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  • Podcast: the Black Masking Indians of New Orleans

    Podcast: the Black Masking Indians of New Orleans

    September 10th, 2018Rough Guides Editors
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    In 18th-century Louisiana, escapee African slaves would make a break for the bayous. Here they might encounter Native Americans and occasionally find asylum with them: two peoples who had in common a struggle for freedom from oppression. That this episode in history is remembered is in part thanks to the Black Masking Indians of New…

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  • Podcast: is the secret to your perfect trip hidden in your genes?

    Podcast: is the secret to your perfect trip hidden in your genes?

    August 27th, 2018Rough Guides Editors
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    Forget review sites and apps, local tips and even (whisper it) guidebooks – maybe the best way to find your perfect destination is to spit in a tube. Not just any tube, of course, but one you send to a genetic testing company, who will then analyse your DNA and tell you where in the…

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  • Podcast: Galápagos – the human story

    Podcast: Galápagos – the human story

    August 13th, 2018Rough Guides Editors
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    Galápagos. What do you picture when you hear those four syllables? Chances are it’s wildlife, from giant tortoises and marine iguanas to blue-footed boobies. And rightly so, for the animals on these islands, sitting in extreme isolation 1000km (600 miles) off the Ecuadorian coast, are genuinely spectacular. In fact, it was the so-called ‘tameness’ of…

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  • Podcast: sun, sea and stone in Malta

    Podcast: sun, sea and stone in Malta

    July 30th, 2018Rough Guides Editors
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    Stranded in the Mediterranean between Europe and North Africa, Malta has always attracted curious travellers. It has been colonised by everyone from the French to the Phoenicians, its culture, language and architecture shaped by many civilisations – but even more than this by the rocky land itself. Malta today is full of intriguing contradictions: a…

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  • Podcast: England’s Northeast – sea shanties, folk culture and audio tales

    Podcast: England’s Northeast – sea shanties, folk culture and audio tales

    July 17th, 2018Rough Guides Editors
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    Do sea shanties have a voice in 2018? The coal mines, keel boats and whaling parties that brought them into being may be long gone, but Northeast England‘s shanty tradition has eternal qualities pulsing through it: folk memory, togetherness, oral tradition, protest and celebration, love and loss. And stories: without these shanties, many of the…

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  • Podcast: what does solo female travel look like today?

    Podcast: what does solo female travel look like today?

    July 2nd, 2018Rough Guides Editors
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    What does “solo female travel” mean now – and why are so many of us still afraid of it? In this episode of The Rough Guide to Everywhere, host Rebecca Hallett tries to get to the bottom of it with three intrepid guests: one-time Rough Guides senior editor turned freelance travel writer Rachel Mills; Jay Abdullahi, a…

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  • Podcast: meet the South African women battling against poaching

    Podcast: meet the South African women battling against poaching

    June 18th, 2018Rough Guides Editors
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    A safari without rhinos? That’s the sad future we may be facing. Right now South Africa is home to eighty percent of the world’s rhinos, but poaching is reducing their numbers every year – in 2017, three rhinos were killed every day on average. Anti-poaching units across the country are fighting to protect these and other…

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  • Saving the Vjosa: Europe’s last wild river

    Saving the Vjosa: Europe’s last wild river

    June 6th, 2018Rough Guides Editors
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    Albania’s Vjosa River is nicknamed Europe’s Blue Heart for good reason. It begins in Greece, close to the village of Vouvoussa, and its turquoise waters beat an untamed path through the Balkan Mountains, before emptying themselves into the Adriatic. Untouched by man, today the Vjosa remains the last free-flowing river in Europe. But it’s under threat.…

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  • Podcast: the art of vodou in Haiti

    Podcast: the art of vodou in Haiti

    June 4th, 2018Rough Guides Editors
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    Welcome to Season 3 of the Rough Guide to Everywhere! In this first episode, Rough Guides web editor Neil McQuillian (@NeilMcQuillian) joins author Thomas Rees (@ThomasNRees) as he dives deep into the vodou culture of Haiti – encountering artworks made from human skulls and plenty of evidence that, hey, President Trump might not rate the…

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  • Podcast: trailer for Season 3 of the Rough Guide to Everywhere

    Podcast: trailer for Season 3 of the Rough Guide to Everywhere

    May 31st, 2018Rough Guides Editors
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    The Rough Guide to Everywhere is back with wonderful new stories, new guests, new locations and new hosts in Rough Guides editors Rebecca Hallett and Neil McQuillian. The first episode of the new season – all about Haiti and voudou – launches Monday June 4th. If you like the sound of this trailer, you can listen to all…

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  • Video: 5 reasons you need to visit Islay

    Video: 5 reasons you need to visit Islay

    May 10th, 2018Rough Guides Editors
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    With its rugged, edge-of-the-world vistas, the stunning Hebridean island of Islay in Scotland‘s Argyll region has an aura of isolation. But as our videographer Colt St. George found out, it’s a breeze to get to – whichever direction you’re coming from. And while Islay is rightly famed for the peaty goodness of its whisky, there…

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  • Hazy days on the Scottish Riviera: 5 reasons to visit Dumfries & Galloway now

    Hazy days on the Scottish Riviera: 5 reasons to visit Dumfries & Galloway now

    April 27th, 2018Rough Guides Editors
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    There are two very different streams down in Dumfries & Galloway, the region that makes up Scotland’s southwest corner. First, with the region sitting on the shoulder of the English Lake District, there is – inevitably – a stream of cross-border traffic plying the A74. But there’s a second stream – and if the tourists…

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