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Argentina: Fierro Hotel, Buenos Aires

This isn’t just any old boutique bolthole. With one of the best restaurants in Buenos Aires and an emphasis on Argentina’s finest wines, it is a bon vivant’s dream. Alex Marshall cracks open the bubbly

Hotel review: Argentina: Arakus Resort and Spa, Ushuaia

If you’re off to the Antarctic, what better way to start your penguin-filled journey than with a stopover at this impressive resort set in the snow-capped mountains? Alex Marshall soaks up the views

USA: Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, New York

While this rustic-luxe resort may offer some of the best winter and summer activities around, it’s not all about being outside, says Sunshine Flint. With an in-house cinema, bowling alley, and ice cream parlour, there’s plenty to keep you indoors, too

Meet the South Pole’s kings of the ice

Over the past three decades Ron Naveen has spent more time than any other living person in Antarctica – a total of six years – counting penguins and documenting 40 islands along the way. Alex Marshall travels to the South Pole to meet him. Photography by Jeff Topham

Make new tracks: 10 secret ski spots

They may not be as famous as their big-name counterparts but these unsung ski destinations rival the best when it comes to the perfect powder. Felice Hardy goes off piste to find the top ten

A tour of Iceland’s Ring Road

Iceland’s 1,332-kilometre-long ring road, also known as Route 1, runs by some of the most popular tourist attractions on the island, but curious-minded travellers willing to take the odd detour will also be handsomely rewarded. Vas Panagiotopoulos picks his favourite, lesser-known stops along the way

Jersey: around the rock in a day

The rise of adventure races has led people across the globe to push themselves, and their bank balances, to the limit. But how about taking it back to basics and inventing your own marathon? Tobias Mews took a day trip to Jersey to run 26.2 miles in a day and still make it back to Gatwick by dinnertime

Five of the world’s best city running routes

Whether you’re an athlete or an amateur, it can be hard to know where to exercise when you arrive in a new city. Luckily, the Strava app has that covered. It lets you compete with other runners, share times and photos and tracks your run. We asked its creators to share the app’s most popular runs

Mexico: a fashion wonderland

High in the mountains of San Luis Potosí lies a fantasyland of dreamlike sculptures and curious, otherworldly constructions. Caroline Egremont tells the story of its wildly eccentric creator, poet Edward James. Photography by Kate Martin. Styling by Laury Smith

Five of the best places in the world for chocolate

Spencer Hyman, CEO of Cocoa Runners, travels the world seeking out the best chocolate by small, independent artisans and has tasted over 6,000 bars. Here, he picks five chocolate hotspots around the world

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

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

Five of the best day trips from London

Left your August Bank Holiday weekend plans to the last minute? Don’t fear. It’s the perfect time to escape the capital, and with so many great places on your doorstep, you don’t even have to stay overnight. Emine Saner suggest five that are just a short train ride away

The best (and worst) places for disabled travel

Decrepit buildings, lethal bike lanes, endless stairs – life on the road for travellers in wheelchairs is rarely easy. Here are blogger Anthony Tipling Bower’s findings from his attempt to become the first disabled traveller to visit every country

New wave: surfing in Peru

Peru is home to the world’s longest roller but it’s still an under-the-radar surfing spot – and its boarders are riding high. Hugh Thomson heads to the beach

How the Olympics changed the world

As Rio welcomes the Olympic and Paralympic Games, international authors reflect on how cities around 
the world changed in their wake

On the road with… Foals’ Yannis Philippakis

The bearded frontman talks wild fans, gifts to remember and returning to the Greek Islands

John Simpson: Letter from Punchestown, Ireland

What the world’s most famous correspondent gets up to off duty. This month, Simpson heads to the races in Ireland

Gypsy Kings: The rise of Romanian folk music

The antidote to corporate rock‘n’roll, raucous Romanian folk is now being played at clubs and festivals worldwide, making global stars of its bands. Kim Willis heads to the remote villages that are home to the unlikely sound of this summer

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