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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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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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Grooming & care

Nivea Men Rehydrating Moisturiser

Nivea Men Rehydrating Moisturiser

Nivea Men Rehydrating Moisturiser is designed to moisturise skin and protect from the discomfort of dryness. This moisturising cream comes in a compact, 75ml tube. The hand-sized, navy blue tube can slip easily into coat pockets, sports bags and, should you need it throughout the day, a drawer in your […]

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Grooming & care

Dove Men + Care Intense Post-Shave Repair Balm

Dove Men + Care Intense Post-Shave Repair Balm

Dove Men + Care Intense Post-Shave Repair Balm is part of the company’s Expert Shave range of products. It’s lightly scented and quickly absorbs into skin reported our chief tester, Big Vinny. He was glowing in his praise of the post-shave balm and also literally. Post-shave repair balm After spending […]

by × August 27, 2016 × 1 comment

Entertainment

Cover of 'A Place Called Winter' by Patrick Gale.

Book review – A Place Called Winter

Patrick Gale’s novel, A Place Called Winter, is set during the early 20th century, concluding shortly after World War One comes to a close. It tells the tale of Harry Cane, who emigrates from England to Canada. That’s a name which sounds familiar to modern football fans. It has, of […]

by × August 23, 2016 × 8 comments
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