Caribbean & South America

Argentina: Fierro Hotel, Buenos Aires

This isn’t just any old boutique bolthole. With one of the best restaurants in Buenos Aires and an emphasis on Argentina’s finest wines, it is a bon vivant’s dream. Alex Marshall cracks open the bubbly

Hotel review: Argentina: Arakus Resort and Spa, Ushuaia

If you’re off to the Antarctic, what better way to start your penguin-filled journey than with a stopover at this impressive resort set in the snow-capped mountains? Alex Marshall soaks up the views

Caribbean: Four Seasons Resort, Nevis

Still ahead of its game after 25 years, this big-name, world-class resort offers much for families looking for familiar comforts, finds Bella Bathurst

Caribbean: Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis

A former sugar plantation, this intimate hotel is infused with Caribbean charm and boasts a welcome as warm as the temperature in high season, says Bella Bathurst

Caribbean: Golden Rock Inn, Nevis

With its eye-popping interiors, exceptional service and easy-going vibe, this arty Caribbean sanctuary is one secret you won’t want to share with friends, says Bella Bathurst

Meet the South Pole’s kings of the ice

Over the past three decades Ron Naveen has spent more time than any other living person in Antarctica – a total of six years – counting penguins and documenting 40 islands along the way. Alex Marshall travels to the South Pole to meet him. Photography by Jeff Topham

Make new tracks: 10 secret ski spots

They may not be as famous as their big-name counterparts but these unsung ski destinations rival the best when it comes to the perfect powder. Felice Hardy goes off piste to find the top ten

Winds of change: Nevis goes green

In the global race to be the first truly green state, tiny, unassuming Nevis is the unlikely contender taking on the eco superpowers. Bella Bathurst discovers the innovative Caribbean island that could change the world

Extend your summer: 12 hot winter sun destinations

If the impending darker evenings have you desperate for a vitamin D fix, why not escape to warmer climes? From Marrakech to Mauritius, we’ve rounded up the world’s sunniest destinations that will banish the autumn and winter blues

Mariano Vivanco’s guide to Lima

The Peruvian-born photographer shares his highlights of Lima

Mexico: a fashion wonderland

High in the mountains of San Luis Potosí lies a fantasyland of dreamlike sculptures and curious, otherworldly constructions. Caroline Egremont tells the story of its wildly eccentric creator, poet Edward James. Photography by Kate Martin. Styling by Laury Smith

The best outdoor bars in Rio de Janeiro

Rio may be in the sporting spotlight this summer, but the city’s nightlife is always going for gold. The month of August brings with it balmy (rather than humid) evenings, which are perfect for some al fresco caipirinhas. The experts at BarChick pick six of the coolest places to drink in the city, from gourmet beach shacks to rooftop bars with views to thrill

New wave: surfing in Peru

Peru is home to the world’s longest roller but it’s still an under-the-radar surfing spot – and its boarders are riding high. Hugh Thomson heads to the beach

On the road with… Foals’ Yannis Philippakis

The bearded frontman talks wild fans, gifts to remember and returning to the Greek Islands

Five surprising places to see art in Bogotá

Colombia’s vibrant capital city might be home to world-class galleries, but some of the best artwork can be found in the most surprising of places – as Tamara Hinson discovers

Eight ways to live like a local in Santiago

Getting to Chile’s capital will become significantly easier in 2017, thanks to British Airways’ new London to Santiago route. Travel writer Tamara Hinson reveals how to get under the skin of South America’s most exciting city

Rediscovering Bogotá

As it emerges from more than half a century of civil war, this South American capital is being rediscovered. Jack Aldwinckle investigates a city in the flux of a dramatic renaissance – with world-class theatres, museums and galleries leading the charge

Six of the world’s best Pride celebrations

A riot at New York’s Stonewall Inn 45 years ago prompted a parade to raise awareness of LGBT rights. Since then, dozens of cities worldwide have adopted their own Pride date to celebrate love and lobby for equality. Lucy Thackray picks six of the finest

60 second interview: Nicola Adams

The Olympic gold medal winner talks about the women’s boxing scene in the UK and her hopes for Rio 2016 and beyond

How to talk about places you’ll never visit

Travel has a rich heritage of imagined expeditions, from Marco Polo to Jules Verne – and writer Pierre Bayard is the undisputed master of virtual globetrotting. Following the publication of his latest book How To Talk About Places You’ve Never Been, he speaks to High Life about letting your imagination run wild

The world’s best beaches 2016: most unusual beaches

Bored of simple sun, sea and sand? Check out our suggestions for offbeat and out-of-the-ordinary coastlines

