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Learn to sail in Antigua

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Rastafarians gather in Shashemene, Ethiopia on April 21, 2012 to celebrate the anniversary of Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie’s visit to Jamaica in 1966

Justice for Britain's former slave colonies? Caribbean leaders to ask the UK for apologies, repatriation and debt cancellation

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Thomas Edison and Henry Ford lead the way for today's tourists, says Chris Leadbeater

Iconic: Montreal Biosphere

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Wing it: bats at Congress Avenue Bridge

48 Hours In: Austin

The capital of Texas comes alive this weekend, with pioneering flights giving easier access to a city that has a spring in its step. Simon Calder saddles up

The white stuff: The Marie-Anne Suite

B&B and beyond, Casa Bianca, Montreal

A century-old townhouse overlooking Mount Royal Park provides Juliet Kinsman with a fittingly distinctive base

Hit parade: crowds flock to Mardi Gras

48 Hours In: New Orleans

This soulful, southern Louisiana city is gearing up to host the Mardi Gras festivities, writes Nick Boulos

Miami magic on a journey along Collins Avenue

The Hedonist: What to see and where to be seen

Nerd centre: The multi-colour Google bikes

Welcome to Cyberia, California: On the computer trail in Silicon Valley

Christian Koch checks in everywhere from Facebook HQ to the Googleplex

Caribbean time: the Pelican Bar

Jamaica: Knocked for six by a Caribbean curiosity

Hidden away on Treasure Beach is Jakes, a hotel with a history like no other. Honeymooner? Cricket fan? This is the place to come, says Amol Rajan

Mayan remains in Mexico

Yucatan, Mexico: Land of pyramids and fiery macaws

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Tall order: Cerro Santa Lucia and the high-rise city

48 Hours In: Santiago

Chile's capital is gaining new flights from Europe, making this is a great time to go, says Simon Calder

Where the wild things are: exploring Costa Rica

Costa Rica: Your family and other animals

In this week's Lonely Planet 'Great Escape', discover how to make the most of the wildlife, beaches and jungles of Costa Rica, a natural wonder for children and adults

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