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November 2020

The spirit of exploration

Exploring is a huge part of the joy of travelling, so this month we set out to uncover some of the world’s hidden wonders, from Europe’s secret nooks and crannies to luxurious lodges on mountain peaks.

Interior at Amerikalinjen, Oslo, Norway
4-minute read

Hot hotels: worlds within walls

Step off the street and into another world with these transformational hotels

Busy town on a hill with a river in the foreground
3-minute read

Four regions: one spectacular holiday

From sunrise in the city to an afternoon sipping wine by the river, a trip to northern Portugal is a holiday offering many rewards

powerful waves on the sea with palm tress caught in the wind
4-minute read

Five Caribbean islands, endless surf spots

Caribbean connoisseur James Henderson reveals his pick of the waves among the world’s most beautiful islands

Underwater sculpture and a diver
3-minute read

Unexplored Europe

Discover Europe’s surprising side, from toboggan runs in Oslo to underwater ‘art galleries’ in Lanzarote

Fresh Fish and Local Olive Oil, Mallorca
1-minute read

Photo journal: Mallorca

We take a visual tour of one of Spain’s most beautiful islands with local photographer Ana Lui

Illustration concept showing the benefits of working remotely
4-minute read

Ultimate remote working

Digital nomads are grabbing their laptops and heading off to more enriching climes. Greg Lea explains why the world is his office

Abstract modern art
UK & Ireland
3-minute read

The best of the UK’s outdoor art scene

From futuristic sculptures to family-friendly trails, enjoy your local outdoor art exhibition 

Mountains and forest covered in snow with a large hotel in the middle
3-minute read

The world’s ultimate… luxury ski lodges

Snow, ski and spa: the most luxurious lodges around the world

Starling bank card resting on smartphone and laptop
2-minute read

What I’ve learned about business and banking in 2020

Starling Bank CEO Anne Boden reflects on a strange yet rewarding year

Aerial view of beach at Dreams Dominicus La Romana, Dominican Republic
3-minute read

A dreamy resort in the Dominican Republic

Dreams Dominicus La Romana promises a holiday the whole family will love

Panerai Submersible Mike Horn edition
2-minute read

The edit: upcycled luxury

Recycled products no longer mean hemp and hairshirts, as our pick of luxury brands so eminently proves

Massive volcanic mountains with small shrub vegetation and purple and colouring
2-minute read

Lanzarote: a sun-and-sea destination with a difference

Five reasons to make Lanzarote your next getaway, including volcanic hikes, decadent five-star hotels and delicious seafood

A living room in a hotel suite with a view of the Caribbean sea
3-minute read

The ultimate break in Barbados

The Crane Resort offers lavish accommodation and world-class amenities

Philip Blackwell leaning on a ladder in a library
3-minute read

The connoisseur: Philip Blackwell

The Ultimate Library founder talks to High Life about his favourite holiday souvenirs and why Transylvania is underrated

A row of New York houses painted rainbow colours
4-minute read

A love letter to community

Author Calum McSwiggan reveals how the LGBT+ community around the globe always makes him feel at home

Concept of an app icon with a lock on it showing the 1Password app's functionality
2-minute read

Top 10 apps for business travellers

Our must-have apps for boosting productivity when travelling for work