A first-time packrafter on Youngs Creek
©Christopher Solomon

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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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 ... 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

A Daybreaker morning clubbing event in San Francisco

Postcard from . . . New York

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

The Powers Art Center
©Joel Samuelson

Aspen, on peak form for culture

New museums and architecture make the Colorado mountain resort much more than a ski destination

Running with Nevada’s wild horses

Some 40,000 mustangs still roam free in the US, and at a new ranch and sanctuary in Nevada guests can watch them close-up

Horses on the plains at Mustang Monument
©Kristi Johnson

Wild west luxury at Nevada’s Mustang Monument

Some 40,000 wild horses still roam free in the US, and at a new ranch and sanctuary in Nevada guests can watch them close up

Greenport’s Main and Front Street
©Ken Kochey

North Fork, Long Island

With its farm-fresh food, vineyards and empty beaches, the Fork less travelled is a world away from the fashionable Hampton-studded South

the Airstream on the road
©Rachel Garrahan

California dream in an Airstream

A road trip in a piece of classic Americana may be the ideal adventure for a young family

The Rockaways reborn

Brought to its knees by Hurricane Sandy, New York’s once-neglected peninsula is rebuilding itself

El Salvador: what tourists are missing

More than a decade after the end of its civil war, the Central American country remains little visited

A Davos for dudes

Snowboarding combined with networking, at a new resort in the wilds of Utah

Mexico’s enchanted island

The beaches of Isla Holbox off the Yucatán coast were once home to pirates and today remain an unspoilt haven for wildlife, but change is imminent...

Nevis: away from Caribbean glitz

An island with a rich history and charming hotels converted from former sugar plantations

Rum doings: the true spirit of Barbados

Aficionados can befriend the drink through the island’s many rum shops and historic distilleries

The fisherman’s friend

A tech multimillionaire is reinventing the deprived Canadian fishing community where she was born as an ‘art island’ with a luxurious new hotel

March with the penguins

The ‘world’s coldest theme park attraction’ opens this week, bringing a piece of Antarctica to central Florida. Gretta Schifano has a preview

Great drives: New Mexico

In the third in our series, Henry Shukman heads for the empty roads of the south of the state, where the Great Plains meet the mountains

On location: ‘The Great Gatsby’

The action unfolds on Long Island, described by the novel’s narrator Nick Carraway as ‘that slender riotous island’

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