San Francisco: The city of pioneers

For all its shiny Silicon Valley gloss, the Californian powerhouse of San Francisco is still pioneer country — an undulating urban frontier ruled by extremes

National Geographic Traveller (UK)

San Francisco stairway

Family fun in a Swedish Arcadia

Are there bears there?” asked Ella, pointing to the blur of farmland framed through the train’s window. “Or there? Maybe there are bears there?” Having travelled for less than 90 minutes from Stockholm, Ella, nine, didn’t seem convinced of this wild possibility. But there were bears, and moose and wolves, too: our neighbours for the weekend.

The Telegraph