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  • 20 of the world’s most impressive natural phenomena

    20 of the world’s most impressive natural phenomena

    January 6th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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  • Visiting the Bribrí, Costa Rica

    Visiting the Bribrí, Costa Rica

    December 12th, 2013Anna Kaminski
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    Indigenous communities in Costa Rica are relatively unknown and often overlooked, so visiting them makes for a truly fascinating and authentic experience. In the remote Bribrí village of Yorkín, men and women are equal and sustain themselves through farming, fishing and hunting. Rough Guides writer, Anna Kaminski, met the woman behind the collective. Our motorised... Read more »

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  • 20 geological wonders of the world

    20 geological wonders of the world

    November 25th, 2013Alison Roberts
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  • Top 9 articles for American readers in 2013

    Top 9 articles for American readers in 2013

    October 23rd, 2013Lottie Gross
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    What inspires you to travel? Whether you’re looking to save the world (one eco-lodge at a time), add new destinations to your travel bucket list, or just taste the finest Belgian beers, check out this rundown of our most inspiring ideas for US travelers on RoughGuides.com: Pin 1. Top 20 Belgian beers Beer is big... Read more »

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  • Top 9 destinations for American travelers in 2013

    Top 9 destinations for American travelers in 2013

    October 22nd, 2013Lottie Gross
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    If you’re looking for the latest travel hot-spots, check out the top picks from US readers on RoughGuides.com. From Europe to Asia, the Americas, and Australia, here are the most popular overseas destinations for US travelers: Pin 1. Netherlands No larger than the US state of Maryland, the Netherlands is a surprisingly diverse country for its... Read more »

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  • Win a two week volunteer trip with GVI

    Win a two week volunteer trip with GVI

    October 10th, 2013Site Editor
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    Pin This competition is now closed. Congratulations to our GVI trip winner Kirsty McCarlie, who chose Venezuela as her top destination for 2014. Kirsty is hoping to travel to Costa Rica with GVI to complete her placement conserving jaguars next year.  Have you ever wanted to give back to the world, to develop and conserve... Read more »

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  • 19 fantastic spots for wild swimming

    19 fantastic spots for wild swimming

    October 4th, 2013Alison Roberts
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  • The world’s strangest hotels

    The world’s strangest hotels

    September 30th, 2013James Rice
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  • Climbing Nevis Peak, Saint Kitts & Nevis

    Climbing Nevis Peak, Saint Kitts & Nevis

    August 27th, 2013Kia
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    On a paradise island in the Caribbean, there lies a deceivingly tricky peak that makes for a gruelling climb. In a risky and adrenaline-filled struggle to the top, Kia Abdullah scales Nevis Peak, Saint Kitts & Nevis. Tell a local you’re climbing Nevis Peak without a guide and they’ll first laugh in your face and,... Read more »

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  • Heading to market in the Guatemalan highlands

    Heading to market in the Guatemalan highlands

    August 20th, 2013Site Editor
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    The market town of San Francisco el Alto adopts its suffix for good reason. Perched at 2610m atop a rocky escarpment, it looks down over the plain of Quetzaltenango to the perfect volcanic cone of Santa María that pierces the horizon to the southwest. But on Friday mornings, few of the thousands that gather here... Read more »

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  • Discover Mayan ruins at Lago de Petexbatún

    Discover Mayan ruins at Lago de Petexbatún

    August 19th, 2013Richard Hammond
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    If you like your Mayan ruins a little less grandiose than Tikal but all to yourself, then try those in and around Lago de Petexbatún, a spectacular expanse of water ringed by dense forest to the south of Sayaxché. The region is home to several ruins, including Dos Pilas, Ceibal and Yaxchilán, though the most... Read more »

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  • Circling Lago Atitlan, Guatemala

    Circling Lago Atitlan, Guatemala

    August 15th, 2013Site Editor
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    Ever since Aldous Huxley passed this way in the 1930s, writers have lauded the natural beauty of Lago Atitlán. Ringed by three volcanoes, the lake is also surrounded by a series of Maya villages, each with its own appeal and some still quite traditional, despite the influx of visitors. A week spent circumnavigating Atitlán is... Read more »

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