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

Keys to the backwaters: a coastal Florida road trip

Away from the overcooked theme parks, there’s a calmer side to the Sunshine State, in tune with the ocean and vast wetlands.

Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including

Travels through History : France

Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia

Travels through History – Northern Ireland and Scotland

Threatened US national monuments you have to see – in pictures

America the beautiful … it’s a land of dramatic – and protected – scenery but, with 27 national monuments’ status under review, change may be coming. Here, are 22 of the threatened mainland sites.

San Francisco, 50 years on from the Summer of Love

The scent of marijuana still lingers in the air, but what about rebellion? Half a century on from the year the world was told to turn on, tune in and drop out, we revisit the birthplace of 60s counterculture

‘In Montana it feels like there’s lots of sky stacked on top of us, layer upon layer’

Director Alex Smith, whose film Walking Out premieres at Sundance London this weekend, on his love for his home state, ‘Big Sky Country’

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