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Tom Powell

Associate Editor

Tom likes to travel, which is perfect, really, considering his role at Escapism. When he's not testing out mattresses all over the UK, lusting over US national parks, or following his stomach across the south of France, you'll probably find him writing about his latest adventures at Escapism HQ, or nerding out about the latest gear.

Tom Powell's articles

Parrot Anafi drone: Gear Review

This super-light, travel friendly drone from French brand Parrot makes aerial photography and video a breeze on the go. Here's how it tested

Best road trips in the USA

Whether you want to drive coast to coast, border to border or just see some of the most scenic spots in the USA, these American road trips are a great way to soak up the sights

Best cities to visit in winter

Looking for a winter city break that's cosy, cultural full of charm? Keep your cool in these cities that are all better when the weather is colder

Danner Jag Wool hiking boot: gear review

This lightweight hiking boot has been reborn after a 30-year hiatus, and the result is an incredibly modern shoe with a gorgeous retro feel

Fjallraven Greenland Winter Jacket: gear review

This jacket from Swedish brand Fjallraven takes inspiration from an expedition to Greenland in 1966 while adding a modern look and eco-friendly features

Rab Microlight Summit jacket: gear review

British outdoor brand Rab is celebrating ten years of the Microlight jacket with a subtly upgraded down version that's better than ever before

On Cloud Waterproof running shoes: gear review

Swiss-made running brand On's most classic shoes have been given a fully waterproof, all-black-everything look for AW 2018. Here's how they held up

Fjallraven Kanken backpack: gear review

Fjallraven's iconic Kanken backpack turns 40 this year, and a new range of Kanken Essentials has been launched to celebrate

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: city guide

Spending a short break or stopover in Abu Dhabi, UAE? Here are the best places to eat, drink and stay, plus a few must-visits to see while you're there

Best small island escapes for 2018

If you want to escape to a Robinson Crusoe-style island and have an entire beach to yourself, look no further than these tiny island retreats

Best short-haul winter sun holidays for 2018

Want some sun and sand this winter, but don't want to fly far for it? Here are some of the warmest places to go in Europe when everywhere else gets cold

London: The best great outdoors activities in the city

Get a flavour of the outdoors without leaving London by trying this activities in the city

Haglöfs Vina 40 backpack: gear review

Compact, sophisticated and versatile this hiking backpack from Swedish brand Haglöfs will serve you as a carry-on, camping pack or trekking bag

Daisybank B&B, Brockenhurst, New Forest: UK hotel review

Get back to nature with a stay in a shepherd’s hut at Daisybank B&B in the New Forest and prepare yourself for a weekend of eating, cycling and lots of ponies

Best packable waterproofs

If you're looking for a new waterproof jacket, look no further than this packable rainwear – it's some of the best

Ben Saunders interview: the British polar explorer on Antarctica, fitness and more

Record-breaking polar explorer Ben Saunders has spent more time in Antarctica than any other Brit, we find out what keeps him going back

Britain's best boozy breaks

Looking for a UK getaway with some serious spirit? From seaside Suffolk to the lakeside crags of Cumbria, these drinks tours are well worth a shot

The best UK breaks this year

We love uncovering new destinations, but a thirst for exploration doesn’t have to take you to the other side of the world: there’s plenty to discover right here in Britain

Cruising in Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia: a window on the world

There’s choppy sea, and then there are the waters around Cape Horn, Patagonia… we jumped aboard an expedition cruise ship to traverse the region's notoriously perilous waves on a voyage of ecological discovery and responsible tourism

Fitbit Versa smartwatch: gear review

Part smartwatch, part personal fitness tracker, Fitbit's new 'budget' offering is versatile wristcandy par excellence