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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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  • Wet & wild – twelve watery adventures across Britain

    Wet & wild – twelve watery adventures across Britain

    April 1st, 2013Site Editor
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    From sailing to surfing, canoeing and coasteering, here’s our twelve favourite ways to get wet across Britain. Surfing the Severn Bore The Severn Bore (pictured above) is one of the longest and biggest tidal bores in the world. It’s a startling spectacle when you’re watching from the riverbank. If you’re actually in the river, it... Read more »

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  • Eco travel – great green holidays

    Eco travel – great green holidays

    March 18th, 2013Jeremy Smith
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    If you sometimes find yourself feeling a little environmentally guilty on your travels, and would like to do something a little more than reusing your plush towels two days in a row, consider one of these green holidays around the globe. Pin Spend a week at Ecocabin, Shropshire Nowhere is 100 percent green, but Ecocabin... Read more »

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  • 20 world class walks

    20 world class walks

    March 11th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • Epic journeys

    Epic journeys

    March 11th, 2013Tim Chester
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    Travel by camel through the Sahara, hike the Appalachian trail, and grab forty winks on an overnight train from Nairobi as we take a look at the world’s most epic journeys. Crossing the desolate sands, Niger Pin A camel journey across the Sahara is an authentic and intimate experience that gets to the core of... Read more »

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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... Read more »

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