• Video: 6 places you need to visit in Vietnam

    Video: 6 places you need to visit in Vietnam

    June 8th, 2018Colt St. George
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    Vietnam has long been a favoured haunt for backpackers – and it’s little wonder. The fragrant food markets, leafy tea plantations and generous stretches of unspoilt coastline have no trouble winning over travellers. Planning a trip? From the famous limestone stacks of Ha Long Bay to the chocolatey waterways of the Mekong Delta, here are six must-visit spots…

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  • Video: 5 reasons you need to visit Islay

    Video: 5 reasons you need to visit Islay

    May 10th, 2018Rough Guides Editors
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    With its rugged, edge-of-the-world vistas, the stunning Hebridean island of Islay in Scotland‘s Argyll region has an aura of isolation. But as our videographer Colt St. George found out, it’s a breeze to get to – whichever direction you’re coming from. And while Islay is rightly famed for the peaty goodness of its whisky, there…

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  • Video: 5 places you need to visit in Portugal

    Video: 5 places you need to visit in Portugal

    April 30th, 2018Colt St. George
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    Wondering where to go in Portugal? From buzzing, up-and-coming Porto to Lisbon‘s famous nightlife and the ever-popular golden beaches of the Algarve, Portugal has something to offer any kind of traveller. Here, we list the best places to visit in Portugal.   Discover more of Portugal with The Rough Guide to Portugal. Compare flights, find tours, book hostels and hotels for your trip, and don’t forget…

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  • Video: 5 reasons why travel is good for your soul

    Video: 5 reasons why travel is good for your soul

    April 2nd, 2018Colt St. George
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    When the going gets tough, a traveller’s reflex can simply be to pack up and get away from it all. While you can’t run away from every one of your problems, sometimes a little distance is the best way to see the bigger picture. Here are five reasons why travel is good for your soul – although there are certainly many more.…

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  • Video: Kurentovanje, one of Europe’s strangest festivals

    Video: Kurentovanje, one of Europe’s strangest festivals

    March 6th, 2018Colt St. George
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    Every February in Slovenia, the historic town of Ptuj hosts one of Europe’s strangest festivals: Kurentovanje. The tradition is centered on the kurent, an early Slavic god of hedonism dating back thousands of years, who comes to scare away winter and usher in spring. Masked, clad in sheepskins and brandishing a massive club, a single kurent strikes a rather intimidating figure.…

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  • Video: the 1 minute guide to Iceland

    Video: the 1 minute guide to Iceland

    February 27th, 2018Colt St. George
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    Iceland‘s popularity has skyrocketed in recent years, with travellers from round the globe capitalising on new networks of affordable flights to Reykjavík. But with so much to see and do on this volcanic island, planning the right travel itinerary can be daunting. From the dazzling lights of the aurora borealis to therapeutic dips in piping hot geothermal pools, this 1-minute…

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  • Video: the best places to visit in Southeast Asia

    Video: the best places to visit in Southeast Asia

    January 4th, 2018Olivia Rawes
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    From Cambodia’s world-famous Angkor Wat and Thailand’s jungle-smothered Khao Sok National Park to The Philippines‘ stunning beaches, Southeast Asia has something to offer every traveller. Here, we list the best places to visit on a Southeast Asian escape.   Plan your trip to Southeast Asia with The Rough Guide to Southeast Asia on a Budget. Compare flights, find tours, book hostels and hotels for…

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  • Video: 10 reasons to visit Belize

    Video: 10 reasons to visit Belize

    December 21st, 2017Colt St. George
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    Belize was ranked in the Rough Guide to 2018 for good reason. Often overshadowed by its more touristed neighbours, this Central American nation remains one of the world’s least visited countries – but certainly one of its most rewarding destinations. From ancient Mayan temples to gorgeous coastline, thriving rainforests to affable locals, here are 10 reasons to visit Belize:  …

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  • Video: a 2 minute guide to Cambodia and Laos

    Video: a 2 minute guide to Cambodia and Laos

    October 12th, 2017Olivia Rawes
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    From Cambodia’s bleached-sand beaches and world-famous Angkor Wat to Laos’s jungle-smothered interior and adventure hotspots, these Southeast Asian gems have something to offer every kind of traveller. Wondering where to head first? Use our 2-minute video guide to help you plan your trip.   Explore more of Cambodia and Laos with The Rough Guide to…

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  • Video: 6 things everyone learns backpacking

    Video: 6 things everyone learns backpacking

    August 31st, 2017Olivia Rawes
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    Whether it’s your first big trip or a short escape from reality, a backpacking adventure is guaranteed to be memorable. It won’t always be easy – and of course things will rarely go to plan – but few things can beat the freedom of packing your bag and fully immersing yourself somewhere new. From learning…

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  • Video: a 1 minute guide to Spain

    Video: a 1 minute guide to Spain

    July 27th, 2017Colt St. George
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    From the Moorish marvels and flamenco heartland of Andalucía to Ibiza‘s bleached-sand beaches and hedonistic nightlife, Spain is a country you’ll want to visit time and time again. Wondering where to head first? Use our 1-minute video guide to help you plan your trip. Explore more of Spain with The Rough Guide to Spain.Compare flights, find tours,…

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  • Video: 5 reasons to hike the Jordan Trail

    Video: 5 reasons to hike the Jordan Trail

    June 23rd, 2017Colt St. George
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    Despite being a safe country with no shortage of breathtaking historical sites, friendly people and some of the world’s most stunning wilderness, Jordan is often overlooked by travellers. However a new thru-hiking route, the Jordan Trail, is attracting a wave of adventurers from around the globe. Here are five reasons you need to make the hike:…

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