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Twenty five years of roughing it

21 May 2007

This year the Rough Guide series is 25 years old. To celebrate, its founders, Mark Ellingham (BA 1980) and Natania Jansz (BSc 1980), created a new series of guidebooks to the world's ultimate experiences.

Most of us own at least one Rough Guide, a dog-eared but happy reminder of an amazing trip. This year, to celebrate the guide books 25th birthday, its founders Mark Ellingham (BA 1980) and Natania Jansz (BSc 1980) have created a new series of guidebooks to the world's ultimate experiences.

From Africa and New Zealand to Adventure Travel and World Food, each Rough Guide 25 recommends 25 ideas and inspirations for the traveller in search of eye-opening and life-changing experiences.

Mark wrote the first guide, the Rough Guide to Greece, while the pair were travelling in Greece just after graduating from Bristol.