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Skiing: what's new on the slopes

After five years in the financial doldrums, ski business across the Alps is set to boom once again this winter. The legacy of two successive vintage snow winters has led to the kind of fresh investment in the Alps that we haven’t glimpsed since the start of the century.<p><b>Major developments</b><p>Andermatt …

Skiing

The world's best wild swims

Little can match the pleasure of taking a dip in a secluded spot. Sliding into a river or striking out for the centre of a lake, it’s impossible not to feel as if you’ve become part of the scene, rather than simply marvelling at it.<p>Indulge in one of these stunning swims and we promise they’ll make …

Yellowstone National Park

Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand

Henry Blofeld: to India in a Rolls-Royce

Henry Blofeld, the cricket commentator, recalls a journey to India in a 1921 Rolls-Royce in this extract from his new book Squeezing the Orange.<p>In 1976 Henry Blofeld and a motley crew of companions set off for India in a maroon 1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, accompanied by a Rover, ahead of that …

The ultimate guide to Indonesia's best islands

We all know of Bali, of course. From backpackers on a budget to well-heeled honeymooners, solitary spa junkies and family holidaymakers, tourists come here in their millions.<p>But there are 17,000 other islands in Indonesia, an archipelago that straddles the Equator and spans 3,000 miles from east to …

Asia Travel

The Seychelles for independent travellers

With stunning beaches and brilliant blue seas, it’s hardly surprising the Seychelles rank among the world’s most idyllic island getaways.<p>Marooned in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this archipelago of 115 islands is notoriously exclusive (and expensive), and if you simply couldn’t imagine …

Asia Travel

Java, Indonesia: where to go in pictures

Six of the world's best epic journeys

By camel, sled or kayak, and over desert, ice cap or hippo-infested waters, here are six adventures of a lifetime<p>Cross Australia by train<p>The Indian Pacific is a coast-to-coast railway journey from Perth to Sydney (or vice versa), which includes the longest stretch of straight railway track in the …

The Church House, Midhurst, West Sussex

It's a beautifully cosy B&B in an ancient former restaurant in historic Midhurst, but the best thing about the Church House is its ministering angel owner. 'What a find,' says our hotel reviewer<p>A hideous cold has put what feels like sandpaper in my throat and treacle in my brain. Yet I haven't …

Top 10 historic spots to visit in Philadelphia

Historic monuments, huge parks, art collections, a market, a creepy old prison ... the city has plenty of experiences to delight the eye and feed the soul<p>Eastern State Penitentiary<p>After the Revolution, Benjamin Franklin began hosting meetings about ways to reform criminals, rather than just punish …

Maine: a coastal destination for dining on classic American food

The rocky coast of Maine, with its beaches, fishing villages and thousands of islands, offers fantastic eating opportunities that stretch way beyond the traditional lobster roll<p>A trip to Maine means walking in the woods and along the rocky coastline. Pack a sweater, because nights can be chilly, …

Baltimore: blue crab and barbecue in a city that loves its food

Eating in Baltimore can mean a cheap and cheerful beef joint in a strip club parking lot or high-end dining in Harbor East. The Maryland city has culinary delights for all types of food fan<p>Believe it or not, Baltimore is not a war zone. Television shows such as Homicide: Life on the Street, The …

US east coast food tour: Maine to Maryland

From the seafood of the Maine coast, via Philadelphia's homey treats to the crabs and hot peppers of Chesapeake Bay, the north-eastern US makes a great greedy person's tour<p>If you know where to look, the north-eastern US is dense with great food, in both raw materials and restaurants. On the coast …

Where to eat the best Philly cheesesteak in Philadelphia

The Philly cheesesteak – soft bread filled with an indulgent mix of beef and gooey cheese – is a longstanding food favourite in Philadelphia. Here's where to find the very best of them<p>The cheesesteak – thin slices of beef cooked on a griddle and stuffed into a long, soft hoagie roll smeared with …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Tattoos<p>A brief chat with JonBoy.<p>By Alex Wong1 day agoView More<p>Style<p>Mark Anthony Green argues that it’s as essential and old-school as it gets.<p>By Mark …

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Sneaker of the Week<p>Everything you need to know to cop the latest sneaker from Nike and Virgil Abloh.<p>By Jake Woolf22 hours agoView More<p>What She …

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Grammys<p>Turtlenecks and gold chains as far as the eye can see.<p>18 Photos20 hours agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>John Jeremiah Sullivan contemplates the secret, …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Grammys<p>Turtlenecks and gold chains as far as the eye can see.<p>18 Photos1 day agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>John Jeremiah Sullivan contemplates the secret, …

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Best Stuff<p>After lathering up a a whole lot, we crown the winning washes.<p>By Adam Hurly1 day agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>The 84-year-old music legend has …

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Long Reads<p>With his first solo album in 14 years, the Talking Heads legend is attempting his trickiest act of subversion yet.<p>By Alex Pappademas20 …

Top 10 live music venues in Boston

House of Blues<p>Although the House of Blues is now a successful chain of 13 music venues across the country, the franchise started in 1992 in a converted art house in Cambridge's Harvard Square. That room closed 10 years ago, but the House of Blues theme returned to Boston in February 2009, creating …

Top 10 restaurants and cafes in Boston

Seafood or comfort food, pizza or sushi, Boston's restaurant scene offers all kinds of good eating. Here's 10 of its best<p>Summer Shack<p>In New England, you're never far from a lobster dinner. At Summer Shack, the emphasis is on fresh local seafood, served with few frills in a laidback, child-friendly …

Top 10 bars in Baltimore

There's no shortage of watering holes in Baltimore, so try a beer at the baseball, a bacon-themed cocktail, or a margarita from a hubcap<p>13th Floor<p>If it's a bird's-eye view of the city you're looking for, go no further than the 13th Floor atop the historic Belvedere hotel in the Mount Vernon area. …

Top 10 pubs and bars in Maine

Maine is well-stocked with bars and pubs for connoisseurs – with its thriving craft-beer scene, harbourside inns with stunning wines, and even 'a drinking town with an antiques problem'<p>The Armory Lounge at the Portland Regency Hotel<p>I will admit to an affinity for hotel bars, and the Armory Lounge, …

Classic US recipes: a taste of the states

<b>Maine Lobster & Wild Mushrooms with Cider Brown Butter and Celery Root</b><p><i>Chosen by Eric Warnstedt of</i> <i>Hen of The Wood</i> <i>in Waterbury, Vermont</i><p><b>Serves 4</b><p><b>2 lobsters weighing 600g, cooked and cleaned and cut into bite-size pieces</b><p><b>225g of mushrooms, torn into small pieces</b><p><b>5 tbsp of brown butter</b><p><b>2 cups of cider</b><p><b>1 tbsp</b> …