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On the road with… singer Julia Holter

The LA-based singer and songwriter on her life on tour, from memorable gigs in Warsaw to exploring India’s Varanasi

Five curious places to see art

You don’t need to go to a gallery to find art. From Lanzarote’s seabed to the rainforests of Belize, Katie Gatens discovers works of art in more natural habitats

On the road with… Kygo

Norwegian tropical house DJ Kygo talks about performing in India, fan portraits and his love of chocolate

Six of the world’s best remote villas

Issy D’Arcy Clark scouts out six secluded villas that let you escape the crowds

Quiz: Can you guess where these Oscar-nominated movies were really filmed?

New Zealand famously filled in for Middle Earth in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. But which other Oscar-winning movies have used a doppelgänger destination while filming? Take our quiz below

Hot hotels 2016: part two

From indulgent retreats to examples of pioneering design, Issy D’Arcy Clark reports on the best new hotels set to open around the world in 2016 and beyond

Ten hair-raising hikes

Want a walk with a side order of thrills? Adventurous travel writer and keen hiker, Andrew Bain, shares his pick of the world’s most rousing routes

Dave Cornthwaite: top five adventure videos

The English adventurer, writer and filmmaker picks five of his most thrilling videos from his travels around the world

On the run: a global guide to marathons

Travel the globe, catch the sights — and race a marathon. Long-distance tourists are seeing the world 26.2 miles at a time, and exploring the greatest cities and sites from a unique perspective in the space of three or four (or more) hours. Gershon Portnoi reports on the best and most iconic races on the circuit

Ten of the best wild swims

From secluded Icelandic pools to underground swimming holes in Mexico, Kate Rew, director of the Outdoor Swimming Society, picks her ultimate spots for wild swimming

Food from the fjords: Magnus Nilsson’s The Nordic cookbook

This new book by Swedish super chef Magnus Nilsson will effortlessly guide you through the best of Nordic cuisine

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

The best place in the world to...

...meet an alien, become a millionaire, get hitched, do nothing... Whatever it is, there's an ideal spot for it. But, finds Simon Usborne, you may be surprised where you end up

Oslo: a city break for the whole family

Where else can you combine boat trips with philosophy, art and even an Olympic ski jump? Oslo has it all for a family trip, says Tara King

Fjord Norway

Rooksana Hossenally takes an atmospheric trip through Norway’s bleakly beautiful, icy-cold ‘fjord country’ — in the middle of July

The wild seniors of Scandinavia: striking photos from Eyes As Big As Plates

A Finnish artist and Norwegian photographer have created fantastical portraits of elderly people in the natural landscape

Eight of the world's fastest cities

With speedy takeaway coffees and good escalator etiquette, these cities' pulses beat that bit faster

Alesund, Norway: a lighthouse of one's own

Mark Jones keeps watch over the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund in his very own lighthouse on the northwestern coast