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A home for all the untold travel stories. The kind of stories you'd tell your friends in the pub when you return from a trip, but wouldn't dream of publishing in a guidebook. In The Rough Guide to Everywhere we chat with people who inspire us from around the world – comedians, authors, adventurers – with travel stories to tell. Plus dispatches on the road from our team of Rough Guides writers. The series is hosted by Rough Guides travel editor Greg Dickinson (@greg_dickinson).

A home for all the untold travel stories. The kind of stories you'd tell your friends in the pub when you return from a trip, but wouldn't dream of publishing in a guidebook. In The Rough Guide to Everywhere we chat with people who inspire us from around the world – comedians, authors, adventurers – with travel stories to tell. Plus dispatches on the road from our team of Rough Guides writers. The series is hosted by Rough Guides travel editor Greg Dickinson (@greg_dickinson).
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A home for all the untold travel stories. The kind of stories you'd tell your friends in the pub when you return from a trip, but wouldn't dream of publishing in a guidebook. In The Rough Guide to Everywhere we chat with people who inspire us from around the world – comedians, authors, adventurers – with travel stories to tell. Plus dispatches on the road from our team of Rough Guides writers. The series is hosted by Rough Guides travel editor Greg Dickinson (@greg_dickinson).

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Episodes

Galápagos: the human story

8/13/2018
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Galápagos. What do you picture when you hear those four syllables? Chances are it’s wildlife, from giant tortoises and marine iguanas to blue-footed boobies. And rightly so, for the animals on these islands, sitting in extreme isolation 1000km (600 miles) off the Ecuadorian coast, are genuinely spectacular. In fact, it was the so-called ‘tameness’ of the Galápagos animals -- just one facet of their incredible idiosyncrasies -- that helped bring Darwin to his world-changing theory of...

Duration:00:16:58

Malta: land of sea and stone

7/30/2018
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Having made it through colonisation by everyone from the Phoenicians to the Romans to the British, Malta may now be facing its biggest threat of all: tourists. This week, host Rebecca Hallett (instagram.com/becca.hallett) looks at the beautiful island nation’s history and the future it may be heading for through the lens of its architecture. As we near the end of Valletta’s tenure as European Capital of Culture 2018, we ask whether Malta will be able hang onto the heritage that makes it so...

Duration:00:19:36

England’s Northeast: tall tales and sea shanties

7/17/2018
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From the region's coal mines to keel boats plying the mighty River Tyne and ships on the hunt for precious whale oil, shanties eased and animated working life in England's Northeast for centuries. Host Neil McQuillian heads up to Newcastle for a dose of salty sea-shanty culture, meeting a couple of guardians of this bawdy, moving and always rousing oral culture. Thanks to our producers Femi Oriogun-Williams and Alannah Chance of Reduced Listening (reducedlistening.co.uk).

Duration:00:32:07

Solo female travel: independent or unsafe?

7/2/2018
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Bring a fake wedding ring, cover up, don’t stay out late – just go with friends and don’t risk it! Every woman knows to expect these responses when she starts planning a trip by herself. But is this advice helpful, or does it just end up putting women off the exciting, enriching business of travelling on your own terms? Join host Rebecca Hallett (instagram.com/becca.hallett) in conversation with three intrepid women who’ve heard every cautionary tale, well-intentioned tip and “but is it...

Duration:00:33:05

South Africa: meet the Black Mambas

6/18/2018
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In Balule Nature Reserve, a woman’s place is in the bush, putting off poachers and protecting rhinos – even when heavily pregnant. Rough Guides travel editor Georgia Stephens (twitter.com/Stephens_GA) spoke to Charlie, Nkateko and Cute of the Black Mambas (www.blackmambas.org) about the realities of life in South Africa’s first ever majority-female anti-poaching unit, dealing not only with poachers and dangerous animals, but also ingrained prejudices about what a woman can achieve. Thanks...

Duration:00:25:05

Vodou

6/4/2018
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Welcome to Season 3 of the Rough Guide to Everywhere. In this first episode, we join Rough Guides author Thomas Rees (@ThomasNRees) as he dives deep into the culture of Haiti – encountering artworks made from human skulls and plenty of evidence that, hey, President Trump might not rate the place, but it could be the best trip you ever take. Subscribe to the Rough Guides podcast now to make sure you don't miss any more of Series Three. Episode 2, all about a majority female anti-poaching...

Duration:00:25:17

Trailer: The Rough Guide to Everywhere Season 3

5/31/2018
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Trailer for series 3 of travel podcast The Rough Guide to Everywhere. We're back with wonderful new stories, new guests, new locations and new hosts in Rebecca Hallett and Neil McQuillian, editors at Rough Guides (www.roughguides.com). Episode 18 – all about Haiti and voudou – launches Monday June 4th. If you're enjoying the podcast, you can listen to all of the episodes on Apple podcasts or wherever you download your shows. Subscribe now to make sure you don't miss an episode, and please...

Duration:00:01:48

In search of the northern lights

12/20/2017
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In this episode Greg travels to Finnish Lapland to embark on a hunt for the northern lights. This is Greg's last episode of the Rough Guide to Everywhere, but keep an eye on Rough Guides' social channels and roughguides.com to find out about exciting upcoming projects. And to find out what Greg's up to next, follow him on Twitter @greg_dickinson or Instagram @travelographs. Greg travelled to Finland with The Aurora Zone, the UK’s first and only dedicated Northern Lights holiday company....

Duration:00:36:53

The Extraordinary Life of Aboriginal Storyteller Francis Firebrace

11/12/2017
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Cowboy, pirate, storyteller, cultural educator, soft-porn photographer. 81-year-old Francis Firebrace has led an extraordinary life. In this episode, Greg chats with Francis in his Surrey home. Francis shares his incredible life story, and tells some of the Aboriginal stories that he is known and loved for.

Duration:00:23:55

The Natural Navigator

10/29/2017
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In a world where we rely so heavily on GPS to get from A to B, it is easy to tune out from the natural navigational cues that surround us. In this episode, Rough Guides editor Greg Dickinson travels to Barnham in West Sussex to meet up with Tristan Gooley, the "Natural Navigator", to discover how to create an internal compass using the logic of nature.

Duration:00:41:30