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  • Quiz: where should you go for an adventure in New Zealand?

    Quiz: where should you go for an adventure in New Zealand?

    December 15th, 2017Aimee White
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    With spectacular mountains, incredible lakes and sprawling national parks, New Zealand makes for the adventure of a lifetime. The locals call it “Godzone” (God’s own country), and most travellers visiting the country certainly seem to agree. In fact, our readers voted the country the ultimate solo travel destination for 2017 in our annual Reader Awards.... Read more »

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  • How to find the right New Zealand for you

    How to find the right New Zealand for you

    May 23rd, 2016Eric Grossman
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    While it may not loom large on the world map, New Zealand feels incredibly vast and imposing on the ground, especially to those who try to visit the North and South Islands on the same trip. Few countries can match the nation’s biodiversity; a single visit can easily incorporate scenic beaches, fast-­moving rivers, and rugged... Read more »

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  • Everything you need to know about backpacking New Zealand

    Everything you need to know about backpacking New Zealand

    March 7th, 2016Rachel Mills
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    New Zealand’s craggy coastline and beautiful national parks beg to be explored. The scenery gets more spectacular around every corner, with beaches, vineyards, glaciers, snow-capped mountains, raging rivers and vast lakes all jostling for attention. Add to the mix some cool, laidback cities, a thriving Maori culture and generous, warm-hearted people and you have New... 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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  • Incredible forests of the world

    Incredible forests of the world

    October 3rd, 2014Alison Roberts
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  • 12 months of the quirkiest festivals around the world

    12 months of the quirkiest festivals around the world

    April 22nd, 2014Zora O'Neill
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    The whole world loves a party, and a good one provides a great excuse to travel. Here’s a whole twelve months of some of the more interesting ways people celebrate during festivals around the world. January: World Buskers Festival, Christchurch, New Zealand Clever street performers: they head to the southern hemisphere this month, where they can... Read more »

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  • Incredible photos of the world’s rarest tribes

    Incredible photos of the world’s rarest tribes

    April 4th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    There are places in the world where little sign of western development exists, but it still threatens to change traditions and beliefs forever. Jimmy Nelson found and documented 31 of these traditional isolated communities in his quest to photograph the “purity of humanity”. “I wanted to witness their time-honoured traditions, join in their rituals and... Read more »

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  • Best places to visit in July

    Best places to visit in July

    April 2nd, 2014Olivia Rawes
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    July doesn’t have to mean fighting for space on packed European beaches, dodging flocks of school children and gritting your teeth at peak prices. Winter in the southern hemisphere promises cheap flights and fantastic skiing, while elsewhere July is packed with unusual festivals, wild celebrations and some of nature’s most spectacular events, giving you a... Read more »

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  • The world’s scariest extreme sports

    The world’s scariest extreme sports

    March 17th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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  • The most beautiful country in the world – as voted by you

    The most beautiful country in the world – as voted by you

    February 13th, 2014Rough Guides Editors
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  • The best places to visit in March

    The best places to visit in March

    January 7th, 2014Steve Vickers
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    Whether you fancy an Aussie music festival, a literary break in England or sake and sakura in Japan, March is an excellent month to travel. Spring breathes new life into the northern hemisphere, while riotous festivals take place everywhere from Ireland to Brazil. Here are our tips on the best places to visit in March. See... Read more »

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  • 7 useful pronunciation rules for travellers

    7 useful pronunciation rules for travellers

    January 1st, 2014Adrian-L
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    During World War II, Dutch Resistance fighters exposed infiltrators by asking them to pronounce Scheveningen; with its two subtly different gutturals, it was a trick only native speakers could pull off. The stakes of course aren’t so high when you’re on holiday in a new place, but there is some satisfaction in not immediately revealing... Read more »

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