Author Gabrielle Sander

Travel Editor; a journalist with a penchant for Earl Grey tea and penny sweets, Gabrielle is known to partake in a spa day or two followed by a luxuriant meal somewhere on the French Riviera. She takes the business of travel journalism very seriously indeed.

Travel
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“I awake to a hazy city scene blanketed in smog, like a particularly foggy Lowry painting, a subdued contrast to the flashing brilliance of the animated adverts of the night before…” Like a modern day Alice, Gabrielle arrives in Wonderland…

Italian
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“In Italy, a trullo is a 19th century dry stone, conical-roofed dwelling of the Apulia region; traditionally used as outhouses or small abodes for agricultural workers; now smartened up and rented out as luxury holiday homes.”

British
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“Fifteen Cornwall is all wood slated exterior, with steps leading down and down into the restaurant; views of the beach teasing en route.”

Travel © Danny Evans
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“Low income tax, no VAT…” If Jersey were to have its own theme tune, then surely it would start off something like this.

Travel
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“I don’t need to check your tickets, do I?” the inspector beams, before guffawing, as he enters the swanky Pullman Dining Carriage…

Hotels
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Being a lover of punctuation, The Ampersand Hotel had me at the name. The squiggly ‘and’ sign makes for an aesthetic logo, printed sporadically throughout..

British
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How far would you travel for a decent Sunday lunch? 100 miles is the furthest I’ve gone. With the plethora of options in my hometown of London, it did seem a little crazy to be setting off one day to Gosport – of all places! – for roast dinner alone.

Travel
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Unlike some Caribbean holiday destinations that don’t always live up to the paradisal connotations fed to us through the Malibu rum TV ads of old, Barbados, in real life, really is that beautiful, that hot and that laid back..

Hotels
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As memorable dining experiences go, sitting inside a giant red Christmas tree bauble under a crystal chandelier – a jazzed up version of Jingle Bells trumpeting away in the background – has permanent place in the brain bank…

Hotels
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“When I recall hotels I’ve visited in the past, it’s the ones that made an extra effort on the design front that I’ve particularly loved.”