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  • Night-skiing, sledging and melted cheese in Switzerland

    Night-skiing, sledging and melted cheese in Switzerland

    October 3rd, 2014Helen Abramson
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    Rough Guides editor and adrenalin junkie Helen Abramson is charmed by night-skiing and scared witless by sledging in Adelboden, Switzerland. I sit looking out over the moonlit valley ahead, dotted with the twinkling lights of Adelboden, transfixed. I am alone, in silence, surrounded by the fierce peaks of the Bernese Oberland in southern Switzerland. If... Read more »

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  • 10 of the best GoPro videos

    10 of the best GoPro videos

    October 3rd, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    Since GoPro was founded in 2004, they’ve inspired photographers to capture the world from a new angle. Today there’s a huge range of small and versatile waterproof cameras on the market, which can be remote controlled and mounted on everything from surfboards to guitars, and the scope for invention is endless. There’s enough footage out there... Read more »

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  • Incredible forests of the world

    Incredible forests of the world

    October 3rd, 2014Alison Roberts
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  • 20 fascinating second cities

    20 fascinating second cities

    October 2nd, 2014Rebecca Hallett
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  • The best places to go in December

    The best places to go in December

    October 1st, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    December might be dark and chilly in much of north America and Europe, but it’s by no means a dull month to travel. There are world-class classical music events, a clutch of colourful festivals and oodles of southern-hemisphere sunshine. Here are our tips on the best places to visit in December:   DIVE THE BLUE... Read more »

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  • The friendliest countries in the world

    The friendliest countries in the world

    September 30th, 2014Rough Guides Editors
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    Whether it’s a smile exchanged with a stranger, a quick chat with a tuk-tuk driver or a night out on the town with a group of newly made friends, interactions with local people often shape our view of a whole country. So which places offer tourists the warmest welcome? This list counts down the friendliest countries... Read more »

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  • A real Game of Thrones adventure in Dubrovnik, Croatia

    A real Game of Thrones adventure in Dubrovnik, Croatia

    September 26th, 2014Robin McKelvie
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    Watching Games of Thrones you could be forgiven for thinking that the hulking walls and rugged fortresses of King’s Landing must have been conjured up on a computer. The truth is that Dubrovnik, once a mighty city state that held both the Venetians and Ottomans at bay, is that spectacular. I arrive in this ancient... Read more »

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  • The 10 best beaches in Croatia

    The 10 best beaches in Croatia

    September 26th, 2014Jonathan Bousfield
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    When it comes to beaches in Croatia, the best advice is to head south: it’s on the Dalmatian coast where the most seductive sandy shores, pebbly coves and sun-fried rocks are to be found. Indeed all of the beaches that made our list are in Dalmatia, except for one (the bewitchingly sandy island of Susak... Read more »

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  • An exhilarating ride through Lisbon’s backstreets

    An exhilarating ride through Lisbon’s backstreets

    September 19th, 2014Matthew Hancock
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    On a city tour with a difference, Matthew Hancock explores Portugal’s capital in an old Jeep to find the best things to do in Lisbon. I’ve always been averse to city tours. It’s the cheesy commentaries and obvious itineraries that put me off, but the prospect of taking part in a ‘safari’ in an aged Portuguese... Read more »

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  • Exploring Slovenia’s diverse coastline

    Exploring Slovenia’s diverse coastline

    September 18th, 2014Tim Chester
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    The third part in our Slovenia In Four Seasons feature sees Senior Web Editor Tim Chester explore the country in August. Check out our trips from the winter and the spring too. Think of the northern Adriatic and you’d be forgiven for thinking of Italy – of Venice, Rimini, and Trieste – or Croatia, whose... Read more »

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  • 20 destinations to see before they disappear

    20 destinations to see before they disappear

    September 11th, 2014Greg Dickinson
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  • Nine things to know about Kosovo

    Nine things to know about Kosovo

    September 10th, 2014Marc Perry
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    Marc Perry is a British expat living in Kosovo who has been captivated by its landscapes, where flat plains meet soaring mountains, the kind hospitality of the people, and a fascinating history of the land. First, forget all images of war… Gone? Good. Kosovo is a vibrant and friendly state full of rewarding experiences for independent travellers.... Read more »

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