The world’s best beaches 2016: best family beaches

Some of the best stretches to bring your brood – from toddlers to teens – might not be as obvious as you thought

Island records: Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh discovers Jamaica

As filming for the long-awaited Trainspotting sequel gets under way, its provocateur author, Irvine Welsh, heads to Jamaica in search of the culture and music that influenced his youth

The world’s best beaches 2016: best beaches for wildlife

For those who would rather swap crowds for crocodiles, explore these untouched beaches with flourishing wildlife away from the masses

The history of ancient Peru in ten objects

As a new, state-of-the-art national museum opens, writer and film-maker Hugh Thomson travels across the South American country – and discovers the artefacts which echo the past of remarkable, strange and often hostile civilisations

Remembering the 1948 London Olympics

With 100 days to go until Rio 2016, High Life looks back to the London 1948 Olympic Games, when things were very different...

The changing face of San José, Costa Rica

Dismissed by most guidebooks as an ugly metropolis, Killian Fox develops an affection for the Costa Rican capital

David Attenborough: Any questions?

His voice is instantly recognisable and his contribution to our understanding of the behaviour of animals and plants is unparalleled. As he turns 90, High Life quizzes Sir David Attenborough on his long career observing life through a lens

How to plan an adventure holiday

From leaping out of a plane in Switzerland to scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef, an adventure holiday is the best way to get an adrenalin rush, says Meg Jerrard of Here she shares her top six planning tips to ensure you get the most from your trip

Six of the world’s best villas by the sea

Crashing waves and cocktails in a cabana... Issy D'Arcy Clark reveals the six villas with winning ocean views

Love is in the air: Eight Valentine’s Day gifts to pick up on your next flight

Need a last-minute gift for your other half? Editor of High Life Shop, Lisa Herriott, shares her favourite beauty buys from the Jan-March edition

Eight of the world’s quirkiest museum collections

From voodoo dolls to ramen noodles, here are some of the most unusual collections the world has to offer

The world’s hardest travel quiz

Think you know your capital cities from your continents and your roubles from your ringgit? Take our rock-hard travel quiz and find out whether you’re a just novice or the next Christopher Columbus

Abel Bentin: Lima’s formerly fat artist

Peruvian artist Abel Bentin describes how food inspires his work

Eight epic adventures for 2016

From a snowy trek across Japan to a helicopter safari in Kenya, these inspiring holiday ideas will guarantee your next trip is unforgettable

High Life Entertainment guide: January 2016

Flying with BA this month? Here are the entertainment highlights to look out for – from Jonathan Ross’ review of 'Black Mass' to Cerys Matthews’ favourite new music

The Global City Index 2016

With most of the Earth’s population now living in urban areas, what does this mean for how we will all live and work in the future? Feargus O’Sullivan takes stock of the leading lights and unexpected new additions to the geographic grid for the year ahead

Keith's connections: Where to celebrate Christmas

This month, BA's executive chairman shares the best destinations for celebrating Christmas (or avoiding it...)

Eight cities to see in the New Year in style

Love it or hate it, you can’t escape the fact that New Year’s Eve is fast approaching. From San Jose to Sydney, the experts at BarChick pick the best destinations to ring in 2016

Costa Rica: top five adventures for kids

Magical rainforests and long stretches of coastline make Costa Rica the perfect place to take the little ones. Emily Shea uncovers five of the best fun filled activities that all the family can enjoy

Quiz: which British Airways destination is right for you?

With the new year fast-approaching, there’s never been a better time to plan your 2016 adventure. But where to next? Take our quiz to find out which destination is right for you

Where next in 2016?

To discover the destinations that should be on your radar next year, who better to ask than leading travel editors, adventurers and globe-trotters from around the world? Issy D’Arcy Clark tracks them down

Six sure-fire ways to keep kids entertained on flights

Sarah-Jane Butler, founder of and mother of two, shares her favourite of travel games, toys and apps that will help keep your kids (and you) happy in the air — even on a long-haul flight

Place your bids: High Life’s charity auction 2015

The second High Life annual charity auction is packed with luxe and money-can’t-buy experiences, from meeting Jonathan Ross at his chat show to hanging out with Team Sky in Italy. All lots start from just £50 — so what are you waiting for?

