Lydia Winter

Lydia Winter editor

European 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

The Hoxton Hotel Berlin: review

The Hoxton Hotel expands its brand to Berlin to showcase the city's central chic. We visit to report on the hotel's amenities, as well as places to investigate in nearby neighbourhoods

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

What to do in Berlin, Germany: your insider's guide

Looking for everything you need to do in Berlin? We've got the best restaurants, bars, shops and even walks that will get you under the skin of the city

The Rose, Deal, Kent: hotel review

The Rose in Deal, Kent was the must-stay hotel of summer 2020. With gorgeous interiors and sensational food, it's not hard to see why...

Best foodie holidays for street food and markets

A country's street food is often the quicket way to the heart of its culture. Check out these essential street-food markets for a deliciously foodie break

Margate, Deal and the Kent Coast: an upcoming foodie haven

With Covid complications meaning staycations are the name of the game this summer, we suggest exploring the beachside towns of the Kent Coast, where a vibrant food scene is bubbling under

Cynefin Retreats, Hereford: hotel review

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

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

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

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

From ancient history to modern restaurants to where to REALLY get the best pizza, here's exactly where you need to go in this gloriously gritty Italian city

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

Con Dao, Vietnam: an alternative archipelago

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