Georgia’s new Caucasus trail will link Black and Caspian seas

Founders hope project will become one of the world’s great hikes, revealing the fascinating cultures and unexplored natural wonders of the Caucasus


‘Like nowhere else’: Madagascar casts a spell over Simon Reeve

The country’s mix of cultures, bizarre food, taboos and unique wildlife leaves the TV presenter gobsmacked


UK staycations grow in strength as pound weakens

Visit England looks to build on rising number of Britons taking bank holiday break at home as exchange rates and terror attacks deter foreign travel


Top 10 national parks in California

Yosemite, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Redwood … California’s national and state parks are home to some of the most iconic views and landscapes on the planet. Here’s how to explore them


10 of the least-visited US national parks

With US national parks such as Yosemite and Yellowstone facing overcrowding, we take a look at 10 beautiful but little-known parks where you’re more likely to see a bear, moose or ‘champion tree’ than another human.


Top 10 state and national parks in Texas

Texas’s vast and spectacular landscape is dotted with more than 100 national and state parks – and they’re not all desert.

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Where to stay in the 10 most popular US national parks

To mark the US National Park Service turning 100 this week, Mary Caperton Morton picks the best places to stay, from hotels and cabins to campsites, in the country’s favourite parks