The terrace at The Chequit, on Shelter Island, off the north coast of the Hamptons
©Jane Beiles

Hotel insider: the future of B&B

After designing and managing some of the world’s hippest hotels, two industry veterans have turned their attention to the humble bed and breakfast

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

Postcard from . . . Louisiana

Visitors to Angola Prison Rodeo come to see ‘the wildest show in the South’

Float plane flight-seeing from Anchorage
©Daniel Wildey

Alaska — from retreating glaciers to ghost towns

Photographs by Daniel Wildey

The Alaska Railroad
©Daniel Wildey

The wilds of Alaska

Matthew Engel explores the wildlife, glaciers and ghost towns of the 49th state

One of the larger houses for guests at BelleMont Farm

St Kitts’s five-star farm

Kittitian Hill strives to offer an alternative to bland Caribbean resorts, offering a cultural hub and golf course-cum-organic farm

The Swell on its tour of Canada’s Gulf Islands
©Jason Bradley

Canadian islands on a ‘boutique’ cruise ship

A refitted tugboat is a perfect way to explore the coast of British Columbia, writes Caroline Eden

Allen Toussaint performs at the Village Vanguard
©New York Times

New York, and all that jazz

The 80th anniversary of the Village Vanguard coincides with a resurgence in New York’s jazz scene

Illustration of cyclists by Matthew Cook
©Matthew Cook

Postcard from . . . California

A vintage bike festival aims to recapture the spirit of the sport’s golden age

Illustration of Poughkeepsie

Postcard from . . . Poughkeepsie

Towns like Poughkeepsie are in an ambiguous state of gentrification between rundown and hip, feral and domesticated

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

Donald Trump tees off in New York City

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

On location: ‘Wild’

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

Postcard from . . . Ontario

To make ice wine, outside temperatures must remain at minus 8C for days, so the grapes are frozen solid, like little marbles

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

Sailing the Canadian Arctic

Sought in vain by generations of explorers, the Northwest Passage is now drawing growing numbers of adventure-hungry cruisers. Nigel Tisdall reports

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

A new rhythm in old Panama City

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

Manhattan’s Rainbow Room reopens

The New York City venue promising ‘the world’s highest high life’ enters new era after lavish refit

Hotel insider: Park Hyatt New York

This Park Hyatt flagship is a Manhattan landmark where art takes centre stage

Pack-rafting in Montana

Light enough to fit in a rucksack, pack-rafts have blurred the line between hiking and boating

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