Take a walk on the cultural side in Portland

Whether you love museums or listening to live music, prefer to immerse yourself in art or are passionate about plays, Oregon’s largest city is the place for all culture vultures

Exploring the Mississippi by steamboat

Stepping back more than two centuries, Paul Oswell boards the American Queen for a luxurious – and unique - trip along the USA’s longest river

The Hollywood hotel with Gallic charm

Hollywood is going from down-at-heel drive-through zone to LA’s next must-stay area. Julia Buckley checks in at the place that kicked off the hotel boom