Studio balcony overlooking the beach

Stay the Night: Venice Suites, California

A 1920s building where Marilyn Monroe once lived provides Kirsty Hathaway with a prime spot for Venice people-watching

Boreal forest paths present a rugged challenge

Mountain biking in Canada: An adventure where the wilderness rules

The remote province of Yukon offers the chance to mountain-bike through pristine terrain. Just watch out for bears and logs, says Emma Thomson

A Martha's Heli-yoga class

A higher state of consciousness

Anyone for a spot of yogic flying? Chris Leadbeater heads to the Canadian Rockies, where mountain meditation comes courtesy of a rather noisy helicopter

Shop-stop: Winter Park is full of boutiques and cafés

48 Hours In: Orlando

Jump on board for a rollercoaster ride through Florida's theme park capital. Chris Leadbeater swings by rope courses, laser games and adventure golf

Here comes the sun: Furnace Creek Inn

Death Valley vacation: Some like it hot

Exactly 100 years ago, the record for the hottest place ever recorded on Earth was set by Death Valley in California. So what's it like as a holiday destination? Sun-seeker Nick Boulos decided to head to the heat

On the fairway: one of the island’s stunning golf courses

How tourism got lost in the Bermuda triangle

It’s beautiful, British and has brilliant golf courses, but visitor numbers to this Atlantic archipelago have slumped. Brian Viner wonders why

Korakia’s pool

B&B and Beyond: Korakia Pensione, Palm Springs, California

This bohemian 1920s villa provides an offbeat alternative to the Palm Springs vernacular. Kirsty Hathaway checks in

Revolutionary road: A cyclist tries out a new Citi Bike

New York: Boris bikes get a Manhattan transfer

Nikhil Kumar braves the city's manic streets to put the new bicycle-hire scheme to the test

48 Hours In: New York

From dive bars to rooftop clubs and cult restaurants, the Big Apple is still on top, says Mark C O'Flaherty

A train follows the route of the Devil’s Nose

Ecuador: Make tracks for a South American rail renaissance

Huge investment in Ecuador's railways is opening up some of the most dramatic train journeys in the world. Gavin Haines jumps aboard

Peak form: Mt McKinley rises more than 20,000ft

Alaska: Up on the roof of a continent

A century after North America's highest peak was conquered, Nick Boulos finds that Mt McKinley is still awe-inspiring, even if you don't fancy the climb

Peaks and troughs: Vancouver and the harbour

Vancouver: 'Hollywood North' – star of Canada's west

You'll probably want to visit Vancouver for its stunning waterside views and nearby mountains. But, says Anne Gorringe, there's every chance you'll bump into Tom Cruise and co in town, too

Something fishy: out and about in Cape Cod

Massachusetts' summer playground

Escape to the sandy beaches and clapboard villages of Cape Cod, says Kate Simon

Long way round: Montauk

The Great Gatsby's great escape

New York State's Long Island provided inspiration for F Scott Fitzgerald – and it's been doing the same for visitors ever since.

Saving grace: Salvaged floors and furniture in the sitting room at Querido B&B

B&B and Beyond: Querido B&B, Villa Crespo, Buenos Aires

The Villa Crespo district is on the up, with new delis, boutiques and this characterful B&B, says Sorrel Moseley-Williams

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