The Rembrandt van Rijn, operated by Oceanwide Expeditions, in Greenland
©Christoph Gnieser/Oceanwide Expeditions

Ski-touring on Greenland’s west coast

Leaving the crowded pistes of the Alps far behind, Will Hide joins a voyage exploring remote fjords and skiing on untouched mountains

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Neighbourhood watch: the return of Madrid’s feelgood factor

With a hip new hotel, edgy boutiques and – as of last week – a Michelin-starred restaurant, the district of Salesas signals a new mood of optimism in the Spanish capital

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Postcard from . . . Germany

In the Black Forest, ‘dinner jumping’ lets gourmands mix food, wine and walking

A cyclist tackles the Haute Route in the Dolomites
©Manu Molle

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The Haute Route ‘Triple Crown’ is designed to give amateurs a taste of professional racing

A Diwala sweet stall
©Caroline Daniel

Beyond India’s ‘Golden Triangle’

Caroline Daniel takes an alternative approach to the tourist circuit, exploring the key city sights but also getting a taste of traditional village life

Mike Carter climbs an old charcoal-burners’ ladder after being dropped off by dinghy at the foot of the limestone cliffs
©Luca Gasperini

Italy’s most dramatic trek

Hidden among the sea cliffs of Sardinia, the Wild Blue is the perfect autumn adventure. By Mike Carter

Short cuts: Updates from London, Ireland and Sweden

The Lanesborough, the historic hotel overlooking Hyde Park corner, is to reopen next spring as part of a German chain

An elephant wanders near the camp at Hoanib in the Namib desert
©Olwen Evans

On Namibia’s Skeleton Coast

A new camp in one of the loneliest spots on earth offers wildlife, high-end style and space to think. Carole Cadwalladr reports

‘The Summer of St Martin’ in Sicily

As the cold arrives in northern Europe, Rebecca Rose finds warmth in the southern Mediterranean

Expert selection: the best Sicilian desserts

The Duchess of Palma di Montechiaro picks the best places in Sicily to try some classics

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