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  • Podcast: the extraordinary life of Aboriginal storyteller Francis Firebrace

    Podcast: the extraordinary life of Aboriginal storyteller Francis Firebrace

    November 14th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    Cowboy, pirate, Aboriginal storyteller, artist, cultural educator, filmmaker, soft-porn photographer. Francis Firebrace, now 81, has certainly led an extraordinary life. In this episode of The Rough Guide to Everywhere podcast (iTunes; Soundcloud), host Greg Dickinson chats with Francis, often labelled “the happiest man in the world”, in his Surrey home. During the conversation, Francis shares tales... Read more »

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  • Podcast: adventures with the Natural Navigator

    Podcast: adventures with the Natural Navigator

    November 7th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    In a world where we rely so heavily on GPS to get from A to B, it’s easy to tune out from the natural navigational clues that surround us. In this episode of The Rough Guide to Everywhere (iTunes; Soundcloud), host Greg Dickinson travels to Barnham in West Sussex to meet up with Tristan Gooley, the... Read more »

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  • The best pub walks in Britain

    The best pub walks in Britain

    September 29th, 2017Daniel Neilson
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    From its dramatic coastline to its upland mountains, from its stirring moorland to its bucolic inland shires, Britain’s wildly diverse landscapes make for some of the world’s best walking. Combine this with another uniquely British establishment, the pub, and you have the makings of a rather good day out. Here are ten of our favourite pub walks... Read more »

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  • 8 things you didn’t know you could do in the UK

    8 things you didn’t know you could do in the UK

    July 31st, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    So you’ve gawked at the guards of Buckingham Palace, hiked up Snowdon and hit the beach – what next? From lethal motorcycle races to mountain towns that look like something out of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, here are 8 unconventional things to do in the UK. 1. Horse about at Scotland’s Common Ridings The Common Ridings of the Scottish border towns of Hawick, Selkirk,... Read more »

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  • This summer you can hire a sandcastle butler

    This summer you can hire a sandcastle butler

    July 16th, 2015Colt St. George
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    You’ve dug a moat, successfully sculpted a mound higher than your knees and managed to drizzle a viscous mixture of sand and salt water over the château spires (for that drippy je ne sais quoi) – then some rogue child bulldozes your beach creation back to oblivion. Well, it was never as good as it... Read more »

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  • The best hostels in Europe

    The best hostels in Europe

    March 4th, 2015Site Editor
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    Taken from the Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget, here’s our pick of the best hostels in Europe. Europe presents an irresistible challenge to the budget traveller. From London’s Royal Parks and Amsterdam’s canals to İstanbul’s Grand Bazaar and the Berlin Wall, just getting tangled up in its sights is a huge draw –... Read more »

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  • The world’s most spooky haunted places

    The world’s most spooky haunted places

    October 29th, 2014Steve Vickers
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  • The top ten best ever British hikes

    The top ten best ever British hikes

    July 28th, 2014Site Editor
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    Our green and boggy isle may be small, but one thing’s for certain: it’s home to some of the most magnificent landscapes in Europe, if not the world. Sure, our much lamented climate means you’ll likely get a soaking or three (four if you’re in Scotland), but with everything from coastal strolls to fearsome scrambles,... Read more »

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  • The world’s most epic cycle routes

    The world’s most epic cycle routes

    April 15th, 2014Greg Dickinson
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  • Map: beer from around the world

    Map: beer from around the world

    March 31st, 2014Charles Parkes
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    Beer-lovers rejoice: the British Government recently announced that a pint of beer in the UK will be a whole one penny cheaper than before. Not exactly saving a fortune, but why would that matter when you have thousands of alternatives from around the world? From the Belgian Chimay to the Turkish Efes, Europe alone has much... Read more »

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  • Our favourite spectator spots for the Grand Départ 2014

    Our favourite spectator spots for the Grand Départ 2014

    March 27th, 2014Charles Parkes
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    It’s less than 100 days until the Tour de France begins, and the organisers of the opening stages are already gearing up for the Grand Départ with the announcement of 17 spectator hubs earlier this week. The race begins in Yorkshire, making it the first time the Tour has ever visited the north. Prepare yourself... Read more »

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