In the shadow of Pikes Peak, Colorado's resort town of Manitou Springs offers challenging hikes and natural beauty. But Melinda Malcolm is old enough to know better, and sticks to the spa and a series of bars.
Is it Colombia? Peru? or Brazil? No, Leticia - or Tabatinga to the Brazilans - is one of the few places in Latin America where three borders meet. Norman Handy drinks in three different countries in about as many hours.
Linday Salt travels north into British Columbias Desolation Sound to meet Canada's grizzly bears in the wild. She finds Toba Inlet also presents a chance to meet the area's indigenous people. Photos, as ever, by David Grimble.
Lindsay Salt finds the uphill challenges outweighed by the downhill whizzing as she tours the volcanoes, churches and coffee plantations of America's Pacific outpost. Photos, as ever, by David Grimble.