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  • 5 magical getaways fit for an Airbnb king

    5 magical getaways fit for an Airbnb king

    October 17th, 2014Mariella de Souza
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    Airbnb continues to excite travellers in their quest for the perfect accommodation. With scores of rentals across the globe, kipping on someone’s sofa or crashing in the spare room is no longer the only option available to weary travellers. If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to live like a Lord or Lady, you... Read more »

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  • Around the world in 20 dances

    Around the world in 20 dances

    October 16th, 2014Neil McQuillian
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  • Dog-friendly Britain: where to eat, sleep and walk

    Dog-friendly Britain: where to eat, sleep and walk

    October 15th, 2014Martin Dunford
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    Britain is without doubt a nation of dog-lovers, and as such it’s a fab way to see the country; you’d be surprised by how easy it is to get chatting to people when you have a hound in tow. As publisher of the UK travel site Cool Places, Martin Dunford has spent some time seeking... Read more »

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  • Car-free in the South Downs National Park

    Car-free in the South Downs National Park

    October 13th, 2014Rachel Mills
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    Rough Guides editor Rachel Mills road tested a car-free weekend escape in the gently sloping chalk downlands and pretty patchwork fields of the South Downs National Park, just an hour south of London by train. Get up close and personal with nature It is possible for city folk to escape to the countryside without foregoing... Read more »

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  • Video: the world’s friendliest cities

    Video: the world’s friendliest cities

    October 10th, 2014Rough Guides Editors
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    Which cities are going to welcome you with open arms? Where will the locals be likely to buy you a beer, and who’s going to invite you in for tea when it’s cold? We asked our social media followers to vote for the friendliest city in the world. These are the results.

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  • 20 elusive animals to spot around the world

    20 elusive animals to spot around the world

    October 9th, 2014Emma Gibbs
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  • 20 fascinating second cities

    20 fascinating second cities

    October 2nd, 2014Rebecca Hallett
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  • East vs West: win a weekend stay in your favourite side of London

    East vs West: win a weekend stay in your favourite side of London

    September 1st, 2014Lottie Gross
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    This competition is now closed. Particularly fond of the West End’s musical offerings? Or perhaps you love hipster-heaving east London? Either way, enter this competition and you could win a weekend in your favourite part of London. I’m one of those people that’s torn between east and west London. I love size of the west:... Read more »

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  • Twenty places to make you feel insignificant

    Twenty places to make you feel insignificant

    August 27th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    French novelist Gustave Flaubert once said: “Travelling makes one modest – you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world”. With this in mind, here are twenty daunting and spectacular places around the world that might make you feel a little small. Easter Island, Chile Pin A trip to see Easter Island’s moai lined up... 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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  • 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. Pin Could you single out the first formative experience that sparked your love for travel? I was lucky in that I... 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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