Autumn landscape near Kilpisjärvi
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Finland’s brief blaze of autumn glory

High above the Arctic Circle, in Finnish Lapland, autumn is a short but spectacular season of leaves, berries and, if you are lucky, the Northern Lights

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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
Looking northeast towards Casco Bay
©Chris Bennett

The other Portland steps into the spotlight

Long overshadowed by its West Coast namesake, the city in Maine is enjoying a renaissance of its own

©Heather Gatley

Postcard from . . . Japan

Shinkansen provide an unequalled way to take in the countryside, flying beside paddy fields and hills rustling with Japanese maple

Havelock Island in the Bay of Bengal

Short cuts: Updates from Australia, UK, India, Iran

Qantas’ new business class seats, Red Bull’s Robin Hood event, Iran’s tourism boom, and a boutique hotel on the Andaman Islands

Will US-style food trucks catch on in tapas-loving Barcelona?

More than 10,000 people wait in line to get a taste of the Spanish city’s latest craze: street food

Jeremy Taylor on his hired Harley-Davidson near the town of Jimena de la Frontera
©Ian Smith

Riding Harleys in Andalucía

New tours from motorbike maker Harley-Davidson offer the chance to live out ‘Easy Rider’ fantasies

©David Santiago Garcia/Getty

Luxury on the Galápagos Islands

Pikaia Lodge, on the summit of an extinct volcano, offers a new way of seeing the islands’ natural wonders

The Museo Subacuático de Arte

Short cuts: Updates from Copenhagen, Chicago and Lanzarote

Two new restaurants in Nørrebro, Virgin Atlantic’s first hotel, and Europe’s first underwater museum

A new rhythm in old Panama City

‘Castillo Grayskull’, once a derelict building overrun by drugs gangs, has been reborn as a chic hotel

The sailing yacht Elena in full flow
©Alexis Andrews

No ordinary sailing holiday

Even complete novices can experience some of Europe’s most celebrated regattas. Claire Wrathall joins the crew

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