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  • The best places to go in December

    The best places to go in December

    October 1st, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    December might be dark and chilly in much of north America and Europe, but it’s by no means a dull month to travel. There are world-class classical music events, a clutch of colourful festivals and oodles of southern-hemisphere sunshine. Here are our tips on the best places to visit in December:   DIVE THE BLUE... Read more »

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  • Unusual accommodation ideas

    Unusual accommodation ideas

    February 4th, 2013Site Editor
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    If you’re the kind of traveller that seeks out new and unusual accommodation, allow us to present some really far out suggestions. From ice hotels to underwater boltholes, here’s some of our favourite wacky hotels around the world, taken from Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth. Troglodyte villages, Tunisia When Tunisia gained its... Read more »

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  • Hearing wolves howl, Sweden

    Hearing wolves howl, Sweden

    January 8th, 2014Andy Turner
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    Deep in the Swedish birch forest your mind can begin to play tricks. As the shadows lengthen and a chill creeps into the pine-scented air you’re reminded of the folk tales that originated here, from gnomes and trolls to the siren call of the Tallemaja or “Lady of the Woods”. But there is one much-mythologized creature very much... Read more »

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  • Navigating a Swedish smorgasbord, Sweden

    Navigating a Swedish smorgasbord, Sweden

    January 10th, 2014Site Editor
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    Offhand, how many different ways can you think of to prepare herring or salmon? The two fish are staples of the smörgåsbord and, at last count, there were well over 120 varieties being used in restaurants and kitchens across Sweden. The Swedish smörgåsbord (literally “buttered table”) is a massive all-you-can-eat buffet where you can sample... Read more »

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  • The best places to go in September

    The best places to go in September

    August 30th, 2013Steve Vickers
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    As the summer holiday season winds down, September is the perfect time to get an off-peak deal or some late sun. Here are our choices for the best places to go on holiday in September. Add your own trip ideas below. Surfing in North Devon, UK For surfers steering board-laden camper vans down North Devon’s... Read more »

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  • The best places to visit in June

    The best places to visit in June

    October 31st, 2013Site Editor
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    Whether you’re after beaches, culture or countryside, June’s glorious weather and long days make it the perfect month to travel in Europe. Elsewhere, wildlife enthusiasts can spot whales in Iceland or bears in Yellowstone, while the World Cup will be in full swing in Brazil. In a bumper round-up, Helen Abramson and Eleanor Aldridge run... Read more »

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  • Behold the northern lights, Sweden

    Behold the northern lights, Sweden

    January 9th, 2014Site Editor
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    They appear as shimmering arcs and waves of light, often blue or green in colour, which seem to sweep their way across the dark skies. During the darkest months of the year, the northern lights, or aurora borealis, are visible in the night sky all across northern Sweden. Until you see the light displays yourself,... Read more »

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  • Expert Q&A – all your Scandinavian travel questions answered

    Expert Q&A – all your Scandinavian travel questions answered

    March 28th, 2013Steve Vickers
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    We recently ran a live Q&A with one of our Scandinavian experts Steve Vickers. Steve is based in Sweden and has contributed to numerous Rough Guides, from Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth to Europe On A Budget, Laos, Thailand and more. Launch the story below for all sorts of Scandinavian travel advice... Read more »

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  • The best places to visit in August

    The best places to visit in August

    November 21st, 2013Natasha Foges
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    With festival season in full swing, August offers no end of opportunities to party, from the off-the-wall Burning Man to the arty Edinburgh Festival; but there are plenty of options for chilled-out breaks too. Here are our tips for the best places to visit in August. Bike the Black Forest, Germany The Black Forest may... Read more »

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  • A Foodie’s tour of Skåne, Sweden

    A Foodie’s tour of Skåne, Sweden

    August 27th, 2014Rachel Mills
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    The Swedish love to fika. At least twice a day if they have the time. Any place that has a verb for drinking coffee and eating something sweet will always be more than alright by foodie Rachel Mills. Find out how she ate her way around Skåne in southern Sweden. The southernmost region of Sweden... Read more »

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  • The best places to visit in March

    The best places to visit in March

    January 7th, 2014Steve Vickers
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    Whether you fancy an Aussie music festival, a literary break in England or sake and sakura in Japan, March is an excellent month to travel. Spring breathes new life into the northern hemisphere, while riotous festivals take place everywhere from Ireland to Brazil. Here are our tips on the best places to visit in March. See... Read more »

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  • Travel news: a tourist pop group & portable hotel

    Travel news: a tourist pop group & portable hotel

    June 23rd, 2014Steve Vickers
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    Rough Guides writer Steve Vickers gets you up to speed with the latest travel news, including business-only flights to the USA and portable Nordic hotel rooms.  New airline is strictly business Fed up with flying cattle class? Well a brand new airline is about to start running business-only flights to New York. And for now,... Read more »

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