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Benedict Cumberbatch: ice driving in Finland

The actor dons his thermals to drive Jaguars on ice in Finland

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Nairobi: Africa's Silicon Savannah

Kenya's capital is fast becoming the San Francisco of Africa. Ben Rawlence meets the city's entrepreneurs

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Seeking Nirvana in Seattle

20 years on from Kurt Cobain’s suicide, what has become of the city and its scene?

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Washington's power restaurants

Simon Kelner dines out with the political insiders

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Editor's Picks


Country hot spot: Somerset, UK

12 Apr 2014

With cool accommodation, an unusual new art centre and Johnny Depp buying a local castle, Somerset is officially having a moment...


Seven reasons to visit Porto

11 Apr 2014

Miles of coastline, outdoor music festivals and an influx of see-and-be-seen bars are drawing a hedonistic crowd to Portugal's second city. Patricia Campbell lists seven reasons to join them


Atlanta city guide: where to eat, snap and stay

7 Apr 2014

Lucille Howe enjoys some southern hospitality, eggplant fries and ping pong disco in down-to-earth Atlanta

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Justin Rose on the world's best golfing destinations

7 Apr 2014

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


Behind the scenes photos: Benedict Cumberbatch in Finland

4 Apr 2014

When we sent Benedict Cumberbatch ice driving in Finland, High Life's art director Jamie McPherson went along for the ride. Here he talks us through some of the moments on location

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Letter from Chile

Find out what the world's most famous correspondent gets up to off duty

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Five tips on learning a new language

He claims not to have the ‘language gene', yet Benny Lewis is fluent in ten languages and getting there with even more using his own method of ‘hacking'. Each month 400,000 users visit his blog to track his progress. Here are his tips to fast fluency...

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On The Road

On the Road with: Foxes

The stylish singer talks about her loves, hates and favourite memories of being on tour

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Surfing Namibia

Craig Jarvis · 12 Apr 2014

The best surfing wave in the world? Not the azure waters of Hawaii. Not the palm-fringed shores of Indonesia. It's in Namibia. Craig Jarvis tells us where — and how it's made history

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