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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

The North Face Ventrix Hoody: Gear Review

We review the beautiful, breathable new jacket from The North Face and find a high-tech piece of kit that solves a simple problem – ventilation on the go

UK Hotel Review: The Pointer, Brill, Buckinghamshire

2018's Michelin Pub of the Year has a lot to shout about, from an idyllic location in the Buckinghamshire countryside to a restaurant serving dishes made from produce grown by the owners

Best holidays and tours for learning something new

The best way to learn new skills is to jump in at the deep end, and on these trips and tours you're sure to come back relaxed, tanned and a little bit wiser

Scarpa Vapour V climbing shoes: gear review

Scarpa's Vapour V climbing shoe is a great all-rounder for beginners and indoor boulderers, as well as climbers looking for all-day comfort

Best cruise festivals in the world

Take a music festival and stick it on a luxury cruise liner and you've got one hell of a party – here are some of the world's best ocean-based fests

World's best waves – amazing surf spots in photos

Whether you love surfing or just love gawping at the sea, these world-famous surf breaks – picked by some of the best surf photographers on Earth – are jaw-dropping

The best new London hotels opening in 2018

Planning a stay in the UK capital in 2018? Head to one of these new hotels. From cool boltholes in the City to converted gems, here are some of the best

Best festivals in London 2018

When some of the best UK day festivals and weekenders happen in the centre of London, there's really no reason to go anywhere else for great music and food

5 amazing holiday rentals with epic mountain views

If your idea of the best holiday involves epic views of cool mountains, these homes – all available to rent and stay at – will tick all your boxes

Outdoor Photographer of the Year: the best nature photos of 2018

The category winners have been announced in the 2018 OPOTY competition, showcasing some of the best landscape and wildlife photography of the last year

The world's most beautiful ski hotels 2018

When it comes to luxurious rooms and fancy fittings, the world of skiing serves you pretty well, and these are some of the best alpine escapes in the world

Travel Guide: Florence, Italy

Explore way beyond the obvious tourist sites with our guide to Florence’s must-sees

Jeremy Jones Interview: the legendary snowboarder talks sustainability and climate change

Having spent every winter in the mountains for the past 30 years, snowboarder Jeremy Jones is face-to-face with the effects of climate change. He tells us why it’s time to act

Qatar: The shifting sands of the world's richest country

Life in the world’s richest country isn’t just luxury resorts, shimmering skyscrapers and preparations for the World Cup. Not quite, anyway. From the dunes to Doha, Qatar is a nation in flux

Glasgow, Scotland: where to stay and what to do

Planning an excursion all the way up to Glasgow? Not without reading this quickfire guide full of boutique boltholes and left-field things to do you're not

UK Hotel Review: The Plough at Kelmscott, Oxfordshire

Combining country pub and rural retreat within two hours from London, The Plough is the perfect place to head for a weekend escape from the city without having to travel too far

UK Guide: the Cotswolds

Widely regarded as one of the UK’s most picturesque regions, the Cotswolds are packed with pretty views, but there’s much more to do than just stand and stare

UK Guide: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

The spa town of Cheltenham is a great base for exploring the Cotswolds, here's what you need to do while you're there

City Guide: Liverpool, UK

A trip to Liverpool is full of good food, good times and good music. Here's how to make the most of it all

The world's most incredible mobile architecture

From eco-friendly structures to escape everything to private park bench office spaces, these are the best mobile spaces that have ever been built