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Global tribes: Marrakech’s biker girls

The global groups, trends and subcultures you may not know about. This month, Marrakech’s all-female answer to Hells Angels

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San Francisco: turning back the carbon clock

At a time when most cities are struggling to turn back the climate-change clock, San Francisco’s greenhouse gas emissions are bucking the global trend and falling. Gary Diedrichs takes a nearly carbon-neutral break to the city that could teach the planet how to beat global warming

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The broadcaster and film critic reviews the latest inflight films. This month: ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service‘

48 (nearly) carbon neutral hours in San Francisco

Gary Diedrichs attempts a low carbon weekend break in green San Fran

The Mega Carta

To celebrate the Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary, and in the month of the general election, Katie Gatens asks influential thinkers to contribute one new rule that would improve Britain

On the road with… Jamie Jones

The producer and DJ talks about his life on tour, from his first gig abroad in Mexico to partying with P. Diddy in Miami

New York: Andaz Wall Street

Mark Jones discovers that this sleek and sophisticated hotel is bringing an unexpected hip vibe to NYC’s Financial District

Ten music festivals you can’t miss in 2015

Looking for a festi-holiday abroad this year? From new kids on the block and old favourites to international expansions, Ianthe Butt rounds up ten of 2015’s finest

Europe’s most curious beers

Seawater, smoky bacon and spicy chillies… craft beer expert Daniel Neilson takes a boozy crawl around Europe’s most innovative breweries that are using unlikely ingredients to create quirky pints

London: The Rockwell

Katie Gatens discovers that this charming boutique hotel has bags of character and style — and despite its Kensington address, it doesn’t come with a hefty price tag

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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

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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

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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.