In October 2012 a huge section of the northeastern seaboard from the Carolinas to southern New England was ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, which had already left a trail of destruction in parts of the Caribbean. With wind speeds of 74mph and 13ft storm surges, it caused 125 deaths and $62 billion worth of damage in the USA, much of it to the coastal areas of New Jersey and New York. At the height of the storm, more than 7.5 million people lost their electricity, and in some cases it took weeks to restore. The devastation is still evident in many of these areas, which will take years to recover completely.

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Where to stay in LA: an area by area guide

Where to stay in LA: an area by area guide

Few regions of the world have been as idealized and mythologized as California – and yet it seldom fails to live up to the hype. The glamour, surf beaches and…

22 Jun 2017 • Rough Guides Editors insert_drive_file Article
The 15 most spectacular sights in Southwest USA

The 15 most spectacular sights in Southwest USA

A vast expanse of stunning desert scenery, the Southwest is arguably the USA’s most spectacular region. For splendour and sheer scale, the landscape consisten…

06 Jun 2017 • Rough Guides Editors insert_drive_file Article
The most beautiful places in the USA – as voted by you

The most beautiful places in the USA – as voted by you

We asked our Facebook and Twitter followers to vote for the most beautiful locations in the USA. Now the results are in. This gallery showcases the top ten most…

31 May 2017 • Lottie Gross camera_alt Gallery
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