Costa Rica and Nicaragua: ten things not to miss both sides of the border

Las Tablillas, a new, million-dollar border crossing between the Central American countries is making it easier for a dual-country adventure break. Killian Fox picks ten of the best

Beyond the border: Costa Rica and Nicaragua

Until recently, Las Tablillas amounted to a few buildings and a police checkpoint. But its quiet days are almost over, as it now marks the revamped crossing between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. As Killian Fox discovers, this has opened up new paths to travellers in more ways than one

High Life Entertainment guide: December 2015

Your guide to this month’s inflight entertainment highlights, from Jonathan Ross’ review of Mistress America to London band Foal’s fourth album — and a healthy does of Frank Sinatra’s Christmas tunes

On the road with… Josh Lloyd-Watson of Jungle

One half of the modern soul musical collective talks to Katie Gatens about his life on tour, from partying in New Orleans to being inspired by South America

A wildlife road trip on Mexico’s Baja California Sur

From stroking grey whales to snorkelling with sea lions, there are plenty of wild adventures on this Mexican peninsula. British naturalist and eco-adventurer Catherine Capon shares five of the best

Future gazing: how will we travel in 2055?

By the time the next 500 issues of High Life are published — taking us through to 2055 — travel will have changed beyond recognition. But how? Here are the predictions from people in the know

40-odd years of travel: what has really changed?

Nick Curtis looks back at over the last four decades of travel and discovers that, despite making leaps and bounds in technology, some things haven’t changed all that much

Lessons learned from travelling to 217 countries

It’s the ultimate travel ambition: visiting every country on Earth. After 1,426 days and four passports, Graham Hughes ticked off the final country on his itinerary, South Sudan — which didn’t even exist when he started the trip. He tells Emine Saner what seeing the world taught him

Then and now: what has changed in travel?

When High Life launched in 1973, travel to some of today’s holiday hot spots was unappealing, risky or impossible, says The Independent’s senior travel editor, Simon Calder

High Life at 500

All great institutions need a creation myth; here’s former editor Mark Jones on High Life’s

High Life’s most iconic covers

As High Life celebrates its 500th issue this month, we look back at some of our favourite covers from the past 42 years

Alexander von Humboldt: the lost hero of science

Penguins, mountains and part of the Moon are named after him, yet today few know the story of Alexander von Humboldt

High Life 500: the way we travel in 2015

For three weeks, readers hashtagged their Instagram photos #highlife500 in a bid to showcase who the modern traveller is, where they’re going and what they’re doing. While not entirely scientific, the results form a curious snapshot of our travelling lives today. James Wallman elaborates

The Mex big food thing: Ensenada, Mexico

On the coast of the Baja California Peninsula, sleepy Ensenada is a rising gourmet capital. Chef, and owner of the Wahaca restaurants, Thomasina Miers heads down Mexico way to meet the new generation of visionaries cooking up a storm

What I pack: the curios collector

Viktor Wynd is a collector and dealer of curios found on his travels — from occultist paintings to mermaid skeletons. He runs The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History in east London. Here, he reveals his travel essentials

Brazil: Porto Bay Rio Internacional, Rio de Janeiro

The vibe at this slick boutique hotel in the heart of Copacabana is definitely laid-back Brazilian, says Laury Smith. Caipirinhas at the ready…

Ten of the best wild swims

From secluded Icelandic pools to underground swimming holes in Mexico, Kate Rew, director of the Outdoor Swimming Society, picks her ultimate spots for wild swimming

In at the deep end: wild swimming in the Caribbean

It’s a trend that arguably started when Captain Webb swam the English Channel in1875. Now thousands are open-water swimming the world’s rivers, lakes and oceans. Ann Hartland takes the plunge in the Caribbean Sea to cover 20 miles over five days

Caribbean: Coral Reef Club, Barbados

Colonial charm, courteous service and a country house feel... Little wonder this grande dame is one of the best-loved hotels on the island, says Ianthe Butt

Caribbean: Cap Maison Luxury Resorts and Spa, St Lucia

This former sugar plantation is now an intimate beach resort with a welcoming atmosphere and comfort in abundance. Laury Smith relaxes in style

Dig deep: underground buildings and cities

In a crowded world, new buildings — and even cities — are increasingly being built underground. Here’s what’s going down

Peace out for International Peace Day

Ahead of International Peace Day on 21 September, we take a look at the numbers behind the day that is devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace

The new fashion capitals

As the world’s most stylish cities gear up for a month of SS16 fashion weeks, it’s easy to forget that London, New York, Milan and Paris aren’t the only destinations with serious fashion credentials. Lizzy Wilkinson scopes out four alternative cities that should be on any fashion lover’s radar

Off the wall: the story of the mural

Creatively, the mural is a strange beast. Claudia Walde’s new book explores some of the art form’s most impressive examples from across the globe

