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

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
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
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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 with Tiger Woods
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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

Illustration by Matthew Cook of grapes left outside to freeze for ice wine
©Matthew Cook

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

Postcard from ... Portland: urban wineries

Taking your tipple home in a ‘growler’ has become a thriving subculture

Postcard from . . . Jamaica

Scotland’s Caribbean colony that once killed the country’s dream of being independent from England

Where the Vikings came to visit

Nigel Richardson drives to to the tip of Newfoundland, where Norse travellers landed a millennium ago

Postcard from . . . New York

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

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