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  • Three essential travel photography tips I learned in the Forest of Dean

    Three essential travel photography tips I learned in the Forest of Dean

    October 24th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    Lottie Gross takes her DSLR to the Forest of Dean to learn how to take great travel pictures in beautiful but challenging surroundings. I met my photography teacher, David Broadbent, at the edge of the Severn Estuary, where an ugly mix of sand and grey water reached out to the horizon and two nuclear power stations, one... Read more »

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  • 20 places to get utterly lost

    20 places to get utterly lost

    October 23rd, 2014Keith Drew
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  • Buggy rollin down a bobsleigh course

    Buggy rollin down a bobsleigh course

    October 22nd, 2014Helen Abramson
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    Rough Guides editor Helen Abramson tried out the unusual extreme sport of buggy rollin, headfirst down the Olympic Bobsleigh Track in the French Alps resort of La Plagne. The French Alps in summer are a wonderful sight. The mountains are lush and green after a wet few months, and Mont Blanc’s snowy cap twinkles in... Read more »

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  • Travel news: Moscow to Beijing in just two days?

    Travel news: Moscow to Beijing in just two days?

    October 21st, 2014Steve Vickers
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    Follow us on a whistle-stop tour of the latest travel stories, including news of a super-fast train line between Moscow and Beijing, the suitcase that heats up to kill bed bugs, and the airline that wants passengers to start checking in with their thumbprints.  Two-day Trans-Siberian Riding the Trans-Siberian Railway is one of the world’s... Read more »

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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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  • Adventure sports in the Pyrenees

    Adventure sports in the Pyrenees

    October 17th, 2014Helen Abramson
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    Rough Guides editor Helen Abramson does what she loves most, seeking out adrenalin sports in the stunning Pyrenees region around the town of Sort, Catalunya. The Pyrenees lend themselves well to outdoor activities. Sort, on the northwest tip of Catalunya, has a reputation as a handy base, where you’re never far from some of the... 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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  • Roughing it by container ship from Athens to Hong Kong

    Roughing it by container ship from Athens to Hong Kong

    October 13th, 2014Rebecca Hall
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    Rebecca Hall takes the long way round: thirty seven days from Athens to Hong Kong via ports in Italy & Spain by container ship. “You’ll certainly have to lock your cabin door at night.” “You’ll have to sleep in a container like refugees do.” “And you’ll probably get taken hostage.” These are a selection of... 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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