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New York: six strategies for surviving the Thanksgiving sales

Shopping after Thanksgiving is not for the faint-hearted — especially so in New York. But Tiffany Yannetta, editor of shopping website RackedNY, has the perfect battle plan to avoid the mobs of bargain hunters

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A wildlife road trip on Mexico’s Baja California Sur

From stroking grey whales to snorkelling with sea lions, there are plenty of wild adventures on this Mexican peninsula. British naturalist and eco-adventurer Catherine Capon shares five of the best

Cape Town’s corner shops

The once-ubiquitous corner café is becoming less easy to find. Which means that stepping over the threshold into one of Cape Town’s long-term survivors is even more of a treat. Could I have one Disprin, a Double O, a ripe avo, seven Fizzers and a Barbie, please?

London: nine of the best winter terraces

From retro ski chalets to Narnia-inspired enchanted forests, these snug pop-ups are upping the festive ante in the capital. Anisha Patel and Katie Gatens get into the spirit of things

John Simpson: letter from Brazzaville

What the world’s most famous correspondent gets up to off duty. This month he heads to the Republic of Congo

Austria: Hotel Goldener Berg, Oberlech

Glittering mountain views, gourmet cuisine and a go-to spa ... Oh and the skiing is pretty good, too. This chalet-style hotel makes for an unbeatable holiday on the slopes, says Rowena Carr-Allinson

Future gazing: how will we travel in 2055?

By the time the next 500 issues of High Life are published — taking us through to 2055 — travel will have changed beyond recognition. But how? Here are the predictions from people in the know

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

Harare, Zimbabwe: an insider’s guide

From locally roasted coffee fit for royals to exportable fashion and design, Harare has an enterprising, creative spirit that may surprise you, says Jane Broughton

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

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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

50 states in 52 weeks: eat and drink the world in Alabama’s Pepper Place

Birmingham, Alabama might be best known as the cradle of the US civil rights movement, but today, top chefs are cooking up a new image for the Magic City by blending a farm-to-table ethos with international sophistication — and nowhere more so than Pepper Place. Local writer Eric Velasco takes a seat at the world’s table

50 states in 52 weeks: Hawaii for food lovers

Forget Spam: thanks to a new wave of creative chefs and a renewed interest in culinary traditions, Hawaiian cuisine is quietly undergoing a hip resurgence, both at home and abroad. Deborah Dunn eats her way around Oahu, the islands’ foodie epicentre

50 states in 52 weeks: Nebraska’s live music scene

Nebraska inconceivably became the epicenter of the indie music world in the early 2000s, thanks to three homegrown bands making waves nationally. But you can still catch great live music in its big cities today. Omaha-based music writer and blogger Tim McMahan gives us a lowdown on the scene

50 states in 52 weeks: run, ride or walk Philadelphia

From beers gardens and high-design parks to outdoor art installations, Philadelphia has ramped up its outdoor offerings, making this flat and easily navigable city a top destination for those who like to get active in an urban setting. Here are three mini-itineraries for exploring the city’s alfresco offerings

50 states in 52 weeks: 10 ways to have an adventure in Montana

With snow-capped mountains, sparkling lakes and majestic valleys, Montana is a truly wild state. From high-adrenaline hiking and white-knuckle rafting to real-life rodeos and music festivals in the mountains, here are 10 ways to experience it at its best

50 states in 52 weeks: a literary road trip through California

People flock to California for sunshine and star gazing, but the state’s coast-hugging cities also have a rich literary heritage that will keep book nerds busy from LA to San Francisco