Sort by: DatePopularity
  • Leeuwarden: the coolest Dutch city you’ve never heard of

    Leeuwarden: the coolest Dutch city you’ve never heard of

    February 20th, 2018Mike MacEacheran
    insert_drive_file Article6 min read

    By nature of its design, there is something immutable about Leeuwarden, the capital of Friesland in the Netherlands’ northwesternmost province. Hemmed in by historic canals, reflective lakes, century-old dikes and dairy farms, the city wears its Dutch stripes well, offering a stopped-clock snapshot of the country as it once was. But look beyond the gabled... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right
  • An expert’s guide: the best places to stay in Porto

    An expert’s guide: the best places to stay in Porto

    February 13th, 2018Amanda Tomlin
    insert_drive_file Article7 min read

    Porto’s cityscape of narrow streets and stepped alleys spreads up the steep slopes of the Douro river to a centre full of broad squares, Neoclassical buildings and lavishly tiled Baroque churches. But it’s not all about the history. The city’s lively nightlife, hip cafés and restaurants and a newly revitalized art scene make it the... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right
  • Europe’s 10 best alternative carnivals

    Europe’s 10 best alternative carnivals

    January 26th, 2018David Hillier
    insert_drive_file Article7 min read

    Europeans love a carnival like nothing else; it’s a time to dress up, drink up and get legitimately weird on the streets. Many carnivals take place during Mardi Gras, when Roman Catholics traditionally feast and sing for the last time before Lent’s abstinence begins. Also known as Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras might for some be... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right
  • 6 of the best road trips in Ireland

    6 of the best road trips in Ireland

    January 2nd, 2018Rachel Mills
    insert_drive_file Article7 min read

    The Republic of Ireland’s phenomenally popular Wild Atlantic Way takes in a dizzying 2500km coastal route from Cork to Donegal, but not all of us have three weeks to get behind the wheel – and no visitor to Ireland should miss out on the ribboning roads that skirt secluded mountains and the rolling farmland of the... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right
  • Podcast: in search of the Northern Lights

    Podcast: in search of the Northern Lights

    December 25th, 2017Greg Dickinson
    volume_up Podcast

    In our recent Reader Awards, we asked you to name the thing at the very top of your bucket list. The answer didn’t surprise us one bit. It was, resoundingly, to witness the Northern Lights. So for this season’s final episode of The Rough Guide to Everywhere (iTunes; Soundcloud), our podcast host Greg Dickinson travelled to Finnish Lapland in a... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right
  • The world’s quirkiest food festivals

    The world’s quirkiest food festivals

    December 22nd, 2017Lucy Cowie
    insert_drive_file Article7 min read

    Tomato-drenched crowds wading through a lake of passata at Valencia’s La Tomatina festival might be a familiar image, but such passionate and eccentric celebrations of food are far from unique. Across the globe, there’s a smorgasbord of wonderfully bizarre festivals dedicated to edible delicacies, ranging from the conventional to the questionable (ostrich testicles, anyone?). As Mexican radish... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right
  • The best ski festivals in Europe this winter

    The best ski festivals in Europe this winter

    December 8th, 2017Mary Novakovich
    insert_drive_file Article5 min read

    You don’t have to be a skier or snowboarder to enjoy some of the biggest festivals ever seen on snow. From music and comedy to film, there’s something to keep everyone entertained in the mountains this winter – both on and off the slopes. Here are nine of the best ski festivals in Europe. 1.... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right
  • Discovering Palermo: why you should give Sicily’s capital a chance

    Discovering Palermo: why you should give Sicily’s capital a chance

    December 8th, 2017Olivia Rawes
    insert_drive_file Article7 min read

    A city of grit and forgotten grandeur, for too long Palermo has resigned itself to being a film set of crumbling palaces, sun-worn facades and pockmarked backstreets. But now Sicily’s capital is reemerging from decades under the Mafia’s shadow. Their influence may not be fully over but the Mafia battleground has come a long way,... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right
  • Podcast: the extraordinary life of Aboriginal storyteller Francis Firebrace

    Podcast: the extraordinary life of Aboriginal storyteller Francis Firebrace

    November 14th, 2017Greg Dickinson
    volume_up Podcast

    Cowboy, pirate, Aboriginal storyteller, artist, cultural educator, filmmaker, soft-porn photographer. Francis Firebrace, now 81, has certainly led an extraordinary life. In this episode of The Rough Guide to Everywhere podcast (iTunes; Soundcloud), host Greg Dickinson chats with Francis, often labelled “the happiest man in the world”, in his Surrey home. During the conversation, Francis shares tales... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right
  • Podcast: adventures with the Natural Navigator

    Podcast: adventures with the Natural Navigator

    November 7th, 2017Greg Dickinson
    volume_up Podcast

    In a world where we rely so heavily on GPS to get from A to B, it’s easy to tune out from the natural navigational clues that surround us. In this episode of The Rough Guide to Everywhere (iTunes; Soundcloud), host Greg Dickinson travels to Barnham in West Sussex to meet up with Tristan Gooley, the... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right
  • Why Gothenburg should be your next European city break

    Why Gothenburg should be your next European city break

    October 12th, 2017Neil McQuillian
    insert_drive_file Article7 min read

    So gloomy they named it goth? Not in the slightest. This town can certainly do black-eyeliner bleak with the best of them – anywhere with docklands can, and Gothenburg has got the largest port in Scandinavia. But Sweden’s second city is actually a ray of sunshine: friendly, funny, multicultural (23 percent of people living here weren’t born... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right
  • The most beautiful places in Scotland – as voted by you

    The most beautiful places in Scotland – as voted by you

    October 4th, 2017Mike MacEacheran
    camera_alt Gallery

    Read more chevron_right
Page 1 of 65123...last_page

Book through Rough Guides’ trusted travel partners