Tim Moore with Oliver Rampley (left of picture) and a siluro caught by Moore
©Michele Borzoni

Hunting monstrous catfish in Florence

Beneath the city’s historic bridges, lumbering beasts lurk in the depths of the river Arno – and a new company is taking tourists to tackle them

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Rose Cottage at Dormy House
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From a ‘fatbike’ tour of Oregon’s coast to heli-biking in New Zealand and a cycle trip through the Bhutanese Himalayas
Paul Richardson (in white T-shirt) in the dining car
©Markel Redondo

The train in Spain

A new service lets travellers experience classic Spanish fiestas from the comfort of a hotel on wheels

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Hotel insider: The Pig on the Beach, Dorset

This modestly-priced seaside hotel has a winning formula, and it has inspired a feeding frenzy

The Brando in French Polynesia

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Revamp of a New York landmark hotel, e-visas, Marlon Brando’s former retreat and celebrating a new Agatha Christie book

The State Cultural Centre of Turkmenistan in Ashgabat
©Robert Harding

Turkmenistan: of deserts and despots

Horatio Clare ventures into the central Asian nation, where a Silk Road past meets a post-Soviet future

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Winnie the Pooh’s ‘simple pleasures’, exotic yachts in the French Riviera, and Hyatt’s new flagship

The yacht Hummingbird ploughing through the waves
©Miranda Delmar-Morgan

Sea sailing for beginners

John Sunyer joins the maiden voyage of a company that lets even complete novices take to the ocean

The Powers Art Center
©Joel Samuelson

Aspen, on peak form for culture

New museums and architecture make the Colorado mountain resort much more than a ski destination

The setting for the Puccini Festival, overlooking Lake Massaciuccoli
©Giorgio Andreuccetti

An open-air ‘Madama Butterfly’ by the lake

In celebration of its 60th year, the Puccini Festival of Torre del Lago will showcase performances in the Gran Teatro all’aperto

A Daybreaker morning clubbing event in San Francisco

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Hitting the dance floor before work: Well-dressed twentysomethings show off their moves, stone-cold sober

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