Articles by: MannedUp

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.

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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.

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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.

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Photography

London-based photographer Darryl Vides-Kennedy at work by the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Photo by Stuart Forster / whyeyephotography.com.

Inside Photography: people photographer Darryl Vides-Kennedy

“Life is short. Do what you love doing and never give up. Dream big,” says London-based photographer Darryl Vides-Kennedy.

by × September 25, 2018 × 0 comments

Cooking

A Copper Stone Pan frying pan.

Cooking with a Copper Stone Pan

As a man who enjoys cooking healthy food regularly, I was pleased to take delivery of a couple of the non-stick frying pans, from JML Direct’s Copper Stone Pan range. The pans’ ultra-non-stick technology means there is no need to add oil or fat while cooking. I was sent pans in […]

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Family Days Out

The Morgenster sails past Roker Pier to enter Sunderland harbour during the 2018 Tall Ships Race.

Family Days Out: The Tall Ships Race in Sunderland

From 10 to 14 July 2018 more than 50 sailing vessels docked at the Port of Sunderland, in northeast England, ahead of the first leg of the Tall Ships Race. Thousands of people visited the port and East End of Sunderland to see the ships and enjoy the free entertainment […]

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Travel Writing

Half-timbered building in Troyes, France,

Inside Travel Writing: An interview with Victoria Trott

Victoria Trott is an award-winning travel writer from Swansea who specialises in France. Here she talks about her life as a travel writer: What kind of travel related niche do you specialise in and what drew you to it? My specialist country is France. I studied French and Spanish at […]

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Travel Writing

Simon Parker

Inside Travel Writing: An interview with Simon Parker

Simon Parker is a travel writer with a love of adventure. In 2018 he will appear on television in the five-part series, Earth Cycle. He took a break from his busy schedule to answer MannedUp’s questions about life inside the travel writing industry. What kind of travel related niche do […]

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Places

A man riding a horse in Swaziland. Photo by Petra Shepherd

Five exciting adventure activities to try in eSwatini (Swaziland)

Postage stamp sized Swaziland (or eSwatini as it is now called, following renaming in April 2018) is the smallest country in Southern Africa, but has more than its fair share of offerings when it comes to adrenaline seeking; you can be abseiling the highlands in the morning and game viewing […]

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Travel Writing

The Acropolis at Kos on the island of Rhodes, Greece.

Inside Travel Writing: An interview with Rebecca Hall

Rebecca Hall is based in Greece and the author Girl Gone Greek. The debut novel of Rebecca, who is known widely as Bex. was published in 2015 and has subsequently been converted into a screenplay. Rebecca provides insights into her work in the interview that follows: What kind of travel […]

by × March 15, 2018 × 0 comments
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