The best of Washington state and Oregon

The Pacific Northwest is known for its great outdoors – lakes, mountain trails, wild shores. But our readers also have tips for the region’s eminently livable towns and cities

Instagram snapshots: Andrew Sim and Emily Gough in north-west Argentina

The red rock landscapes, empty roads and indigenous traditions of north-west Argentina were highlights of the bloggers two-year trip through Latin America

American wilderness photos and National Parks information

t’s 50 years since the Wilderness Act was brought into law in the US. These photographs showcase the glorious diversity and beauty of those protected landscapes.

Washington is known as the Evergreen State, but its stunning national and state parks offer an abundance of colours, ranging from white-capped mountains to islands in the deep blue ocean