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Places

A train climbs a mountainside over Interlaken, Switzerland.

7 super reasons for a summer visit to Interlaken and Switzerland’s Jungfrau Region

The Swiss town of Interlaken is located between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. It’s a popular holiday destination and the gateway into the Bernese Alps via the Jungfrau Railway. Here are seven reasons why Interlaken and its Alpine hinterland are worth a visit: 1. Spectacular snow-capped mountain scenery The Alpine […]

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Travel Writing

Mike Gerrard on a boat in the Cognac region of France.

Inside Travel Writing: An interview with Mike Gerrard

Travel writer Mike Gerrard takes time out from his busy writing schedule to answer questions posed by Stuart Forster. What kind of travel related niche do you specialise in and what drew you to it? ​I began by specialising in Greece, simply because I’d been there loads of times on […]

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Experiences, Travel Writing

Murray Stewart at the 2017 British Guild of Travel Writers' AGM in Reims, France.

Inside Travel Writing: An interview with Murray Stewart

Murray Stewart is the travel writer behind Bradt Guide’s 2016 publication The Basque Country and Navarre. Here, Stuart Forster puts questions Murray, who answers with wit and insightfulness. What kind of travel related niche do you specialise in? I couldn’t say that I have established a niche, being still relatively […]

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Travel Writing

Duncan JD Smith before the ruined village of Vathia in the Mani, Greece

Inside Travel Writing: An interview with Duncan J.D. Smith

We start MannedUp.com’s series of features on travel writing and blogging with an interview. The acclaimed author, Duncan J.D. Smith, answers questions put to him by Stuart Forster. What kind of travel related niche do you specialise in and what drew you to it? Since 2003, when I relocated to […]

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Entertainment

Robert Ellison

Creatives in Focus: Robert Ellison, London-based musician

Robert Ellison is a musician based in north London. His work has been featured on television. He describes his creative oeuvre as, “a dark electro cinematic fusion of dub grooves with soulful melodies” and talks with MannedUp about his work. He bangs the drums Robert initially tapped his musical talent […]

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Places

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Five fab reasons to visit Canada in 2017

This year Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the political act that laid the foundations of the modern nation. The prospect of seeing fireworks over Ottawa on 1 July is just one of many reasons to visit Canada this year. So why else should you visit Canada over the […]

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Places, Travel

A polar bear close to Seal River Heritage Lodge near Churchill in Manitoba, Canada.

10 cool reasons to visit Manitoba, Canada

Manitoba is a Canadian province with much to offer visitors who enjoy wildlife and quality cuisine. With Arctic tundra, treeless taiga plus swathes of corn-producing prairie land it remains, for the most part, sparsely populated. Winnipeg, the vibrant provincial capital, has grown into a city with more than 750,000 inhabitants. […]

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Experiences

Mongolia in Winter

10 reasons to visit Central Asia and Mongolia

You know you want to ask it—why would I want to visit Central Asia and Mongolia? I bet you’re wondering if it’s safe and whether the tourist infrastructure is any good. Right? But believe me, there are good reasons to come to this area of the world. Flight connections via […]

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Dating

A glass of blonde beer and a bottle of La Chouffe..

Making the right first impressions on women

How do you make the right impressions when you meet a woman? Ever blown your chances after meeting someone you find attractive? It’s all too easy to do (so we’ve heard from other blokes…none of the team in our office has any trouble pulling, apparently). MannedUp’s relationships expert, Elizabeth Clark, suggests that a […]

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Worth trying

Chocolates anyone? Confectioner Sharon Foyle and Tom Naylor-Leyland at Mennell's Confectioners.

10 delicious reasons to join a Malton Food Tour

Do you enjoy tucking into gourmet experiences? Why not get yourself to Malton, the small town described by Italian cookery writer and restaurateur Antonio Carluccio as “Yorkshire’s food capital”, and participate in one of the new food tours? The first Malton Food Tour was led by Tom Naylor-Leyland during August […]

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