Sarah Barrell

Sarah Barrell

Former travel editor at the Independent on Sunday, Sarah currently works as Associate Editor for National Geographic Traveller (UK) and BBC Good Food magazine, and writes freelance for a wide range of titles including The Independent, The Telegraph and Evening Standard. She’s the author of several Lonely Planet books including the food-focused From the Source: Italy. Like many travel writers, she has little sense of direction but an insatiable need to be “somewhere else”. She has lived in Australia, Greece, and New York where her daughter was born, and is currently based in North London.
Sarah Barrell

Sarah Barrell

Former travel editor at the Independent on Sunday, Sarah currently works as Associate Editor for National Geographic Traveller (UK) and BBC Good Food magazine, and writes freelance for a wide range of titles including The Independent, The Telegraph and Ev

Sarah Barrell

Atlas Obscura: Mapping travel in a post-Brexit world

Today I’m going to play Brexit roulette…

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How to pack

An art, a science, a necessary evil, packing is a task all travellers must undertake before the real journey begins. As many of us head off to sun and sand this month, an excerpt from new book Lonely Planet's How to Pack For Any Trip by WriteYou Travel Editor, Sarah Barrell reveals what essentials you really need to cram in that suitcase. 

 

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Travel isn’t about places; it’s about people

What do you remember from your first trip to Paris or last trip to New York? I’ll bet it’s not the Eiffel Tower or Lady Liberty but instead, that ingenious Left Bank bookmaker who’s reviving a lost binding technique, or that Chelsea gallerist who brags about having found a Basquiat for our generation.

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