The best travel deals and discounts for Cyber Monday and Black Friday

Devices ready: it’s the time airlines, hotels and tour operators have discounts for those ready to book now. 

Breathless in Bakersfield: is the worst air pollution in the US about to get worse?

In California’s Central Valley emissions from oil refineries and agriculture make Bakersfield America’s most air-polluted city. Activists fear the Trump administration could undo small but steady improvements

Tipping point: revealing the cities where exercise does more harm than good

In at least 15 cities, air pollution has now become so bad that the danger to health of just 30 minutes of cycling each way outweighs the benefits of exercise altogether, according to new research

Putting Airbnb’s new hosted ‘experience’ to the test

The global rental giant is rolling out tours and learning experiences run by ‘micro entrepreneurs’ in 12 cities worldwide. How will our writer fare on a hippy pottery course in Los Angeles?