Brasilia: utopia revisited

Visionary architect Oscar Niemeyer’s Brasília is a place of sensuous shapes and bold patterns. Zach Udko tells the story of one of the world's most unusual and curious metropolises. So where better to showcase fashion’s latest geometric designs? Styled by Laury Smith. Photography by Kate Martin

A stylish guide to Sao Paulo

From one-off boutiques to design-forward hotels and restaurants, Sao Paulo is bursting with creativity. Helen Jennings reveals the best places for fashion lovers to shop, eat, drink and hang out in the city

On the road with... Fatboy Slim

The British DJ, musician and record producer talks about life on tour, from raucous English fans to visiting his spiritual home in Ibiza

Justin Rose’s hole in one hit list

The first English player to win the US Open in four decades, even 
for Justin Rose it’s not all about bunkers, birdies and bogeys; his favourite courses feature mountains, distant islands and greens reached only by helicopter. He exclusively reveals to Tim Hulse his top places to tee off

The last political taboo: politicians and their holidays

Forget the sleaze years, the expenses scandal, and the policy u-turns — the biggest faux pas for MPs? Taking a holiday... Where they go, how often, and their holiday wardrobes are all lightning rods for criticism. Nick Curtis on the minefield that is politicians’ holidays

Seven hot holidays deals on our radar

The latest savings and discounts from British Airways Holidays

From the Valleys: Welsh Patagonia

It’s one of the great stories of human migration... The small Welsh community who, in 1865, set sail from their homeland with a dream of building a new nation. They battled uninhabitable terrain, bitter winters and prejudice — but their legacy, as E Wyn James discovers, is a small corner of Patagonia that is forever Wales. Photography by Ben Roberts

60 second interview: Gilles Peterson

The DJ and tastemaker has propelled many artist's careers. Now you can listen to Gilles Peterson on British Airways flights with his Worldwide Mixtape, a carefully curated blend of music from all over the world

Nine luxury hotels where pets are welcome

When it comes to holidays, why should you get all the indulgence? From dog butlers to pooch passports, Hannah Hudson reveals the hotel’s promising to give your furry friend the VIP — that’s Very Important Pet — treatment

12 of the world’s most curious tiny islands

Not all islands are tropical paradises. From a Mexican atoll where dolls hang from trees to a Japanese isle where cats outnumber humans, Katherine Price finds that some are just plain weird

Seven festivals making waves at sea

Forget muddy fields. Cruise ships are now the hottest place to catch live acts, whatever your taste in music. Ianthe Butt picks seven to float your boat

Caribbean: Bequia Beach Hotel, St Vincent and the Grenadines

Ianthe Butt finds embracing a digital detox a breeze at this dreamy home away from home

On the road with… Kevin Pietersen

The South African-born English cricketer on adjusting to the British weather, playing cricket with locals in Sri Lanka and making a mad dash home from Barbados to London for his son’s birth

I’m with the band: behind the scenes at Holy Ship

Holy Ship is a luxury cruise liner which sails from Miami to the Bahamas and back again with 40 international DJs on board. Sounds intriguing? Ianthe Butt got a backstage pass and caught up with some of the festivals top acts. Photography by Ben Roberts

All bands on deck: Miami’s music festival at sea

Where Glastonbury and Coachella once dominated, the festival scene is fast diversifying – with events on beaches, in ruins and up mountains. Climbing aboard the Holy Ship luxury liner, Ianthe Butt finds out why festivals at sea are making waves

The world’s best villas

An abode in Death Valley, a converted kiln and a palatial property costing £18,000 a night... Issy D’Arcy Clark scours the globe for one-off wonders

Life in close-up with adventure cameraman Keith Partridge

No location has been too dangerous, no environment too wild... For two decades, cameraman Keith Partridge has worked on films like ‘Touching the Void’, creating astonishing images that have defined our planet. He talks to Ianthe Butt about his adventures at the ends of the earth

Welcome to the new-look High Life website

Notice something different? We’re in the process of having a bit of makeover… take a look around and discover what’s new

Five hotels for fashion lovers

Bed down in style at these haute hotels around the world

On the road with… Jamie Jones

The producer and DJ talks about his life on tour, from his first gig abroad in Mexico to partying with P. Diddy in Miami

The most magnificent places in the world to read a book

From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to the Cuban literary haunt of Ernest Hemingway, here are the world’s best spots for bibliophiles to indulge in a spot of reading

On the road with… Flight Facilities’ Jimmy Lyell

One half of the Australian electronic outfit reveals his highlights of touring the world, from die-hard fans in Mexico to big nights out in Berlin

St Lucia: Jade Mountain

With heart-stopping views of the mighty Pitons and plenty of private infinity pools, it’s impossible not to fall in love with this luxury hilltop hideaway, says Laury Smith

