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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

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Back to the source

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

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Family Travel
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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
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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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UK & Ireland
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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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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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A love letter to road trips

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

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Hot hotels: winter warmers

Our round up of Europe’s cosiest, snuggest and most inviting boltholes to warm the cockles of your heart this winter

Jean-Christophe Babin poses before an ancient white church on Rome's Spanish Steps
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The connoisseur: Jean-Christophe Babin

The luxury brand CEO chats to High Life about Buddhism, books and backpacking

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North America
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The high/low guide to... Miami

From South Beach sandwiches to themed pool parties, the Magic City promises a good time, no matter the depth of your pockets

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The future of business travel

Futurist Ben Hammersley shares his thoughts on how business travel will look post-pandemic

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The best European ski slopes

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

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The top ten... tips for business meetings

Personal effectiveness trainer Paul Axtell explains how to get the most out of virtual and face-to-face meetings

A woman sits in a wooden hot tub overlooking the jungle at The Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Thailand
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The world’s ultimate... bathrooms

Why stop at a room with a view, when you could indulge in a bathtub with an Instagram-worthy view? 

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Family Travel
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How to travel with a one-year-old

Award-winning writer Robyn Wilder describes the highs and lows of taking trips with children

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Photo journal: The Caribbean

Photographer Cedric Angeles takes High Life on a visual tour of some of the Caribbean's most beautiful spots

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Reconnect without the tech

How to keep in touch with the real world when travelling for business, by best-selling author Paul Greenberg

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Masters of agility

Our business expert examines how business schools have adapted throughout 2020

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BA News
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Partner news: KidZania

KidZania, one of London’s most popular attractions lets children act out their future fantasies in a city created just for them.