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Tom Powell

Staff Writer

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

Canada Goose Reflective Rainwear range: Gear Review

Canada Goose's new range of reflective birch bark-print rainwear is high-functioning and perfect for wet days both in the city and in the field

Wacaco Nanopresso Coffee Machine: Gear Review

The Wacaco Nanopresso is a hand-pumped espresso machine that'll fit in your backpack, making it one of the best coffeemakers for a caffeine fix on the go

Best alternative American sights for 2018

Already seen the States' main sights and want to check out something new? Try these. Here are some of America's best under-the-radar attractions for 2018

Colorado, USA: Why you need to visit Denver and Estes Park this year

Craft beers and hipster malls in Denver, wildlife watching and epic adventures in the Rockies, plus a 200 million-year-old concert venue. When it comes to the ultimate stateside destination, Colorado might just clinch the title

Lifesaver Liberty portable water filtration bottle: Gear Review

Need a water bottle to take germs, viruses and bacteria out of your drinking water without any effort? This one's a total, er, lifesaver

Best travel films and TV shows on Netflix UK

For a dose of travel and adventure inspiration without leaving the sofa, look to these cool movies and TV programmes available on Netflix UK right now

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

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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

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

Travel Guide: Florence, Italy

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

2017's most beautiful filming locations: On Location

From staggering scene stealers to luscious location doubles, these are the most amazing filming locations in Hollywood this year