Utah’s wilderness becomes a battleground

Controversy rages around plans for a vast new national park

John Ruskey, founder of Quapaw Canoe Company, leads a group towards the Mississippi after exploring a small tributary
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A canoe trip deep into Huckleberry Finn territory

Author AD Miller goes on a journey through the history of a ‘misunderstood’ state

Sturgeon
©Matthew Cook

Postcard from . . . New Brunswick

All over the world, wild sturgeon are endangered. But not on the Saint John River, home to a new ‘Sturgeon Safari’

The Watergate Hote
©Ron Blunt

Hotel insider: the Watergate Hotel

The infamous hotel has reopened after nine years and a $125m revamp

The Bklyn House hotel in Brooklyn’s Bushwick district

Hotel Insider: the Bklyn House, New York

Brooklyn’s latest bohemian hotel lacks authenticity — except where it’s least wanted

Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots play the Three Keys

The true blues of New Orleans

Can hiring a ‘cultural engineer’ help a new hotel become part of the city’s authentic music scene?

Illustration by Matthew Cook of Quirpon Island
©Matthew Cook

Postcard from . . . Quirpon Island

At the northern tip of Newfoundland, a lighthouse now welcomes guests and offers mesmerising views of the passing icebergs

Boeger Winery, El Dorado county
©Graham Boynton

A toast to California’s next Napa

El Dorado and Amador counties are emerging as compelling destinations for wine lovers

Postcard from . . . St Lucia

Some 7,500 tonnes of sand have been shipped from Guyana to create the Caribbean’s newest beach

Haiti: land of the free

Beset by natural disasters, the Caribbean country is at last beginning to attract adventurous travellers

Feasting in St John’s, Newfoundland

How the fog-prone Canadian city became an unlikely gourmet hit

Postcard from . . . Silicon Valley

Meet ‘Dash’, the delivery robot, who ferries items to hotel guests — when not being interrupted by people wanting selfies

Montana’s talon show

Home to a dozen species, the Mission Valley is the place to go to see wild owls up close

Postcard from . . . Quebec

Ice canoeing has evolved into a sport, and now tourists can have a go, too

Sun Valley’s chairlift to the stars

The first destination ski resort in the US has rediscovered its 1930s allure

Inuit-led adventure in Canada

Exploring one of the world’s least-visited national parks

Escape to a cabin in New Hampshire

Susan Elderkin finds the perfect rural retreat — on a tiny island off the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee

On location: ‘A Walk in the Woods’

Following in Bill Bryson’s footsteps on the Appalachian Trail

Kayaking with whales in Canada

A week-long kayaking expedition offers the prospect of paddling alongside killer whales and humpbacks — but only if you’re patient

Postcard from . . . Louisiana

On the banks of the Mississippi, the Whitney Plantation is America’s first museum dedicated to slavery

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