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What does summer look like?

World-beating beaches, sunburnt Brits or the still waters of a fictional lake in Minnesota? From Las Vegas to Willesden Junction, photographers Martin Parr, Mert & Marcus, Nick Knight and more tell us what the season means to them

Quiz: Can you match the Olympic stadium to its host city?

With a sporting summer well under way, High Life looks at the stadiums that have played (and still will play) their part in Olympic Games around the world. Do you know your Bird’s Nest from your Maracanã?

Around the world in Shakespeare’s plays

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death this April, Sarah Drumm rounds up the best destinations to honour the Bard’s works and bring his plays to life

60 second interview: George Clooney

From Kentucky to Darfur via Lake Como, George Clooney talks travel

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?

What I pack: the guidebook guru

Lonely Planet co-founder and author, Tony Wheeler, has visited more than 150 countries — so 
he should have packing down to a fine art. In our regular series, he shares his bare essentials for any trip

Time travel: flights of fancy

We rummage through the British Airways archive to find out what was taking off in the world of aviation way back when. This month, a look back at the flying boats of the 1930s

Global tribes: The Vatican’s footballing priests

The global groups, trends and subcultures you may not know about. This month, the priests of Vatican City who like to lace up their football boots

Italy: Eremito, Umbria

Kate Chambers leaves her gadgets at home for a Wi-Fi-free escape at this aesthetic Italian sanctuary with a distinctly ascetic vibe

Walking the world

A new report by The Ramblers walking charity and Macmillan Cancer Support says that walking for 20 minutes a day could save 37,000 people a year in the UK from dying prematurely of cancer, heart disease and strokes. But how to keep those walks interesting? Here are a few ideas from around the world:

The possibilities of time travel

The History Keepers author Damian Dibben on the timeless appeal of time travel

British Airways' Perfect Day in Rome: behind the scenes

12 hours, 1,599 tweets, 13 locations. Find out how one blogger created a Perfect Day in Rome using only Twitter. Joanna Hunter takes a trip with the bald hiker (and his 400,000 followers)

Video: blogger Paul Steele's Perfect Day in Rome with British Airways

British Airways sent top travel blogger Paul Steele, aka the Bald Hiker, to Rome for the day to be guided by its Twitter followers. Watch this video to see where he ended up

Twitter's guide to Rome: restaurants

From ample pizzerias, old trattorias and trendy new joints with famous chefs, our Twitter followers were bursting with hot tips for dinner

Twitter's guide to Rome: churches

You can't walk far in Rome without bumping into a beautiful place of worship, and many Twitter followers suggested popping into these lovely buildings on our Perfect Day Live

Twitter's guide to Rome: gelaterias

Gelato seems to be a big part of people's love for Rome. These were the top recommendations for an icy treat

Twitter's guide to Rome: best views

Rome is known as the city of seven hills, and Twitter's suggestions included several stunning views of this antique city

British Airways' Perfect Day in Rome: Twitter guide

When British Airways sent blogger Paul Steele (aka the Bald Hiker) to Rome for the day, he arrived with no itinerary. Luckily, Twitter was on hand to guide him

Twitter's guide to Rome: sightseeing

Blogger Paul Steele saw sights including an optical illusion painted inside and a historic cat sanctuary in Rome, but BA's Twitter followers provided plenty of other suggestions along the way

Twitter's guide to Rome: coffee and dessert

Good coffee is an essential part of the Rome experience — and Twitter thought so too. Here are some of the cafés and dessert shops that followers recommended

Twitter's guide to Rome: bars and nightlife

Everyone needs refreshment after a long day's sightseeing. But which bars were Twitter's top tips for our Perfect Day Live in Rome?

Twitter's guide to Rome: squares and gardens

Rome's piazzas and gardens are the ideal place to pause and people watch. These were some of the most popular Twitter suggestions on our recent Perfect Day

Adele Parks: why I love Rome

Author Adele Parks on why she loves Rome