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  • Central America: an adventure travel paradise

    Central America: an adventure travel paradise

    April 12th, 2016Andy Turner
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    Steamy rainforest, smoking hot volcanoes and stunning reef-fringed shorelines, Central America is a god-given playground for the adventurous. Whether you’re packing a surfboard, a wetsuit and a GoPro or simply a pair of hiking boots, Andy Turner rounds up the best activities in the region. Surf in El Salvador Once off limits due to gang... Read more »

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  • Travel writing competition: win the trip of a lifetime & become a Rough Guides writer

    Travel writing competition: win the trip of a lifetime & become a Rough Guides writer

    March 21st, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    *This competition is now closed* Always wanted to be a travel writer? Well you’re in luck. Last year we ran our travel writing competition and the winner, Steph Dyson, has become one of our regular contributors. This year, we’re opening it up again to seek out the best untapped travel writing talent. Enter the competition... Read more »

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  • Delving into the Daiquiri: Havana’s favourite drink

    Delving into the Daiquiri: Havana’s favourite drink

    February 24th, 2016Henry Jeffreys
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    Cuba’s cocktails chart the country’s ambivalent relationship with its neighbour to the north, America. This is most obviously demonstrated by the Cuba Libre – a blend of Cuban rum and Coca-Cola with lime – but it’s the Daiquiri that most associates with the capital, Havana. In the year when American visitors are finally allowed to... Read more »

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  • What’s new for Cuba in 2016? 10 developments to watch out for this year

    What’s new for Cuba in 2016? 10 developments to watch out for this year

    January 18th, 2016Matt Norman
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    Record numbers of visitors have been racing to get to Cuba ‘before it changes forever’ since President Obama’s historic announcement in December 2014 that diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba were to be restored. Since then the relationship has continued to warm, but there has been more speculation than tangible change as a result... Read more »

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  • 16 pictures that show the colours of Panama

    16 pictures that show the colours of Panama

    December 30th, 2015Nori Jemil
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    After a recent trip to Central America, travel photographer Nori Jemil shares some of her best pictures of Panama.  The geographically strategic isthmus of Panama bridges Central and South America. Its high-rise capital and canal are famously modern, yet it’s the UNESCO world heritage sites of Casco Viejo and Panama Viejo that lend character, together... Read more »

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  • Cuba: 10 travel tips for first-timers

    Cuba: 10 travel tips for first-timers

    December 29th, 2015Matt Norman
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    Cuba is an infinitely fascinating country and undoubtedly different from most places you’ve travelled. If you’re planning your first trip, take on board these Cuba travel tips from our expert co-author of the Rough Guide to Cuba, Matt Norman. 1. Stay in a casa particular If you want to get to know Cuba you’re going... Read more »

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  • Cocoa loco: a guide to chocolate tourism in Trinidad and Tobago

    Cocoa loco: a guide to chocolate tourism in Trinidad and Tobago

    November 23rd, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    Our authors have travelled the length and breadth of Trinidad and Tobago, shimmying through the streets at Carnival, body-surfing at the beaches and gorging on street food, yet chocolate remains one of their highlights. Some of the world’s best cocoa is grown in this twin-island republic, and there are plenty of ways to sample it.... Read more »

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  • The best beaches in Cuba

    The best beaches in Cuba

    November 10th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    Conjure up an image of the perfect Caribbean beach and you’ll find Cuba‘s generous shoreline fits the description perfectly: stretches of powdery, bone-white sand – often freckled with shady palm trees – and limpid, turquoise waters. And with so much coastline there are beaches to suit all needs: great swathes of golden sand groomed by resorts promise days... Read more »

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  • 10 things you didn’t know you could do in Panama

    10 things you didn’t know you could do in Panama

    September 8th, 2015Megan Eileen McDonough
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    There’s a whole lot more to Panama than its famous canal. Hiking, rafting, surfing and diving are just a few of the excellent adventure activities on offer, and it’s a brilliant destination for birdwatching with over 970 species soaring in its skies. From touring Panama City to sampling inventive cuisine from entrepreneurial chefs, there are countless... Read more »

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  • The allure of Old Havana captured on film

    The allure of Old Havana captured on film

    August 28th, 2015Emma Henderson
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    Old Havana, or Habana Vieja, oozes history. There’s nowhere else quite like this living museum of Cuban culture – a city where time stopped short and you’ll find stop-and-stare images everywhere you turn. 1950s American cars in blazing colours are parked on the edge of the road. Cycle rickshaws glide swiftly through the traffic. Narrow side streets hide buildings painted in... Read more »

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  • 10 of the best beaches in the Caribbean

    10 of the best beaches in the Caribbean

    August 26th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    Palm trees swaying over white-sand beaches, teeming reefs just a flipper kick from the shore and killer rum cocktails brought right to your lounge chair – this is the Caribbean, everyone’s favourite tropical fantasy. With sun, sea and sand aplenty, it’s the ultimate place to lie on the beach and unwind. Finding a beach that... Read more »

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  • Budget trips: 20 of the cheapest places to travel

    Budget trips: 20 of the cheapest places to travel

    August 21st, 2015Emma Gibbs
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