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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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  • Hiker’s paradise – seven essential walking trips

    Hiker’s paradise – seven essential walking trips

    March 2nd, 2013Site Editor
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    Grab those boots, the ones that were made for walking, as we’re taking you on a trip round the world’s best hiking spots. From Estonian bogs to Ethiopian highlands, these are some of the most memorable walking trips we’ve ever experienced. Bog walking in Estonia Estonia is said by its locals to have a fifth... Read more »

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  • 26 awe-inspiring architectural wonders

    26 awe-inspiring architectural wonders

    February 25th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • Most iconic movie locations

    Most iconic movie locations

    February 21st, 2013Holly Dudley
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    These 15 iconic film locations will transport you straight into the movies. Want to chase Rocky Balboa up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art or tuck into Amélie’s crème brulée in Café des Deux Moulins? No problem. You’ll even be able to experience fictitious spots: swim off the shore of Jaws’ Amity Island;... Read more »

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  • Dodging kangaroos on Australia’s Great Ocean Road

    Dodging kangaroos on Australia’s Great Ocean Road

    February 18th, 2013Alasdair Baverstock
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    As we celebrate 40 of the world’s greatest road trips, Alasdair Baverstock recounts a memorable drive down Australia’s Great Ocean Road. Watching carefully for kangaroos, Mike weaved the car’s wheels through dense rainforest, past ocean-front communities and alongside a furious Southern Ocean. We were only a few kilometres into one of the world’s most stunning... Read more »

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  • Travelling for the first time

    Travelling for the first time

    February 18th, 2013Eleanor Aldridge
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    We’ve just published new editions of The Rough Guide to First-Time Europe and The Rough Guide to First-Time Around the World, and they’ve got us thinking about the advice we wish we’d been given before our first big trips abroad. Travelling for the first time can be daunting. Do you go alone? What do you... Read more »

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  • Top skiing and snowboarding destinations

    Top skiing and snowboarding destinations

    February 15th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • The most overrated destinations in the world

    The most overrated destinations in the world

    February 10th, 2013Tim Chester
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    Have you ever been somewhere really hyped up and just found it a bit average? Bundled yourself off somewhere on the recommendations of friends, forum users or travel mags to find it’s just a bit, well, meh? Every regular traveller tends to have one place that didn’t stand up to expectations, and for me it... Read more »

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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... Read more »

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  • Seven spots for thrilling volcanic activity

    Seven spots for thrilling volcanic activity

    February 8th, 2013Site Editor
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    Hiking up a volcano and dunking in natural hot springs should be on everyone’s bucket list. If you’re yet to get up close and personal with lava, and the only geysers you’ve encountered are down the pub, might we suggest one of these memorable experiences? Hiking by Stromboli’s lava flows, Italy Stromboli is the most... Read more »

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