Simon Reeve: four unexpected sights from my Caribbean adventure

With a new TV series chronicling his journey through the Caribbean airing on BBC Two, adventurer and presenter Simon Reeve shares four surprising places he discovered along the way

Recipe: Robert Ortiz’ duck escabeche

Robert Ortiz is credited for bringing a Michelin star to a Peruvian restaurant — London’s Lima — for the first time in 2013. Here, he shares a recipe inspired by his mother’s cooking

Seven unmissable new train journeys

A new generation of train journeys — from high-speed to high-end — are creating a revived buzz for the mode of travel. Here are seven that should be on your radar for 2015 and beyond

St Lucia: The BodyHoliday LeSport

Rebooting your body and mind has never been easier — or more indulgent — says Laury Smith

Nine alternatives to the Rio Carnival

Because we can’t all be in Rio de Janeiro for the world’s largest street party, here are nine other places that will be getting into the carnival spirit this month

Anguilla, Grenada and Cayman: three Caribbean escapes

James Henderson reveals where to stay, what to do and where to play on three idyllic Caribbean islands

Return to Nicaragua

Once its political and military struggles dominated global headlines, but now this Central American country is making an impressive comeback. Fiona Neill last visited as a student 
and now returns to this ‘earthly paradise’ with a guide called Lenin (naturally)

The High Life Hot List 2015

Our panel of travel-obsessed experts votes for the most intriguing cities, the emptiest beaches and the hottest hotels

Hot list 2015: best for families

Jane Anderson, editor of Family Traveller magazine, picks the best and brightest for the whole brood

Hot list 2015: new hotels

The new openings we're excited about in 2015, from Euro-cool city pads to luxe tropical getaways

Hot list 2015: the best beaches

Unwind, swim, dive or dig on these exceptional bays, chosen by the experts

Hot list 2015: the countries to visit

The countries on our radar for next year, from far-flung Asia to Europe and African hot spots

The world’s best sailing destinations

Eddie Warden Owen, CEO of the Royal Ocean Racing Club, gives us the lowdown on the best places to go sailing, whether you’re a first timer or a seasoned pro

Winter sun: five sunny places you could be right now

As a chill kicks in around the UK, many thoughts will be turning to warmer climes. But where can you get the best winter sun for your buck?

Five of the best places to taste rum in the Caribbean

Ian Burrell, creator of London's RumFest, picks five great distilleries in the Caribbean to taste the local spirit

St Lucia: Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort

With serene accommodation, a lush landscape and its own ‘rummelier', Sugar Beach is an appropriately sweet taste of the Caribbean, says Laury Smith

Sea turtle conservation in Nevis

The Caribbean's giant sea turtle is critically endangered, hunted for its 'tortoiseshell' and its meat. But on the tiny island of Nevis, one man is on a rescue mission. Simon Usborne reports

Three of the best places to sail in the Caribbean

Ianthe Butt cruises the Caribbean to find three of the best islands to go sailing from

Four of the best dive spots in the Caribbean

Ianthe Butt dips below the surface to find four of the best diving spots in the Caribbean

Three of the best bootcamps in the Caribbean

Ianthe Butt works out the best places to get fit on a Caribbean holiday

Five of the best surf spots in the Caribbean

Whether you're a total kook or can carve waves in your sleep, Ianthe Butt lists five of the best surf spots in the Caribbean

10 of the world's most scenic marathons

Not all marathons are run on concrete and follow a city circuit. Some take you across arctic glaciers, over desert plains and through some of the most spectacular scenery the world has to offer, says Harriet Letherbarrow

Four of the best sports to try in the Caribbean

Ianthe Butt finds the best places in the Caribbean to get your lycra on and get active

Brazil: discovering Manaus

The English were key to the rubber boom that built Manaus and now they're back to kick off their World Cup hopes. To find out what's in store for them, Tom Watt delves into the mysterious metropolis and the wondrous rainforest beyond

Five of the best one-artist museums

See your favourite artist's greatest hits, all under one roof. Lucy Thackray picks five of the world's best one-artist galleries

Six romantic things to do in Cancun

Cancun is known as a party destination, but you don't have to go far to find romantic moments. Mexico insider Michele Peterson lists six ingredients for an unforgettable getaway in the area

My travel plans: astronaut Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield recently spent five months commanding the International Space Station, 370km from Earth — and shot to fame with a viral video that had over 18 million views. We asked him 
to share his post-space trip wish list

