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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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  • Budget trips: 20 of the cheapest places to travel

    Budget trips: 20 of the cheapest places to travel

    August 21st, 2015Emma Gibbs
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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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