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  • Win a round-the-world trip and an iPad

    Win a round-the-world trip and an iPad

    February 13th, 2013Site Editor
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    Update March 5th: We have a winner! Congratulations to Moira Ashley for her excellent entry. Watch this space for an update from Moira on her trip. Hands up who fancies dropping everything and travelling the world for a bit? All of you? We thought as much. To celebrate the launch of the new Rough Guides website,…

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  • 20 stunning close encounters with animals

    20 stunning close encounters with animals

    February 8th, 2013Site Editor
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    If you like getting up close and personal with the animal kingdom on your travels, these trip ideas should appeal. From alligators to zebras – via reindeer, cheetahs, baboons and gorillas – we’ve herded together a veritable wildlife park to inspire you. See wildlife in Gabon The jungles in Gabon have the highest diversity of…

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  • Slow travel – how to truly take your time

    Slow travel – how to truly take your time

    February 25th, 2013Site Editor
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    One of the easiest mistakes to make when travelling is to try to see and do too much at once. It’s far better to slow right down, take it all in, and not worry so much about where you’re going and how fast you get there. Here’s a few of our favourite journeys that go…

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  • Ten great journeys in the UK

    Ten great journeys in the UK

    April 30th, 2013Site Editor
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    As the old cliché testifies, it’s often the journey not the destination that’s most rewarding. With that in mind, here’s ten spectacular journeys around Britain. Travelling on The Snowdon Mountain Railway, Gwynedd © VOJTa Herout/Shutterstock  A haunting whistle cries out across the wild Snowdonia valleys as Wyddfa, one of the original 1895 steam locos, leaves the Halfway…

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  • Five of the world’s best clubs

    Five of the world’s best clubs

    July 30th, 2012Site Editor
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    Tired of your local nightclub? Bored of trekking to the same venue every Saturday night? Then try one of these awesome experiences from Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth, as witnessed by Rough Guides writers all over the world. Techno and turbo-folk: having a blast in Belgrade Belgrade has every right to proclaim…

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  • Five awe-inspiring religious ceremonies

    Five awe-inspiring religious ceremonies

    April 9th, 2013Site Editor
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    Catching a religious event or gathering in another country can be an exhilerating experience. Here, from the pages of Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth, we present five spectacular declarations of faith from all over the globe. Easter in Seville, Spain © Jan Durkaj/Shutterstock “Semana Santa” (or Holy Week) is the most spectacular of…

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  • Meet the people of Cuba

    Meet the people of Cuba

    July 31st, 2013Site Editor
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    With his sticking-out ears and Groucho Marx moustache, Lucio Parada Camenate makes an unlikely revolutionary hero, but as the face of Fruit Passion, his mugshot appears on juice cartons across the world, wherever Fair Trade products are marketed – much to the evident amusement of his colleagues, who tease him mercilessly for being famoso. Lucio…

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  • Hauling in dinner in Goa, India

    Hauling in dinner in Goa, India

    June 28th, 2013Site Editor
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    Though a cable winch (or a modern boat) would be more efficient, the Goan fishermen of Benaulim bring in their catch the old-fashioned way and, if you’re strolling by, they’ll probably wave you over to help. Two long ropes stretch all the way up the beach, with heavy branches attached at intervals; on the other end is their…

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  • Meet the locals – how to immerse yourself on your travels

    Meet the locals – how to immerse yourself on your travels

    March 7th, 2013Site Editor
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    However good your intentions are, it’s often all too easy to retreat to the comfort of the hotel room and shy away from really engaging with the locals when you’re on your travels. Here’s a selection of holiday ideas that will thrust you into the heart of the community you’re visiting and foster a much…

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  • Climbing Mount Sinai, Egypt

    Climbing Mount Sinai, Egypt

    July 15th, 2013Site Editor
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    The interior of the Sinai peninsula is a stark, unforgiving place. Beneath a strikingly blue sky lie parched mountains, rocky outcrops and great expanses of barren sand, interspersed with isolated oases and crisscrossed by medieval pilgrimage routes. It is, in the truest sense, a landscape of biblical proportions. In the south of this region, just…

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  • How to get away from it all

    How to get away from it all

    December 17th, 2013Site Editor
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    It’s one of the ultimate travel goals: how to well and truly get away from it all. Here’s ten trips, selected by the writers and editors at Rough Guides, that offer true isolation and recuperation. Share your own below. Sleep out in a remote bothy Britain may be one of the most crowded islands on…

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  • The top ten best ever British hikes

    The top ten best ever British hikes

    July 28th, 2014Site Editor
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    Our green and boggy isle may be small, but one thing’s for certain: it’s home to some of the most magnificent landscapes in Europe, if not the world. Sure, our much lamented climate means you’ll likely get a soaking or three (four if you’re in Scotland), but with everything from coastal strolls to fearsome scrambles,…

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