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Lydia Winter

Lydia Winter editor


Having started out on Escapism's sister title, Foodism, Lydia swapped restaurants for hotels, and a constant hangover for constant jet lag. It's far from all bad, though; she now gets to travel to incredible places and meet amazing people along the way – and she'll talk about it incessantly at any given opportunity. When not recovering from her latest jaunt, Lydia can be found stalking other people's cats, attempting to play netball and picking coriander out of her food. 

Lydia Winter's articles

Café du Cycliste women's albertine cycling gilet: gear review

A retro-chic cycling vest that's cosy yet breathable, from the much loved cycling and lifestyle brand based in the south of France

The Duncombe Arms, Staffordshire: hotel review

The Duncombe Arms marries ambitious food and drink with stellar hospitality – in short, it's everything a pub with rooms should be

Cynefin Retreats, Hereford: hotel review

With open fires, hot tubs and views over rolling green hills, Cynefin Retreats make for the ultimate countryside getaway

Osprey Archeon 30 women's backpack: gear review

The Osprey Archeon 30 is stylish enough for everyday use but still has everything you need for a weekend adventure – and it uses sustainable materials, too

Best ski and snowboard holidays this winter

Ski and snowboard holidays come in all shapes and sizes, from places you can ski in July to how to get your very own ski butler, here's an essential guide to all the resorts and holidays you need to know about this year

34 Best Adventure Holidays | Adrenaline-filled escapes

Whether you're after the sun, the sea or scaling a mountain, we've tracked down the best adventure holidays to take next your next break to new heights

Your ultimate city guide to Naples, Italy: 14 must-try things to eat, drink and do

From ancient history to modern restaurants, here's exactly why the city should be on your must-visit list

Canyon RoadLite:ON e-bike: gear review

The Canyon RoadLite:ON e-bike is smooth, seamless and, well, hardly feels like an e-bike at all

Best city breaks: amazing places to visit around the world

Whether you're after urban grit, outdoors adventures or history and romance, here are the best city breaks for your next getaway

Celebrity Cruises: on board the Celebrity EDGE cruise ship

Celebrity Cruises has just launched the EDGE, a futuristic ship with style and sustainability at its core. It's time to step on board

Ross Edgley on swimming around Britain

Take a dip into the adventures of Ross Edgley, the first person to swim around the entire coastline of Great Britain

Patagonia R1 Fleece: gear review

Over the last 20 years, the Patagonia R1 midlayer has been on so many first ascents and epic adventures that it's probably better travelled than anyone who's actually worn it. We give this year's version a spin

Best alternative US city breaks

Fancy something a little bit different? Look beyond the usual US city breaks with our guide to the best underrated destinations in the States

Patagonia Capilene Air hoody: gear review

Patagonia's Capilene Air hoody uses cutting edge technology to keep things warm, no matter how cold it gets outside

Exploring the Con Dao islands, Vietnam

The Con Dao islands, 100 miles of Vietnam's south coast, are slowly becoming a luxury holiday hotspot – but sobering reminders of the country's turbulent past remain

Taking the plunge: free diving in the Caribbean

Free diving in the waters surrounding Petit St Vincent is a breathtaking experience in more ways than one. Not only do we get an insight into the bright and beautiful sights of the sea, but we get a lesson in ocean conservation, too

Fjallraven Singi winter jacket: gear review

We review a snug, stylish new parka from the iconic Swedish brand that'll take you from your commute to the pub to weekend adventures with ease

Lefrik Roll backpack: gear review

Stylish, sustainable made and spacious: Lefrik's Roll backpack will take you from your daily commute to day-long trips with ease

Icebreaker Cool-Lite Sphere hoody: gear review

Warm-weather gear made out of... merino wool? Yep, really, and Icebreaker's Cool-Lite technology proves why it works

Safari holidays to southern Sri Lanka: a walk on the wild side

There aren’t many places where you can spot elephants on safari, eat great food and relax on idyllic beaches in one trip, but Sri Lanka is one of them