Lyndsey Steven Jet-set editor

Her first venture overseas from her native South Africa saw Lyndsey returning with a bald spot, courtesy of her two older brothers, and disenchanted by the lack of leprechauns in Ireland. Aged 13 her mum took her backpacking across Europe and America for six months, an eye-popping experience that would shape her future as a travel writer. She re-located from London to Dubai in 2005 to launch the Time Out Middle East guides in Qatar, Muscat and Bahrain, before moving on to edit in-flight and luxury hotel magazines.

Lyndsey Steven anonymously reviewed the following hotels and travel destinations:

Kensington Place in Cape Town Read the review

Ma Du Zi Hotel in Bangkok Read the review

Per Aquum Niyama in Maldives Read the review