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Lucy Grewcock

The Escape Artist

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One-off experiences, action-filled adventures and eye-popping cultural encounters: my kind of travel is all about switching-off from the everyday to discover the ultimate escape.

If you can ski it, surf it, bike it or hike it, I'm there. But I'm a sucker for culture too and find chaotic cities and ethnic enclaves just as exciting.

From windsurf instructor to chalet girl, I've travelled under many different guises but nowadays you'll find me scribbling in my notebook, penning my next travel article for the national press.

A Mandarin degree sent me to China in my 20s, as an expedition leader I've guided groups in the Amazon and, when I won the Guardian's ‘adventure travel writing competition,' the paper packed me off to Antarctica.

Follow my blogs to find inspiration for your next escape.


Lucy's Been There Done That

  • Canoed crocodile-filled backwaters in the Amazon Rainforest
  • Hung out with penguins and elephant seals on the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Dodged crevasses and polar bears on a 5-week camping trip in the Arctic
  • Dived with whale sharks in the Philippines and great whites in South Africa
  • Travelled the long way round by train, bus and bike from Beijing to Hong Kong
  • Escaped from reality on an orangutan research base in the rainforests of Borneo

Recent articles by Lucy

  • 21 Mar 2018
  • Travel Advice
Always adventuring

Three ways to experience Singapore

An island state in the heart of Southeast Asia, Singapore is unlike anywhere else in the world. Before I visited last year, I imagined a clean and orderly city with Western-style modernity, high-tech industries and air-conditioned malls. But, what I hadn't realised, is that Singapore offers so much more besides.
  • 27 Feb 2018
  • Travel Advice
Always adventuring

A guide to Laos cuisine

Before I visited Laos last year, I knew little about its cuisine – unlike Thai and Chinese, Lao food is little known in the UK. When I arrived, I discovered fresh ingredients, delicious local dishes, and some surprisingly familiar flavours.
  • 06 Jun 2017
  • Travel Advice
Always adventuring

Five fantastic daytrips from Bangkok

For when you have limited time to spend in the kaleidoscopic city of Bangkok and you want to see more beyond its reaches, I've come up with five different itineraries to make for memorable daytrips, taking in some of the most evocative sights and wonders surrounding the Thai capital. Read on to see where to spend your time when based in Bangkok but wanting to explore a bit outside its confines, without time-consuming trips or more expensive domestic flights.
  • 03 Jan 2017
  • Travel Advice
Always adventuring

Thailand guide for first-timers

You might think a country as popular as Thailand might need little introduction for UK travellers, yet first-time visitors could immensely benefit from a brief introduction and step-by-step guide to navigating the cultural differences and getting the most out of your trip. From currency to the plug adaptors you'll need, mobile reception, top tips and what to pack, read my Thailand guide for first-timers to ensure you enjoy the smoothest of holiday experiences.
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