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  • Mike Spencer Bown: most travelled man retires

    Mike Spencer Bown: most travelled man retires

    December 5th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    Twenty-three years, 195 countries and a single rucksack: that’s what it takes to complete a travel bucket list. We’ve all got one and most of us probably won’t be able to complete it; there are just too many incredible sights in the world. But one man has ticked of his entire list, so we called... Read more »

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  • The best places to visit in January

    The best places to visit in January

    December 2nd, 2013Rachel Mills
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    January doesn’t have to be that depressing, post-holiday letdown month we’re all used to. There’s so much going on across the world, so whether it’s celebrating Australia Day in the sunshine or bagging bargains at the January sales in London, there are plenty of ways to banish those post-holiday blues. Here are our top places to... Read more »

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  • 20 geological wonders of the world

    20 geological wonders of the world

    November 25th, 2013Alison Roberts
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  • The best places to visit in August

    The best places to visit in August

    November 21st, 2013Natasha Foges
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    With festival season in full swing, August offers no end of opportunities to party, from the off-the-wall Burning Man to the arty Edinburgh Festival; but there are plenty of options for chilled-out breaks too. Here are our tips for the best places to visit in August. Bike the Black Forest, Germany The Black Forest may... Read more »

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  • Time Lord travel: 25 Doctor Who locations across the planet

    Time Lord travel: 25 Doctor Who locations across the planet

    November 20th, 2013Kerensa-Creswell-Bryant
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  • Rough Guides Twitter Chat: New England Travel

    Rough Guides Twitter Chat: New England Travel

    November 19th, 2013Rebecca Behan
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    Ask a Rough Guides author Twitter chat #RGtalk with Max Grinnell, @theurbanologist 12:30 to 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Have a question about traveling to New England? Love to talk travel? Join our Twitter chat #RGtalk! Use #RGtalk to join in–and use the hashtag to tweet your questions about New England travel in advance, too! Whether... Read more »

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  • Great rivers of the world: the Mississippi River map

    Great rivers of the world: the Mississippi River map

    November 13th, 2013Rebecca Hallett
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    The Mississippi River (derived from the Ojibwe word for “great” or “big” river), is the fourth longest and tenth largest in the world, and cuts across the USA from north to south, bordering and running through ten states. It may be hard to say but it’s fun to explore; the river passes through a huge range of... Read more »

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  • The world’s best bars with a view

    The world’s best bars with a view

    November 1st, 2013Bar Chick
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    Wondering where in the world you can get a gorgeous view served up with your cocktail? Not to worry – Hannah Lodge from BarChick.com has done the hard work for you, rounding up the world’s best bars with a view. Sky Bar, Bangkok Sky Bar is the highest open-air drinking establishment in the world, so... Read more »

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  • The best places to visit in June

    The best places to visit in June

    October 31st, 2013Site Editor
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    Whether you’re after beaches, culture or countryside, June’s glorious weather and long days make it the perfect month to travel in Europe. Elsewhere, wildlife enthusiasts can spot whales in Iceland or bears in Yellowstone, while the World Cup will be in full swing in Brazil. In a bumper round-up, Helen Abramson and Eleanor Aldridge run... Read more »

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  • 24 breaks for bookworms

    24 breaks for bookworms

    October 28th, 2013Eleanor Aldridge
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  • Meeting the monarch butterflies in Michoacan

    Meeting the monarch butterflies in Michoacan

    October 28th, 2013Site Editor
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    Early morning in the mountains of Michoacán. There’s a stillness in the wooded glades and a delicate scent of piny resin in the air. Mostly oyamel firs, the trees are oddly coated in a scrunched orange blanket – some kind of fungus? Diseased bark? Then the sun breaks through the mist and thousands of butterflies... Read more »

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  • Visiting the Pueblos Mancomunados, Mexico

    Visiting the Pueblos Mancomunados, Mexico

    October 25th, 2013Richard Hammond
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    Pine forests, wild mushrooms and a sunrise above clouds: not what you might associate with Mexico, better known for beaches, colonial cities and Aztec ruins. The mountains of the Sierra Norte, two hours’ bus journey north of Oaxaca, are home to a cluster of villages, a semi-autonomous community known as “Pueblos Mancomunados” (meaning “united villages”),... Read more »

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