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Sarah Gibbons

Journalist and Digital Editor

Location icon United Kingdom

I am a Digital Content Editor, Freelance Travel Writer and Copywriter, based in London. (Publications include: BBC Travel, Conde Nast Traveller, Red Bull Adventure. See clippings below.)

I was also the travel editor of Travelbite, a holiday ideas website for three years, and am co-founder of a travel adventure blog www.thetwotravelled.com.

To view my portfolio for branded content and digital content editor services visit www.sarahgibbons.co.uk. (Clients include: Guinness, easyJet, Johnnie Walker, Grolsch.)

Contact: [email protected] or on Twitter @SarahGibbons_

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BBC Travel
05/21/2019
The world's oldest vegetarian restaurant

It's lunchtime in the historical heart of Zürich, Switzerland, and just off the bustling shopping street of Bahnhofstrasse, the bright and airy interior of Haus Hiltl restaurant is buzzing with activity. Tantalising aromas fill the air as diners line up at the 100-dish buffet to savour homemade vegetarian and vegan dishes from around the world.

Fodors Travel Guide
05/11/2019
Ijen Crater 101: How to See the Rare 'Blue Fire'

Adventurers who hike down into the steaming Ijen Crater-known as Kawah Ijen-in East Java at night will be rewarded with one of the rarest, and most spectacular, natural light shows on Earth-the mystical "Blue Fire." But what is it and how can you see it? We've put together some top tips below.

Rough Guides
A first-timer's guide to cities in Vietnam - Rough Guides

insert_drive_file Article * 7 mins * 18 April 2019 There's nowhere quite like Vietnam - a land of true contrasts, from the frenetic and fascinating capital of Hanoi to the idyllic rice terraces of mountainous Sapa. Whether you've got a month to play with, or two weeks off work, here's an at-a-glance guide to the cities in Vietnam to kick off your trip planning.

BBC Travel
Finland's newest national park

The first thing that struck me about Hossa was the pure, unadulterated silence. It's almost as if time stands still here, with nothing so much as a breeze disturbing the pristine, mirror-like lakes and pine-wooded eskers that extend as far as the eye can see.

Red Bull
10 of the best stargazing spots in the UK

Astronomy-enthusiasts don't have to travel too far to witness the magic of the night's sky in the UK. They have some of the world's best stargazing spots right on their doorstep.

Conde Nast Traveller
Rio's best beaches

Rio de Janeiro is gearing up for a sporting summer, but the kind of action we like best is found down at the beach. Sarah Gibbons picks out the best beaches in and around the city, whether it's volleyball you seek, samba in the sand, or the grooviest rum shack in Brazil.

Redbull
08/05/2016
6 of the UK's best long-distance walks

Don't sit around this summer - get your hike on. Want to unleash your inner Levison Wood and go on an epic walking adventure, but don't have six months to spare? You don't need to travel to the ends of the Earth.

Running In Heels
10/02/2016
24 Hours in Copenhagen

How to spend the perfect day in one of our favourite city break destinations... The Danish capital has it all: great food, culture and bucket loads of Scandi style. No wonder then that Copenhagen is one of the happiest cities in the world. What are you waiting for?

Redbull
05/02/2016
8 of the most adventurous dogs of Instagram

Dogsofinstagram: We meet the pooches who've got the travel bug - and the 'awww' factor. Think you're adventurous? Then you need to check out the globetrotting lives that a new group of social media savvy dogs are leading.

Redbull
09/08/2015
8 of London's best urban adventures

From challenging yourself on the climbing walls at The Castle to flyboarding in the Docklands, there's plenty to keep adventure-seekers entertained in London.

Runninginheels
09/23/2014
Vineyards With a View

In Switzerland, Lavaux' picturesque UNESCO-listed vineyards are a must-visit for any foodie. Whether it's the tranquil waters of Lake Geneva or the picturesque rural landscapes stretching as far as the eye can see, there's something about Switzerland's French-speaking west that immediately leaves you feeling calm and relaxed.

Travelbite.co.uk
A blissful break by the bisses in Nendaz, Switzerland

Nendaz, a popular ski resort in winter, really comes alive in summer when you can discover the picturesque water trails of the ancient bisses, as Sarah Gibbons discovers. When walking through meadows rife with vibrant wildflowers, listening to the tinkle of cows' bells as they graze the verdant land, it's hard to envisage that you're exploring a popular ski resort - even when you pass under the maze of chair lifts above.

Travelbite.co.uk
An artistic getaway in Madrid

One official Madrid guide states that 'if you haven't stood before Las Meninas, you haven't been to Madrid'. This immediately gives you an idea how proud the Spanish capital is of its artistic heritage. Las Meninas, Spanish artist Diego Velázquez's most famous painting, hangs in the Prado Museum, one of the world's most prestigious art galleries.

Lifestyle

Graziadaily
Yoga In The Sky? At The Shard? We're In!

We've had everything from hot yoga to gravity yoga, but how about yoga 800ft above the capital with 40-mile panoramic views? Sarah Gibbons experienced the very first 'Yoga In The Sky' class at TheView From The Shard, before they officially open on June 7th 2014.

Graziadaily
Sand and the City: The Best Urban Beaches To Visit This Bank Holiday In The UK

Sex and the City Who says you can't hit the beach on a hot, summer's day in the city? If you're craving sun, sand and sundowners, head to one of the many urban beaches popping up in cities across the UK - perfect for urbanites who want a dose of beach life without having to venture too far this bank holiday weekend.

