Lydia is a travel writer and editor, based mostly in London. Her work has been published in print and online for the likes of Harper's Bazaar, ELLE, Condé Nast Traveller Middle East, Town&Country, BBC Good Food, Oh magazine, MailOnline, and woman&home.
A solo trip to Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico aged 19 kickstarted her travel addiction and she's since gone on to explore parts of 58 countries, returning to many often. Solo travel is her specialty, and she's happiest when hunting out great food while wearing flip-flops, preferably somewhere hot. Her award-nominated blog Lydia Travels documents artistic intimate hotels and brilliant restaurants across the globe.
Lydia is an avid gym avoider, preferring instead to head out into nature for mountain hikes, canyon climbs, and bracing outdoor swims. She’s spent time walking the Himalayas, trekking in South America, and trying out many of London’s lidos. Chakra meditations, gong baths, and facial acupuncture are a few of her favorite wellness indulgences and she loves anything slightly obscure, which she’ll try with an open mind.
Latest articles by Lydia Swinscoe
‘I tried a three-day juice cleanse and this is what happened’
Nutrition Lockdown 3.0 provided the perfect opportunity for Lydia Swinscoe to explore the realities of a juice cleanse