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Discover your next dream destination. Explore unseen corners of familiar places and plan new adventures all over the world. Be inspired


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Travel Stories
5-minute read

Odes to hometowns

Travellers from around the world sit down with High Life to wax lyrical about why their neighbourhood is worth a visit

North America
1-minute read

Photo journal: San Francisco

Known for its steep streets, foggy vistas and a certain bridge, there’s more to Northern California’s cultural hub than meets the eye

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Travel Stories
4-minute read

A love letter to female filmmakers

Director Mark Cousins talks High Life through his 14-hour road trip movie about the history of female filmmakers

Inspiration
1-minute read

Photo journal: Ibiza

From wild walks to stunning seafood and skinny-dipping, Ibiza is heaven on earth

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North America
4-minute read

America looks forward to 2021

From an independent book shop in Portland to a high-octane theme park in Orlando, America has been missing its global travellers

collage illustration of Shaun Parkes with details of his travels in New York and Egypt
Opinion
4-minute read

How I travel... as an actor

Star of Steve McQueen’s new film, Mangrove, Shaun Parkes shares his stories of adventures around the world from throughout his career

Inspiration
3-minute read

Celebrities’ festive travel tales

Our famous friends gather around the virtual fireside to share heart-warming memories of Christmases abroad

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North America
4-minute read

The endless allure of New York

It’s one of the most iconic cities in the world, and one we keep going back to. Author Lara Thompson explains why she loves it

Europe
1-minute read

Photo journal: Canary Islands

From rocky coastlines to superb seafood and award-winning wines, the Canaries have it all 

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Family Travel
4-minute read

How to travel with teenagers

Parenting columnist, podcast host and mother of four Lorraine Candy talks about the pleasures and perils of holidays with adolescent offspring

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BA News
3-minute read

The world’s best rugby locations

Three England rugby union players select their favourite destinations around the globe to hit the turf

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Opinion
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

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 

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

Photo journal: Mallorca

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

Underwater sculpture and a diver
Europe
3-minute read

Unexplored Europe

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

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Europe
5-minute read

10,000-step city guide: Valletta

Malta’s Unesco World Heritage capital is steeped in history and easy to navigate

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Caribbean
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

Aerial view of tiny islands in Micronesia
Inspiration
4-minute read

Where next for the world’s greatest explorers?

High Life sits down with some of the most intrepid explorers of our time to find out what 2021 has in store for them

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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

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Caribbean
1-minute read

Photo journal: The Caribbean

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

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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Africa
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

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

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Europe
4-minute read

The best European ski slopes

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

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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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Europe
1-minute read

Photo journal: Nice

Glamorous, hot and less than two hours away, Nice is a travel must-see location for any wanderer

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Opinion
5-minute read

How I travel as a Black woman

Award-winning writer and photographer Lola Akinmade Åkerström describes the highs and lows of skin-deep encounters across the world

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UK & Ireland
4-minute read

The Brit List

Mini-skirts, movie nights and The Mayflower – here’s the best of Britain in September 2020

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Europe
5-minute read

10,000 step city guide: Amsterdam

Delve into the historic nooks and crannies of one of Europe’s most eclectic cities with our step-by-step guide to the capital of the Netherlands

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Travel Stories
4-minute read

What does it mean to escape?

Explorer, traveller and wanderlust wonder woman Christina Dodwell shares her experiences of life in lockdown

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Inspiration
4-minute read

2021 dream trips

Fuel your wanderlust now, fly later: our expert panel picks the travel experiences that are worth planning a year in advance