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.
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With access to the sea, beaches, forests and ski parks, the Norwegian capital of Oslo is an outdoor adventurer’s dream
Can’t decide where to book your next mountain holiday? Whether you’re after speed on the slopes, comfy luxury, a piece of isolation or anything in between, we’ve got all bases covered. Dig out your salopettes and let’s go