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October 2020

Finding connections

2020 has challenged our relationships in unexpected ways, so how do we maintain a sense of connectedness? Perhaps it’s by looking to the future and making plans to see friends, family, and those favourite places we’ve been missing


A remote white cottage with a slate roof sits on a rugged green outcrop by the sea
Opinion
4-minute read

Back to the source

Novelist Emma Donoghue has travelled far and wide, but her heart always returns to her native Ireland

Close-up of Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor posing with their bikes
Inspiration
4-minute read

A love letter to road trips

Explorer, actor, filmmaker and motorbike aficionado Charley Boorman waxes lyrical about his love of road trips

The Cinderella Castle at sunset in Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Family Travel
3-minute read

Our top five US family trips

From dinosaur fossils in Denver to the big thrills of Orlando’s theme parks, we track down five family holiday adventures to plan for 2021

Ade Adepitan in a yellow vest with Aspen logo in front of a colourful montage of holiday locations
Opinion
4-minute read

How I travel with a wheelchair

Paralympian basketball player and BBC TV presenter Ade Adepitan talks dreams, destinations and diversity in his 30 years of travel

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Inspiration
4-minute read

The best European ski slopes

Olympic skier Chemmy Alcott explores her favourite pistes and powder throughout Europe

Orange, pink and yellow house fronts with white balustrades and stucco
Inspiration
5-minute read

10,000 step city guide: Cape Town

Cape Town’s bustling central business district (CBD) is the heartbeat of the city, and it’s totally doable on foot

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Promotion
3-minute read

No fees with Starling Bank

Withdrawals abroad are fee-free up to £300 per day with Starling Bank. We help you decide how to splash the cash on your next trip

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UK & Ireland
3-minute read

Delicious dining around the UK

From Cornish coaching inns to Scottish baronial castles, here are our favourite dining hotspots from around the UK this month

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Promotion
4-minute read

The rise and rise of tequila

Tequila is no longer lime-salt-hangover-regret territory but gaining a reputation as premium spirit. High Life found out why