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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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  • Go solo: the 20 best places to travel alone

    Go solo: the 20 best places to travel alone

    September 4th, 2015Rachel Mills
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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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  • 8 unexpected reasons to visit the Florida Keys

    8 unexpected reasons to visit the Florida Keys

    August 7th, 2015Meera Dattani
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    Unexpected sums up the Florida Keys. Just one road, the Overseas Highway, connects these long, narrow islands, strung out between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic. With names as varied as No-Name Key, Fiesta Key and Fat Deer Key, this coral cay archipelago has North America’s only coral barrier reef, indigenous Key Deer and... Read more »

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  • Hoboken: the city that got its buzz back

    Hoboken: the city that got its buzz back

    August 6th, 2015Allison Singer
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    Hoboken, the mile-square city in New Jersey, directly across the Hudson River from downtown Manhattan, is back on its feet. And as Allison Singer discovers, not only has the birthplace of baseball and “ol’ blue eyes” himself, Frank Sinatra, become a popular choice of residence for young professionals who don’t want to combat sky-high Manhattan... Read more »

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  • The best beaches in Hawaii

    The best beaches in Hawaii

    July 24th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    Renowned the world over for their palm-fringed beaches and spectacular scenery, the ravishing islands of Hawaii poke up from the Pacific more than two thousand miles
 off the west coast of America. There’s nowhere better to get a fix of sun, sea and surf. To help you to get the best out of your trip,... Read more »

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  • This video takes you from Mexico to Canada on foot in 3 minutes

    This video takes you from Mexico to Canada on foot in 3 minutes

    July 24th, 2015Colt St. George
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    The fabled Pacific Crest Trail guides adventuresome hikers from the borders of Mexico to Canada, blazing across the deserts, mountain ranges and dense forests that make up America’s breathtaking Western States (California, Oregon, and Washington). It usually takes five months for thru-hikers to complete, but you’re about to make the 4286km journey in less than three minutes.... Read more »

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  • The best islands in the Great Lakes

    The best islands in the Great Lakes

    July 21st, 2015Jen Billock
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    The Great Lakes comprise the largest body of fresh water on the planet and more than 35,000 islands are found in the water system. Not all are inhabited and some aren’t much more than a single rock jutting out of the lake with a lighthouse on it – but the inhabited ones provide the perfect... Read more »

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  • It’s time to make a beeline for Berkeley

    It’s time to make a beeline for Berkeley

    July 7th, 2015Nick Edwards
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    Ever since the 1960s Berkeley has been synonymous with left wing politics and student protests. And while the city has stayed true to its progressive credo, it offers numerous other reasons for visitors to the Bay Area to make sure they don’t only get trapped in the albeit sublime honeypot of San Francisco. Former US... Read more »

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  • Quiz: can you locate these national parks?

    Quiz: can you locate these national parks?

    July 2nd, 2015Rebecca Hallett
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    National parks are some of the world’s most awe-inspiring natural places, taking in mountains, glaciers, waterfalls and forests (sometimes all in the same one), but how much do you know about them? Can you tell these national parks apart? Compare flights, book hostels and hotels for your trip, and don’t forget to purchase travel insurance before you go. 

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