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  • Hiker’s paradise – seven essential walking trips

    Hiker’s paradise – seven essential walking trips

    March 2nd, 2013Site Editor
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    Grab those boots, the ones that were made for walking, as we’re taking you on a trip round the world’s best hiking spots. From Estonian bogs to Ethiopian highlands, these are some of the most memorable walking trips we’ve ever experienced. Bog walking in Estonia Estonia is said by its locals to have a fifth... Read more »

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  • 26 awe-inspiring architectural wonders

    26 awe-inspiring architectural wonders

    February 25th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • Slow travel – how to truly take your time

    Slow travel – how to truly take your time

    February 25th, 2013Site Editor
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    One of the easiest mistakes to make when travelling is to try to see and do too much at once. It’s far better to slow right down, take it all in, and not worry so much about where you’re going and how fast you get there. Here’s a few of our favourite journeys that go... Read more »

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  • The most overrated places in the world – as voted by you

    The most overrated places in the world – as voted by you

    February 20th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • The most overrated destinations in the world

    The most overrated destinations in the world

    February 10th, 2013Tim Chester
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    Have you ever been somewhere really hyped up and just found it a bit average? Bundled yourself off somewhere on the recommendations of friends, forum users or travel mags to find it’s just a bit, well, meh? Every regular traveller tends to have one place that didn’t stand up to expectations, and for me it... Read more »

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  • The travel bucket list

    The travel bucket list

    February 8th, 2013Tim Chester
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    If you’re after unforgettable experiences to add to your travel bucket list, look no further. With some help from our authors, editors and other travel experts, we’ve run-down 30 of the most incredible sights and activities around the world. Whether you want to embark on an epic journey, encounter some of the world’s most fascinating... Read more »

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  • Five top shopping holidays

    Five top shopping holidays

    February 6th, 2013Site Editor
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    If you’re the kind of traveller who saves extra space for holiday purchases – or even dumps old clothes and toiletries to make room for impulse buys – you’ll want to check out some of these unique shopping experiences from around the world. From carpets in Turkmenistan to jewelry in Dubai, we’ve rounded up some of the... Read more »

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  • Bizarre contests across the globe

    Bizarre contests across the globe

    February 4th, 2013Site Editor
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    You’ve probably heard of La Tomatina, Spain’s annual tomato fight, but there’s plenty of other strange contests that take place around the world. Here’s five of our favourite oddball activities, all featured in Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth. Robot riders on camels, Kuwait A stampede of two-year-old camels tears down the racetrack,... Read more »

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  • Five top holidays for music fans

    Five top holidays for music fans

    February 1st, 2013Emma Gregg
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    If you’re feeling tired of your local concert hall, or you fancy combining a trip with some world-class music, you may want to consider one of these truly memorable music holidays, from Rough Guides’ Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth. Checking out the Kinshasa music scene, Democratic Republic of Congo The young François... Read more »

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  • The best food in the world – and where to eat it

    The best food in the world – and where to eat it

    January 28th, 2013Site Editor
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    Prepare for some serious stomach growls as we reveal 20 of our favourite foodie experiences around the world. These picks, taken from the pages of Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth, are some of the finest ways to truly eat authentic dishes in the countries that do them best. If you’re looking for... Read more »

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  • The world’s strangest sports

    The world’s strangest sports

    June 20th, 2012Site Editor
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    For all the media’s focus on big-money events, it’s often weird local games or odd new hybrid events that really capture the joy of sport across the world. So we asked the authors of The Rough Guide to Cult Sport to select their ten favourite strange sports from the book (with apologies to the likes... Read more »

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  • Five top isolated retreats

    Five top isolated retreats

    June 9th, 2012Site Editor
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    Whether we dwell in city centre or suburb, we nearly all dream of escaping the humdrum and finding somewhere truly off the grid. As the world shrinks, more and more places that promise isolation find their offerings increasingly crowded. Here’s five destinations, drawn from Rough Guides’ Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth, that... Read more »

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