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  • Five essential treks in the Himalayas

    Five essential treks in the Himalayas

    July 6th, 2012Jeremy Smith
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    They may cross six countries and contain many colossal mountains such as Everest and K2, but journeying through the Himalayas isn’t just about making it to the top. The following five treks will give you more than just sore feet and lots of photos of snow-capped peaks. Meet the three sisters, Nepal Lucky, Nicky and... Read more »

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  • The top five extra-terrestrial landscapes

    The top five extra-terrestrial landscapes

    July 5th, 2012Site Editor
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    Things aren’t always as they seem and although you may feel like you’ve stepped onto the set of a sci-fi movie, these extra-terrestrial looking landscapes are set firmly on our planet. Feel like you’ve been transported to a whole new world in these five striking, stunning and perhaps even a little bit spooky landscapes… Salar... Read more »

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  • Five epic journeys to remember

    Five epic journeys to remember

    July 3rd, 2012Site Editor
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    They say the journey is often more important than the destination. Well, these five trips are definitely as memorable as their endings. Journeying over the roof of the world, India-Tibet The 485km route from Manali in Himachal Pradesh to Leh in Ladakh is the great epic among Indian road journeys. With an overnight stop at... Read more »

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  • Six great treehouses – monkey business optional

    Six great treehouses – monkey business optional

    July 3rd, 2012Richard Hammond
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    B&Bs and traditional hotels are all very well, but sometimes is fun to get in the foliage and live like a monkey for a few days. Here’s a few of our favourite treehouses around the world. Where’s your favourite? Keycamp, Northern France Choose between three treehouses at Keycamp’s family-friendly French campsites – at Carnac and... Read more »

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  • 10 unusual types of transport

    10 unusual types of transport

    July 1st, 2012Holly Dudley
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    Getting around abroad doesn’t have to be all about cars, trains, buses and bikes. From cruising Peru’s Lake Titicaca on a boat made of reeds to flying down the streets of Madeira in a wicker toboggan or taking an odd horse-drawn carriage in Pakistan, there are so many unusual types of travel to be tried.... Read more »

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  • Fire festivals around the world

    Fire festivals around the world

    June 22nd, 2012Site Editor
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    A great fire festival should be on everybody’s bucket list. Here we rundown some of the greats… Guy Fawkes Night, UK “Remember, remember the fifth of November – gunpowder, treason and plot” – a rhyme Brits have grown up reciting in the run-up to Guy Fawkes Night (also known as Bonfire Night or Fireworks Night).... Read more »

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  • The world’s strangest sports

    The world’s strangest sports

    June 20th, 2012Site Editor
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    For all the media’s focus on big-money events, it’s often weird local games or odd new hybrid events that really capture the joy of sport across the world. So we asked the authors of The Rough Guide to Cult Sport to select their ten favourite strange sports from the book (with apologies to the likes... Read more »

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  • Five top isolated retreats

    Five top isolated retreats

    June 9th, 2012Site Editor
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    Whether we dwell in city centre or suburb, we nearly all dream of escaping the humdrum and finding somewhere truly off the grid. As the world shrinks, more and more places that promise isolation find their offerings increasingly crowded. Here’s five destinations, drawn from Rough Guides’ Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth, that... Read more »

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  • Our top 30 holiday destinations

    Our top 30 holiday destinations

    June 6th, 2012Site Editor
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    To celebrate Rough Guides reaching the grand old age of 30 this year, we’ve asked some of our writers, editors and staff members to nominate their favourite holiday destinations across the world. Be prepared for some acute pangs of wanderlust… Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast James Smart, Senior Travel Editor, Rough Guides The sandy, snorkel-friendly Corn Islands... Read more »

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  • Top cooking breaks

    Top cooking breaks

    June 6th, 2012Site Editor
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    Some say that the best way to discover a country is through its food. For the epicurious, cooking vacations give you the chance to delve deeper into a country’s cuisine beyond its restaurants and markets. You’ll get a crash course in local produce at a food market then dive straight into the kitchen with a... Read more »

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  • Top holiday ideas for thrill seekers

    Top holiday ideas for thrill seekers

    May 20th, 2012Site Editor
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    If you like your holidays with a pinch – or even liberal lashings – of adrenalin, then you may want to check one of these life-changing experiences out. Taken from the pages of Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth, here’s ten ultimate trips for thrill seekers. Sand-skiing in the dunes, Qatar Launching yourself... Read more »

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  • Secret beaches in Europe and around the world

    Secret beaches in Europe and around the world

    May 9th, 2012Site Editor
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    If you’re looking for your own secret piece of  paradise, take a look at our recommendations for the best secluded beaches to visit in Europe and around the world. But you’d better hurry; they won’t stay secret for long… Plage de Saleccia, Corsica, France Plage de Saleccia is a kilometre-long sweep of soft sand with... Read more »

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