The ultimate wildlife travel bucket list

Seeing rare or exotic wildlife in its natural habitat is one of the most memorable travel experiences you can have. Blogger and wildlife enthusiast Sian Anna Lewis picks 20 you may want to cross off your travel to-do list

Mario Testino's guide to Lima

The Peruvian photographer gives his tips for the best restaurants, sights and hotels in this charismatic capital

Mario Testino returns to Peru

Peruvian photographer Mario Testino left his home country for Britain in the 70s, but, increasingly drawn to his roots, is now referencing the country in his latest work. Michael Holden joins him for an exclusive tour of Lima

Five of the best adventures in Peru

cazenove+loyd's South America expert Emily Stephenson picks five of her favourite adventure experiences in exhilarating Peru

Your winter getaway planner

Need to escape the dark months ahead but without the stress of organising it all? Whether you want sand or snow beneath your feet, Francesca Syz has all you need for your great getaway

Antigua: Curtain Bluff

Curtain Bluff is a retro 1970s delight with top-notch facilities and a relaxed vibe, says Harriet Cooper

St Kitts and Nevis

On 19 September, the twin-island nation of St Kitts and Nevis celebrated 30 years of independence. To mark the occasion we've compiled a whole host of things for visitors to do on these exotic isles

The topsy-turvy travel planner: the Bahamas for art lovers

With modern galleries and acclaimed artists in a Caribbean setting, the Bahamas are now firmly on the arts map

Caribbean: Palm Island Resort, The Grenadines

Swapping the comfort of a BA777 for a canvas seat on a 1969 20-seater De Havilland, Kevin Walker landed at Palm Island ready for all it had to offer. He was not disappointed

Six affordable retreats with soul

Hip Hotels founder Herbert Ypma chooses six hotels that embody the soul of their location

Seven of the best hotel lounges

A guest lounge is an underrated addition to the modern hotel, says Mark Jones, as he rounds up seven of the best

City hot spots: Miraflores, Lima

Mattia Cabitza seeks out the best places to go in Lima's trendy cultural centre

10 of the best restaurants in Mexico City

DBC Pierre knows exactly where to go for a taste of the real Mexico (being mindful of travel and safety at night)

Rio de Janeiro: Copacabana Palace Hotel

For opulent style and luxury with incredible views of Rio, look no further than the Copacabana Palace Hotel, says Nick Curtis

Mexico City's fascinating food scene

If anywhere could make the Paris and New York food scenes look stagnant, it’s Mexico City. The nation’s cuisine has even been awarded Unesco World Heritage status — a global first. Novelist DBC Pierre gets a mouthful

Top 10 Mexico City hotels

10 of the best places to rest your head in colourful Mexico City, chosen by TripAdvisor

The real Venezuela

When Jasper Gibson randomly chose Venezuela for a solo adventure, he didn't know what to expect

British Virgin Islands: Peter Island Resort & Spa

Offering lashings of old-world charm, generous hospitality and plenty of privacy, the Peter Island Resort is a Caribbean gem, says Lucille Howe

One week in Grenada

Kate Simon works out the best seven-day itinerary in the Caribbean's glorious Grenada, seeking out the best hotels, beaches, restaurants and days out along the way

Insider's guide to Port Antonio, Jamaica

Five of the best beaches, bars, restaurants and hotels in Port Antonio, Jamaica, by music industry veteran Jon Baker

Jamaica fashion

Port Antonio, once a haven for travellers in the 70s, is on the rise again. About time, says Ianthe Butt, while stylist Laury Smith sends summer's coolest looks down a flamin' hot catwalk

Unlikely trend: Clarks shoes in Jamaica

Clarks may be synonymous with shopping with your mum for school shoes in the UK, but a new book reveals they're a street style must-have in Jamaica

Eight of the world's fastest cities

With speedy takeaway coffees and good escalator etiquette, these cities' pulses beat that bit faster

10 of the world's slowest cities

With a more laid back workforce and flexibility on what 'late' means (we're looking at you, Dubai), these cities move at a calmer pace

Travel writer Dervla Murphy on her adventures

Fifty years ago Dervla Murphy travelled from her home in County Waterford to New Delhi. Alone. By bicycle. Since then she has travelled to Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas — and, more recently, Gaza. There have been, she says, 'a few hairy moments'. Zoe Williams meets her

14 ways to see Tobago

Tobago is a Caribbean destination in a league of its own. From goat racing and jazz festivals to game fishing and blue food, it's well worth a visit, says John Burbage. Not to mention the beaches...

