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  • 10 places where you can see America’s fall foliage at its finest

    10 places where you can see America’s fall foliage at its finest

    August 24th, 2016Phoebe Tatham
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    As fall approaches, a magnificent blanket of gold and amber leaves begins to descend across the country. Misty morning walks and roaring fires start to beckon, and it’s time to make travel plans to catch this glorious season at its best. Wondering where to go? We’ve got 10 suggestions. 1. Glacier National Park, Montana In Montana’s spellbinding Glacier National Park, the burnt-orange foliage creates the... Read more »

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  • 13 reasons why Colorado is America’s most beautiful state

    13 reasons why Colorado is America’s most beautiful state

    August 18th, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    Dreaming of getting out into the great outdoors? Wondering which state should top your next travel bucket list? It’s time you considered Colorado. From its sensational landscapes and soaring mountains to its cool cities and quirky gold-rush towns, the star of the West is home to some of the most beautiful places in the country.... Read more »

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  • A day by day itinerary for the perfect weekend in San Francisco

    A day by day itinerary for the perfect weekend in San Francisco

    August 17th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    As inspiring and charismatic as its singular setting, San Francisco stands apart from other US destinations; in fact, you’ll struggle to find many places like it anywhere in the world. The famed city is surrounded on three sides by churning water and threaded with a grid of streets that courageously tackles thirty-degree gradients, elements that... Read more »

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  • 20 pictures that will have you booking your next vacation to Maine

    20 pictures that will have you booking your next vacation to Maine

    August 8th, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    New England‘s beauty needs little introduction. From the spectacular fall colours to the charming seaside towns, this is a region that rewards travellers year-round. Each state has it’s own myriad attractions, but covering an area the size of the other five combined, Maine‘s diversity is hard to beat. 1. Bass Harbor Lighthouse Pin Image courtesy of Maine Office... Read more »

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  • 12 tips for travelling by train in the USA

    12 tips for travelling by train in the USA

    July 13th, 2016Jools Stone
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    The USA‘s national rail operator Amtrak won’t get you everywhere you want to go, but it’s an excellent way to explore this vast country on a budget. Incredible landscapes will zoom by and you’ll see a slice of real Americana as you slow through quirky little towns dotted along each route, plus, there’s no better way... Read more »

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  • Video: the world’s scariest slide just opened on an LA skyscraper

    Video: the world’s scariest slide just opened on an LA skyscraper

    June 29th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    It’s not the longest slide, nor is it the steepest, but it’s made of glass and it sits almost 300m above Downtown LA on the side of the US Bank Tower. The Skyslide is the latest in a craze for unusual and cool slides around the world, and probably takes the trophy for the scariest.... Read more »

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  • How to holiday like Obama, Clinton and Trump

    How to holiday like Obama, Clinton and Trump

    June 22nd, 2016Mike MacEacheran
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    When President Barack Obama – or “vacationer-in-chief”, as he’s been called by Republican critics – heads for the exit door this winter, he’ll have taken around 200 days off since assuming office eight years ago. But he’s far from the worst White House holiday offender. That dubious honour goes to Former President George W. Bush,... Read more »

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  • The colours of Mexico captured in 14 pictures

    The colours of Mexico captured in 14 pictures

    June 21st, 2016Tim Draper
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    Travel photographer Tim Draper has shot images for more than 20 Rough Guides guidebooks, visiting far-flung corners around the world. Here he shares some of his favourite shots of Mexico. I began my journey in Tijuana, firstly heading slowly down to the tip of Baja, then across the Gulf of California by ferry, up into the hills on the... Read more »

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  • Marvellous Mexico: 8 insider tips from our authors

    Marvellous Mexico: 8 insider tips from our authors

    June 6th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Surviving 42ºC (107ºF) desert heat, tramping hurricane-battered Pacific beaches and scaling lofty volcanoes, our hard-travelling authors have visited every corner of this vast, magnificent country – from the ancient caves of Baja California to the dense rainforest of the Lacandón Jungle. To celebrate the publication of the new Rough Guide to Mexico, we’re sharing a few... Read more »

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  • Cozumel: an insider’s guide to Mexico’s Caribbean jewel

    Cozumel: an insider’s guide to Mexico’s Caribbean jewel

    June 3rd, 2016Mandy Gardner
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    Most people visit Mexico’s Isla Cozumel for one of two reasons: to scuba dive, or to kill time with food and drink before their cruise ship takes off again. Every day, up to ten cruise ships – each with several thousand passengers – will dock on the island and unleash a barrage of crowds to... Read more »

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  • American beauty: the southwest USA in pictures

    American beauty: the southwest USA in pictures

    May 4th, 2016Tim Draper
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    After two months road tripping through the southwest USA, Rough Guides photographer Tim Draper captured the region’s stunning natural beauty through his lens. Here are a selection of his best photographs.  We began our two-month tour of America’s Southwest with a few days in Las Vegas. As we drove our hire car out of the... Read more »

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  • The best beaches on the east coast of the USA

    The best beaches on the east coast of the USA

    May 4th, 2016Phoebe Lowndes
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    With more states spanning the coastline than its western counterpart, the beaches on east coast of the USA, reaching from ruggedly charming Maine down to the tropical climes of Florida, offer style and substance to rival the most famous west coast beauty spots. So whether you’re embarking on a road trip or making a beeline... Read more »

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