Portugal: Vila Vita Parc, Algarve

Looking for luxury in the Algarve? With its dreamy spa, award-winning restaurant, tropical gardens and secluded beach, this seaside oasis has something for everyone, says Hannah Hudson

Street art in the Algarve

Step away from the golf course and beaches. The Algarve is fast becoming an unlikely hub for street art in Portugal

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

Portugal: Fazenda Nova, Algarve

Set amidst almond and pomegranate orchards, this secluded country house brings a touch of chic sophistication to eastern Algarve, says Harriet Green

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

Portugal: Conrad Algarve, Quinta do Lago

With a sumptuous spa, lovely pools and a quiet local beach, the Conrad Algarve is a great getaway just 20 minutes from Faro airport

The curious guide to Europe

You're thirsty for discovery. You're keen to immerse yourself in someone else's world for a while. You are the curious traveller. Francesca Syz discovers Europe's most curious island, city and restaurants