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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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  • 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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  • 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.  As we began our two-month tour of America’s Southwest, I had no idea what was in store. But my companion did: as an ‘old school’... 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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  • An underwater art exhibition just opened in Florida

    An underwater art exhibition just opened in Florida

    April 14th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    A brand new art exhibition with a difference has opened in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary this month. You can’t exactly buy an entrance ticket and there are no galleries as such. Instead, you’ll need a PADI license and an oxygen tank, because this exhibition sits 27m below the surface of the Atlantic, around... Read more »

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  • Quiz: can you name these famous places in the USA?

    Quiz: can you name these famous places in the USA?

    April 13th, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    Do you pride yourself on your travel knowledge of the USA? Have you marvelled at the Grand Canyon, taken a ride on a cable car in San Francisco and visited Washington DC‘s finest museums? If so, this is the quiz for you. We’ve selected eight famous sights across the USA – from mountains and monuments to towns and cities – to... Read more »

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