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  • The best food in the world – and where to eat it

    The best food in the world – and where to eat it

    January 28th, 2013Site Editor
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    Prepare for some serious stomach growls as we reveal 20 of our favourite foodie experiences around the world. These picks, taken from the pages of Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth, are some of the finest ways to truly eat authentic dishes in the countries that do them best. If you’re looking for... Read more »

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  • Eat your way around California

    Eat your way around California

    January 24th, 2013Jeremy Smith
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    The arty town of Berkeley, and particularly Alice Waters’ legendary Chez Panisse restaurant, can lay claim to being the birthplace of Californian cuisine, whose emphasis on fresh ingredients and fusion of elements from the state’s many gastronomic cultures has influenced restaurant menus the world over. And there are plenty more gastronomic delights to be discovered... Read more »

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  • New York City – a street-by-street movie guide

    New York City – a street-by-street movie guide

    January 15th, 2013Tim Chester
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    From King Kong to Coming to America, New York City has played host to an immense number of films over the years; the city is probably more mapped on celluloid than any other place in America. On this giant Rough Guides map of the city we pin some of our favourite movies, old and new... Read more »

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  • World rituals – eight captivating celebrations

    World rituals – eight captivating celebrations

    January 14th, 2013Site Editor
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    One of the great pleasures of travel is observing – and learning from – the locals. Here’s a selection of awe-inspiring rituals from around the world, that feature dancing, theatrics and a little sacrificial slaughter. Cavorting with the kukeri, Bulgaria When it comes to the rich folk heritage of Eastern Europe, few events carry the... Read more »

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  • Spring break: five alternatives to the party scene

    Spring break: five alternatives to the party scene

    August 7th, 2012Site Editor
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    You’ve got a free week at the start of spring, and you want a dose of fun in the sun… but what’s that, you say? You don’t want it to involve body shots and wet T-shirt contests? American high school and college students may descend on beaches en masse in March and April, but that... Read more »

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  • What sank the Titanic?

    What sank the Titanic?

    August 1st, 2012Greg Ward
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    On the night of April 11, 1912, a mighty ocean liner steamed straight into an iceberg in the north Atlantic. Passengers were thrown from their chairs and rushed in terror to the decks. Although her bow was badly buckled, no one was hurt, and the ship limped onwards, to reach New York in safety. The... Read more »

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  • The world’s best breakfasts

    The world’s best breakfasts

    July 13th, 2012Site Editor
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    Morning habits are hard to break. You may love everything about a new country, but breakfast is often where culture shock first sets in. Staring down at your bowl, half-awake, all you can think is: how can they eat this in the morning? But breakfast in a foreign land can be one of the most... Read more »

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  • Five epic journeys to remember

    Five epic journeys to remember

    July 3rd, 2012Site Editor
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    They say the journey is often more important than the destination. Well, these five trips are definitely as memorable as their endings. Journeying over the roof of the world, India-Tibet The 485km route from Manali in Himachal Pradesh to Leh in Ladakh is the great epic among Indian road journeys. With an overnight stop at... Read more »

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  • Six great treehouses – monkey business optional

    Six great treehouses – monkey business optional

    July 3rd, 2012Richard Hammond
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    B&Bs and traditional hotels are all very well, but sometimes is fun to get in the foliage and live like a monkey for a few days. Here’s a few of our favourite treehouses around the world. Where’s your favourite? Keycamp, Northern France Choose between three treehouses at Keycamp’s family-friendly French campsites – at Carnac and... Read more »

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  • 10 unusual types of transport

    10 unusual types of transport

    July 1st, 2012Holly Dudley
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    Getting around abroad doesn’t have to be all about cars, trains, buses and bikes. From cruising Peru’s Lake Titicaca on a boat made of reeds to flying down the streets of Madeira in a wicker toboggan or taking an odd horse-drawn carriage in Pakistan, there are so many unusual types of travel to be tried.... Read more »

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  • Fire festivals around the world

    Fire festivals around the world

    June 22nd, 2012Site Editor
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    A great fire festival should be on everybody’s bucket list. Here we rundown some of the greats… Guy Fawkes Night, UK “Remember, remember the fifth of November – gunpowder, treason and plot” – a rhyme Brits have grown up reciting in the run-up to Guy Fawkes Night (also known as Bonfire Night or Fireworks Night).... Read more »

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  • The world’s strangest sports

    The world’s strangest sports

    June 20th, 2012Site Editor
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    For all the media’s focus on big-money events, it’s often weird local games or odd new hybrid events that really capture the joy of sport across the world. So we asked the authors of The Rough Guide to Cult Sport to select their ten favourite strange sports from the book (with apologies to the likes... Read more »

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