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Keith’s connections: Stockholm and Gothenburg

Our regular column by a frequent flyer*. This month, why Sweden is home to two of the great summer cities of the world

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South Africa’s gaming boom

What avid gamer hasn’t dreamt up a game of their own? But how many actually end up creating them? Quite a few, it turns out, if SA’s growing community of game developers is anything to judge by

Five British music festivals that foodies will love

An overcooked burger and a warm can of lager no longer cuts it for a festival feed. From top chefs to street food stalls, these outdoor gigs are perfect for partygoers with discerning palates

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

Seven of the best home away from home hotels

Honesty kitchens, cosy communal living rooms and pillows that are just right… Hannah Hudson tracks down the best places for a ‘home suite home’ break

Five reasons to go to Salzburg

British Airways has been flying from London Gatwick to Salzburg for nearly nine years. Thinking about visiting this winter? Now's the book. Here's why...

Six cool shopping experiences in Amsterdam

The often-overlooked streets of Herenstraat and Prinsenstraat are brimming with hip boutiques and cool concept stores. Forget the tulips and the Gouda, says Alice Tate, and fill your suitcase with goodies from these original shops instead

South Africa: the South Coast for grown ups

It’s long been a family-holiday mecca, where kids run wild and free and adults look on in envy. But now this stretch of KwaZulu-Natal coastline is growing 
up and stepping out

John Simpson: Letter from Bucharest

What the world’s most famous correspondent gets up to off duty. This month: adventures in Bucharest

Time travel: vintage bash

We rummage through the British Airways archive to find out what was taking off in the world of aviation way back when. This month, a look at 1950, when Lord Pakenham, the UK’s Minister of Civil Aviation, christened the flagship of BOAC’s new fleet in London

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50 states in 52 weeks: seven reasons you need to visit Florida

Yes, there are the famous theme parks, but there’s more to the Sunshine State than rollercoasters. With wildlife spotting, plenty of shopping opportunities and more golf courses than anywhere else in the US, there’s a piece of Florida for everyone

Global tribes: New York’s senior style mavens

The global groups, trends and subcultures you may not know about. This month, the unlikely but fabulous fashionistas of New York

Six New York food markets where you can lunch with locals

Indoor food halls may not be NYC’s claim to fame, but a renewed interest is changing the way locals eat. Want to browse all of the city’s buzz-worthy bites under one roof? These are your best bets, says local food writer Elspeth Velten

North Fork: Welcome to the Un-Hamptons

One of the historical holiday colonies of the American Northeast, The Hamptons is the super-exclusive province of millionaires and billionaires. While the smart set stay south, the bargain hunters and tastemakers head for the spectacular wetlands of Long Island’s North Fork. But how long can it retain its innocence? Mark Jones pays a visit

The freezing trail from Alaska to Vancouver

Seasoned independent traveller Simon Calder doesn't do cruises. But hold the light entertainment: the cruise from Alaska to Vancouver is a journey to the rugged, freezing, awe-inspiring edge of the world

Washington: beyond the West Wing

A kindred spirit of Harlem in NYC, Washington’s U Street was known as ‘Black Broadway’ in the 1950s. After a cycle of decline, regeneration and gentrification, Chris Leadbeater finds that the area never really lost its soul

Banks: my LA

The singer-songwriter sensation and LA local gives Britt Collins the inside track on where to shop, eat and see live music in Los Angeles

San Francisco: Maupin's real Tales of the City

He's been called the man who ‘invented San Francisco' but with his final Tales of the City book in the bag, has Armistead Maupin moved on? He talks to Eva Wiseman about fame, fans and visiting Russia

The demise and rise of Detroit

Detroit once embodied the American Dream. Today, the jobs have gone, and so has anyone who was able to get out. But could hitting rock bottom mark a new beginning? A year after the city was declared bankrupt, Faris Mustafa finds a land of opportunity

Seattle's best street food

To celebrate the Chowtzer Awards for the world's best fast, cheap and street-style food this weekend, we ask Seattle food blogger Naomi Bishop some quickfire questions about her favourite local mouthfuls