Stephanie Cavagnaro

Travel & lifestyle journalist

Location icon United Kingdom

Senior Editor at National Geographic Traveller (UK).
Published in National Geographic Traveller (UK), ABTA Magazine,,
Sublime Magazine, ASTAnetwork, Destination: Vacation, Secret Escapes,,
Going Global TV, Sage Publications Inc and Spa Secrets.

National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Come out, come out, wherever you are!

Head deep into the Tambopata National Reserve, in the heart of Peru's Amazon Basin, and discover a diverse world of spiders, snakes and surreal creatures — many of which would sooner stay hidden

National Geographic Traveller (UK)
New York: Tales from the five boroughs

Manhattan. Staten Island. Queens. Brooklyn. The Bronx. Beyond the famous sights, the yellow cabs and the fifth avenue stores, we search for the soul of the most iconic of cities

National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Great plains

One of the world's great natural theatres, the vast Serengeti savannah is famed for its two-million-strong wildebeest migration. But look more closely and Tanzania's golden grasslands reveal a wealth of other creatures and plants living in tandem with the indigenous Maasai people

Country By Country
Lee Valley White Water Centre

Stephanie Cavagnaro braves the freezing rapids at the former Olympic venue "Get down!" bellows Richard, as our inflatable raft hits churning rapids. On command, I thrust my paddle upright and slip into the boat's hull. "Jump left, jump left!" our instructor barks as waves rush in.

National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Long weekend: Eastern & Oriental Express

All aboard this lavish leader of the track from Singapore to Bangkok. Glimpse Malaysian jungle from the comfort of your carriage, pull into Penang’s market and visit the Bridge on the River Kwai

National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Long weekend: Tuscany

Taste the region's bold Chianti, tuck into local wild boar and pecorino dishes and traverse the hills by foot to discover chestnut woods, stunning views and ancient pilgrim trails

ABTA Magazine
Sun, Sea & Spice

From cocoa plantations and spice gardens to snorkeling cerulean waters, Stephanie Cavagnaro explores Grenada's hidden depths

National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Grenada: In a nutshell

"We do everything with spices," my guide, Roger Augustine, tells me, smiling under a straw hat. That's quite apparent, here in Grenada, where scents of nutmeg and cinnamon waft from every doorway. At St George's spice market, the island's natural bounty spans across tables - and the colour spectrum.

National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Brecon Beacons: Scenic snapshot

Snapping an image of the Welsh hinterland stretching out before me, I look down at the screen of my Canon Rebel T3. The photo is mundane, but I'm not sure why. It's the sort of know-how professional photographer Alan Cowderoy is teaching my group on a photography/hiking trip in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Mexico City: Spiritual sanctuary

Situated within Mexico City's northern limits Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe is the principal site for worshippers of the country's beloved patron saint. The basilica's sombre grey exterior gives no indication of the expanse within. I join the masses that gush inside, eager to see the revered Marian shrine.

Sublime Magazine
Rooftop Farming in the Big Apple

Above a façade of stern Brooklyn brownstones, Eagle Street Rooftop Farm bursts with a burgeoning crop of organic vegetables, chickens and apiaries. A bucolic oasis thriving on the edge of the East River, Eagle Street is one of the few places to find crimson chili peppers growing against a panoptic view of the Manhattan skyline.

Going Global TV
Get Out of Town: Perugia, Italy

Equidistant from both Rome and Florence, Perugia sprawls across a bucolic hillside in Umbria, the green heart of Italy. This buzzing, cosmopolitan city is liveliest when the streets swell with visitors during Umbria Jazz, EuroChocolate and the International Journalism Festival.

Secret Escapes
Five reasons to visit Brooklyn

Breuckelen, a 17 th century Dutch settlement on the western end of Long Island, is now Manhattan's stylish, easy-going next-door neighbour. A short subway ride from Midtown reveals hip nightlife, brownstone apartments with covetable views of the Manhattan skyline, charming tree-lined streets and steadfastly independent boutiques.

Secret Escapes
24 hours in: New York City

Welcome to part one of four in our series on the Big Apple - the ultimate reference for eating, drinking, dancing and exploring the USA's most iconic city. First things first: how to make savvy use of 24 hours, by native New Yorker Stephanie Cavagnaro.

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