Rio 2016: 5 ways to see Brazil beyond the Olympics

Rio de Janeiro might be grabbing the headlines, but Brazil offers amazing travel experiences beyond the Olympics' host city - from coming face-to-face with jaguars to kayaking underground rivers  

Travel guide to... New England in summer

It's famed for its fall colours, but with beautiful beaches, varied wildlife and stirring scenery, this cluster of north-eastern states comes alive in summer

In a spin: cycle like a pro in Aspen

In summer this Colorado ski resort becomes a popular cycling hub – Lance Armstrong even has a home here. Mark Stratton heads for the hills with former professional Christian Vande Velde

Summer in Central Park

The lungs of Manhattan offer respite from the urban jungle. Delve deep and you’ll find opportunities for foraging, fishing, swimming and traces of the city’s origins, too