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Picture this: How to take photographs in New York

What happens when you ask photography students to capture one of the most frequently snapped cities in the world? High Life found out on a recent trip to New York

London theatre: plays for June 2016

Theatre blogger Edward Lukes rounds up the best new stage shows for June, including the new production of Disney’s Aladdin and an open air production of Shakespeare's Henry V

My New York: DJ Gina Turner

A regular on the New York club scene, international DJ Gina Turner curates a New York playlist for High Life and talks meditation and music in the city

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

Nine of the strangest (but genius) travel accessories

The latest must-have travel accessory is a symbol-adorned t-shirt designed for linguistically challenged travellers. But don’t mock – some of the weirdest travel accessories are actually the most useful. Tamara Hinson her top picks

50 States in 52 Weeks: Missouri vs Ohio: Who reigns supreme in sports?

Sports fandom is strong in the Midwest with good reason – there’s plenty to cheer for across various games. Two states in particular, Missouri and Ohio, produce some of the most dedicated enthusiasts. But which one has the upper hand? Midwestern native Samantha Lande examines the state of play

Five of the best vegetarian restaurants in London

Vegetarian food has come a long way from lacklustre plates of mushroom risotto. To celebrate National Vegetarian Week (16-22 May) Ianthe Butt rounds up five of London’s best vegetarian offerings

Jamie Cullum’s guide to summer festivals

Ahead of his performance at Wiltshire’s Larmer Tree Festival this summer, the jazz singer and songwriter recalls his most memorable festivals, and shares his tips for making the most of your next musical weekend

Five of the best safari lodges

From Namibia to South Africa we've found five fantastic safari lodges to help you live life on the wild side

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50 States in 52 Weeks: Portland, Oregon vs. Portland, Maine

Two great cities, same great name. Sitting on opposite coasts and separated by an eight hour flight, Portland, Oregon and Portland, Maine each have their own unique character. However, in the game of Top Trumps, there can only be one winner. Travel writer and Portland Oregon resident, Ian Nelson, examines the stats and facts for each city to see how they compare

50 states in 52 weeks: The US as seen on screen: Minnesota, Washington, Georgia, South Dakota, and Maryland

From icy mountains to cinematic towns and spooky cornfields these five states have all been used for cult US TV shows. Ellen E Jones checks out places to visit from the shows

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: The cool side of Nashville

Don’t tell the rest of the Brooklyn-worshipping world, but East Nashville just might be the hippest, coolest, most authentic neighbourhood on the planet right now. Here Sunshine Flint shares where to eat, shop, stay, and play

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

50 states in 52 weeks: Thanksgiving traditions in Alaska, Iowa, Kentucky and West Virginia

Not all Thanksgiving holiday celebrations are just about parades, pies and presidential turkey. Jessica Teas looks at how four states celebrate in very unique ways

50 states in 52 weeks: why Delaware is the craft beer capital of the USA

Despite being the nation’s second-smallest state, Delaware is carving out a reputation as a craft beer capital in the USA. Local writer Danielle Bouchat-Friedman reports on what’s brewing

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

50 states in 52 weeks: Wyoming and North Dakota

Often overlooked in favour of their more famous neighbouring states, Wyoming and North Dakota still have plenty of charm, from historic hotels to wild landscapes. Robert Reid hits the road

50 states in 52 weeks: highlights of a road trip along the Mississippi Delta

Mississippi native Holly Whitfield shares her favourite stops on the Mississippi Delta — aka the most Southern place on earth