A new era of tourism in Quito

Ecuador's main airport used to be a place of departures rather than arrivals, but now with an economy boosted by oil, the diaspora is returning — and a new era of tourism has begun. Mark Jones reports

The best hotels, restaurants, shops and museums in Quito

Where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee in Quito, Ecuador, by Mark Jones

Six of the best Caribbean beaches to laze on

Secluded, sandy and sunkissed — Claire Wrathall selects six of the best Caribbean beaches to do absolutely nothing on

Chile: The Singular Patagonia

Combining chic industrial design with a wild location, this hotel melds distinctive architecture and adventures, says Sarah Gilbert

The joys of lying on a beach

Your holiday to do list: sunbathing, reading, snoozing or chilling? Nicholas Lezard deconstructs the art of lounging on a beach

Noche de Rabanos: the radish carving festival in Oaxaca, Mexico

On 23 December, Oaxacans showcase intricate carvings made of specially-grown giant radishes

The curious travel index

Travel is getting to know a place from the inside out, challenging perceptions and coming back different. Our esteemed panel of judges has deliberated and debated over all that has changed their minds and sparked their imagination in the past year. The results are now in...

Pilot Q&A: Senior First Officer Glen Morean

Live from the cockpit... 
Senior First Officer Glen Morean, who flies the B777 for British Airways

13 ways to look at Barbados

Lie under a palm tree if you have to 
but that's not the only way to revel 
in Barbados. Will Harris dives in 
and enjoys everything from luxury 
shopping to gourmet gastronomy

A Galapagos Islands adventure

The popularity of the archipelago that gave Darwin his eureka moment now threatens to destroy its unique environment. Mark Jones wonders 
if a balance can be struck between enjoyment and an embargo

Five travel tips for the Galapagos

Five must-see moments on the mysterious and exotic Galápagos Islands

The Urban Reef in Cancun's underwater museum

As marine life at Cancun's underwater museum MUSA moves into a detached dwelling complete with chimney and windows, BA High Life arranges a viewing

Where to stay on St Kitts and Nevis

The most luxurious, chilled-out and secluded places to stay on Caribbean treasures St Kitts and Nevis

Caribbean: St Kitts and Nevis

Overshadowed by more famous Caribbean neighbours, 
St Kitts and its little sister Nevis, with their colonial grandeur, fantasy-island beaches and hospitable welcome, prove that great things do come in small packages, says William Ham Bevan

The Winter Sun Q&A

Want a sunshine break but can't face planning it? Start right here with the help of our expert panel. From lazy beach breaks to trekking sun-drenched mountains, they have it covered

Where to shop, eat and see art in Mexico City

The best restaurants, galleries and cantinas in arty Mexico City

Mexico City's art scene

Mexico City is buzzing with opportunity and creativity. And nowhere is this more evident than its art scene, where 
great wealth and edgy artists make an intoxicating mix, says James Scott Linville

11 of the best family holidays

Our pick of the best hotels, resorts and packages to keep your little ones entertained and your older ones interested

Digital detox: technology-free travel

Become a Luddite for a night, or even a 
few days, and take that much-needed break 
from technology, says Clare Thorp

Buzios: Chambres d'Hotes Outre-Mer

Elegant and spotless, the Chambres d'Hôtes Outre-Mer is a child-free guest house where the owners leave you to get on with relaxing and enjoying the incredible scenery

Ilha Grande: Vila Pedra Mar

Overlooking the crystal waters of the Atlantic, the beachside Vila Pedra Mar B&B is on a no-cars island and serves some of the very best food in the area

Rio de Janeiro: Casa Florence, Leblon

Home to the editor of the Hidden Pousadas website, this gem of a luxe B&B, with its one guest room, is small but perfectly formed

15 reasons to visit Tobago

Year-round sunshine, nature reserves, goat racing and fine dining make Trinidad's little brother an unmissable holiday location, says Chris Leadbeater

Peruvian food in Lima and Cusco

Chilli peppers the size of fists, dozens of different corns and 3,000 types of potato... It's little wonder that Peru 
is taking the culinary world by storm. Nick Curtis finds plenty to savour

Jamaica with The Jolly Boys

Once an outpost of international glamour, Port Antonio is now getting its groove back. The Jolly Boys, one of the island’s oldest bands, were there at the start. Patrick Neate joins them for rum, reggae and reminiscences

British Airways and Comic Relief's work in Rio de Janeiro

Life is harsh on the streets and in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, but with your small change, British Airways and Comic Relief UK 
are making a huge difference with Flying Start, says Jane Dunford

Insider's guide: the Caribbean

Looking for winter sun inspiration? Who better to guide you than these 50 West Indies aficionados. Here, they exclusively reveal to High Life their secret Caribbean haunts

