Jon Hawkins


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UK Travel Guide: Newquay, Cornwall

Newquay in Cornwall is the classic British beach town, but few others can match it when it comes to surfing and local food. Here's a guide to the best bits

Sentier, Paris: what to do and see in the 2nd arrondissement

The historic streets in and around the Sentier really turn on the Parisian charm. Here's our essential guide to shopping, sleeping, drinking and eating doughnuts in the second arrondissement's textile (and now a tech startup) district

Café du Cycliste Zélie jacket: gear review

This premium cycling jacket is built for audax, bike-packing and any long-distance ride when staying warm (and looking good) matters

Patagonia Micro Puff hoody jacket: gear review

The super-light, eco-friendly Micro Puff jacket is the latest innovation from California outdoor brand Patagonia – here's how it tested

Rapha Commuter Jacket: gear review

High-end road cycling brand Rapha is making big inroads to everyday bikers with its new Commuter Jacket

Garmin Fenix 5 Plus Sapphire: gear review

The newest watch in Garmin's adventurous Fenix line is a wearable, a multisport trainer and a premium smartwatch all rolled into one rugged package. Here's how it stacks up

Cerys Matthews Interview: the radio DJ, musician and author talks festivals

In a world of big branding and lineup-led weekenders, Cerys Matthews explains how to run a festival with a difference

UK Hotel Review: The Kings Head, Gloucestershire

The Kings Head in Cirencester has undergone a huge renovation, and this lovingly restored one-time coaching inn is a great base for discovering the Cotswolds

Exploring Gothenburg and the coast of West Sweden

Forget the lazy kayaking, delicious seafood and breathtaking scenery. West Sweden’s Bohuslän coast is all about the magical light

UK Hotel Review: Barsham Barns, Norfolk

For a few days exploring the sights and seaside of North Norfolk, the self-catering Barsham Barns make the perfect base.

Sardinia Triathlon: a beach holiday with a difference

Looking to balance beautiful beaches with, er, seriously toned thighs, Jon Hawkins and an unsuspecting mate take on a triathlon in Sardinia

On Top of the World: discovering the ski city of Innsbruck, Austria

For a break that blends city and ski like no other, head to the Austrian city of Innsbruck, says Jon Hawkins

Rum's the Word: Unearthing the spirit of Barbados

In Barbados, rum is more than just a spirit – it’s at the very heart of the island’s vibrant, sun-drenched culture, says Jon Hawkins

Reinventing the heel: living like a local in Salento

Jon Hawkins finds his idea of heaven in Salento – the heel of Italy's boot – where the food, wine and beaches are finally getting the attention they deserve

5 ways to be a better traveller with Simon Reeve

The presenter, author and travel expert gives his tips for getting the most out of your holiday

The Hudson River Project: an interview with James Bowthorpe

This month James Bowthorpe will travel the length of America’s Hudson river in a boat made from rubbish. Escapism meets him…

Top 5 Breaks In: The South Coast

From windsurfing in Weymouth to craft beers in Brighton, we pick five very different breaks on England's south coast.ACTION: Jurassic CoastThe Jurassic Coast is

Means Of Escape: Jeepney

If the world’s most-famous surrealist artists were in the driving seat for an episode of Pimp My Ride this beauty is what you might end up with...One thing’

Eat It: Vietnam

Asia may be an exotic land far, far away but one woman has brought the colours and flavours of Vietnam to life in her Hackney kitchen. Come and have a taste...F


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