TheTwoScoops
London's best alfresco rooftop bars

(Radio Bar, ME London) Like a cocktail with a view? From trendy pop-up bars to under-the-radar summer hideouts, rooftop bars are the best place to soak up the atmosphere of London when the sun is shining. Here's our pick of the best! Cuervo's Cantina pop up - Skylounge, DoubleTree Tower Hill Hotel If you're craving...

Hotel/Restaurant Reviews

Candidonline
La Portes des Indes

Literally translating as 'Gateway to India', La Porte des Indes very much lives up to its name.

Travelbite.co.uk
Hot spot: Linthwaite Country House Hotel

Travelbite editor Sarah Gibbons goes in search of the ideal 'staycation' in the Lake District and discovers another hotel 'hot spot'- Linthwaite Country House Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere. The first thing I noticed was the view - miles of undulating hills, pine forest and the glistening waters of Lake Windermere.

Candidonline
The 3 Crowns review

The 3 Crowns, a minute's walk from Old Street station, looks just like any other traditional street corner pub, but on entering it's clear that punters can expect something a little more refined The owners have clearly rescued what was once a struggling East London pub and dragged it into the modern era with an open brasserie-style restaurant and busy bar, serving an array of hand-pumped ales, wines and craft beers.

Travelbite.co.uk
Hot spot: Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa, Donegal

As I made my way through emerald-green countryside, the rugged Blue Stack Mountains in the distance lit up in a glorious golden glow as the sun punched through the misty clouds above, I could see straight away why Donegal is one of the most popular destinations in Ireland to get away from it all.

Travelbite.co.uk
Hot spot: Old Swan & Minster Mill, The Cotswolds

Tucked away in the rolling Cotswolds countryside, Old Swan & Minster Mill offers the perfect weekend break, as Sarah Gibbons discovers Arriving in Minster Lovell - a quiet country town on the banks of the River Windrush - is like stepping back in time.

Travelbite.co.uk
Hot spot: Essque Zalu Zanzibar

Sarah Gibbons discovers five-star paradise in the exotic island of Zanzibar "It's a free African massage" our taxi driver chuckled as we bounced and lurched along the bumpy road leading to Essque Zalu Zanzibar just off Ras Nungwi - the northern tip of the exotic Tanzanian island.

Ski

Travelbite.co.uk
Skiing France's Three Valleys on a budget

Les Menuires is the affordable alternative to neighbouring Courchevel and Val Thorens in the Three Valleys ski region, Sarah Gibbons discovers. The luxury surrounds of Courchevel and the party hotspot of Val Thorens may be among the first resorts skiers think of when planning a trip to the Three Valleys, but Les Menuires - sandwiched in the middle of the vast ski region - is the perfect compromise.

Travelbite.co.uk
Sun, snow and bobsleighs in Engadin St Moritz

Bobsleighing, White Turf races and skiing in a champagne climate; Sarah Gibbons recounts the active adventures of winter in Engadin St Moritz. I climbed into the compact metal tube of the bobsleigh, clenched the handrails with fervour and took one steady breath before the breakman hurled himself in and we were off down the snaking, icy track of the Olympia Bob Run.

Interviews

Celebrity/Other

Travelbite.co.uk
Interview: Simon Reeve's Australia

We last saw author, presenter and modern-day adventurer Simon Reeve circling the Indian Ocean, where he encountered pirates, dived with sharks, and explored some of the most beautiful islands on earth. Luckily for us, he is back on our TV screens this Sunday with a brand new series - Simon Reeve's Australia.

Canvas by Grolsch
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Frontline Club

The Frontline Club is a gathering place for journalists, photographers and other likeminded people interested in international affairs and independent journalism. Our restaurant, events and training are open to the public. Our members are drawn from a wide community of journalists, other media professionals and people committed to press freedom, including photographers, writers, filmmakers, artists, diplomats and aid workers.

Motherandbaby
06/17/2014
Classic Childhood Characters That Will Never Go Out Of Fashion

With the news that Paddington Bear is making a cinematic comeback this Christmas and animated superhero Danger Mouse returning to our TV screens in 2015, we've picked out our other favourite children's characters that we'll never (ever) tire of.

Copywriting

Laterooms
08/20/2012
Five budget-friendly things to do in Dublin

Dublin is world-famous for its culture, shopping and nightlife but you don't have to break the bank in order to enjoy it. From sampling the iconic Irish tipple Guinness to learning all about leprechauns, here's Sarah Gibbons from holiday ideas website Travelbite.co.uk with how you can have a 'craicing' time on a Dublin city break: If there's one thing Dublin has a lot of - it's pubs (there are over 1,000!).

Laterooms
06/20/2012
Top 5 Things to See and Do in Cologne (Köln)

There's a whiff of one of Europe's finest city breaks in the air. Yep, right now we're dreaming of a trip to Germany's Cologne (or Köln). And not just to sample the famous Kölsh beer either. So to show us what else there is to enjoy, here's Sarah Gibbons from holiday ideas website Travelbite.co.uk with her Top 5: Cologne is multifaceted city.

Millenniumhotels
10/15/2014
What's on at Millennium Hotels

With less than a week to go until the start of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels would like to take this opportunity to showcase just how ready Glasgow is to deliver a spectacular event combining great sporting history with world-class entertainment, cultural events and ...

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