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  • Travel photography competition 2017: the winners

    Travel photography competition 2017: the winners

    September 6th, 2017Rough Guides Editors
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    We asked you to submit your best travel shots for the chance to appear in our upcoming photobook, You Are Here. The response, of more than 5000 entries, showcased a world of travel experiences and photographic talent, from which we selected 35 of our favourites. But, after much deliberation – and with the help of some fantastic experts, including…

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  • A celebration of the world’s indigenous peoples

    A celebration of the world’s indigenous peoples

    August 9th, 2017Rough Guides Editors
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    The UN’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is on August 9. If you’re not sure what exactly defines the term “indigenous”, it’s worth checking out this primer. If you’re still not sure why indigenous cultures are worth celebrating then consider this: indigenous peoples speak the majority of the world’s estimated 7000 languages. Each language lost is…

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  • Quiz: where should you go in France this summer?

    Quiz: where should you go in France this summer?

    July 14th, 2017Rough Guides Editors
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    France remains one of the most visited countries in the world – and it’s easy to see why. From the bucolic charm of Provence to the metropolitan allure of Paris, the country’s diversity can make deciding where to go a challenge. We’ve put together this quiz to help.

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  • The Lake District is Britain’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site

    The Lake District is Britain’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site

    July 10th, 2017Rough Guides Editors
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    William Wordsworth once described the UK’s Lake District as “the loveliest spot man hath ever found”. And the people at UNESCO seem to agree. The national park has just been rewarded UNESCO World Heritage status, joining the likes of Bath and Stonehenge in the UK – as well as bucket-list international sights like the Great Wall of…

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  • Quiz: which world beach should you visit?

    Quiz: which world beach should you visit?

    June 30th, 2017Rough Guides Editors
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    Summer has officially arrived and we’ve gone coast to coast to pick the world’s best beaches. Whether you want to fly and flop, or find an adventure on the coast, our quiz will help you decide where to jet off to.

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  • The best beaches from around the globe

    The best beaches from around the globe

    June 21st, 2017Rough Guides Editors
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    Wondering where to book your summer escape? From tropical idyls to British favourites we've gone coast to coast to round up the best beaches around the globe.

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  • Travel photography competition 2017: the shortlist

    Travel photography competition 2017: the shortlist

    May 24th, 2017Rough Guides Editors
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    We asked if you fancied seeing your travel images in our forthcoming photobook You Are Here. And it’s fair to say the answer was a cacophonous “yes”. It didn’t take long for our inbox to be filled to the brim with more than 5000 submissions. We enlisted some expert assistance to help us whittle them…

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  • Editors’ picks: where to travel in Europe this summer

    Editors’ picks: where to travel in Europe this summer

    May 9th, 2017Rough Guides Editors
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    In need of some travel inspiration? From rediscovering Europe‘s capitals to planning an epic road trip, our editors share their top travel picks across the continent for summer 2017. For an on-trend escape: Lisbon Olivia Rawes, Editor If there’s one city whose name seems inescapable this summer, it’s Lisbon. After years of economic crisis, Portugal is being led into…

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  • Video: a 1 minute guide to Cuba

    Video: a 1 minute guide to Cuba

    March 15th, 2017Rough Guides Editors
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    From the gorgeous countryside of Viñales to the brilliant beaches of Varadero – not to mention the atmospheric, timeworn streets of Havana – Cuba is a beguiling destination. If you’re planning a trip, here’s some inspiration on where to go in Cuba:

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  • Bohemian escapes: editors’ picks

    Bohemian escapes: editors’ picks

    March 10th, 2017Rough Guides Editors
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    In our latest podcast, legendary comedian and writer Ruby Wax told us all about her obsession with seeking out “that real thing” on her travels – off-the-tourist-trail places that are almost impossible to find, yet attract a trickle of intrepid types for their effortlessly relaxed vibes. To help Ruby pick her next bohemian escape, we…

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  • An expert’s guide: the best area to stay in Hong Kong

    An expert’s guide: the best area to stay in Hong Kong

    February 28th, 2017Rough Guides Editors
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    Hong Kong floats between old China and the west; its futuristic harbour has become one of Asia‘s most famous views but you’ll also find pockets of traditional culture dotted between the skyscrapers. From the glossy heights of Central to the streets and alleys winding through Kowloon, there are culinary, shopping and cultural delights to be found across the…

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  • Introducing: The Rough Guide to Everywhere

    Introducing: The Rough Guide to Everywhere

    January 30th, 2017Rough Guides Editors
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    Today, we are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new travel podcast, The Rough Guide to Everywhere. The series is all about sharing untold travel stories. The kind of stuff you’d tell your friends when you return from a trip, but wouldn’t dream of publishing in a guidebook. It is hosted by Rough…

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