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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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  • 20 elusive animals to spot around the world

    20 elusive animals to spot around the world

    October 9th, 2014Emma Gibbs
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  • Studying abroad: the experiences

    Studying abroad: the experiences

    October 7th, 2014Steve Vickers
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    In our first two articles in this travel series we looked at the growing number of people choosing to study abroad – either on quick one-week trips or exciting year-long adventures. We also delved into some of the opportunities for making a difference through medicine, and gave tips on funding a foreign trip of your own.... 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 best paths to great San Francisco views

    The best paths to great San Francisco views

    September 26th, 2014Charles Hodgkins
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    San Francisco wears many hats to its hordes of annual visitors. Some come to indulge in a broad variety of eating experiences, from chic California and New American cuisine to cheap burritos and dim sum, or to take in iconic sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Others are drawn to its side-by-side,... Read more »

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  • Travel news: can tweeting get you hotel discounts?

    Travel news: can tweeting get you hotel discounts?

    September 23rd, 2014Steve Vickers
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    September’s journey through the travel news jungle includes trips to space, another chance to ‘fly’ Pan Am (cocktails and all), and the hotel website that promises discounts for high-profile tweeters. Win a trip to space… someday Virgin Galactic and Land Rover have launched a new competition. The prize? A trip to space for you and... Read more »

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  • A Rough Guide to NYC on a budget

    A Rough Guide to NYC on a budget

    September 19th, 2014AnneLise Sorensen
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    New York City is famous for its pricey lifestyle. This is the home, after all, to a $250 truffle burger at Beer & Buns Burger Bar, $4600 alligator Manolo Blahniks at Barney’s, and the $45,000 Ty Warner Penthouse at Four Seasons New York (hey – at least it comes with a personal butler). But it... Read more »

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  • Canyons, creeks and wildfires in Arizona’s national parks

    Canyons, creeks and wildfires in Arizona’s national parks

    September 18th, 2014Helen Abramson
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    Arizona is peppered with sensational landscapes – deserts lacerated with zig-zagging canyons, vast brightly coloured cliffs, boulder-filled creeks, and of course, the ultimate crack in the earth: the Grand Canyon. Rough Guides editor Helen Abramson takes on the national parks of this southwest American state. “I’ll take them!”, I cry enthusiastically to a heavily bejewelled,... Read more »

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  • Aboriginal experiences British Columbia, Canada

    Aboriginal experiences British Columbia, Canada

    September 18th, 2014Maria Hart
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    Maria Hart meets some of Canada’s First Nations people to discover what aboriginal tourism in British Columbia has to offer. “High tide is rush hour here” smiles our guide Tsimka, “that’s when the kayaks and water taxis usually come.” But since our group paddled over to Meares Island in a traditional flat bottomed canoe at... Read more »

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