Seals the deal: a winter wander on the Lincolnshire coast

In winter, visitors can get close to hundreds of mating and pupping seals on the coast between Grimsby and Skegness, while sandy shores offer bracing walks and some of the UK’s finest seafood

Kraków’s Lenin Steelworks: a rare view of a socialist realist gem

The interior of the plant in Kraków’s utopian socialist new town is preserved in all its 1950s glory, a fascinating window on Soviet-era design

Hotdog heaven on the streets of Oslo

Oslo’s last remaining hotdog kiosk serves up boiled sausage with fiery mustard. It’s cheap, comforting and tastes explosively marvellous

Ai Weiwei installation set to shine at Amsterdam Light Festival

The Chinese artist’s piece, Thinline, which represents a theoretical border, takes pride of place among 36 installations at the city’s land- and canal-based annual light festival

The best winter light festivals across the UK

Switch on the Christmas spirit at one of these illuminated spectacles taking place up and down the country this season

Eyes on the prize: on the civil rights trail in Washington DC

As America lurches to the right, we check out the cultural heritage sites associated with Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement