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  • Tourist tricks and scams – what are your worst?

    Tourist tricks and scams – what are your worst?

    May 15th, 2013Tim Chester
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    They come in many guises and we’ve all been prey – or at least witness – to some of them at some time or another. Cheap tricks and scams surround tourists and travellers like trinket peddlers round an air conditioned coach, and much of your time in many places will be spend trying to dodge... Read more »

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  • The ten best treks in Southeast Asia

    The ten best treks in Southeast Asia

    May 13th, 2013Jeremy Smith
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    Southeast Asia offers some wonderful treks, allowing you to spend days walking through dense rainforests, spotting spectacular wildlife, learning about the cultures of the many different tribes who live in the remoter areas, and often staying with them in their homes and sharing their meals. The following ten treks are highly recommended, and also ensure... Read more »

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  • The best cycling holidays in the world

    The best cycling holidays in the world

    May 13th, 2013Site Editor
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    As any cyclist will tell you, there’s few better ways to see the world than on two wheels. From Armenia to Vermont, here’s some of our favourite bike trips across the globe. Let us know your own favourite cycling holidays below. Mountain biking at Coed Llandegla Forest, Wales Coed Llandegla is a purpose-built mountain-biking centre,... Read more »

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  • The world’s best festivals and carnivals

    The world’s best festivals and carnivals

    May 9th, 2013Site Editor
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    If you’re looking to combine your next trip with a world-class festival or a mind-blowing carnival, then look no further. Here, from the pages of Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth, we present ten of the best parades, parties and processions across the world. Walking on the wild side at the Sydney Mardi... Read more »

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  • Five essential homestays around the world

    Five essential homestays around the world

    April 29th, 2013Site Editor
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    One of the best ways to truly get to know a destination is to chat to the locals, and one sure fire way to become an instant expert on a place is to go a step further and spend a night or two with them. So leave behind the comfort zone of the international hotel... Read more »

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  • Eight wet and wild water adventures

    Eight wet and wild water adventures

    April 29th, 2013Site Editor
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    From rafting to swimming, snorkelling and diving, here’s a few of our favourite water-based holidays around the world. Surfing at Raglan, New Zealand Don’t be surprised if you to come to the beach town of Raglan and stay for longer than intended. Many do. Experienced surfers are drawn by the reliable swells and one of... Read more »

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  • Ten perfect birdwatching trips

    Ten perfect birdwatching trips

    April 29th, 2013Site Editor
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    Few travel moments illicit such a thrill as catching sight of a rare or beautiful bird emerging from its natural habitat. Here are a few of our favourite birdwatching holidays, from pigeons in Mauritius, to birds of paradise in New Guinea. Live among the birds of prey at Dadia, Greece As you begin the hour-long... Read more »

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  • Cooking classes in Marrakesh

    Cooking classes in Marrakesh

    April 24th, 2013James Rice
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    “I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook.”  Anthony Bourdain To get under the skin of a country, try getting busy in the kitchen when you’re there. Local food can teach you much... Read more »

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  • Slow safaris in Africa

    Slow safaris in Africa

    April 22nd, 2013Jeremy Smith
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    Go on a safari in a 4WD and you have the best of best worlds: a safe, secure vantage point from which to spot wildlife, and the mobility to whizz off as soon as the news comes over the radio of where to go for the best action. Go on walking or horse-riding safaris and... Read more »

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  • How to find an alternative Morocco

    How to find an alternative Morocco

    April 15th, 2013Keith Drew
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    Think of Morocco and you’ll invariably picture the souks of Marrakesh, the whitewashed walls of oceanside Essaouira, the High Atlas trails of the dramatic Toubkal Massif. Trouble is, so does everybody else. This well-trodden triangle is Morocco’s most popular tourist route – for good reason – but in a country that welcomes nearly ten million visitors... Read more »

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  • The best luxury hammams in Marrakesh

    The best luxury hammams in Marrakesh

    April 9th, 2013James Rice
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    Marrakesh is bewitching, but boy can it wear you out: the sun is unforgiving, it’s noisy and dusty, you’ll get lost in the medina more times than you can count, and everyone seems to have something to sell you. Stepping out from the tranquillity of your riad into the heat of the street can feel... Read more »

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  • The world’s least-visited countries

    The world’s least-visited countries

    April 8th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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