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  • A Rough Guide to NYC on a budget

    A Rough Guide to NYC on a budget

    September 19th, 2014AnneLise Sorensen
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    New York City is famous for its pricey lifestyle. This is the home, after all, to a $250 truffle burger at Beer & Buns Burger Bar, $4600 alligator Manolo Blahniks at Barney’s, and the $45,000 Ty Warner Penthouse at Four Seasons New York (hey – at least it comes with a personal butler). But it... Read more »

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  • Canyons, creeks and wildfires in Arizona’s national parks

    Canyons, creeks and wildfires in Arizona’s national parks

    September 18th, 2014Helen Abramson
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    Arizona is peppered with sensational landscapes – deserts lacerated with zig-zagging canyons, vast brightly coloured cliffs, boulder-filled creeks, and of course, the ultimate crack in the earth: the Grand Canyon. Rough Guides editor Helen Abramson takes on the national parks of this southwest American state. “I’ll take them!”, I cry enthusiastically to a heavily bejewelled,... Read more »

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  • 20 destinations to see before they disappear

    20 destinations to see before they disappear

    September 11th, 2014Greg Dickinson
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  • Great journeys – as chosen by you

    Great journeys – as chosen by you

    September 4th, 2014Lottie Gross
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  • Twenty places to make you feel insignificant

    Twenty places to make you feel insignificant

    August 27th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    French novelist Gustave Flaubert once said: “Travelling makes one modest – you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world”. With this in mind, here are twenty daunting and spectacular places around the world that might make you feel a little small. Easter Island, Chile Pin A trip to see Easter Island’s moai lined up... Read more »

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  • The best burrito restaurants in San Francisco

    The best burrito restaurants in San Francisco

    August 21st, 2014Charles Hodgkins
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    Contrary to the popular belief that the burrito is a resolutely Mexican delicacy, the truth is that it’s far more of a “Cal-Mex” (Californian-meets-Mexican) success story. You can certainly track down burritos in the northern reaches of Mexico, but you’re likely to find far more complex and embellished versions north of the border – particularly... Read more »

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  • Ten US states you need to visit this summer

    Ten US states you need to visit this summer

    August 18th, 2014Zora O'Neill
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    No matter how you like to spend your summer vacation, you’re bound to find a satisfying spot in the vast and diverse United States. Here are a few of our favourite summer states in the USA. Get back to nature in California Nature lovers can celebrate Yosemite’s 150th anniversary as a national park this year, and... Read more »

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  • In pictures: the world’s most photogenic countries

    In pictures: the world’s most photogenic countries

    August 13th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    Rough Guides photographer Tim Draper reveals his top ten most photogenic countries in the world. From his home country, England, to the depths of Vietnam and Slovenia, Tim Draper has shot images for 24 Rough Guides throughout his career as a professional travel photographer. After starting out on the Rough Guide to England, he went... Read more »

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  • Cycling around my new favourite city on earth

    Cycling around my new favourite city on earth

    July 31st, 2014Tim Chester
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    Portland, Oregon, can be addressed in many ways. It’s a city of soubriquets, bearing nicknames bestowed by locals to reflect its charms: The City of Roses to those who love its natural abundance; The City of Bridges by those who can’t help but notice the freeway’s influence; Beervana by fans of its prolific brew culture.... Read more »

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  • We went to Seattle and ate everything in sight

    We went to Seattle and ate everything in sight

    July 30th, 2014Tim Chester
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    Quinns on Capitol Hill, around 8pm on the Saturday night, is when we hit the wall. Halfway though a wild boar sloppy joe, which oozed out of its brioche confines like meaty magma, spilling fried onion and Fresno pepper across the plate in an explosion of gluttonous joy, we were done. Finished. Finito. Couldn’t have... Read more »

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  • An Interview with Pico Iyer

    An Interview with Pico Iyer

    July 30th, 2014Tim Chester
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    British-born, with Indian parents and a childhood spent in California, Pico Iyer is one of the most respected travel writers today. Tim Chester asks Pico about lessons learned, packing and the evolution of travel. Pin Could you single out the first formative experience that sparked your love for travel? I was lucky in that I... Read more »

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  • Ten great literary journeys

    Ten great literary journeys

    July 22nd, 2014Lottie Gross
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    From India to Italy to the USA, whether it’s fiction or non-fiction, we’ve all travelled the world at some point in time through the captivating words of our favourite novels. Some will take you into the depths of the African jungles, and others plonk you right in the middle of the wide, empty ocean. It’s... Read more »

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