On location: ‘Wild’

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

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
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

Passengers on the deck of the Akademik Ioffe
©Peter & Beverly Pickford

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

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

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

The 20m pool is the largest of any Manhattan hotel

Hotel insider: Park Hyatt New York

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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