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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

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

Six of the world’s best coffee capitals

A city may have awesome architecture, drool-worthy dinners and lovely locals, but what does that matter if you can’t get a good cup of joe? Executive director of Workshop Coffee Co., James Dickson, has travelled the world in pursuit of the perfect cup. Here he shares the places that really know their beans

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

Walk this way: five new places to take a hike

From a hair-raising hike in Malaga to Chicago’s answer to the High Line, here is our guide to the world’s best new walking trail

Seven unmissable new train journeys

A new generation of train journeys — from high-speed to high-end — are creating a revived buzz for the mode of travel. Here are seven that should be on your radar for 2015 and beyond

Nine of the world’s most curious eateries

Joe Warwick, author of ‘Where Chefs Eat’ — the cult book that reveals where chefs dine on their days off — looks at the most curious, unexpected and far-flung restaurants that have been voted for by chefs

Chicago: The Langham

With immense style and a sense of calm within a landmark building, The Langham has pulled off its Chicago debut with aplomb, says Jessica Teas

Six of the best city waterways

Some of the most picturesque and fascinating city rivers and waterways in the world

Bold new food ideas by innovative chefs

Meet the chefs cooking up a new style of cuisine in Barcelona, Girona, Chicago and Paris

Chicago: baseball, comedy clubs and great restaurants

More Michelin stars than any other US city, a skyline with the tallest tower in the western hemisphere and a unique sense of humour — 
Will Hide is swept off his feet by Chicago

Shonda Rhimes' Chicago

Shonda Rhimes shows us around her Chicago