Articles by: Stuart Forster

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Setting out on the road to successful blogging. Easy steps to creating a successful blog.

How to become a blogger: 10 practical tips

Ever wondered how to establish a blog or how to become a blogger? Blogging is a way of conveying a message to a potentially broad audience and interacting with people who visit your blog. Here are 10 practical tips that can help you better understand how to become a blogger. […]

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Travel Writing

Palm trees over a white sandy beach, a scene typical of the Maldives.

The World Travel Writers’ Conference in the Maldives

The first World Travel Writers’ Conference was held in the Maldives during September 2017. Stuart Forster reports. I received an email asking if I would be interested in speaking during a panel discussion at the inaugural World Travel Writers’ Conference in the Maldives. Given the enormous number of travel writers […]

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Grooming & care

A Cornerstone razor plus shaving products.

Cornerstone shaving and skin products

Cornerstone is a shaving subscription and delivery service that also supplies quality skin care products. In April the company launched a new razor which they recently sent to Manned Up to review, along with a cross-section of their products. Disclosure: Manned Up was sent Cornerstone products for review purposes. There […]

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Places

The Calgary skyline at night.

10 stomping reasons to stampede over to Calgary in Alberta, Canada

The Canadian city of Calgary, in Alberta, has vibrant culinary and craft beer scenes. With a smattering of museums and art galleries, plus plenty of shops, it proves a good base for a city break and exploring the surrounding countryside. Renowned for hosting the annual Calgary Stampede, which takes place […]

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Travel

The Canadian flag.

Three outstanding reasons to visit Canada during the summer of 2017

There’s lots going on in Canada the summer of 2017. As part of the country’s 150th birthday celebrations, Parks Canada Discovery Passes provide free access to national parks. Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, will host celebrations to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the act of union that’s widely regarded as […]

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Experiences

The Viking Mekong cruise ship on the River Mekong.

The Magnificent Mekong — a river cruise to remember

Zipping along in a cyclo rickshaw on the roads of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital, and viewing ancient Khmer sculptures at Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm counted among the many highlights of my first ever cruise. The Magnificent Mekong river cruise, by Viking River Cruises, offered detailed insights into the culture […]

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Irresponsible use of resources and litter disposal has global impact.

The curious case of the molehill and the litterbug

Tolerance is all well and good in society but Britain has a problem. It’s rubbish. Literally. I believe the nation should crack down on littering and do more to punish litterbugs. Says Stuart Forster in this comment piece for Manned Up. Is littering a growing problem or am I just […]

by × April 7, 2017 × 13 comments

Places, Travel

De Stijl inspired light cube at The Hague, the Netherlands.

Piet Mondrian and Bart van der Leck: Inventing a new art

Throughout 2017 art museums around the Netherlands, including the Gemeente Museum in The Hague, are celebrating a century since the advent of the influential De Stijl art and design movement. A major exhibition, Piet Mondrian and Bart van der Leck: Inventing a new art, was declared open by King Willem-Alexander […]

by × March 30, 2017 × 5 comments

Places

A train climbs a mountainside over Interlaken, Switzerland.

7 super reasons for a summer visit to Interlaken and Switzerland’s Jungfrau Region

The Swiss town of Interlaken is located between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. It’s a popular holiday destination and the gateway into the Bernese Alps via the Jungfrau Railway. Here are seven reasons why Interlaken and its Alpine hinterland are worth a visit: 1. Spectacular snow-capped mountain scenery The Alpine […]

by × March 2, 2017 × 7 comments

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 […]

by × February 7, 2017 × 3 comments
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