Articles by: MannedUp

Travel Writing

Hilary Bradt

Inside Travel Writing: An interview with Hilary Bradt

In the olden days – and I speak as someone in her late 70s – all books and articles were carefully edited and only good writing got into print. Now that self-publishing and unedited blogging is within everyone’s reach, there is a tendency to believe ‘I travel therefore I write’.

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Grooming & care

Glistening with Nivea's Urban Skin Detox Mask, which can be peeled off when it dries.

Facial cleansing and detoxing with Nivea

Do you look after your skin effectively? Sunlight, pollution and everyday dirt can take their toll —particularly on our faces, which are exposed for much of the day. Effective cleansing and moisturising with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) help to protect against ultraviolet (UV) B rays and keep us looking […]

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Rail connections mean that Manchester is just two hours five minutes from central London by train.

Why Manchester is one of the best places to live in the UK

If you’re unhappy with your current living situation, then why not consider moving to a thriving city like Manchester, which was voted the best city in the UK. While this may be a big move, it could be beneficial for your livelihood, especially if you have a family to think […]

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Travel Writing

Essens Lake at Bon Echo Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada.

Inside Travel Writing: An interview with John Zada

Travel writers should occasionally self-fund trips they really want to do on their own terms, rather than constantly relying on press trips to generate stories. You do your best work when you are completely inspired and free to do as, and go where, you please — without a set plan. Doing those kinds of trips, even if you don’t have a work commission beforehand, is hugely rewarding.

by × June 15, 2019 × 0 comments

Grooming & care

Mouth and teeth of a woman smiling during National Smile Month.

National Smile Month

It’s unlikely that any Brushathon event held during the 2019 National Smile Month will match the enormous number of people who brushed their teeth simultaneously at Cuscatlán Stadium in El Salavador on 5 November 2007: 13,380 individuals participated. That’s a communal polishing for 428,160 teeth — assuming that everyone had all 32 of their adult set

by × June 5, 2019 × 0 comments

Places

Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, USA.

Reasons to visit Myrtle Beach in South Carolina

Myrtle Beach’s golden sand is lapped by the Atlantic Ocean. Accommodation close to the shore makes it easy to stroll on the beach while watching the sun rise over the sea.

by × May 4, 2019 × 6 comments

Grooming & care

Nivea Men exfoliating face scrub, Active Clean shower gel and Night Regenerator.

Waking up and feeling fresh

Who doesn’t despise those mornings during which you feel a tad jaded and take an age to get going? Maybe that’s because of one pint too many the night before or simply because of a busy, stressful working week. A bit of bathroom ‘me time’, to primp and preen, can go a long way to getting into the groove of the day and making a positive first impression to the world outside.

by × April 27, 2019 × 0 comments

Places

Leeds Art Gallery and Library on the Headrow.

Loads of lovely reasons to visit Leeds now

Did you know that it was in Leeds, rather than Hollywood, that the world’s first film was shot? Louis le Prince, a French inventor, filmed Roundhay Garden Scene in 1888.

by × January 15, 2019 × 2 comments

Travel Writing

Geoff Moore photographing on location at Bagan in Myanmar.

Inside Travel Writing: An interview with Geoff Moore

I first visited Fregate Island when it was a very basic destination with small hotels and guest houses, and the island was very natural.
I visited a few years ago and it was then one of the most select private destinations in the world. You get your own butler, solar powered golf cart and a choice of 20 different pillows just for starters. I had three wonderful days there.

It has unique wildlife as well as seven beaches to choose from.

by × December 28, 2018 × 0 comments

Gifts & gadgets

The MannedUp Christmas Gift Guide includes board games, gin, books, a Nivea toiletries gift set, a Charles Tyrwhitt shirt and Tag Heuer watch.

Christmas gift guide

Men are notoriously tricky to buy presents for at Christmas. Here’s a gift guide that provides a few handy gift suggestions.

by × December 14, 2018 × 0 comments
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