The world's largest hotel in 1875, San Francisco's the Palace is a class above, writes Sharon Bradley.
Lance Richardson Spend the morning roaming the Presidio pathways before heading into the urban bustle for shopping and art.
This is the place where Hunter S. Thompson once broke an ankle as he jumped from the bar.
Brian Johnston From North America to Europe and Asia, inveterate Sinophile Brian Johnston picks his lucky eight favourite Chinatowns for atmosphere, food and bargain shopping.
Step inside a world of elegance and grandeur on board the 23-storey ocean liner Queen Mary 2.
Flight Test There are no individual entertainment screens on this 13-hour jumbo jet long-haul.
A comfortable, lie-flat bed at a cheaper rate than other carriers on the US-Australia route.