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  • Eccentric Florida: 6 ways to weird out in the Sunshine State

    Eccentric Florida: 6 ways to weird out in the Sunshine State

    September 21st, 2016Edward Aves
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    Pioneers, visionaries, geniuses, crackpots – the Sunshine State has seen more than its fair share of eccentrics over the years, drawn from cooler northern climes in pursuit of their dreams. Florida’s Gulf Coast may be best known for its relentless sunshine and glorious sandy beaches, but it’s also home to some of the state’s more... Read more »

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  • The best beaches on the east coast of the USA

    The best beaches on the east coast of the USA

    May 4th, 2016Phoebe Lowndes
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    With more states spanning the coastline than its western counterpart, the beaches on east coast of the USA, reaching from ruggedly charming Maine down to the tropical climes of Florida, offer style and substance to rival the most famous west coast beauty spots. So whether you’re embarking on a road trip or making a beeline... Read more »

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  • An underwater art exhibition just opened in Florida

    An underwater art exhibition just opened in Florida

    April 14th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    A brand new art exhibition with a difference has opened in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary this month. You can’t exactly buy an entrance ticket and there are no galleries as such. Instead, you’ll need a PADI license and an oxygen tank, because this exhibition sits 27m below the surface of the Atlantic, around... Read more »

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  • Space tourism: an interview with an astronaut

    Space tourism: an interview with an astronaut

    April 12th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Last month we were lucky enough to welcome an astronaut all the way from the Kennedy Space Center to Rough Guides HQ, and we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to ask him a few questions. Astronaut Don Thomas has been to space four times on the NASA space shuttles and takes part in the Kennedy Space Center... Read more »

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  • Florida for kids: 8 ideas for family fun

    Florida for kids: 8 ideas for family fun

    September 3rd, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    The aptly nicknamed “Sunshine State” – a land of orange groves, everglades, pelicans, Key lime pie and miles of gorgeous, sugary sands – is a great place for a family holiday. Within Florida’s borders you’ll find bucket-list attractions that range from NASA’s space centre to Disney’s Magic Kingdom, while the mild climate makes the state... Read more »

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  • 18 things everyone should know before visiting the USA

    18 things everyone should know before visiting the USA

    September 2nd, 2015AnneLise Sorensen
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    If there’s one constant about the USA, it’s change. The country’s pioneer spirit is reflected in its bold outlook and ever-evolving nature, which extends to all corners of the land, from the gleaming skyscrapers of New York to star-saturated Hollywood – and even beyond, to the first human landing on the moon. Here are 18... Read more »

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  • 8 unexpected reasons to visit the Florida Keys

    8 unexpected reasons to visit the Florida Keys

    August 7th, 2015Meera Dattani
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    Unexpected sums up the Florida Keys. Just one road, the Overseas Highway, connects these long, narrow islands, strung out between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic. With names as varied as No-Name Key, Fiesta Key and Fat Deer Key, this coral cay archipelago has North America’s only coral barrier reef, indigenous Key Deer and... Read more »

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  • The 10 best beaches in Florida

    The 10 best beaches in Florida

    June 11th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    The Sunshine State takes great pride in its 600 or so miles of beautiful beaches. Thanks to a year-round mild-climate – sub-tropical in the south – these mesmerizing white sands make Florida prime beach territory. Although some of the most popular beaches are around Miami on the Atlantic coast, the Gulf of Mexico, with its... Read more »

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  • 14 magical sunrises that prove it’s worth getting up early

    14 magical sunrises that prove it’s worth getting up early

    April 16th, 2015Eleanor Aldridge
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  • The best places to visit in the USA

    The best places to visit in the USA

    January 22nd, 2015Charles Hodgkins
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    The USA embodies the very definition of a giant, sprawling country, and with its wildly varied geography and astonishing assortment of regionally distinct subcultures, the third-largest nation in the world would take a lifetime (or more) to thoroughly explore. And while this is not a country that specialises in subtlety – three of our ten spotlighted choices... Read more »

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  • Weird world fashion: around the world in 20 costumes

    Weird world fashion: around the world in 20 costumes

    November 28th, 2014Alice Park
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  • The world’s most spooky haunted places

    The world’s most spooky haunted places

    October 29th, 2014Steve Vickers
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