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Washington: beyond the West Wing

The rich cultural history of Washington DC's U Street

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Singapore today

As this city-state celebrates 50 years of independence, its youthful population are forging a new national identity

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San Francisco: Maupin's real Tales of the City

With his final Tales of the City book in the bag, has the man who ‘invented San Francisco' moved on?

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Nine things to do with kids in Washington DC

11 Nov 2014

If you're taking the whole family to Washington DC, and want things to do that will keep the kids happy, fear not — Lisa Blake has done the legwork for you

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Sea turtle conservation in Nevis

3 Oct 2014

The Caribbean's giant sea turtle is critically endangered, hunted for its 'tortoiseshell' and its meat. But on the tiny island of Nevis, one man is on a rescue mission. Simon Usborne reports

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Three of the best: the UK's new partymakers

17 Oct 2014

They're lavish, they're themed and they're constantly roving: enter three of the best new ways to party across London and the UK

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Croatia: Adriana Hvar Spa Hotel

14 Oct 2014

With marina views, a lovely rooftop terrace and spa-like rooms to unwind in, The Adriana is a fabulous base on the Croatian island of Hvar, says Alice Tate

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Unexpected Kingdom: five of Britain's best ghostly sights

20 Oct 2014

Britain has inspired hundreds of famous ghost stories over the years. As the country prepares to celebrate Halloween, we track down the castles, cemeteries and landscapes where you can still feel a chill down your spine today

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Letter from Baghdad

Find out what the world's most famous correspondent gets up to off duty

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The topsy-turvy travel planner: Montreal for river surfers

Surfing is not a sport usually associated with Montreal. For one thing, it's hundreds of kilometres away from the sea. But that won't be stopping David Whitley...

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On the Road with... Adam Duritz of Counting Crows

The Counting Crows frontman talks homes from home, striking cities and inspirational record stores

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Nine things to do with kids in Washington DC

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If you're taking the whole family to Washington DC, and want things to do that will keep the kids happy, fear not — Lisa Blake has done the legwork for you

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