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  • 20 fascinating second cities

    20 fascinating second cities

    October 2nd, 2014Rebecca Hallett
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  • The best places to go in December

    The best places to go in December

    October 1st, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    December might be dark and chilly in much of north America and Europe, but it’s by no means a dull month to travel. There are world-class classical music events, a clutch of colourful festivals and oodles of southern-hemisphere sunshine. Here are our tips on the best places to visit in December:   DIVE THE BLUE... Read more »

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  • The best paths to great San Francisco views

    The best paths to great San Francisco views

    September 26th, 2014Charles Hodgkins
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    San Francisco wears many hats to its hordes of annual visitors. Some come to indulge in a broad variety of eating experiences, from chic California and New American cuisine to cheap burritos and dim sum, or to take in iconic sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Others are drawn to its side-by-side,... Read more »

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  • Travel news: can tweeting get you hotel discounts?

    Travel news: can tweeting get you hotel discounts?

    September 23rd, 2014Steve Vickers
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    September’s journey through the travel news jungle includes trips to space, another chance to ‘fly’ Pan Am (cocktails and all), and the hotel website that promises discounts for high-profile tweeters. Win a trip to space… someday Virgin Galactic and Land Rover have launched a new competition. The prize? A trip to space for you and... Read more »

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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 A trip to see Easter Island’s moai lined up on... 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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