City guide to Seattle

Today, the restless, rain-drenched birthplace of grunge and Starbucks is home to artists, creatives, geeks and iconoclasts. It also boasts natural assets galore, from Puget Sound’s islets to two mountain ranges ripe for exploration

What they're eating in Washington, DC

Yoghurt soup? Salmon in beeswax? Barack Obama’s favourite hot dog? The US capital has it all

How to make it: Neil Kleinberg's fluffy American pancakes recipe

Learn how to recreate this American classic at home

California cool: four of the best road trips

As a state, California appears to be made for road trips. We check out four of the best routes to get you started.

Frequent flyer: All you need to know about codeshares

What are the benefits of codeshare agreements, and how can you avoid ending up on a different plane to the one you book?