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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

Five of the world’s best city running routes

Whether you’re an athlete or an amateur, it can be hard to know where to exercise when you arrive in a new city. Luckily, the Strava app has that covered. It lets you compete with other runners, share times and photos and tracks your run. We asked its creators to share the app’s most popular runs

Five curious places to see art

You don’t need to go to a gallery to find art. From Lanzarote’s seabed to the rainforests of Belize, Katie Gatens discovers works of art in more natural habitats

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

Ibiza: The Body Camp

More often associated with hedonistic partying, Ibiza isn’t the obvious choice for a detox. But when Daisy Jordan swaps mojitos for meditation at this fitness retreat on the White Isle, she’s delighted with the results

Spain: Finca Cortesin, Andalucia

With a superb spa, Michelin-starred restaurant and world-class golf course, this Andalucian getaway is a glamarous getaway – even if you’re not a golf fan. Laury Smith is already planning her next visit

DJ Carl Cox’s guide to Ibiza

As he nears the end of his 15-year residency at Space Ibiza, the island’s best-loved DJ chats to High Life about beaches, seafood and taking time out of the party

Space at the table: food in Ibiza

Ibiza is fast becoming a food destination to rival Copenhagen and San Sebastián, with cooks such as Anne Sijmonsbergen bringing the sensibilities of a Massachusetts farmers’ market to the party island. Hardeep Singh Kohli meets her and the other players making the White Isle more about cuisine than clubbing

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

The ten best European cities to discover by bike

Want to know what’s wheely cool? Discovering a new city by bicycle. To mark National Bike Week (11-19 June) travel writer Tamara Hinson recommends Europe’s best cities to see on two wheels

Five of the best distilleries to taste gin

From Sweden to Spain – where gin and tonics are practically the national drink – people can’t enough of the quintessentially British drink. Ahead of World Gin Day, Olivier Ward, co-found of Gin Foundry, picks five distilleries around the world to get spirited away

This is my Spain: Hinds’ guide to Madrid

The Hinds singer and Madrid native Ana Perrote shares her tips for where to eat, stay, play and enjoy music in the vibrant Spanish city

Write on: five famous travel memoirs

Before the days of Instagram, travellers used pen and paper to document their adventures across the globe. David Cole, director of Pen Heaven, chooses five of his favourite travel journals to inspire you on your next trip

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

Whether it’s kayaking or kitesurfing, our experts have tested the tides and currents of beaches worldwide to find the best beaches for sport

DJ Judge Jules: 48 hours in Ibiza

A long weekend on the White Isle is the ultimate weekend getaway – so you’ll want to make every hour count. Having run his legendary Judgement club night in Ibiza for the last 16 years, Judge Jules shares how to make the most of an Ibiza escape

Quiz: How much do you actually know about Spain?

¡Hola amigos! Do you know your sobrasada from your sobremesa? Or your jamón from your jerez? Take our quiz to see if you're un verdadero español or un poco estupido…

Six of the world’s best city villas

From a bastion of modern design to a 12th century palazzo, Issy D'Arcy Clark uncovers six villas in cities across the globe

Quiz: Can you guess where these Oscar-nominated movies were really filmed?

New Zealand famously filled in for Middle Earth in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. But which other Oscar-winning movies have used a doppelgänger destination while filming? Take our quiz below

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

Six places to listen to live music in Valencia

Spain’s third largest city is now a musical hub, thanks to the establishment of the first international campus of the Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2011. College alumnus Jennifer Buglione takes us on a tour of the venues that are making some noise

Ten hair-raising hikes

Want a walk with a side order of thrills? Adventurous travel writer and keen hiker, Andrew Bain, shares his pick of the world’s most rousing routes

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

The hottest foodie destinations of 2015

With Danish dining in Asia and Michelin star-spotting in Europe, there were some exciting contenders for the best foodie destination of 2015. Here are five places that pushed boundaries to become celebrated dining hotspots

Time travel: star of the skies

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 one of BA’s most iconic planes, the Lockhead TriStar

Ski: a gourmet guide to the slopes

We’re firm believers that the best way to a skier’s heart is through their tummy, so here’s our guide to ski towns where food will take centre stage this winter

