North America

Insider Guide to Grand Cayman

12/12/2019 by .

One of the westernmost Caribbean islands, Grand Cayman enjoys a festival almost every month. Andy Mossack drops in during Culinary Month.

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The Undiscovered Dominican Republic

21/10/2019 by .

Mountains, mines, deserted beaches and the only vineyard in the Caribbean   – there is a side to the Dominican Republic most tourists don’t know about. Judith Baker takes to the country’s roads less travelled.

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Brooklyn Americana Festival Preview

21/09/2019 by .

Pull on your cowboy boots, put on your Stetson and hitch up your jeans for four days of honky-tonkin’ country music deep in the heart of… New York City. Tim Cooper previews this year’s Brooklyn Americana Festival, taking place on September 19-22.

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Insider Guide to Bermuda

01/07/2019 by .

Sitting on a terrace in Hamilton, Bermuda, afternoon tea is being served. The waiter is wearing immaculately pressed Bermuda shorts and there is an air of gentility and refinement.

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Amelia Island, North Florida

25/05/2019 by .

For a strip of barrier land just 4 miles by 13 miles, Amelia Island has had its fair share of suitors battling over it.

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Missouri Music on Route 66

13/05/2019 by .

You can get your kicks before you hit Route 66 if you start in St. Louis in the far east of Missouri.

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On the trail of polar bears in Manitoba

12/05/2019 by .

A lone polar bear plods towards us. He’s one of a thousand or so bears populating the western shore of the Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada.

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Kentucky, the Bluegrass State

08/01/2019 by .

Bourbon, bluegrass and horse racing, plus the home of a sporting legend, are some of the many reasons to visit Kentucky. Even though it’s known as the “front porch” to the South, its pretty white clapboard towns seem more attached to the north, nestling in undulating green pasture, and the state was officially neutral during the civil war.

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22nd Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

18/12/2018 by .

It’s an audience like no other. The musicians are surrounded by children in wheelchairs. They all have some kind of mental handicap but really do seem to be enjoying the music, some of them joining in.

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Havana. 500 years of enchantment

07/11/2018 by .

Early morning and I’m standing under the shade of an old silk-cotton tree in Arms Square in Old Havana. Legend has it; it was here under a tree just like this one that the first Mass for the city was held on November 16, 1519. Ever since it’s been a tradition for Habaneros to fill the square on the same date each year to walk around it three times.

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