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

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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

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

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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

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

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