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Holidays

Whatever the holiday – family fun, a romantic escape or a solo adventure – we’ve got inspirational suggestions for them all with the best hotels and locales around the globe


Inspiration
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Multi-generational family escapes

Take the extended clan on a trip that ticks boxes for everyone from wide-eyed toddlers to beloved golden-agers

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Hotels
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Hot hotels to work from

Switch up your workspace with these business-friendly hotels offering far more than a fancy Zoom backdrop

UK & Ireland
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The best castle stays in the UK

Forget country cottages and rustic beach huts. Treat yourself to a luxurious stay this year in one of the UK’s many walled wonders 

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Indian Ocean
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Paradise for one

How the Maldives has evolved from its ‘couples-only’ reputation to become the perfect escape for solo travellers

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Family Travel
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Why ski trips are great for family bonding

Ski-pro Felice Hardy explains why a week on the slopes is the perfect family pick-me-up

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Travel Stories
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How spontaneity changed my life

Motivational speaker Duku Forè shares his story of an impulsive decision that led to success

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Family Travel
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Why the Seychelles is a family holiday hit

The Seychelles is not just for couples: families are also in love with this tropical paradise

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Hotels
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Hot hotels: worlds within walls

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

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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

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Hotels
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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

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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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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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Middle East
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The high/low guide to... Dubai

Whether you’re on a budget or going all out, we have all the options covered for a memorable trip to Dubai

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Family Travel
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Easy family holidays

Looking for holiday inspiration? We curate the best places to travel en famille

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Hotels
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Hot hotels

Our mission is simple: find the hotels that meet High Life’s exacting standards and tell you all about them

Opinion
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How to get a greater sense of escape on your next trip

Here comes the science: clinical psychologist Dr Sophie Mort reveals how to maximise that holiday high