The best family holiday adventures for 2016

The best family holiday adventures for 2016

America's Wild West

Take a Navajo-guided backroads tour of Monument Valley, swim in Lake Powell, explore Bryce Canyon's hoodoos (skinny spires of rock), watch the sunrise at the Grand Canyon - and celebrate the centennial of the US National Park Service. Grand American Adventures has a Western Family Discovery 13-day tour from 1,459, in June, July and August, taking in California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona. The maximum group size is 13 so it's convivial but still personal, and there's also the option to hire a campervan and set off on your own adventure - with some expert input on the itinerary. The minimum age is eight. Details The 13-day tour starts at 1,459pp including transport, accommodation, leaders, guides and meals but not flights (0333 999 7965, grandamericanadventures.com). Non-stop flights to Las Vegas with Virgin Atlantic (virginatlantic.com) start at about 875 at the end of July

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How to do New York in summer

How to do New York in summer

Don't be put off by the city heat - there are great hotel and restaurant deals, and there's plenty to do outside, says Jane Knight

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Brazil’s best beaches

Brazil’s best beaches

Best for… Beautiful people

Ipanema

Day: Rio’s legendary Ipanema is fashion-shoot Brazil: famous backdrop, beautiful creatures, skimpy bathing costumes – and that’s just the guys. Like Copacabana next door, Ipanema isn’t just a beach – it’s a world. You can have lunch, a massage, a new tattoo, a Samba class, a Pilates workout or a political debate. Alternatively, stick to simpler pleasures – a grade-A tan, an ice-cold beer or an impromptu game of volleyball. [Readm More]