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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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  • 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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  • The best cities in the world – as voted by you

    The best cities in the world – as voted by you

    July 17th, 2014Lottie Gross
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  • 7 San Francisco start-ups that change how we travel

    7 San Francisco start-ups that change how we travel

    June 30th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    San Francisco is the undisputed home of the start-up. From the Silicon Valley powerhouses to growing tech clusters in Oakland and the Mission, the Bay Area is a hub for digital innovation. Apple, Netflix, Twitter, Dropbox, Pinterest, StumbleUpon and more all hail from this corner of northern California. It should be no surprise, then, that... Read more »

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  • Travel news: a tourist pop group & portable hotel

    Travel news: a tourist pop group & portable hotel

    June 23rd, 2014Steve Vickers
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    Rough Guides writer Steve Vickers gets you up to speed with the latest travel news, including business-only flights to the USA and portable Nordic hotel rooms.  New airline is strictly business Fed up with flying cattle class? Well a brand new airline is about to start running business-only flights to New York. And for now,... Read more »

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  • The most spectacular deserts around the world

    The most spectacular deserts around the world

    June 16th, 2014Helen Abramson
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  • Travel news: AirTHC, tuk tuks, and new flights to Vegas

    Travel news: AirTHC, tuk tuks, and new flights to Vegas

    May 23rd, 2014Steve Vickers
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    Holiday homes for stoners, electric tuk tuks, and the website that promises to freeze airfares solid: it’s the latest travel news briefing from Rough Guides. Finding fair fares Have you ever held back from booking a flight, only to check again later and find that the fare has shot skywards? Well check this out: a... Read more »

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