Lottie Gross

Lottie is an experienced, UK-based travel writer who explores the world in search of fascinating people and unusual tales, from Uganda to India to the USA. Follow Lottie on Twitter: @lottiecgross

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  • Medieval glamping at Warwick Castle

    Medieval glamping at Warwick Castle

    June 5th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    Sword fighting, scaremongering and sensational surroundings: Lottie Gross finds out why Warwick Castle isn’t just fun for the kids. As expected, upon arrival we discovered we were one of only two couples without children in the entire campsite. Fortunately, our medieval Warwick tent – complete with double bed, two singles, plush duvets and mattresses fit…

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  • CLOSED Win £1000 of Sykes Cottages vouchers

    CLOSED Win £1000 of Sykes Cottages vouchers

    June 5th, 2014Lottie Gross
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     Congratulations to our winner Francesca de Vries, whose answer was: “Cape Town South Africa it has all you need 2 oceans a beautiful mountain and an amazing wine route.” This month we’re offering you the chance to win £1000 of Sykes Cottages vouchers to spend on any cottage you like here in the UK and…

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  • Incredible images of Afghanistan

    Incredible images of Afghanistan

    May 20th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    “Afghanistan is possibly the most beautiful country in the world”. Those are the words of Steve McCurry, the renowned and respected photojournalist best known for his picture of ‘Afghan Girl’ – the famous green-eyed refugee whose image graced the covers of magazines and newspapers all over the world. After crossing the border from Pakistan over…

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  • How to adventure responsibly in Pembrokeshire, Wales

    How to adventure responsibly in Pembrokeshire, Wales

    May 12th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    During a wet weekend in Wales, Lottie Gross is bowled over by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park’s natural beauty and learns how to enjoy this coastline’s many adventures in a responsible and sustainable way. The rain is like a thousand tiny pins attacking my face with brute force. There’s a small stream making its way down my…

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  • Nine quirky places to stay with the Landmark Trust

    Nine quirky places to stay with the Landmark Trust

    May 9th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    The Landmark Trust have been restoring buildings for almost fifty years and now have nearly 200 buildings in England, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands, France and Italy. Here are some of our favourite unusual places to stay by the Landmark Trust: Clavell Tower, Wareham, England © David Jeffrey Morgan/Shutterstock  Rescued from the edge of a crumbling…

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  • Exploring Slovenia in the spring

    Exploring Slovenia in the spring

    May 6th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    The famous poet and author of the Slovene national anthem France Prešeren once wrote this about the famous Lake Bled: “No, Carniola has no prettier scene Than this, resembling paradise serene.” But after five days, over 400km, countless wine tastings and an ungodly amount of food, I have concluded that he was wrong. During my…

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  • 21 gorgeous pictures of Wales

    21 gorgeous pictures of Wales

    May 1st, 2014Lottie Gross
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    From snow-topped mountains to deep valleys and striking coastal paths to the bright lights of the city – Wales has a wonderfully varied landscape. Here are some of our favourite amazing pictures of Wales. The Gower Peninsula © Paul Cowan/Shutterstock Chepstow Castle © Billy Stock/Shutterstock The drive to Snowdonia National Park Elan Valley, The Cambrian…

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  • Five ways to live like a local in Mumbai

    Five ways to live like a local in Mumbai

    April 14th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    The chaotic mix of people, colonial buildings and honking vehicles can be daunting to those unfamiliar with the Indian city of Mumbai. Coupled with the heat and humidity of this south western region, it can be an exhausting pursuit just looking for breakfast – knowing what to order is a whole other kettle of fish.…

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  • Indian cooking in Kerala

    Indian cooking in Kerala

    April 9th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    In a four-day endeavour to master Indian cooking with her mother in south India, Lottie Gross learns so much more than just how to serve up the best masala… “You know why I call this a cooking holiday? Cooking for you, holiday for me!” Jacob laughs as he watches me squeeze out rice noodles through…

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  • 24 striking pictures of Pakistan

    24 striking pictures of Pakistan

    April 8th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    Professional photographer Ghulam Rasool has spent his life documenting nature, culture and landscapes throughout his home country Pakistan. Here are a selection of his incredible pictures of Pakistan. An ox race, Lahore Shandur Lake, 12,000 feet above sea level A villager and his yaks, Khaplu Town Tawar Chacha & his wife in their traditional Wakhi home,…

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  • Incredible photos of the world’s rarest tribes

    Incredible photos of the world’s rarest tribes

    April 4th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    There are places in the world where little sign of western development exists, but it still threatens to change traditions and beliefs forever. Jimmy Nelson found and documented 31 of these traditional isolated communities in his quest to photograph the “purity of humanity”. “I wanted to witness their time-honoured traditions, join in their rituals and…

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  • New camera set to banish the selfie for good

    New camera set to banish the selfie for good

    April 1st, 2014Lottie Gross
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    If you believed this was true, you can consider yourself an April fool! Technology start-up La Foil Pro have released a brand-new camera designed to banish the much-loved (or loathed) selfie. From Oscar-winners to your travel selfies, taking photos of yourself is great fun wherever you are in the world. But La Foil Pro are…

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