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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

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

Hail, Caesar! 50 years of Vegas’ Caesars Palace

Caesars Palace changed Vegas forever – and, in a city where longevity is as rare as a royal flush, it’s now celebrating its 50 year winning streak. Faris Mustafa hits the strip

Which American National Park should you visit?

So many awe-inspiring National Parks, so little time... To help you decide which one to start with, High Life enlisted the help of Doug Smith, project leader for the Wolf Restoration Project in Yellowstone. Here he shares his recommendations

50 States in 52 weeks: UFO spotting in Colorado, Arizona, New Jersey and Nevada

The dusty deserts of the US are hotspots for UFO sightings – even the former US President Jimmy Carter filed a report to say he’d seen one. Here High Life examines the otherworldly goings-on recorded in four states famed for their paranormal activity

City hot spot: Art District Las Vegas

Midway between the Strip and Downtown, the Arts District is revealing 
a new side to Sin City

The boa veterans of Las Vegas

Every year, the legends of the burlesque world convene in Las Vegas, many of whom are the former stars of the original scene 40 years ago. Kate Salter meets the women who are still spinning their tassels (and more) in their 60s, 70s and even 80s

Rhinestone cowboys: Gay rodeo in the USA

There are numerous rodeos across America, but only one also has lashings of glitter, neon and drag queens. Will Hide saddles up and heads to the World Gay Rodeo Finals in Las Vegas

50 States in 52 weeks: Nevada's solar power art

How a new solar-power plant in the Mojave Desert became the unlikely subject of a photo series by American photographer Jamey Stillings

50 States in 52 Weeks: Road tripping from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon

While visiting Las Vegas and Grand Canyon National Park back-to-back makes for a memorable holiday, guidebook author Alan Rider says the road trip between them can be half the fun

Five of the world's best gaming capitals

Do you know your Super Mario from your Sonic the Hedgehog? These days, eGaming is one of the fastest growing sports in the world – creeping onto the international stage. Check out the five best cities in the world to pick up a console

The world’s ugliest (but most compelling) tourist attractions

For every swoon and snap garnered by the Taj Mahal and Niagara Falls, there’s a less attractive tourist site failing to get the recognition it deserves. Ben Groundwater rounds-up eight not-so-pretty places requiring a second look…

50 states in 52 weeks: road tripping Utah’s ‘Mighty Five’ national parks

With wild and rugged canyons, dramatic red rocks and camera-ready sunsets, Utah is hard to beat for a scenic road trip. Bob Howells gears up for a tour of the state’s big five national parks

Five of Las Vegas’ best Downtown dive bars

Showgirls, neon lights, Cirque du Soleil and sugary cocktails — these things may come to mind when thinking of Nevada’s famous city, but dive bars are getting down ’n’ dirty in the backstreets of Vegas, where real drinks (sans sparklers) are on the menu, says BarChick

The style interview: Jack Pack

Ahead of the release of their self-titled debut album in October (recorded with a 72-piece orchestra, no less) and a knock-out reappearance on this year’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, four-piece swing group Jack Pack talk to Lizzy Wilkinson about British style and their own sharp-suited fashion icons

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

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

Las Vegas' real school of rock

It's the $6,000 rock star boot camp where everyone from students and CEOs to healthcare workers and teens are transformed into Vegas headliners — groupies not included. Shana Ting Lipton takes lessons from the legends

DJ Paul Oakenfold: my Las Vegas

Producer and DJ Paul Oakenfold is a huge Vegas fan. He shares his tips on where to party, refuel and repeat in Sin City

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

Five of the best gadgets at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show

Every year, the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show brings weird and wonderful new gadgets to gawp at. Here are the latest gems coming to a tech store near you

The topsy-turvy travel planner: Las Vegas for misers

You can see Las Vegas on a shoestring — just seek out Sin city's happy hours, hotel deals and free entertainment

Weekend break: Las Vegas

There's more to Las Vegas than casinos. Tim Lott hits the jackpot on a long weekend with espresso martinis, singing cowboys and jaw-dropping live shows

The top 10 hotels in Las Vegas

Las Vegas now has over 150,000 hotel rooms, more than any other city in the US. Here's our lowdown on the newest and the best.