The most underrated US attractions.

Sidestep big cities and theme parks to explore a bridge leading nowhere, great galleries, steaming volcanoes and outposts of US history

How to hike the Grand Canyon

With the US’s natural wonders facing an uncertain future, now is the time to visit the greatest of them all. Our writer tackles the 23-mile Rim-to-Rim trail in a single, muscle-grinding day, but offers tips for walking the route at a gentler pace

The Scilly Isles: life off the Cornish coast – in pictures

The Isles of Scilly are an archipelago of five main inhabited islands located 28 miles off the Cornish peninsula, making them the southernmost part of the UK. The Scillies have a population of just over 2,200 and most of the real estate is owned by the Duchy of Cornwall.

The climate is much warmer than mainland Britain giving rise to the tourist industry, which accounts for 85% of the islands’ income, with guests arriving by small plane from Cornwall or passenger ferry from Penzance

Highlights of Yucatán

Uncrowded ruins, an underwater sculpture park, hidden cenotes and authentic places to eat in popular spots are among the Mexican secrets shared by people.