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Sun rising at the Stonehenge stone circle in Wiltshire, England.

Stonehenge, Avebury and Salisbury: a journey back through time in Wiltshire

Visiting Stonehenge, Avebury and Salisbury, in Wiltshire, is like taking a journey back through time, suggests Tim Locke in this travel feature. WREN: if you know where to look, you’ll see these surprising letters carved into the most celebrated prehistoric monument in Britain. Stonehenge has been attracting visitors for centuries, and […]

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Experiences

Dan and Caroline Smith of Northern Bootcamp.

10 strong and healthy reasons to attend Northern Bootcamp

Tempted by the idea of attending a residential boot camp as a way of losing weight and improving your fitness? They’re not all about being bawled at and crawling through mud. This post provides 10 strong and healthy reasons to attend Northern Bootcamp. Northern Bootcamp is a non-military boot camp […]

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Places

The arched frame of the Victoria Falls Bridge on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia.

10 zinging reasons to visit Zimbabwe

In November 2017 Zimbabwe underwent a change of leadership. Emmerson Mnangagwa replaced Robert Mugabe as the Zimbabwean president. Early in 2018, at the World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland, Mr Mnangagwa announced that “Zimbabwe is open for business”. For travellers, what does that mean? Travel journalist Stuart Forster travelled […]

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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

Palace House on the Beaulieu estate in the New Forest.

10 top things to do in the New Forest

The New Forest National Park lies just west of Southampton and offers much for travellers. So here’s a look at 10 top things to do in the New Forest. Far from being completely forested or new, the area is actually a mixture of heath and woodland that England’s King William […]

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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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Online

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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