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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 […]

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Experiences

Face of a mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) living wild on the Virunga Mountain Range in the Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.

Travel in the heart of Africa

The adrenaline was kicking in, our bikes racing down the Namibian dunes at full throttle. After a slow ride through Swakopmund (a little bit of local history thrown in) and then a dry river bed: fat biking proved to be one of the most exhilarating ways to get acquainted with […]

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Travel Writing

A burst of sunshine beneath monsoon season clouds.

Inside Travel Writing: An interview with Lea Lane

I live in Miami now but I return to New York or Paris whenever possible. Some of my favourite places — because they have just about everything a traveler could want — include Morocco, New Zealand, Italy.

Everybody seems to write about their trips on social media, usually for free. You have to find a way to get noticed, and do things better than most. And keep your day job. Making a good living, aside from the travel ops, is difficult.

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Travel Writing

The Taj Mahal in Agra, India

Inside Travel Writing: An interview with Kathryn Burrington

Kathryn Burrington is the successful travel blogger behind the blog Travel With Kat. In 2017 she was awarded the British Guild of Travel Writers’ Travel Blogger of the Year Award. Here she talks to MannedUp.com for our Inside Travel Writing column: What kind of travel related niche do you specialise […]

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Travel Writing

Travel writer Nick Redmayne in the Sahara Desert.

Inside Travel Writing: An interview with Nick Redmayne

Nick Redmayne is a travel writer whose work has been published in The Independent, Wanderlust magazine and on the radio, by the BBC. In this interview he talks about the places he finds most interesting and his daily routine when travel writing. What kind of travel related niche do you […]

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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: An interview with 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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