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  • You can now zip line through Wales at 100mph

    You can now zip line through Wales at 100mph

    May 1st, 2015Rachel Mills
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    If you’ve ever dreamed of flying through the air at high speed, or wondered what it might be like to jump off a large metal platform and leave your fate in the hands of some rope and wires, then Zip World Titan is for you. Rough Guides editor Rachel Mills visited the disused quarry in…

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  • A giant underground trampoline has opened in a cave in Wales

    A giant underground trampoline has opened in a cave in Wales

    April 17th, 2015Rachel Mills
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    Rough Guides editor Rachel Mills goes deep underground in the heart of Snowdonia National Park to discover the latest, and craziest, adventure activity in North Wales. A Victorian slate mine close to the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog was once where miners wielded hammers and chisels to eke out a hard living from the rock. Today, it’s…

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  • 20 seriously weird places around the world

    20 seriously weird places around the world

    March 12th, 2015Rachel Mills
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  • Top five things to do off the slopes in France

    Top five things to do off the slopes in France

    November 3rd, 2014Rachel Mills
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    Winter is coming. No, not an episode of Game of Thrones, just the perfect time to get excited about the white stuff. Of course, you could ski or snowboard… but why limit yourself? Rough Guides editor Rachel Mills heads to Paradiski in the French Alps to check out the top five winter activities off the slopes.…

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  • Car-free in the South Downs National Park

    Car-free in the South Downs National Park

    October 13th, 2014Rachel Mills
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    Rough Guides editor Rachel Mills road tested a car-free weekend escape in the gently sloping chalk downlands and pretty patchwork fields of the South Downs National Park, just an hour south of London by train. Get up close and personal with nature It is possible for city folk to escape to the countryside without foregoing…

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  • Gothenburg: a glam gateway to island life

    Gothenburg: a glam gateway to island life

    September 1st, 2014Rachel Mills
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    Rachel Mills spends a long weekend exploring the ever-stylish Gothenburg and Sweden‘s stunning West Coast archipelago. Sweden’s swanky compact second city is a perfect weekend getaway. Easy to navigate on foot, Gothenburg (Göteborg in Swedish) has a cool laidback charm and a burgeoning food and arts scene. It’s impossible to get lost in the tiny…

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  • A Foodie’s tour of Skåne, Sweden

    A Foodie’s tour of Skåne, Sweden

    August 27th, 2014Rachel Mills
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    The Swedish love to fika. At least twice a day if they have the time. Any place that has a verb for drinking coffee and eating something sweet will always be more than alright by foodie Rachel Mills. Find out how she ate her way around Skåne in southern Sweden. The southernmost region of Sweden…

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  • 21 most beautiful beaches in Wales

    21 most beautiful beaches in Wales

    May 23rd, 2014Rachel Mills
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  • Around the world in twenty artworks

    Around the world in twenty artworks

    May 9th, 2014Rachel Mills
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  • Learn to ski: a beginner’s guide

    Learn to ski: a beginner’s guide

    March 14th, 2014Rachel Mills
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    Ski season isn’t over yet. It’s not too late to join those who’ve been galvanized into taking a winter sports break thanks to the wonderful spectacle that was the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. But if you are a complete beginner or, like me, someone who hasn’t been on the slopes since a one-off school trip twenty years…

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  • Top live music destinations

    Top live music destinations

    March 10th, 2014Rachel Mills
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  • The best places to visit in January

    The best places to visit in January

    December 2nd, 2013Rachel Mills
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    January doesn’t have to be that depressing, post-holiday letdown month we’re all used to. There’s so much going on across the world, so whether it’s celebrating Australia Day in the sunshine or bagging bargains at the January sales in London, there are plenty of ways to banish those post-holiday blues. Here are our top places to…

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