Spain: Hotel Arts Barcelona

The perfect beachside location, a slick design ethos and luxury in spades... It’s little wonder this contemporary five-star number towers above other hotels in the city. Alicia Hart is impressed

Six spas with killer views

You could choose to zone out during your next massage — but why would you want to, when there are views as good as these on offer? From rooftop relaxation in Ibiza to an open-fronted lodge in the heart of Kenya, choose one of these spas to treat all of your senses, says Hannah Hudson

Pilot Q&A: First Officer Joel Garabedian, A320 fleet

First Officer Joel Garabedian on how fate led him to pursue a career in flying

60 second interview: Richard Thompson

With a career spanning more than 40 years the legendary folk songwriter is back with a new album, ‘Still’. Here, he touches on his career so far and why he’s a rebel at heart

Spain: Hotel Miramar, Barcelona

Just a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of Barcelona, this gloriously revamped palace is the very definition of tranquility. Katie Gatens is full of praise

Where to eat and drink in Barcelona (according to Instagram)

In this technological day and age, you don’t need a guide book to show you the best places to eat or drink, you just need Instagram. Foodies, tastemakers, tourists and chefs all travel, shoot and share. A well-’grammed eatery is now on par with a queue: you know it’s going to be good. Alice Tate logs on to seek out the city’s best haunts

Spain: Castell D’Emporda, Girona

Forget echoing corridors and vast drafty rooms. This castle-turned-boutique hotel in the stunning Catalonian countryside is more like a home away from home. Katie Gatens checks in

Five hotels in historic buildings

Hidden behind a Gothic church, housed in a former bank and a building that MI6 used during in World War II… these unique hotels are all about original design, striking architecture and old world charm

Spain: Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel and Spa, Mallorca

The Spanish island has shrugged off the lazy tourist clichés of previous decades, not least with the arrival of such a luxury big hitter. Sophy Grimshaw is impressed

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

Bradley Wiggins on cycling in Europe

The Tour de France champion and Olympic Gold medallist on why Majorca is his favourite cycling destination, his favourite climb in Provence, and the challenges of competing in the world’s most famous cycling race

The battle of two titans: Italy vs Spain

When it comes to the arts, Spain has often been overshadowed by Italy’s rich heritage and innate elegance. It’s about time, says Mark Jones, to take a fresh look at the cultural highpoints and natural splendour of these two nations and reconsider what they can offer

DJ John Digweed: eight of the best clubbing capitals

The British DJ and record producer gives us his inside track into the world’s coolest partying destinations

Spain: Asia Gardens, Alicante

With its lush gardens, chilled-out vibe and Thai-style spa, it might take you a while to adjust to the fact you’re in Alicante, not southeast Asia — as Faris Mustafa discovers

Walk this way: five new places to take a hike

From a hair-raising hike in Malaga to Chicago’s answer to the High Line, here is our guide to the world’s best new walking trail

Europe’s new free-wheeling cities

Copenhagen and Amsterdam may be the obvious contenders, but there are also some less likely European cities are rolling out bike share schemes and cycle lanes to encourage two-wheeled travel, says Rachel Howard

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

Europe’s most curious beers

Seawater, smoky bacon and spicy chillies… craft beer expert Daniel Neilson takes a boozy crawl around Europe’s most innovative breweries that are using unlikely ingredients to create quirky pints

On the edge: Europe’s best border towns

Looking for a new way to travel around Europe? Head to its borders, where you’ll find towns that are vibrant melting pots of cultures with distinct identities of their own. Best of all? All you need is one flight to tick two or more countries off your list

Five of the best places to think in Bilbao

Bilbao is Spain’s unofficial capital of clever for 2015, with major conferences on nanotechnology, Artificial Intelligence Systems and thought itself. Here are five places to exercise the grey matter in and around the city, says Trevor Baker

Six of the world’s best experimental restaurants

With more top chefs taking a scientific approach to cooking, food and travel writer Fiona Dunlop reveals the establishments that are leading the way in the cutting-edge food movement