Grenada: the island of spice

It’s one of the Caribbean’s tiniest islands but Grenada proves that great things come in small packages. 
Cass Chapman is bowled over

Costa Rica: Gaia Hotel & Reserve

With breathtaking views over lush tropical forest and Pacific coastline, the Gaia Hotel & Reserve, says Tim Barber, makes for a unique stay

Five of the best sports hotels

From golfing hotels to yoga retreats we pick five of the best sports hotels

Chef Tom Aikens' food tour of St Lucia

He was 26 when he received two Michelin stars and is one of the most exciting chefs in the UK. Exclusively for High Life, Tom Aikens discovers what’s cooking in St Lucia

Tanya Streeter's top dives in the Caribbean

Freediver Tanya Streeter on where to dive, swim and snorkel in the Caribbean

Brian Lara in the Caribbean

The cricketing legend picks his top places to play

Usain Bolt's best places to run in Jamaica

The fastest man on Earth, Usain Bolt reveals his best runs in Jamaica. By Olivia Palamountain

Barbados: off the beaten track

Away from its glitzy west coast, Barbados offers an altogether different experience, including affordable self-catering options, says Angelina Villa-Clarke

Seven of the best beaches in the Caribbean

From pink sandy shores to costal peaks, Francesca Syz picks the best beaches in the Caribbean

The best restaurants and bars in the Caribbean

From Antigua to Barbados, Jamaica to St Kitts, we've searched tirelessly to find you the best bars and restaurants in the Caribbean

Barbados: where to stay and what to do

From luxury retreats to the Crop Over Festival, Jane Anderson picks the hotels and hang outs in Barbados

Why Antigua is the best beach destination for children

If you want to chill with the children, Kerry Smith finds the perfect place by the white sands of Antigua

25 great reasons to visit the Caribbean

As if azure seas, soft beaches and sensational local food wasn't enough of an excuse, Kate Simon gives the lowdown on why your visit to these sun-kissed islands is long overdue

St Lucia: small island, big heart

As British Airways increases its flights to St Lucia, Rebecca Newman tours the Caribbean gem and finds a rich cultural heritage, breathtaking scenery and pulse-racing ourdoor pursuits

Jamaica: Montego Bay

British Airways’ new destination of Montego Bay is famed for its resorts, but Chris Leadbeater finds more than sun and surf to keep the family entertained in this pristine corner of Jamaica

Trinidad & Tobago

One is an oil-rich island with a carnival atmosphere and surprising eco credentials. The other is a slice of Caribbean life at its sleepiest. Chris Leadbeater visits Trinidad and Tobago, as British Airways prepares to increase flights to five a week

The Dominican Republic revisited

With glamorous resorts opening up on its eastern coast, Gail Simmons discovers a new side to the Dominican Republic

Bermuda reborn

Once the destination of choice for 'newlyweds and nearly deads’, Bermuda is again a magnet for the in crowd as it celebrates its 400th anniversary. Sarah Gilbert reports

Five ways to see the Caribbean

Be transported to the Caribbean with our sensory tour of the islands. James Henderson savours the tastes of St Lucia, the sounds of Jamaica, the feel of the Bahamas, the scents of Tobago and the sights of St Kitts

The Caribbean: shore leave

With 7,000 islands, islets, reefs and cays scattered across 2,500 miles of glistening seas, deciding where to go in the Caribbean can present something of a challenge. But Samantha Raynes has it covered

Grenada: Spice of life

Hit by Hurricane Ivan just four years ago, the feisty island nation of Grenada has bounced back to become one of the hottest and greenest Caribbean destinations of the moment. Harry Eyres finds its natural assets in full bloom

Caribbean kitchen: the food and rum in Barbados

Forget the soft sand and the beckoning sea, Fiona Sims visited Barbados for just one, or rather two things – the local food and the world’s best rum punch

Antigua: into the great wide open

The quiet island of Antigua is an enchanting blend of restored colonial-era architecture and rugged cobblestone streets, peppered with ruins. But it's the coast that is the real attraction. Claire Wrathall hits the beach

The most romantic hotels for a honeymoon

All you really need for the ideal honeymoon is a hotel you don't want to leave - a place where the rooms are fabulous, the food is wonderful and your every need is catered for. We pick the 12 most romantic hotels in the world - one for each month of the year

Michael Holding's West Indies

Michael Holding may be a cricketing nomad, forever on tour, but his heart belongs to the Caribbean. He reveals his favourite home-turf spots to Tim de Lisle

John Simpson: Letter from the British Virgin Islands

From a hammock in the British Virgin Islands, John Simpson remembers the piece of shrapnel that denied him the freedoms of diving in the ocean