Five European destinations best visited in summer

While Europe sizzles in the summer months, the crowds also swell. Luckily for you, High Life has handpicked five short-haul holiday ideas where you can make the most of the warm weather but still escape the crowds.

Dave Cornthwaite: top five adventure videos

The English adventurer, writer and filmmaker picks five of his most thrilling videos from his travels around the world

Ten music festivals you can’t miss in 2015

Looking for a festi-holiday abroad this year? From new kids on the block and old favourites to international expansions, Ianthe Butt rounds up ten of 2015’s finest

Helsinki: trail of the unexpected

Launched as a culinary experiment, Restaurant Day has become a worldwide carnival with 2,000 restaurants popping up in over 30 countries — and transforming its birthplace of Helsinki. 
Mark Bosworth joins the food revolution

Benedict Cumberbatch: ice driving in Finland

Benedict Cumberbatch ditches his trademark detective's coat for thermals as he dares to cheat death driving on ice in central Finland. Gavin Green joins him

Writer tips: where to see the night sky

As Northumberland National Park and its surroundings are granted dark sky status, High Life's contributors shed some light on some of the darkest places to go stargazing

10 of the best family adventures

Emily Payne rounds up a flurry of imaginative family holidays inspired by classic stories from page and screen

On the road with... Josh Groban

The classical singer on fruity rider requests and singing in the rain on tour

Helsinki hangouts: where to eat, shop and stay

The very best of the Finnish capital's food, design stores and hospitality, as chosen by Caroline Roux

The stylish guide to Helsinki

Finland's capital is a design-lover's paradise, so much so that it's been crowned World Design Capital and most liveable city thanks to its hip eating spots, vintage stores and boutique hotels. Caroline Roux approves of Helsinki