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Six places to celebrate London Cocktail Week

From 5–11 October, the capital will be taken over by a flurry of flairing, outrageous garnishes and experimental flavours. With all these bars taking part in the £5 cocktail offer with a wristband, why not discover a new favourite tipple?

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Spain: Hotel Miramar, Barcelona

Just a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of Barcelona, this gloriously revamped palace is the very definition of tranquility. Katie Gatens is full of praise

Greece: Kassandra Bay Resort and Spa, Skiathos

A peaceful resort on one of Greece’s greenest islands makes for the perfect sunshine-filled family break, says Bryony Coleman

Ten of the best wild swims

From secluded Icelandic pools to underground swimming holes in Mexico, Kate Rew, director of the Outdoor Swimming Society, picks her ultimate spots for wild swimming

In at the deep end: wild swimming in the Caribbean

It’s a trend that arguably started when Captain Webb swam the English Channel in1875. Now thousands are open-water swimming the world’s rivers, lakes and oceans. Ann Hartland takes the plunge in the Caribbean Sea to cover 20 miles over five days

London theatre: plays for October

Theatre blogger Edward Lukes rounds up the best new stage shows for October

The heat and hustle: an insider’s guide to Miami

The director of Miami’s International Film Festival, Jaie Laplante, shares 
his insider’s cultural guide to the city…

Food from the fjords: Magnus Nilsson’s The Nordic cookbook

This new book by Swedish super chef Magnus Nilsson will effortlessly guide you through the best of Nordic cuisine

Caribbean: Coral Reef Club, Barbados

Colonial charm, courteous service and a country house feel... Little wonder this grande dame is one of the best-loved hotels on the island, says Ianthe Butt

Portugal: Vila Vita Parc, Algarve

Looking for luxury in the Algarve? With its dreamy spa, award-winning restaurant, tropical gardens and secluded beach, this seaside oasis has something for everyone, says Hannah Hudson

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50 states in 52 weeks: highlights of a road trip along the Mississippi Delta

Mississippi native Holly Whitfield shares her favourite stops on the Mississippi Delta — aka the most Southern place on earth

50 states in 52 weeks: Hawaii for food lovers

Forget Spam: thanks to a new wave of creative chefs and a renewed interest in culinary traditions, Hawaiian cuisine is quietly undergoing a hip resurgence, both at home and abroad. Deborah Dunn eats her way around Oahu, the islands’ foodie epicentre

50 states in 52 weeks: Nebraska’s live music scene

Nebraska inconceivably became the epicenter of the indie music world in the early 2000s, thanks to three homegrown bands making waves nationally. But you can still catch great live music in its big cities today. Omaha-based music writer and blogger Tim McMahan gives us a lowdown on the scene

50 states in 52 weeks: run, ride or walk Philadelphia

From beers gardens and high-design parks to outdoor art installations, Philadelphia has ramped up its outdoor offerings, making this flat and easily navigable city a top destination for those who like to get active in an urban setting. Here are three mini-itineraries for exploring the city’s alfresco offerings

50 states in 52 weeks: 10 ways to have an adventure in Montana

With snow-capped mountains, sparkling lakes and majestic valleys, Montana is a truly wild state. From high-adrenaline hiking and white-knuckle rafting to real-life rodeos and music festivals in the mountains, here are 10 ways to experience it at its best

50 states in 52 weeks: a literary road trip through California

People flock to California for sunshine and star gazing, but the state’s coast-hugging cities also have a rich literary heritage that will keep book nerds busy from LA to San Francisco

50 states in 52 weeks: five beaches within driving distance of Washington DC

It might be the state where the first English settlers established their colonies and have a rich political history, but Virginia also has over 3,300 miles of shoreline packed with sweeping bays, wild trails and sand dunes. Local resident Toni Guagenti picks five that are easily accessible from nearby Washington DC

50 states in 52 weeks: highlights of Route 66 in New Mexico and Oklahoma

It may run over 2,400 miles from Chicago to Santa Monica, but this historic highway is best seen at its heart — in New Mexico and Oklahoma. Robert Reid, Oklahoma native and Route 66 regular, picks his highlights along America’s most iconic road

50 states in 52 weeks: how Chicago’s business district became cool

The Loop has been the city’s financial centre for decades, but thanks to an influx of cool restaurants, artisan coffee shops and boutiques, the former after-hours ghost town is thriving. Chicago native Jessica Teas gives us the lowdown

50 states in 52 weeks: Austin, Texas vs Asheville, North Carolina

With indie-music credentials, a thriving foodie scene and microbreweries churning out craft beers, the laid-back North Carolina town has more than a little in common with the quirky Texan capital. Lauren Steventon puts both cities to the test