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  • Overlooked World Heritage Sites

    Overlooked World Heritage Sites

    May 23rd, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • Tourist tricks and scams – what are your worst?

    Tourist tricks and scams – what are your worst?

    May 15th, 2013Tim Chester
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    They come in many guises and we’ve all been prey – or at least witness – to some of them at some time or another. Cheap tricks and scams surround tourists and travellers like trinket peddlers round an air conditioned coach, and much of your time in many places will be spend trying to dodge... Read more »

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  • Five essential homestays around the world

    Five essential homestays around the world

    April 29th, 2013Site Editor
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    One of the best ways to truly get to know a destination is to chat to the locals, and one sure fire way to become an instant expert on a place is to go a step further and spend a night or two with them. So leave behind the comfort zone of the international hotel... Read more »

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  • Cooking classes in Marrakesh

    Cooking classes in Marrakesh

    April 24th, 2013James Rice
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    “I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook.”  Anthony Bourdain To get under the skin of a country, try getting busy in the kitchen when you’re there. Local food can teach you much... Read more »

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  • How to find an alternative Morocco

    How to find an alternative Morocco

    April 15th, 2013Keith Drew
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    Think of Morocco and you’ll invariably picture the souks of Marrakesh, the whitewashed walls of oceanside Essaouira, the High Atlas trails of the dramatic Toubkal Massif. Trouble is, so does everybody else. This well-trodden triangle is Morocco’s most popular tourist route – for good reason – but in a country that welcomes nearly ten million visitors... Read more »

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  • The best luxury hammams in Marrakesh

    The best luxury hammams in Marrakesh

    April 9th, 2013James Rice
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    Marrakesh is bewitching, but boy can it wear you out: the sun is unforgiving, it’s noisy and dusty, you’ll get lost in the medina more times than you can count, and everyone seems to have something to sell you. Stepping out from the tranquillity of your riad into the heat of the street can feel... Read more »

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  • Top ten new city breaks for 2013

    Top ten new city breaks for 2013

    February 26th, 2013Alex Whittleton
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    With a long winter behind you and a post-Christmas paycheck or two in the bank, it’s time for a well-earned break. But where should you go? Exciting new destinations are emerging all the time, and the sheer number of options can be bewildering. Below is a selection of top city breaks for 2013, combining the... Read more »

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  • Top skiing and snowboarding destinations

    Top skiing and snowboarding destinations

    February 15th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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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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  • Six truly epic surfing spots around the world

    Six truly epic surfing spots around the world

    February 5th, 2013Site Editor
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    From Spain to El Salvador, our round-up of the best surfing sites from Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth covers some spectacular breaks. So whether you’re a seasoned surfer or you’ve never been near a board in your life – let alone caught a wave or hung ten – give one of these... Read more »

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  • Our top 30 holiday destinations

    Our top 30 holiday destinations

    June 6th, 2012Site Editor
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     To celebrate Rough Guides reaching the grand old age of 30 this year, we’ve asked some of our writers, editors and staff members to nominate their favourite holiday destinations across the world. Be prepared for some acute pangs of wanderlust… Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast James Smart, Senior Travel Editor, Rough Guides The sandy, snorkel-friendly Corn Islands... Read more »

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  • Top cooking breaks

    Top cooking breaks

    June 6th, 2012Site Editor
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    Some say that the best way to discover a country is through its food. For the epicurious, cooking vacations give you the chance to delve deeper into a country’s cuisine beyond its restaurants and markets. You’ll get a crash course in local produce at a food market then dive straight into the kitchen with a... Read more »

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