‘Anti-Trump hotel’ opens in Washington DC

Eaton DC offers platform for campaigners as world’s first ‘activist’ hotel. Clever marketing or genuine attempt to broker change?

The best towns and small cities in the US: Portland, Maine

This buzzing city on the New England coast has a strong community spirit running through its art and music scene, as well as food and drink that’s big on local flavours

Martin Luther King anniversary: the US Civil Rights Trail

Half a century on from the assassination of Martin Luther King, novelist Dolen Perkins-Valdez takes a moving trip on the newly opened trail, from the great man’s birthplace to the site of his death in Memphis

San Francisco’s Japantown: vibrant, on-trend and fighting for its future

Japanese people started moving to J-Town after the city’s 1906 earthquake and the area still reflects its roots with festivals, food stops and arty stores but its small businesses face a battle against a real-estate boom

Manhattan transfers: New York’s boroughs by ferry

Downtown New York has sights galore but the city’s expanded ferry service offers a more relaxed way to see its less famous neighbourhoods – and fabulous views back to Manhattan