of us have three weeks to get behind the wheel – and no visitor to Ireland should miss out on the ribboning roads that skirt secluded mountains and the rolling farmland of the…

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  • Into the Arctic: the journey of a modern-day adventurer

    Into the Arctic: the journey of a modern-day adventurer

    September 27th, 2017Rachel Mills
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    Dave Cornthwaite is tackling the 1500-mile Hurtigruten cruise and cargo route from Kirkenes to Bergen on a water bike. We travel to northern Norway to meet him.

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  • Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park: Vietnam’s last paradise?

    Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park: Vietnam’s last paradise?

    April 18th, 2017Rachel Mills
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    Planning a trip to Vietnam and keen to explore some of its most spectacular scenery? A little north of the 17th parallel – the demarcation where Vietnam was once divided into north and south – lies Phong Nha-Ke Bang: 885 square kilometres of unspoilt jungle, caves and underground rivers squeezed between the Laos border and South…

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  • 7 places to get off the tourist trail in Vietnam

    7 places to get off the tourist trail in Vietnam

    April 4th, 2017Rachel Mills
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    The verdant limestone stacks of Ha Long Bay and the bustling streets of Hanoi are well established (and essential) stops along Vietnam’s tourist trail. But the traveller who ventures beyond the hotspots will be rewarded with secluded bays, picturesque villages and delicious farm-to-fork food. Here are seven ideas for an adventure off the beaten track.…

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  • Wild camping around the world: a complete guide

    Wild camping around the world: a complete guide

    March 28th, 2017Rachel Mills
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    Fundamental to wild camping – or freedom camping – is self-reliance. Pitching a tent or throwing down a bivvy bag anywhere you like is a romantic concept, but intrepid travellers beware: sleeping under the stars comes with different rules and legal restrictions wherever you are. It also comes with responsibility for the environment and for your…

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  • 15 of the best places to camp around the world

    15 of the best places to camp around the world

    February 20th, 2017Rachel Mills
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  • The 10 most beautiful places in Vietnam – as voted by you

    The 10 most beautiful places in Vietnam – as voted by you

    January 27th, 2017Rachel Mills
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  • Road trip New Zealand: 8 of the best routes

    Road trip New Zealand: 8 of the best routes

    December 27th, 2016Rachel Mills
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    New Zealand’s roads and trails cut through incredibly diverse landscapes: snow-capped peaks and watery fiords, fertile plains, subtropical forest, glacial lakes and rugged coastline can all be explored on four wheels. Here is a selection of our favourite road trips in New Zealand. 1. For adventure: Ninety-Mile Beach Officially called Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē, this seemingly endless stretch…

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  • 8 reasons Vancouver is cooler than you think

    8 reasons Vancouver is cooler than you think

    September 5th, 2016Rachel Mills
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    Vancouver sometimes gets knocked for being a bit dull – and while it’s true that its residents can be earlier to bed than in the rest of North America, this is the city that brought us Flickr, Greenpeace and, according to some, the California sushi roll. Rough Guides writer Rachel Mills is coming to Vancouver’s defence.…

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  • Exploring Canada’s Haida Gwaii: the edge of the world

    Exploring Canada’s Haida Gwaii: the edge of the world

    September 2nd, 2016Rachel Mills
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    Nowhere is British Columbia's motto, "splendour without diminishment", more evident than Haida Gwaii, a remote and rugged archipelago of 400 islands and islets.

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