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Lydia Winter

Lydia Winter journalist

Deputy 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

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

Best fitness and wellness breaks in the Indian Ocean for 2018

Look for restorative spa treatments, fitness, activities and wellness treatments in the Indian Ocean? Here are the ultimate chill-out holidays

Best sustainable holidays in the Indian Ocean

Looking for a sustainable way to holiday in the Indian Ocean? Whether you’re volunteering or on the beach, you can give back with these responsible stays

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

Best foodie breaks for great restaurants in 2018

Looking to eat at some of the best restaurants in the world? Here's where to take a holiday if you don't mind travelling for good food

Best holidays to try good food and produce in 2018

When does a good holiday become a great holiday? With tasty food, we'd wager. Here are three of the best places to try famous produce right at the source

Best Mediterranean holidays for food

The Mediterranean is famous for great food and beautiful beaches, blend the two at these food-fuelled holiday destinations

Best alternative waterside city breaks for 2018

Looking for an adventurous holiday with seaside and beautiful beaches? Look no further than these three sandy stormers

A local's guide to Vancouver, Canada

Jamie Cormack, co-founder of accessories brand Herschel Supply, gives us his top tips on what to do in the coastal city of Vancouver, Canada

Portland, Oregon: a local's guide

Insider tips to a new city are the best way to get really under its skin. That's why we've enlisted Gregory Gourdet, the chef at the helm of the much-loved Departure restaurant, to give us his tips on the hipster city of Portland, Oregon

The best city breaks for culture in 2018

Feel like enriching yourself with an art, history and culture-filled getaway? Whether you're after a straight-forward break or something alternative, try these cities for size

City Guide: Berlin, Germany

Turbulent history, techno clubs and currywurst: no matter what kind of tourist you are, you’ll find something to suit in Berlin. Here are our best bits of the German capital…

Best adventure holidays for 2018

Sun, sea, and scaling a mountain? If that sounds like your kind of holiday, here are some ideas for adventure trips that will take your break to new heights