Samantha Herbert


Samantha Herbert is Head of Digital Strategy at The Standard. Previously Deputy and (Acting) Editor, Alongside leading the Standard's digital operation she writes on topics of personal interest including food, travel and cycling. ... MORE


Samantha Herbert is Head of Digital Strategy at The Standard. Previously Deputy and (Acting) Editor, Alongside leading the Standard's digital operation she writes on topics of personal interest including food, travel and cycling.

<p>El Tarter, Andorra</p>

What the hell’s a salopette? A rookie's guide to your first ski trip

What to pack, where to stay, and how to fit in as an absolute beginner on a ski holiday

19 Jan 2024
<p>Jamaica Inn, Ochos Rios</p>

Where to stay, what to do and how to make a positive impact in Jamaica

From hotels lifting up their local communities to excursions that give back, here's how to ensure your holiday to Jamaica does good

23 Dec 2023
My Arbor tree hotel

My Arbor — a stay in Italy’s famous treetop hotel

Practise ultimate self-care within the calm and beauty of the Dolomites’ shadow

17 Aug 2023
Le Meridien Maldives  Tabemasu Overwater Villa

Le Méridien Maldives Resort and Spa: affordable luxury in the Maldives

A breathtaking location, abundant wildlife and an understated luxury make this the ultimate Maldivian escape

15 Aug 2023
The beachfront infinity pool at Kivotos Mykonos

The stylish way to island hop between Mykonos and Santorini

Offering two distinct, but equally striking properties on Mykonos and Santorini, Kivotos Kivotos Hotels & Villas offers an unforgettably luxurious way to enjoy the best of Greece

17 Jul 2023
Food & Drink

Best vegan cheeses to try in 2023 taste tested

Whether you’re new to veganism or are an old hat looking to catch up on the latest new arrivals on the vegan cheese block - here’s the ultimate list of today’s best vegan cheeses

16 Jun 2023
<p>La Verrière bar and coffee lounge</p>

Fairmont La Marina, Rabat: glamour unlocked in Morocco’s capital

The latest opening from Fairmont Hotels brings luxury travel to a whole new region in Morocco. Samantha Herbert checks in to explore the hidden delights of Rabat

9 Jun 2023
<p>Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda</p>

Club Med Michès, Dominican Republic: ultimate ease and seclusion

Offering unspoiled natural beauty alongside every convenience a traveller could hope for, Club Med Michès provides a carefree escape to the Caribbean

18 May 2023
<p>Ope lodge at Clifftops</p>

Clifftops, Portland: Relaxed luxury with unbeatable coastal views

A stone’s throw from the ocean, the chic lodges at Clifftops provide absolute comfort from which to enjoy Portland’s stunning natural beauty.

25 Apr 2023
<p>Fairmont Tazi Palace, Tangier, Morocco</p>

Tazi Palace, Tangier: design-led stay in Morocco’s bohemian region

For a resplendent blend of Mediterranean glamour and Moroccan opulence, this palatial hotel caters to every whim

22 Feb 2023
<p>The Temple Rooms, Monkey Island Estate</p>

Monkey Island Estate: this Berkshire bolthole delivers on decadence

Steeped in history and surrounded by nature, Monkey Island Estate is the perfect antidote to London burnout

3 Feb 2023
Fitness wear

Best bikepacking bags for long cycling trips

Over five days and 300 miles, we put the leading bikepacking bag brands to the test to find the ones you need to fit your life on your bike

19 Dec 2022
<p>Head to Borough Market for Mallow’s rotolo in crosta di salvia</p>

London’s top vegan Christmas dinners, from Mallow to Refuel Your Soul

The capital’s top vegan festive feasts tried and tasted by Samantha Herbert

14 Dec 2022
Food & Drink

Best vegan milks 2022: Oat, almond and more

We put the market’s cow milk alternatives to the test

15 Nov 2022
<p>The Hilton Bankside’s vegan suite</p>

The UK’s first vegan suite at the Hilton London Bankside

All the luxury, all plant-based. Samantha Herbert tries out the capital hotel’s new vegan experience

10 Nov 2022
<p>Copalli Barrel Rested Rum   </p>
Food & Drink

Best rums to try in cocktails or neat

Classic, flavoured, light, dark and spiced, there is truly a bottle of rum for every taste

25 Apr 2022
<p>Cosy rooms with roll-top copper baths at Bingham Riverhouse</p>

Bingham Riverhouse, Richmond: Luxury countryside retreat in London

A grand but cosy riverside hotel and private members club offering luxury stays and events while championing the women of London

1 Apr 2022

‘It’s been 20 years since I had a McDonald’s’ — The McPlant taste test

Is the McPlant the plant-based answer to every Maccies-loving vegan’s prayers? Two of the Standard’s writers find out

14 Oct 2021