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Clothing & accessories

A Snugpak Softie Vest

Snugpak Softie Vest: lightweight, windproof warmth

Feeling the chill on summer evenings? Looking for a jacket that allows you to remain mobile? Maybe the Snugpak Softie Vest will meet your needs. Softie Vest? That doesn’t sound very manly, you might chunter. But this is made in Britain by a supplier of kit to military units around […]

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Grooming & care

L'Oréal Men Expert Post-Shave Balm.

L’Oréal Men Expert Post-Shave Balm

This post-shave balm is part of the L’Oréal Men Expert range of male grooming products. Non-greasy and easily absorbed, it features the L’Oréal Men range’s 24-hour hydrating formula and is designed to soothe razor burn. It’s not just a balm for applying to the area that you shave, you can […]

by × July 13, 2016 × 1 comment

Travel

Golden Buddha statue at Phnom Pros temple near Kampong Cham ,Cambodia. The temple forms part of the twin holy mountains of Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei.

Handy tips for better travel photography from 7 professional photographers

Love travel photography? But have you ever been out with your camera, thought “that looks gorgeous—the scene belongs on a picure postcard” yet failed to snap a stunning photograph? It happens. We’ve talked to professional photographers for tips on how to capture better travel images. Hopefully these suggestions prove timely. […]

by × July 9, 2016 × 0 comments

Experiences, Travel

Sunset seen from Teide National Park on Tenerife.

5 top adventure activities to try on Tenerife

Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, has long been a popular holiday destination. Thinking of heading there? It offers a range of exciting activities, on land, in the Atlantic Ocean and up in the air. Don’t need to waste your time lounging around the pool or spending afternoons snoozing […]

by × July 6, 2016 × 0 comments

Online

Colourful wooden seats by the Atlantic shore at Pictou in Nova Scotia, Canada. The chairs are blue, red and yellow.

10 impressive Instagram accounts that will inspire you to travel

Instagram, the photo sharing app, now has more than 500 million active users. The free-to-download app has images from right around the world on almost every topic imaginable. Here are 10 accounts showing primarily travel and documentary images that the MannedUp team rate highly and think are worth following (in alphabetical […]

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Experiences, Places

The crater of Poas Volcano in Parque Nacional Volcan Poas (Poas Volcano National Park) in Costa Rica.

6 absolutely fabulous reasons to visit Central America

Central America has much to offer travellers yet is all too often overlooked by people planning their vacations. In recent years the popularity of Costa Rica has grown markedly, especially among visitors from Canada and the United States. By contrast, relatively few people head to El Salvador at present. With […]

by × June 29, 2016 × 1 comment

Eating out, Experiences, Food & Drink

Scenic dining - a view from the Jungfraujoch.

Veal meat again? On the trail of Wienerschnitzel in the Swiss Alps

Tenderise a fillet of veal, coat it in breadcrumbs then fry it and you’ve created one of central Europe’s best-known dishes—Wienerschnitzel. We sent our top schnitzel hunter into the Swiss Alps to track down the best examples of the dish in Interlaken and restaurants in the surrounding Jungfrau region. Isn’t schitzel […]

by × June 22, 2016 × 10 comments

Places

Matfen Hall in Northumberland, England.

8 great reasons to visit Matfen Hall in Northumberland

Matfen Hall is a four star hotel with a spa and championship standard golf course. It is set within 300 acres of countryside by the quiet village of Matfen in Northumberland. The hotel’s 53 guestrooms are within a historic manor house owned by Sir Hugh and Lady Blackett. You can […]

by × June 15, 2016 × 0 comments

Food & Drink

Inside the Schlenkerla brewery tavern in the Altstadt of Bamberg, Germany.

Germany’s beer purity law: the Reinheitsgebot of 1516

Enjoy your ale? If so, you’ve probably noticed that labels on German beer bottles state the contents have been brewed in accordance with the Reinheitsgebot. The German term Reinheitsgebot is usually translated into English as “beer purity law”. Some people think the law means you can drink as much German […]

by × June 8, 2016 × 0 comments

Places

The Valle Flor Palace and Pestant Palace Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal.

Pestana Palace Hotel and National Monument, Lisbon

This luxury hotel, located roughly half-way between Lisbon’s waterfront Praca do Comercio and Belem, is the place to stay chosen by numerous A-list celebrities during their visits to the Portuguese capital. Unusually, this property is more than just a hotel – it’s also a national monument. The hotel reception, luxury […]

by × May 27, 2016 × 0 comments
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