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  • The dos and don’ts of Thanksgiving travel

    The dos and don’ts of Thanksgiving travel

    November 11th, 2016AnneLise Sorensen
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    The only thing more challenging than an interminable turkey meal with a squabbling family? Getting there in the first place. Thanksgiving may kick off the most wonderful time of year, but it’s also the least wonderful time of year for travel. According to the AAA (American Automobile Association), around 47 million Americans travel for Thanksgiving,... Read more »

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  • Route 66: celebrating 90 years of America’s Mother Road

    Route 66: celebrating 90 years of America’s Mother Road

    November 8th, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    This week, on the 11th November, America celebrates the birthday of one of the world’s greatest roads. It’s been 90 years since Route 66 opened, connecting Chicago and Los Angeles with 2448 miles of tarmac. The “Mother Road”, as it became known, crossed eight states and three time zones, forming a key part of the migration route used by those heading to... Read more »

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  • 8 ideas for cheap vacations in the US

    8 ideas for cheap vacations in the US

    November 7th, 2016Jason Frye
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    Only a few of us can take a vacation that includes a private jet and a 15-course chef’s tasting menu at a top restaurant. For the rest of us, we have to make the most of our budget when we travel. But that’s no reason to skimp. Here are 8 ideas for cheap vacations in the... Read more »

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  • 7 seriously spooky places in America

    7 seriously spooky places in America

    October 27th, 2016Jess Chun
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    From urban legends passed down for centuries to real-life harrowing tales, America’s closet is filled with skeletons. These cities will put a chill down your spine and make your hair stand on end with their history and folklore. Indulge your morbid curiosity and explore some of America’s spookiest places. 1. Bannack, Montana When you think... Read more »

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  • How to get your hippie on in San Francisco

    How to get your hippie on in San Francisco

    October 17th, 2016Mike MacEacheran
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    Born in California, the Summer of Love movement aimed at nothing less than transforming American society. And for a window of time, San Francisco was the centre of that hedonistic universe. Fifty years on, here’s where to go and what to do to relive the kaleidoscopic dreams and big ideas of the flower power generation.... Read more »

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  • Around America in 10 sandwiches

    Around America in 10 sandwiches

    October 13th, 2016Eric Grossman
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    America can lay claim to being the modern-day master of the sandwich; no other country offers the sheer variety and diversity of options. Visitors to most American cities are spoilt for choice, with everything from old-school classics to wildly creative inventions on offer – sushi burrito, anyone? These portable treats are not just for lunch;... Read more »

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  • Buffalo thrill: the ultimate way to see America’s Great Plains

    Buffalo thrill: the ultimate way to see America’s Great Plains

    October 7th, 2016Neil McQuillian
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    South Dakota, one of the USA’s Great Plains states, holds an annual buffalo roundup in Custer State Park. Last week was the 51st event and we were lucky enough to be in the area. Here’s the lowdown… What is a buffalo roundup, exactly? First, the roundup is a practical business – it’s undertaken by people on... Read more »

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  • Pilsners, poltergeists and pistes: why you should visit Mammoth Lakes, California

    Pilsners, poltergeists and pistes: why you should visit Mammoth Lakes, California

    October 4th, 2016Greg Dickinson
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    When you think of California, what comes to mind? Surf, celebrities, maybe the first few chords of Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys? Set in the high Sierra Nevada mountains on the eastern border of the state, Mammoth Lakes avoids just about every Californian cliché. From world-class beers to high-altitude mountain biking, via a peculiar... Read more »

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  • The 15 most spectacular sights in Southwest USA

    The 15 most spectacular sights in Southwest USA

    September 23rd, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    A vast expanse of stunning desert scenery, the Southwest is arguably the USA’s most spectacular region. For splendour and sheer scale, the landscape consistently defies belief – a glorious panoply of cliffs and canyons, buttes and mesas, carved from rocks of every imaginable colour, and enriched here by shimmering aspens and cottonwoods, there by cactuses... Read more »

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  • Eccentric Florida: 6 ways to weird out in the Sunshine State

    Eccentric Florida: 6 ways to weird out in the Sunshine State

    September 21st, 2016Edward Aves
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    Pioneers, visionaries, geniuses, crackpots – the Sunshine State has seen more than its fair share of eccentrics over the years, drawn from cooler northern climes in pursuit of their dreams. Florida’s Gulf Coast may be best known for its relentless sunshine and glorious sandy beaches, but it’s also home to some of the state’s more... Read more »

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  • Keeping Portland weird: why this is one of America’s quirkiest destinations

    Keeping Portland weird: why this is one of America’s quirkiest destinations

    September 13th, 2016Freya Godfrey
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    Introduced in 2003 as an initiative to support local businesses, “Keep Portland Weird” has fast become Portland’s unofficial motto. Anyone who’s been to the city or watched cult TV show Portlandia will know that the phrase has been taken to heart, and Portland is proud to be, well, a little bit quirky. Here’s why we think... Read more »

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  • 15 awesome images of Canada

    15 awesome images of Canada

    September 9th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Canada is has vast and varied landscape, from beautiful beaches to glassy mountain lakes. It’s difficult to capture the country’s real beauty in a photograph, but Picfair‘s best photographers have done an excellent job. Here are 15 of our favourite Canada photos. A boat comes close to the mighty Niagara Falls Adam Batterbee / Picfair The... Read more »

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