City hot spot: La Alameda, Seville

The once downtrodden neighbourhood is experiencing a new lease of life, thanks to a slew of cool tapas bars, cafe-cum-art spaces and independent boutiques. Esme Fox gives us the lowdown

Five ways to enjoy Tenerife’s South American vibe

It may lie off the coast of Africa and belong to Spain, but after generations of migration to and from countries such as Brazil, Venezuela and Cuba, Tenerife’s heart beats to a Latin drum, says Andrea Montgomery

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

A stylish guide to Bilbao

Bilbao’s design revolution didn’t end with the Guggenheim Museum. Pati Baiges takes us on a tour of her hometown’s best boutiques, restaurants and bars

Fuerteventura: five unexpected sights

The second-largest Canary Island has some of Europe’s most spectacular, white sand beaches, well known to surf dudes and sun seekers. But move away from Fuerteventura’s coast and there are things you might never have thought to see

Hot list 2015: the cities to visit

The most exciting cities to mingle in, explore or simply go back to in the New Year

Weekend Break: Seville

The sun shines 295 days a year in Seville, and it’s packed with culture and photo opportunities. Sound good? Alice Tate packs the best of the city into three days

The best place in the world to...

...meet an alien, become a millionaire, get hitched, do nothing... Whatever it is, there's an ideal spot for it. But, finds Simon Usborne, you may be surprised where you end up

The ultimate ski guide: the Pyrenees

Felice Hardy picks four of the best ski resorts in the Pyrenees, for every type of snow holiday

Five of the best Ibiza closing parties

It couldn't last forever — the Ibiza party season winds down this month with some of the best line-ups on the island. Here's where to bid a suitably decadent farewell to summer 2014

Marbella: a tale of two cities

From Ava Gardner and the jet set to The Only Way is Essex tribe, Marbella (or Marbs) has seen some sights in the last 60 years

Five of Mallorca's best restaurants

Whether it's a fine dining twist on traditional Mallorcan food, hearty homemade tapas or surf-inspired, pan-Pacific cuisine, Mallorca has all the ingredients for a foodie road trip, says Katie Gatens

Annie Mac: my Ibiza

Ahead of flying there for BBC Radio 1 in Ibiza this weekend, DJ Annie Mac picks her favourite island hangouts

Malaga's best restaurants

It's known as the touching-down point for the glamorous Costa del Sol, but, from chilled out Golden Mile hangouts to city-centre leaders, the food scene in and around this Andalucian city is developing fast. Lucy Thackray reports

Five of the best beaches in Ibiza

Not just for those that like to party hard, the island of Ibiza offers a range of beaches for sunseekers looking for seclusion, a family base or even a day trip

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

Five great stops on a road trip along Mallorca's west coast

Stunning panoramas from winding hairpin bends along the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, quaint seaside towns and hidden shingle bays... Mallorca's west coast is ideal for a four-wheel adventure, says Katie Gatens

Justin Rose on the world's best golfing destinations

To celebrate The Masters tournament this week, champion golfer Justin Rose, who is currently ranked sixth in the world, recommends his favourite courses from Scotland to South Africa

City hot spot: Malasana, Madrid

Madrid's hipster quarter has cool terraces, retro homewares and cycling coffee shops. Paul Richardson shares his tips

A video guide to Tenerife

High Life's contributing editor Jane Dunford travelled to Tenerife with TravelGuru TV and found stunning landscapes, paragliding and fascinating marine life

Mallorca: Hotel Cort, Palma

This new city-centre hotel in Palma de Mallorca has a series of beautifully-designed suites, a great mix of modern and traditional décor and a fabulous restaurant to boot, says Lucy Thackray

Mallorca: Gran Hotel Son Net

Set in the rich green valleys and hills outside of Palma, Mallorca, Gran Hotel Son Net is a classic, luxurious getaway just three hours from London, says Lucy Thackray

The topsy-turvy travel planner: Ibiza for detox

It's one of the most famous party destinations in the world, but more and more people are going to Ibiza in search of a little R&R

Gareth, meet Madrid

So what does a clean living Welsh homebody who earns £300,000 a week do in Madrid?

