Donald Trump with Tiger Woods
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Donald Trump tees off in New York City

The billionaire property developer is about to open a $100m golf course — in the Bronx

Destination inspiration

Rose Cottage at Dormy House
Hotels and holiday homes that are perfect for a short break from the city
The open road in southwest Iceland ©Luz Photo
Sail into deepest Myanmar or drive the route of Italy’s Mille Miglia road race: the world’s best road trips and river journeys
Joe Kidd takes his fatbike over some rocky outcrops on the Oregon coast ©Tim Neville
From a ‘fatbike’ tour of Oregon’s coast to heli-biking in New Zealand and a cycle trip through the Bhutanese Himalayas
Lupine Meadows in Grand Teton National Park
©Andrew M Wright

Wyoming: where the wild flowers are

In national parks better known for mountains and lakes, the flora is the star attraction for Akhil Sharma

Illustration by Matthew Cook of a Google Street View cameraman
©Matthew Cook

Postcard from . . . Google Street View

Viewing the panoramic photography, it feels like I’m exploring the slopes of Everest

Nottingham’s National Videogame Arcade
©Ash Bird

Short cuts: Updates from Nottingham and Senegal

A dedicated gaming destination; a west African cultural centre

Eagle hunter Tugelbaya readies his bird for release
©Mike Carter

The eagle hunters of Mongolia

On a pioneering trip to a remote corner of Mongolia, Mike Carter stays with a nomadic family who hunt with birds of prey

Castello di Vicarello in Tuscany

Italy: a Grand Tour with a modern spin

A group of independent owner-run hotels in Italy provides a new take on an 18th-century tradition

Hougoumont on the battle of Waterloo site

Short cuts: Updates from London, Waterloo, Doha and Spain

Sales increase for maps and travel guidebooks; Hougoumont farmhouse for rent; Qatar Airways’s new hotel; and the world’s most dangerous walkway

The Kichic hotel on Pocitas Beach

Surf’s up in Máncora, Peru

Best known for Inca ruins, Andean peaks and Amazonian jungles, the South American nation also has a growing surf scene

The exterior of the six-bedroom La Grande Maison

Joël Robuchon’s hotel for gourmands opens in Bordeaux

The world’s most Michelin-starred chef has joined forces with a wine magnate to create a tiny temple to French gastronomy

Illustration by Matthew Cook of the river Spey
©Matthew Cook

Postcard from . . . the River Spey

A whisky-themed canoeing adventure along Scotland’s second-longest river

On Location: Poldark

The eight-part TV remake combines historical romance and sublime West Country locations

Short cuts: Updates from Faroe Islands and Svalbard, London and Canada

Total solar eclipse; lifeguard stations turned-art installations; British Airways’ ‘carousel collection’; death of a respected ski guide

Manchester’s Hotel Football

Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville’s football-themed hotel comes complete with rooftop pitch

Basilicata’s renaissance

In a remote Italian region known for its extraordinary subterranean architecture, the long-neglected city of Matera has been named European Capital of Culture

A new bullet train to Kanazawa

Starting next week, a new direct service will connect frenetic Tokyo to the laid-back city celebrated as a centre for traditional Japanese crafts

Postcard from . . . Flinders Island

Mutton birding has been practised on the island since the first settlers arrived to hunt seal in the early 1800s

Short cuts: Updates from Bhutan, London and New Orleans

A pioneering high-speed expedition; reopening of the family-owned Belgravia hotel; and luxury cruise launch in the US

Paris by light

Innovative lighting designers are reimagining the ‘Ville Lumière’ using new technology, colours and movement

Exploring the Solomon Sea

The islands off the coast of Papua New Guinea receive few visitors but a luxury cruiser, complete with helicopter, now allows adventurers to explore

Postcard from . . . a Pullman

Fast food: Neil O’Sullivan samples the last fine dining restaurant car on Britain’s railways

Shortcuts: Updates from Miami, Whistler and Moscow

The world’s largest cruise ship; a prolonged snow drought; and reduced flights to Russia

Tragedy and triumph on the Matterhorn

The first ascent ended in disaster but propelled mountaineering into the public imagination. As Switzerland readies for the 150th anniversary, Ed Douglas tackles the summit

Hotel insider: La Réserve Paris

A processed-meat magnate turned hotelier is challenging the grandes dames of the Paris hotel scene

Fes: where modern life gets lost in 9,000 alleyways

A new airport terminal outside the Moroccan city could see visitor numbers soar, but for now it remains deeply rooted in the past

On location: ‘Indian Summers’

Set in the foothills of the Himalayas in 1932, this 10-part drama was actually filmed on a Malaysian island

On the trail of the Magna Carta

From commemorative beer to multimedia exhibitions, the UK tourism industry is pulling out all the stops to mark the 800th anniversary of the charter’s signing

Postcard from . . . the Jura

The Percée du Vin Jaune sees the new vintage of the local wine blessed in church by a bishop — but it is also a pretext for a joyous winter street party

Shortcuts: Updates from Namibia, Scotland and Maldives

A five-day bike tour of the Namibian desert; new coaches for the Caledonian Sleeper; and, connecting with the spirit world in a luxury resort

In search of truffles in Spain

Struggling against depopulation and a lack of investment, the remote county of Gúdar Javalambre has turned to an unlikely resource — ‘truffle tourism’

A cycling tour of southern India

Carole Cadwalladr leaves the British winter behind on a two-week group holiday riding through the hills and tea estates of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

Postcard from . . . Switzerland

Wedged high into the Rhine Valley is the tiny Swiss town of Disentis where a trickle of Swedish freeriders have found superb, untracked, ski terrain

Short cuts: Updates from London, Rome and Switzerland

A new transatlantic business-class flight; avalanches hit the Alps; Rome’s new ‘rough-luxe hotel; Swiss tourism businesses set their own exchange rates

On safari in Chad

The central African nation is one of the world’s least-visited countries but a new safari camp, and rising numbers of animals, make it an exhilarating alternative

Island retreats just outside the city

A new resort just off Singapore — plus seaside sanctuaries near London, Rome, Hong Kong and more

Postcard from . . . Iceland

A new arrival is putting the Fáskrúðsfjörður village on the tourist map, by drawing on its unlikely French connection

A family holiday in Afghanistan

William Dalrymple takes his sons on a half-term break to the Bamiyan valley, a place of otherworldly beauty and fascinating history — despite the efforts of the Taliban

Discreet luxury in Klosters

One of the most remarkable chalets in the Alps offers a retreat from the hubbub of the World Economic Forum, writes Tom Robbins

On location: ‘Wild’

Despite the film’s starry line-up, the main protagonist is the North American wilderness

Aman Resorts’ new Tokyo hotel

The small but influential — and very expensive — luxury chain is embarking on major expansion while in the midst of a bitter boardroom battle

Winter hiking in the Grand Canyon

A snowy new year camping expedition to the canyon’s floor is the best way to savour the prehistoric landscape

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