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  • 15 things to do on the Las Vegas Strip

    15 things to do on the Las Vegas Strip

    January 12th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    A dazzling oasis where forty million people a year let their hair down, Las Vegas has made a fine art of indulging its visitors’ every appetite. From its ever-changing architecture to cascading chocolate fountains, adrenaline-pumping zip lines and jaw-dropping stage shows, everything is built to thrill. The Strip is where the real action is, a... Read more »

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  • 6 reasons why Montana is the star of America’s west

    6 reasons why Montana is the star of America’s west

    December 23rd, 2015Eric Grossman
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    America’s fourth largest state, Montana is bigger than Germany or Japan. Despite the presence of some of the nation’s fastest highways, the drive from one side to the other takes around twelve hours. Fortunately, many of the state’s most treasured destinations and experiences are clustered in the rugged western portion, making it less daunting for the... Read more »

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  • The most romantic places in the USA

    The most romantic places in the USA

    December 10th, 2015Phoebe Lowndes
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  • On the trail of the real Twin Peaks in the USA

    On the trail of the real Twin Peaks in the USA

    December 9th, 2015Kris Griffiths
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    It’s been 25 years since we first saw the famous Twin Peaks waterfall disgorging through the show’s opening credits, and the town’s kooky characters speaking enigmatically over their cherry pies in the local diner. David Lynch’s masterwork was so effective in evoking this small-town atmosphere because he used actual localities of Washington State in the... Read more »

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  • The best city breaks in the USA

    The best city breaks in the USA

    November 10th, 2015Emma Gibbs
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    There are so many great US cities that there’s almost too much choice when planning a short break. Whether you want to chase the sunshine, stuff yourself silly, or check out the best local beats, we’ve got it covered. These are the best US cities for a weekend away. Best for music: Austin, Texas Austin does a great job... Read more »

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  • 20 places to embrace the great outdoors in the USA

    20 places to embrace the great outdoors in the USA

    October 1st, 2015Rachel Mills
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  • San Antonio Missions: a guide to one of the newest UNESCO sites

    San Antonio Missions: a guide to one of the newest UNESCO sites

    September 25th, 2015Donna Dailey
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    Strung along a 10 mile stretch of the San Antonio River, five Spanish missions shimmer in the south Texas sun. Built in the early 1700s, with ornate limestone churches and picturesque bell towers, they make up the largest collection of Spanish Colonial architecture in the USA. In July 2015 the San Antonio missions were designated... Read more »

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  • Diehard Detroit: video captures the city’s bright future

    Diehard Detroit: video captures the city’s bright future

    September 16th, 2015Eleanor Aldridge
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    Detroit has been much maligned over the last decade. The largest US city ever to file for bankruptcy, in the summer of 2013, it became the poster child for urban blight. As industry moved out, photographers moved in, fed by an online fascination with “ruin porn”. Hundreds came to see the beauty of Detroit’s crumbling... Read more »

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  • Fredericksburg: the small city with a big history

    Fredericksburg: the small city with a big history

    September 10th, 2015Sophie Wright
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    Just an hour’s drive from Washington DC, you’ll find Fredericksburg, a charming historic city with a bloody past. Some of the bitterest battles of the Civil War were fought here, and the city’s close ties with George Washington and James Monroe made it a frequent stopping point for influential figures during the Revolutionary War. Fredericksburg’s... Read more »

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  • Florida for kids: 8 ideas for family fun

    Florida for kids: 8 ideas for family fun

    September 3rd, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    The aptly nicknamed “Sunshine State” – a land of orange groves, everglades, pelicans, Key lime pie and miles of gorgeous, sugary sands – is a great place for a family holiday. Within Florida’s borders you’ll find bucket-list attractions that range from NASA’s space centre to Disney’s Magic Kingdom, while the mild climate makes the state... Read more »

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  • 18 things everyone should know before visiting the USA

    18 things everyone should know before visiting the USA

    September 2nd, 2015AnneLise Sorensen
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    If there’s one constant about the USA, it’s change. The country’s pioneer spirit is reflected in its bold outlook and ever-evolving nature, which extends to all corners of the land, from the gleaming skyscrapers of New York to star-saturated Hollywood – and even beyond, to the first human landing on the moon. Here are 18... Read more »

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  • Offbeat America: 7 weird and wonderful things to do in the USA

    Offbeat America: 7 weird and wonderful things to do in the USA

    August 19th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    It’s hard to encapsulate the full depth and variety of the USA – any nation that can marry cities as life-filled as New York, San Francisco and LA with landscapes as breathtaking as those of Alaska, Arizona and Hawaii is beyond easy summary. Its rewards come in droves, from all-American icons like baseball, blues and bourbon to... Read more »

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