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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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  • Picking, eating and tripping on Peyote in Mexico

    Picking, eating and tripping on Peyote in Mexico

    September 17th, 2014Alasdair Baverstock
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    Surrounded by the dwarfing Sierra de Catorce mountain range, Rough Guides writer Alasdair Baverstock indulges in some hallucinogenic Mexican cactus for an eye-opening experience. The cactus beside me was quite audibly breathing. Its expansions and contractions were sure signs of its survival in this desert. In fact, looking around at the abandoned silver mine everything... Read more »

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  • 20 destinations to see before they disappear

    20 destinations to see before they disappear

    September 11th, 2014Greg Dickinson
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  • Great journeys – as chosen by you

    Great journeys – as chosen by you

    September 4th, 2014Lottie Gross
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  • Twenty places to make you feel insignificant

    Twenty places to make you feel insignificant

    August 27th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    French novelist Gustave Flaubert once said: “Travelling makes one modest – you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world”. With this in mind, here are twenty daunting and spectacular places around the world that might make you feel a little small. Easter Island, Chile A trip to see Easter Island’s moai lined up on... Read more »

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  • The best burrito restaurants in San Francisco

    The best burrito restaurants in San Francisco

    August 21st, 2014Charles Hodgkins
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    Contrary to the popular belief that the burrito is a resolutely Mexican delicacy, the truth is that it’s far more of a “Cal-Mex” (Californian-meets-Mexican) success story. You can certainly track down burritos in the northern reaches of Mexico, but you’re likely to find far more complex and embellished versions north of the border – particularly... Read more »

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  • In pictures: the best beaches in Mexico

    In pictures: the best beaches in Mexico

    August 19th, 2014Site Editor
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    Mexico boasts a mesmerizing coastline of around 9,330km, with millions of tourists coming here solely for the country’s exceptional beaches. The following have been selected as much for the scene – whether backpacker or spring-breaker – as for sand quality, water and scenery. Taken from the Rough Guide to Mexico, here are some of the... Read more »

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  • Ten US states you need to visit this summer

    Ten US states you need to visit this summer

    August 18th, 2014Zora O'Neill
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    No matter how you like to spend your summer vacation, you’re bound to find a satisfying spot in the vast and diverse United States. Here are a few of our favourite summer states in the USA. Get back to nature in California Nature lovers can celebrate Yosemite’s 150th anniversary as a national park this year, and... Read more »

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