Eight of the best tapas restaurants in Madrid

Chef Omar Allibhoy was born and raised in Madrid, and the food scene there was a huge influence on his book Tapas Revolution. He pulls up a stool at his favourite tapas bars in the city

Video: Sol Wave House, Mallorca's Twitter hotel

Sol Wave House hotel claims to 'create a virtual community' and connect its guests through Twitter in a new interactive experience

What's on in Marbella

Culture takes over in glamorous Marbella this summer with festivals and food galore

Then and now: Benidorm, Mallorca and Lanzarote

The hottest destinations on the planet back in the 1970s, Benidorm, Mallorca and Lanzarote later became dated and ridiculed. Now, the unthinkable has happened: they're in back in vogue...

High Life's hotel and restaurant reviews: were we right?

For four decades we have deliberated, cogitated and digested the best restaurants and hotels across the globe. But were we right? Not always…

Bold new food ideas by innovative chefs

Meet the chefs cooking up a new style of cuisine in Barcelona, Girona, Chicago and Paris

Canary Islands: food, art and partying in Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Once a hangout for The Beatles, Tenerife became a byword for package holidays. But, as Aimee Farrell discovers, this island is reclaiming its exotic appeal in culture and cuisine, with art to match Miami and music to rival Ibiza

Notes from a traveller: Anton Du Beke

The Strictly Come Dancing star and former professional ballroom dancer talks global golfing and the iPad generation

Seville: Hotel Alfonso XIII, a Luxury Collection Hotel

An extremely successful, and sensitive, refurbishment has restored Seville's grand Alfonso XIII hotel to its former 1920s glory — and given it a bright future, says Lucy Thackray

11 great San Sebastian bars and restaurants

The best pintxos bars, delis and restaurants in foodie San Sebastián, chosen by local Mugaritz chef Andoni Luis Aduriz

Mallorca: Marriott Son Antem Golf Resort & Spa, Llucmajor

With its two golf courses and two pools, the Marriott Son Antem is ideal for a business get-together or wonderful for a holiday in the sun, says Ianthe Butt

A food tour of San Sebastián

On a culinary tour with one of San Sebastián's most exciting chefs, Paul Richardson 
piles into everything from traditional 
pintxos to gastronomic masterpieces

Seville: Corral del Rey

Ever dreamt of having your own chic little apartment in a stunning European city? That's just how you'll feel at Seville's Corral del Rey, says Lucy Thackray

Barcelona's experimental tapas

Olives made of jelly, red chocolate lips for dessert... the world of tapas in Barcelona is enjoying a theatrical moment, says Jemima Sissons

Spain: Moorish cooking lessons

His restaurants are mobbed by foodies desperate for his Moorish cuisine. Now there’s a chance to study his cooking at close quarters in the country that inspires him. David Sexton joins Sam Clark in Andalucia

Sandro Bianchi's Madrid

Been there, done that? Think again. Madrid offers a hip, vibrant cultural life away from the major tourist sights. One of their coolest residents take us on a tour

Where to eat: Jerez

The best places to eat in Jerez by Fiona Sims

Jerez with Jason Atherton

The Andalusian city famous for its sherry and tapas is now being rated as a top gourmet destination. For British chef Jason Atherton, known for his take on Spanish cuisine, it is an intense culinary hit. By Fiona Sims

Rioja: the best tapas in Spain

Forget Barcelona – foodies are heading to Rioja for the best tapas. Chris Leadbeater loosens his belt

The Balearic Islands: Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera

With British Airways’ weekend flights to Ibiza and Majorca starting this month, Jonathan Bastable goes off the beaten track on the Balearic islands to find dramatic landscapes and distinctive cuisine

Insider's guide: Barcelona

City secrets from the people who really know – the locals. Compiled by Richard Lander

Mallorca: Balearic boutique boom

With a crop of chic new openings, Mallorca is getting the luxe treatment. About time, says Isabel Dexter

Skiing: the best is yet to come

It isn’t too late to book a skiing holiday. In February, March and even April, you can still find perfect snow conditions on both sides of the Atlantic. Felice Hardy, co-editor of The Great Skiing & Snowboarding Guide 2007, has the lowdown on the best late-season picks