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50 states in 52 weeks: Wyoming and North Dakota

Often overlooked in favour of their more famous neighbouring states, Wyoming and North Dakota still have plenty of charm, from historic hotels to wild landscapes. Robert Reid hits the road

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Egypt: Baron Palms Resort, Sharm el Sheikh

With seductive Moorish architecture, plenty of dining options and a private beach, the only reason to leave this Red Sea hideaway is for the spectacular diving

City hot spot: Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi

The once down-at-heel neighbourhood of Hauz Khas Village is thriving, thanks to independent designers, foodies, musicians and Delhi’s LGBT community

High Life Entertainment profile: Paul Dano

He was a mute teenager in ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ and a villainous plantation worker in ‘12 Years a Slave’. Then Paul Dano picked up a surfboard for his most challenging role yet as Brian Wilson in ‘Love & Mercy’

Miami: The Miami Beach Edition

With glitzy design, high-energy entertainment and top-notch dining, Ian Schrager’s latest outpost in the party city is upping the style stakes in Mid-Beach. Ianthe Butt dives into the action

60 second interview: Richard Thompson

With a career spanning more than 40 years the legendary folk songwriter is back with a new album, ‘Still’. Here, he touches on his career so far and why he’s a rebel at heart

A cool guide to Reykjavik

With eye-popping architecture, seriously good food and a no-holds-barred party scene, Reykjavik packs a serious punch for one of the world’s smallest capitals. Alice Tate meets its most creative residents (and some international bloggers) to find out what’s cool in the Icelandic capital

America in motion: Alec Soth’s photographic journeys

From Niagara to his hometown of Minnesota, Alec Soth has been documenting America through his on-the-road photography. Now he is bringing his first major exhibition to the UK

Five hotels with museums and galleries attached

From secret naval museums to modern works of art, you don’t have to leave the lobby for a cultural fix at these hotels, says Matt Hutson

London art: ten exhibitions not to miss this month

With Frieze in full swing, October is the biggest month in London’s art calendar. Here’s what you can see in the capital at, and beyond, the global art fair

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50 states in 52 weeks: highlights of a road trip along the Mississippi Delta

Mississippi native Holly Whitfield shares her favourite stops on the Mississippi Delta — aka the most Southern place on earth

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