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Food & Drink

After dusk falls in Edinburgh on 25 January people will head to Burns Suppers and celebrate Burns Night.

Burns Night and the best Burns Suppers in Edinburgh

Wander through Edinburgh towards the end of January and you’ll spot numerous adverts for Burns Suppers. Writes Barry Stephen Traditionally, they involve haggis, neeps and tatties (mashed swede and potatoes) being served alongside whisky used to toast the haggis and the memory of Robert Burns. According to tradition, the haggis […]

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Travel Writing

Stuart Forster on the road in the Gaspe peninsula of Quebec, Canada.

Inside Travel Writing: Stuart Forster

This Inside Travel Writing features an interview with Stuart Forster. An award-winning travel writer, Stuart is based in the north-east of England and has a global outlook. His work has been published by The Independent, Rough Guides, CNN and National Geographic Traveller, plus many other titles. Stuart also runs the […]

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Travel Writing

Lush vegetation and mountain scenery on Mount Batur. Photo by Jazz Dobbins.

Climbing Mount Batur in Bali

“Make yourself comfortable, it long ride,” said the driver, in his best English, as we squeezed in the van filled with four other passengers who were already crammed up together. After some switching around, and perhaps some magic, we made six people fit into the backseat and trunk together with […]

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Travel Writing

Stars trail in the night sky above Los Roques de Garcia and Mount Teide in Teide National Park on Tenerife, Spain.

18 travel blogs to view in your next coffee break

Enjoy travel stories and inspirational blogs?  Here are 18 travel blogs that you may enjoy reading in your next coffee break. Eco Escape Travel was launched by Jonny Bierman in March 2017. “Eco Escape Travel is an ecotourism, sustainable travel, and eco-travel gear website that inspires the travel community to […]

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Experiences

Yoga

Why yoga retreats are good for men

Despite yoga being created by men, for men, it’s still seen as predominantly a woman’s activity. It takes a brave man to walk into a class full of women, but the health benefits of yoga far outweigh this initial worry. If you are looking to escape on a dedicated yoga […]

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Travel Writing

Sunset at Penshaw Monument in Sunderland, England.

15 travel blogs to follow for inspiration

Keen on travel? Enjoy reading travel blogs? Here are 15 blogs that may provide you with inspiration for your next trip: Cycloscope, by Daniele Giannotta and Elena Stefanin, was restyled in 2017 “Cycloscope is a blog about bicycle touring and adventure travel on a budget. A journey in search of images, sounds, and […]

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Travel Writing

A ritual celebrant at Varanasi in India. Photo by Tim Bird.

Inside Travel Writing: Tim Bird

Tim Bird is a travel photographer and writer. In this interview Tim answers questions posed by MannedUp‘s editor Barry Stephen to provide insights into his life and work. What kind of travel related niche do you specialise in and what drew you to it? I’m based in Helsinki, Finland so […]

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Travel Writing

Blue sky over a highway through the Badlands of Alberta, Canada

10 top travel blogs you should start following today

Looking for travel inspiration? Take a look at the following top travel blogs for ideas about where to travel and what to do next: Adventures Around Scotland, by Susanne Arbuckle, has been online since 2014. “Adventures Around Scotland is a Scottish travel blog which explores Scotland’s lesser known gems and […]

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Travel Writing

Statue of the hand-throwing hero Silvius Brabo in Antwerp, Belgium.

Travel writing cliché bingo from Antwerp, Belgium

OMG! I absolutely loved my trip to the Belgian city of Antwerp, still one of Europe’s hidden gems despite being a long-established fashion hotspot. Writes Tanya Aster-Brown. The group of designers dubbed ‘the Antwerp Six’ helped put the city on the map of the continent’s fashion hubs. Locals recommended I […]

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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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