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Travel

A maple leaf on a stage hosting Canada 150 celebrations. Photo © 2017 Stuart Forster.

UK travel bloggers participate in Canada’s City Bloggers Plus project

Fifteen of the United Kingdom’s leading travel bloggers visited Canada during June to take part in the City Bloggers Plus project. They were based in separate Canadian cities a month before the country’s celebrations to mark 150 years since Confederation, ensuring a spread of coverage about things to do and […]

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Travel Writing

Palm trees over a white sandy beach, a scene typical of the Maldives.

The World Travel Writers’ Conference in the Maldives

The first World Travel Writers’ Conference was held in the Maldives during September 2017. Stuart Forster reports. Around a month ago I received an email asking if I would be interested in speaking during a panel discussion at the inaugural World Travel Writers’ Conference in the Maldives. Given the enormous […]

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Grooming & care

A Cornerstone razor plus shaving products.

Cornerstone shaving and skin products

Cornerstone is a shaving subscription and delivery service that also supplies quality skin care products. In April the company launched a new razor which they recently sent to Manned Up to review, along with a cross-section of their products. We asked the writer and photographer Stuart Forster, who has sensitive […]

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Worth trying

A box of Camper Vin white wine.

Camper Vin white wine

A camper van packed with white wine? Sort of. Camper Vin is a 2.25-litre box of South African white wine in packaging that resembles a classic VW camper van. The compact, glass-free packaging means Camper Vin is ideal for stuffing into a rucksack and a taking on a camping expedition. […]

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Travel Writing

Indian women in colourful saris prepare food outside the walls of the ruined Tughluqabad Fortress in Delhi, India

Inside Travel Writing: An interview with Olivia Greenway

Olivia Greenway is a London-based travel writer. You can see her work in national newspapers and magazines such as The Daily Telegraph, Woman’s Weekly and Time Out.  Olivia also writes for numerous online outlets. Here she answers questions put to her by Stuart Forster. She writes hotel reviews for The […]

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Places

The Calgary skyline at night.

10 stomping reasons to stampede over to Calgary in Alberta, Canada

The Canadian city of Calgary, in Alberta, has vibrant culinary and craft beer scenes. With a smattering of museums and art galleries, plus plenty of shops, it proves a good base for a city break and exploring the surrounding countryside. Renowned for hosting the annual Calgary Stampede, which takes place […]

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Experiences

Jacqui and Julie from London doing the warrior pose during a yoga session in Majorca. Photo by Yvette-Marie Solem.

A fresh start with yoga in Majorca

Have you ever woken up in the morning and felt older than you actually are? Then you know you have to take some action. Treat yourself to some ‘me time’! Why not make a fresh start and spend time with the Sardinia Yoga team in Majorca? Writes Yvette-Marie Solem Breathe […]

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Travel Writing

Alastair McKenzie after taking an underwater Flyover experience in Tenerife.

Inside Travel Writing: An interview with Alastair McKenzie

Alastair McKenzie has experience of working in radio and is the chairperson of the British Guild of Travel Writers. He’s also active in the world of online publishing. In this interview he answers questions put to him by Stuart Forster. What kind of travel related niche do you specialise in […]

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Travel

Lentilles church by Tim Locke.

Watery delights in Champagne

Think of Champagne and you’ll think of the obvious. Le Champagne is the wonderful sparkling stuff of celebration. But then there’s La Champagne: the ‘La’ means we’re talking of the region a couple of hours or so east of Paris where, of course champagne is exclusively produced, but there’s a […]

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Travel

Street art in Montreal.

Three outstanding reasons to visit Canada during the summer of 2017

There’s lots going on in Canada this summer. Notably, throughout 2017, as part of the country’s 150th birthday celebrations, Parks Canada Discovery Passes provide free access to national parks. Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, will host celebrations to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the act of union that’s widely regarded […]

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