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  • In pictures: the world’s most photogenic countries

    In pictures: the world’s most photogenic countries

    August 13th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    Rough Guides photographer Tim Draper reveals his top ten most photogenic countries in the world. From his home country, England, to the depths of Vietnam and Slovenia, Tim Draper has shot images for 24 Rough Guides throughout his career as a professional travel photographer. After starting out on the Rough Guide to England, he went... Read more »

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  • The best beaches in India

    The best beaches in India

    August 6th, 2014Site Editor
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    With 7500 kilometres of coastline to explore, good beaches in India aren’t hard to come by. From the party sands of Goa to the bustle of Marine Drive in Mumbai, here are some of the best beaches in India.  Chakratirth Beach, Gujarat The larger Chakratirth Beach, overlooked by a high bound, is a little to... Read more »

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  • One year on: Picfair’s best travel photography

    One year on: Picfair’s best travel photography

    August 4th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    If you’re a keen travel photographer, amateur or professional, and you’ve not heard of Picfair you’re missing a trick. As a platform for professional photographers it’s revolutionary, allowing them to sell their pictures at a price they want. Travellers with camera can get in on the action too. Since its launch in August 2013, 5,000... Read more »

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  • Diving with the wow factor: the Raja Ampat islands

    Diving with the wow factor: the Raja Ampat islands

    August 3rd, 2014Andy Turner
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    During ten days living on a boat, drifting around the Raja Ampat islands, Andy Turner finds more than just a diver’s playground in Indonesian West Papua.   “Ladies and gentlemen we have begun our descent to Sorong”. Flicking up the airline window blind I’m greeted with an almost comical vision of paradise. Pink candyfloss clouds... Read more »

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  • An Interview with Pico Iyer

    An Interview with Pico Iyer

    July 30th, 2014Tim Chester
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    British-born, with Indian parents and a childhood spent in California, Pico Iyer is one of the most respected travel writers today. Tim Chester asks Pico about lessons learned, packing and the evolution of travel. Could you single out the first formative experience that sparked your love for travel? I was lucky in that I was... Read more »

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  • Travel news: ninja bus tours and Burmese visas

    Travel news: ninja bus tours and Burmese visas

    July 28th, 2014Steve Vickers
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    Heated sleighs, bag-tracking apps, Burmese visas and ninja-themed bus tours: Steve Vickers gets you up to speed with the latest travel news. An iBeacon in your bag You know that thing at the airport where you’re waiting to get your bag off the luggage belt, and the whole thing is surrounded by so many other... Read more »

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  • Ten great literary journeys

    Ten great literary journeys

    July 22nd, 2014Lottie Gross
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    From India to Italy to the USA, whether it’s fiction or non-fiction, we’ve all travelled the world at some point in time through the captivating words of our favourite novels. Some will take you into the depths of the African jungles, and others plonk you right in the middle of the wide, empty ocean. It’s... Read more »

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  • On the road in Panjshir, Afghanistan

    On the road in Panjshir, Afghanistan

    July 21st, 2014Marc Perry
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    While working for an NGO in Kabul, British expat Marc Perry went to explore the precipitous Panjishir valley in northeastern Afghanistan. It had been my dream to visit Panjshir ever since I’d arrived in Afghanistan. Historically a geographic safe haven slicing through the Hindu Kush from Afghanistan to Tajikistan, this craggy, high-altitude valley is the... Read more »

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  • The best cities in the world – as voted by you

    The best cities in the world – as voted by you

    July 17th, 2014Lottie Gross
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  • 20 famous journeys around the world

    20 famous journeys around the world

    July 4th, 2014Rebecca Hallett
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  • Travel news: a tourist pop group & portable hotel

    Travel news: a tourist pop group & portable hotel

    June 23rd, 2014Steve Vickers
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    Rough Guides writer Steve Vickers gets you up to speed with the latest travel news, including business-only flights to the USA and portable Nordic hotel rooms.  New airline is strictly business Fed up with flying cattle class? Well a brand new airline is about to start running business-only flights to New York. And for now,... Read more »

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  • The world’s best views as chosen by you

    The world’s best views as chosen by you

    June 19th, 2014Lottie Gross
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