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Keith’s connections: India

Our regular column by a frequent flyer*. This month, a first-time visit to India

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Australia’s best vegetarian restaurants

Adelaide-based chef and TV presenter Simon Bryant continues Meat Free Week by picking his favourite vegetarian restaurants in Australia

The weatherman: the Helm Wind

It’s the only wind in Britain with its own name and it’s legendary — says meteorological expert Paul Simons

Five of the best surfing spots for families in Devon and Cornwall

The South West coast is home to some of the UK’s best waves. Emma Mahony checks out five surfing schools where the whole family can learn how to ride them during the Easter holidays

London: an insider’s guide

In a city as dynamic and ever-changing as London, there will always be brand new hotspots. Author and resident Saska Graville — who has released a second edition of ‘London Style Guide’ — unearths the off-the-radar places to eat, sleep and shop

Four of the best restaurants in London for vegetarian food

To celebrate the first Meat Free Week in the UK, Anna Hansen, founder of London’s Modern Pantry, picks her favourite places for herbivorous grazing in the capital

UK: West Park Hotel, Harrogate

This Victorian coach house-turned-boutique hotel benefits from both an urban location and proximity to rolling green parklands, making it the perfect weekend escape, says James Hanning

Portugal: Fazenda Nova, Algarve

Set amidst almond and pomegranate orchards, this secluded country house brings a touch of chic sophistication to eastern Algarve, says Harriet Green

China’s grand designs

Ahead of the second ‘Design Shanghai’, the exhibition’s creative director Ross Urwin tells us why, thanks to a renewed interest in creativity and a growing pool of young talent, it’s time to switch the phrase ‘made in China’ to ‘designed in China’

Around the world… on one wheel

We meet the British teenager who has just set off on a mission to travel the world on a unicycle

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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

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

Five of Austin's best swimming holes

What could be better than visiting one of the USA's hippest and fastest-growing cities this summer? A range of cooling pools to jump into when the heat gets too much. Isabelle D'Arcy Clark picks some of the best spots to take a dip.