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50 states in 52 weeks: an adventure through Vermont’s North Country

From the wilds of the Adirondack Mountains to the delights of Burlington on the shores of Vermont’s Lake Champlain, the North Country never fails to charm, says Sunshine Flint

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On the road with… James Bay

The English singer and songwriter talks about his life on tour, from headlining highs in Montreal to meeting Eric Clapton at the airport

Spain: Castell D’Emporda, Girona

Forget echoing corridors and vast drafty rooms. This castle-turned-boutique hotel in the stunning Catalonian countryside is more like a home away from home. Katie Gatens checks in

Jonathan Ross film review: Inside Out

The broadcaster and film critic reviews the latest inflight films. This month: ‘Inside Out‘

The art of maps through history

The art of mapping began when the Greek-Egyptian geographer Claudius Ptolemy first codified gridlines dividing the Earth, in the second century. Now a new book, ‘Map: Exploring the World’, charts the history of cartography through the ages, from ancient scrolls and painstakingly blocked prints to cartoons and digital visualisations. This exclusive extract reveals the maps which show the world in ways you’ve never seen before...

Brasilia: utopia revisited

Visionary architect Oscar Niemeyer’s Brasília is a place of sensuous shapes and bold patterns. Zach Udko tells the story of one of the world's most unusual and curious metropolises. So where better to showcase fashion’s latest geometric designs? Styled by Laury Smith. Photography by Kate Martin

A stylish guide to Sao Paulo

From one-off boutiques to design-forward hotels and restaurants, Sao Paulo is bursting with creativity. Helen Jennings reveals the best places for fashion lovers to shop, eat, drink and hang out in the city

Keith’s connections: Edinburgh

Our regular column by a frequent flyer*. This month, why Edinburgh means business

50 states in 52 weeks: eat and drink the world in Alabama’s Pepper Place

Birmingham, Alabama might be best known as the cradle of the US civil rights movement, but today, top chefs are cooking up a new image for the Magic City by blending a farm-to-table ethos with international sophistication — and nowhere more so than Pepper Place. Local writer Eric Velasco takes a seat at the world’s table

Pilot Q&A: First Officer Chloe Harrison, Airbus A139 (A320 fleet, Gatwick)

This month, First Officer Chloe Harrison on overcoming the odds and being determined to take to the skies

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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

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