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Nine reasons to visit Aspen in summer

Philip Wilson goes off-piste – as well as off-road, off-the-ground and on water – as he experiences Aspen’s adrenaline-fuelled activities during the summer months

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What does summer look like?

World-beating beaches, sunburnt Brits or the still waters of a fictional lake in Minnesota? From Las Vegas to Willesden Junction, photographers Martin Parr, Mert & Marcus, Nick Knight and more tell us what the season means to them

Ibiza: The Body Camp

More often associated with hedonistic partying, Ibiza isn’t the obvious choice for a detox. But when Daisy Jordan swaps mojitos for meditation at this fitness retreat on the White Isle, she’s delighted with the results

USA: The Roxy, New York

One of New York’s newest establishments, this hip number has ripped up the hotel rule book and is wowing guests with its collaborative philosophy. Angelina Villa-Clarke checks in with the cool crowd

Video: behind the scenes at The Who’s 50th Anniversary Tour

IAG Cargo transported 36 tonnes worth of musical equipment around North America to support The Who’s latest world tour. Here’s a sneak peak at how they did it

Restaurant review: Ping Pong, London

It may serve small plates but this atmospheric London dim sum chain is already setting its sights big with more openings in the capital – including this new Docklands outpost, the site of London’s original Chinatown

The world’s best surf spots for all seasons

Big wave surfer Andrew Cotton regularly catches swells over 40 feet high all over the world. Here are his top surf spots to visit throughout the year

Restaurant review: Dalloway Terrace, London

Elle Blakeman satisfies her literary side at this hidden English garden in the heart of Bloomsbury

Spain: Finca Cortesin, Andalucia

With a superb spa, Michelin-starred restaurant and world-class golf course, this Andalucian getaway is a glamarous getaway – even if you’re not a golf fan. Laury Smith is already planning her next visit

Restaurant review: Hunter 486, London

A chic, elegant restaurant with down-to-earth charm, Hunter 486’s summer menu is perfection on a plate, says Olivia McLearon

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50 States in 52 weeks: UFO spotting in Colorado, Arizona, New Jersey and Nevada

The dusty deserts of the US are hotspots for UFO sightings – even the former US President Jimmy Carter filed a report to say he’d seen one. Here High Life examines the otherworldly goings-on recorded in four states famed for their paranormal activity

50 States in 52 weeks: things to do in New Hampshire whatever the season

Home to the Great North Woods, several jewel-like lakes, and Mount Washington (the highest peak in the northeastern US), the so-called ‘Granite State’ is a great place to get lost – in a good way. Editor of New Hampshire Magazine Rick Broussard leads the expedition…

50 States in 52 weeks: Missouri vs Ohio: who reigns supreme in sports?

Sports fandom is strong in the Midwest with good reason – there’s plenty to cheer for across various games. Two states in particular, Missouri and Ohio, produce some of the most dedicated enthusiasts. But which one has the upper hand? Midwestern native Samantha Lande examines the state of play

50 States in 52 weeks: Portland, Oregon vs. Portland, Maine

Two great cities, same great name. Sitting on opposite coasts and separated by an eight hour flight, Portland, Oregon and Portland, Maine each have their own unique character. However, in the game of Top Trumps, there can only be one winner. Travel writer and Portland Oregon resident, Ian Nelson, examines the stats and facts for each city to see how they compare

50 States in 52 weeks: Detroit for street food

Detroit is putting itself back on the map with its thriving quick-serve food scene. Native Detroiter Samantha Lande shines a spotlight on the family-run businesses behind the revolution, and recommends the places worth a visit

50 States in 52 weeks: one night in New Orleans

So you’ve only got one night in one of America’s hottest cities? Here’s your hour-by-hour gameplan for making the most of New Orleans after dark

50 states in 52 weeks: The US as seen on screen: Minnesota, Washington, Georgia, South Dakota, and Maryland

From icy mountains to cinematic towns and spooky cornfields these five states have all been used for cult US TV shows. Ellen E Jones checks out places to visit from the shows

50 States in 52 weeks: Nevada's solar power art

How a new solar-power plant in the Mojave Desert became the unlikely subject of a photo series by American photographer Jamey Stillings

50 states in 52 weeks: the cool side of Nashville

Don’t tell the rest of the Brooklyn-worshipping world, but East Nashville just might be the hippest, coolest, most authentic neighbourhood on the planet right now. Here Sunshine Flint shares where to eat, shop, stay, and play

50 States in 52 Weeks: Road tripping from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon

While visiting Las Vegas and Grand Canyon National Park back-to-back makes for a memorable holiday, guidebook author Alan Rider says the road trip between them can be half the fun