Sarah Baxter

Sarah Baxter is part-time Associate Editor of Wanderlust travel magazine and a part-time freelance travel journalist and editor. She has written many features for The Independent, as well as for other newspapers, magazines, blogs and books. She loves exploring the great outdoors, and when she's not thinking travel, she's likely lacing up for a run instead.

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St David’s Day 2015: Don’t get in a stew, just pass the 'Cawl Crawl' map

Cawl is a traditional Welsh chunky meat and vegetable soup

Pool with a view: Thermae Bath Spa

Bath travel tips: Where to go and what to see in 48 hours

With literary luminaries descending on the city this week, now is the time to stroll the streets that inspired the likes of Austen and Dickens, says Sarah Baxter

One of the bedrooms at No 33, Hunstanton

No 33, Hunstanton, Norfolk: A Victorian renovation that shows why East Anglia could be the next big coastal getaway

Sarah Baxter visits the Victorian villa which claims to be Hunstanton's first boutique B&B

One of the bedrooms (main) at No 33

No 33 Hunstanton, Norfolk: A stylish coastal getaway

With a slew of Victorian houses, a lovely beach and sea-dipping sunsets, it seems only a matter of time before the gentrification inches out to The Wash

In Zanzibar with Wild Fitness

Make a travel resolution: Learn a new skill or be more adventurous

It's that time again, when we vow to get thinner, fitter or better by making new year's resolutions. The truth is, the vast majority of people fail to keep their 1 January pledges – but, by starting them in inspiring surrounds, you might be more motivated to continue

Paddling into shore

St Lucia: Time to get active

The BodyHoliday LeSport resort uses St Lucia's natural assets to encourage guests to get physical. Sarah Baxter limbers up
The writing shed in which Dylan Thomas worked

Dylan Thomas: Five ways to follow in his footsteps

Mark the centenary of one of Wales's greatest poets at events, exhibitions and several pubs

Starstruck: night sky at the Athabasca Valley in Canada's Jasper National Park

Stargazing holidays: Traveller's Guide

The night sky is fascinating and there are more opportunities than ever for marvelling at its dazzling displays, writes Sarah Baxter
Zest for life: lemons growing on a farm near Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento farm stay: Mellow yellow

The Sorrento Coast may be known for its glitzy beach resorts, but far more enchanting are its sun-drenched lemon groves, as Sarah Baxter discovered on a fragrant farm stay

Active Wales: Go cycling, walking, hiking, biking, zip-lining and more

They’ll even let you try a trampoline in a mine

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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003