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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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  • A beginner’s guide to the Hawaiian islands

    A beginner’s guide to the Hawaiian islands

    September 7th, 2016Eric Grossman
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    The USA’s 50th state is considered a once-in-a-lifetime destination for good reason. Hawaii’s signature offerings ­– beaches, surfing, and luaus (parties) – all live up to the hype, but visitors should be sure to take in the islands’ native culture and unique cuisine. Six of Hawaii’s eight major islands are open to tourism, and each one offers... Read more »

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  • 8 reasons Vancouver is cooler than you think

    8 reasons Vancouver is cooler than you think

    September 5th, 2016Rachel Mills
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    Vancouver sometimes gets knocked for being a bit dull – and while it’s true that its residents can be earlier to bed than in the rest of North America, this is the city that brought us Flickr, Greenpeace and, according to some, the California sushi roll. Rough Guides writer Rachel Mills is coming to Vancouver’s defence.... Read more »

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  • Where to stay in Las Vegas: a first-timer’s guide

    Where to stay in Las Vegas: a first-timer’s guide

    August 31st, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Shimmering from the desert haze of Nevada like a latter-day El Dorado, Las Vegas is the most dynamic, spectacular city on Earth. At the start of the 20th century, it didn’t even exist; now it’s home to two million people. Bemused by the options and wondering where to stay in Las Vegas? From the new Pocket Rough... Read more »

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  • Portland or Seattle: where should you visit first?

    Portland or Seattle: where should you visit first?

    August 30th, 2016Freya Godfrey
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    The Pacific Northwest, stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Rocky Mountains, is known for its picturesque national parks, stunning coastline and awe-inspiring mountain scenery. But what about its urban areas? The region’s two largest cities are both celebrated for their farm-to-table produce and liberal, easy going attitude. They also offer some great attractions, from... Read more »

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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 takes hold, a magnificent blanket of gold and amber leaves begins to descend across the USA. 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... 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 Image courtesy of Maine Office of... 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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