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The world’s best beaches 2016: best beaches for sport

Whether it’s kayaking or kitesurfing, our experts have tested the tides and currents of beaches worldwide to find the best beaches for sport

Nine cities with amazing beaches

Why choose between relaxing on white sand by day and the buzz of a city at night? In these places you get the both worlds

Interview: British NBA player Luol Deng

A political refugee from a war-torn country, Luol Deng’s rise to the top of professional basketball has been one of the most remarkable in the sport’s history. Faris Mustafa meets this giant of the court

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

The world’s ugliest (but most compelling) tourist attractions

For every swoon and snap garnered by the Taj Mahal and Niagara Falls, there’s a less attractive tourist site failing to get the recognition it deserves. Ben Groundwater rounds-up eight not-so-pretty places requiring a second look…

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

Miami: 15 social media accounts to follow

Step away from the guidebook. All you need to plan your journey around Miami is to follow the city’s cool social media influencers. Jaie Laplante and Anisha Patel track down twelve of the best

Miami: top ten things to do (according to TripAdvisor)

Thought Miami was all about the beach? From wildlife and historical villas to street art and baseball, here the most popular attractions, according to the world’s largest travel community

USA: The Betsy, Miami

With a rich literary heritage, beachside-meets-colonial glamour and a coveted Ocean Drive location, this sophisticated boutique hotel is utterly charming — Ianthe Butt is impressed

Video: British Airways flies lion cubs and baby rhinos from South Africa to the USA

BA and IAG Cargo took two baby rhinos and two lion cubs on an epic journey from Johannesburg to their new home in Miami as a part of a global conversation effort

Miami: five must-visit neighbourhoods (beyond Miami Beach)

There’s more to the city than Miami Beach. From city slicker Brickell to artsy Wynwood and South Beach’s SoFi, Sunshine Flint picks five not to miss (and what to do there)

Miami: top 10 must-visits for kids under 10

From creating art masterpieces to meeting a ‘liger’ (read on to discover more), Miami blogger MommyMafia picks out 10 of the coolest things for kids to do in the Magic City

USA: 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

Miami: ten architectural marvels

One of the most arresting aspects of what makes Miami the Magic City is its architectural landscape, from its Art Deco icons to modern masterpieces from big-name starchitcects. Miami News Times writer Travis Cohen picks in ten of the city’s most arresting sights

The heat and hustle: an insider’s guide to Miami

The director of Miami’s International Film Festival, Jaie Laplante, shares 
his insider’s cultural guide to the city…

Miami: big changes in Little Havana

The biggest talking point in Miami right now? The cascade of changes in US-Cuba relations. As 56 years of silence comes to an end, Faris Mustafa listens in

Little Havana, Miami: the playlist

From Pedro Luis Ferrer to Pitbull, Faris Mustafa shares his ultimate soundtrack to Miami’s Cuban neighbourhood

Future proof: Miami’s starchitects

Miami has a new vice: an addiction to star architects. With all the leading international practices — plus Baz Luhrmann — shaping the city, Tim Abrahams finds a blueprint for the shape of things to come

Miami Vice: making crime pay

It’s 25 years since the last episode of ‘Miami Vice’ aired, and with its white suits, pastel shirts and flash sports cars, the show not only defined an era but changed the fortune of the city itself. Ellen E Jones rolls up her sleeves

Miami rising: 18 hot new hotels

From bling to budget, the Magic City’s new hotel scene is booming. Ianthe Butt checks in

USA: Thompson Miami Beach, Miami

Thompson Hotels’ latest outpost is putting Mid-Beach on the map and raising the style bars for the party city. Ruth Metzstein is impressed

All through the night: 24-hour cities

As London’s Tube prepares to run round-the-clock, author William Boyd reports on the rise of the 21st-century, 24-hour megacities, while High Life’s global stringers set out to find the true nonstop metropolises which never sleep

South Beach Miami vs South Beach Singapore

Move over Miami, there’s a new South Beach in town — as Singapore’s South Beach gives the original US neighbourhood a run for its money

Seven festivals making waves at sea

Forget muddy fields. Cruise ships are now the hottest place to catch live acts, whatever your taste in music. Ianthe Butt picks seven to float your boat

I’m with the band: behind the scenes at Holy Ship

Holy Ship is a luxury cruise liner which sails from Miami to the Bahamas and back again with 40 international DJs on board. Sounds intriguing? Ianthe Butt got a backstage pass and caught up with some of the festivals top acts. Photography by Ben Roberts

DJ John Digweed: eight of the best clubbing capitals

The British DJ and record producer gives us his inside track into the world’s coolest partying destinations

All bands on deck: Miami’s music festival at sea

Where Glastonbury and Coachella once dominated, the festival scene is fast diversifying – with events on beaches, in ruins and up mountains. Climbing aboard the Holy Ship luxury liner, Ianthe Butt finds out why festivals at sea are making waves

50 states in 52 weeks: seven reasons you need to visit Florida

Yes, there are the famous theme parks, but there’s more to the Sunshine State than rollercoasters. With wildlife spotting, plenty of shopping opportunities and more golf courses than anywhere else in the US, there’s a piece of Florida for everyone

On the road with… Jamie Jones

The producer and DJ talks about his life on tour, from his first gig abroad in Mexico to partying with P. Diddy in Miami

Miami: Metropolitan by COMO

With slick European styling sharpening up its curved Art Deco edges, The Metropolitan is a light-filled, boutique alternative to Miami's bigger and more corporate hotels, says Lucy Thackray

Top five luxury hotels in Miami Beach

Beautiful Art Deco buildings, beachside rooms and cabanas galore: Katherine Spenley pulls up a sun-lounger at five of the best luxury hotels in Miami Beach

Five of the best hotel CDs

So many hotels have a soundtrack, but some are infinitely better than others. Mark Jones listens in on the best CDs in the genre