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  • Hidden New York: 5 little-known sights

    Hidden New York: 5 little-known sights

    March 16th, 2015Site Editor
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    We’ve just published a brand new Pocket Rough Guide to New York City, and thought we’d share a sneak preview. Want to shun the crowds? Here are five places to explore hidden New York.  No superlative, no cliché does New York City justice. It may not serve as the official capital of the US or even... Read more »

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  • Southern Louisiana: from Baton Rouge to the bayous

    Southern Louisiana: from Baton Rouge to the bayous

    March 13th, 2015Charles Hodgkins
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    New Orleans might hog the limelight, but there’s no end of things to do in Louisiana. Here, Rough Guides author Charles Hodgkins takes us on a tour of the state’s beguiling south. While it’s easy to understand why New Orleans dominates most discussions of southern Louisiana, there’s much more to the lower areas of the... Read more »

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  • A titillating tour of the world’s finest sex museums

    A titillating tour of the world’s finest sex museums

    February 27th, 2015Robin McKelvie
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    Sex museums are nothing new. Dozens were erected across Europe during the Swinging Sixties when the sexual revolution was in full swing. These days the orgy of sex museums has slowed to a mere mouthful, though they have been stimulated by a new breed of ‘erotic’ museum that aims to steer more towards art than... Read more »

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  • The dying romance of the drive-in movie theater

    The dying romance of the drive-in movie theater

    February 18th, 2015Sandra Lawrence
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    John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John are sitting in a red 1950s convertible under the stars. Giant ice creams march across a giant screen. A giant hot dog dances with a giant bun. He yawns, sliding a surreptitious arm around her neck. She turns away. He moves in, she slaps him and I’m hooked. My first... Read more »

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  • Discover the world’s most technologically advanced cruise ship

    Discover the world’s most technologically advanced cruise ship

    February 11th, 2015Jonathan Weinberg
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    Robotic bar staff and virtual reality aren’t the first things that come to mind when thinking about cruises. But it’s time to forget images of golden-oldies sunning themselves on deck with a pina colada in one hand and foil reflector in the other: Royal Caribbean’s US-based Quantum of the Seas is the most technologically-advanced cruise... Read more »

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  • 6 reasons you should drive the Pacific Coast Highway

    6 reasons you should drive the Pacific Coast Highway

    February 3rd, 2015Donna Dailey
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    With a sea breeze in your hair and the sun (or sometimes the fog) on your face, driving the Pacific Coast Highway is one of America’s most awesome road trips. Following California’s Highway 1 and US 101, it hugs the west coast from the Mexican to Canadian borders. Whether you choose to dip your toe... Read more »

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  • In pictures: traditional dress around the world

    In pictures: traditional dress around the world

    February 2nd, 2015Alice Park
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  • Hit the highway: 5 great American road trips

    Hit the highway: 5 great American road trips

    January 28th, 2015Garth Cartwright
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    What could be more American than taking a road trip? The USA has changed greatly since Jack Kerouac roamed the highways, but getting out on the open road remains intoxicating. We’ve chosen five majestic road trips that showcase some of America’s finest natural landscapes, history and music. Los Angeles to Vancouver Leave Los Angeles and get on the 101 coast... Read more »

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  • The best places to visit in the USA

    The best places to visit in the USA

    January 22nd, 2015Charles Hodgkins
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    The USA embodies the very definition of a giant, sprawling country, and with its wildly varied geography and astonishing assortment of regionally distinct subcultures, the third-largest nation in the world would take a lifetime (or more) to thoroughly explore. And while this is not a country that specialises in subtlety – three of our ten spotlighted choices... Read more »

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  • The 20 most magnificent American lakes

    The 20 most magnificent American lakes

    January 15th, 2015Emma Gibbs
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  • 9 new tourist attractions to visit in 2015

    9 new tourist attractions to visit in 2015

    January 7th, 2015Helen Ochyra
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    With a whole host of new attractions opening this year, from world-record-beating skyscrapers to whacky amusement parks, there’s plenty to get your teeth into. To help you decide where to visit, we’ve picked the top 9 new tourist attractions around the world.  Shanghai Tower, China A better symbol of China’s continuing march forward would be harder to... Read more »

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  • A literary guide to New York City

    A literary guide to New York City

    January 7th, 2015AnneLise Sorensen
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    Herman Melville. Henry James. Edith Wharton. Washington Irving. Bernard Malamud. All these writers were born in New York City, and numerous others have adopted the city as home. Here are five spots where you can pay tribute to literary greats in New York City. The Algonquin Hotel Recreate the famous literary Algonquin Round Table –... Read more »

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