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Sofia Sims

Intern, APL Media

Location icon United Kingdom

Enthusiastic MA Journalism graduate, who is bilingual in Spanish and has excellent writing and communication skills as well as extensive knowledge of societal trends and cultural differences.

Culture Trip
New Covent Garden Flower Market Is Blossoming in Its New Space

Bidding goodbye to the last remnants of autumn, the flower market's stark white interior contrasts vividly with flurries of red and sunset orange. Succulents - a hit with plaid-and beard-sporting hipster millennials this year - sit side by side in endless rows, a few metres away from bundles of ranunculus, dahlias and anemones.

Six Senses Spa, Puente Romano Beach Resort Marbella

Nestled between mountains and sea, the sandy paradise of Marbella is a glamorous amalgamation of rustic Mediterranean culture and luxurious expanses of golden beaches, leisure complexes and golfing resorts, luring in millions of tourists from across the globe every year.

The Collection by National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Top raw food eateries in London | Nat Geo Traveller, The Collection

Best for: food from the heart Tucked away among the colourful nooks and crannies of Neal's Yard, the Wild Food Café is a paradise for devotees of the raw diet. Boasting a relaxed vibe despite being one of the most visited food haunts in the area, its welcoming atmosphere is partly due to friendly staff who are enthusiastic to share how their dishes are created.

The Collection by National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Stress-relieving retreats for men | Nat Geo Traveller, The Collection

To raise awareness for Men's Health Week, Sofia Sims picks out some of the best wellness retreats from around the world Best for: Discovering the spiritual side of surfing Considered more of a lifestyle than a sport, surfing has its origins in Polynesian culture, and provides a total body workout while promoting inner calm, self-reflection and a sense of reconnection.

Top 5: hidden treasures of southern Spain

Bélmez With the passing of the centuries, the village of Bélmez has continued to curl and grow around its main feature, a fortress dating back to the 13th century, which becomes steadily visible as you drive along the N-432 away from Cordoba.

Top 5: Dog-friendly hotels

Park Hyatt Vienna Furry companions staying in this city are in for a once-in-a-lifetime treat: the opportunity to have a night on the town and enjoy the opera.

Top 5: experiences in Hawaii

Molokini Crater (Maui) Snorkelling and diving are a staple activity when holidaying in Hawaii. With endless coral reefs to explore, it can be hard to choose from the array of stunning locations. However, the prehistoric formation known as Molokini Crater is definitely worth a visit.