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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

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

The UK's best boutique festivals 2018

The UK's festivals are known for being some of the best. But how do you know which one to choose? We round up the top small but mighty boutique festivals

8 of the best yoga camps for 2018

From traditional to alternative, serene to family-friendly, we've tracked down our favourite yoga retreats this year. All together now: ommm

The Bahamas: blue water, beaches and swimming pigs

We dive into The Bahamas' beautiful blue water and find more than we bargained for

The best places to visit in 2018: What's hot in travel

Making travel plans for this year? Here are the best new tours, hotels and attractions in the world for 2018

5 of the most romantic places to stay in 2018

Whether it's a Valentine's getaway or a blow-the-budget escape, grab your partner and head to one of these sumptuously romantic escapes

Where stay and what to do in Oslo, Norway: city guide

With access to the sea, beaches, forests and ski parks, the Norwegian capital of Oslo is an outdoor adventurer’s dream

Where to eat and drink in Oslo, Norway

With great food and nightlife aplenty, the Norwegian capital is the perfect city for foodies and night owls – here are a few of our top picks

16 of the best ski and snowboard breaks for winter 2017/18

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

Sustainable holiday ideas: in search of a better break

From eco hotels to 'voluntourism', these trips all do their bit for sustainability in travel. Take note...

Standon Calling: festival review

We spent a weekend grooving to Laura Mvula, skanking to Mike Skinner, and eating gourmet street food at Standon Calling, a festival just outside North London

Belize, Central America: ancient ruins, iguanas and hipster-style street food

From untouched ancient ruins to pristine white beaches, Belize ticks all of the dream getaway boxes – yet it's still just under the radar. We explore a Central American country that's just waiting to be discovered

Ricky Whittle Interview: The American Gods actor's guide to LA

The Oldham-born American Gods star tells us about the best places to eat, sleep and play in the City of Angels

UK Hotel Review: The Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth

For a food-filled weekend break, head to picturesque – and surprisingly trendy – Falmouth in Cornwall