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Diwali was recently celebrated across the globe, so we thought it perfect timing to not only look back at the Festival of Lights, but to explore the meanings behind other Hindu festivals. Here are just a few to look out for in the coming year, whether you’re staying in the UK or planning a trip to India


Hiking in the Cairngorms

Whoever said that less is more has never set foot in the Cairngorms National Park. Situated in the heart of the Scottish highlands, it’s twice the size of Scotland’s sister park, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, and a whopping 40% bigger than the Lake District. Especially for active types, take a look at our guide to hiking in the Cairngorms.


Tough Mudder EventsPicture being dunked in frigid vats of ice water. Crawling through mud – while being electrocuted. Scrambling up greased walls, wading through waist-high muddy water, and, on top of that, running for miles and miles. No, this isn’t boot camp or a new form of torture – it’s Tough Mudder, and it’s spearheading a huge new trend for endurance, obstacle course-style group challenges. Try your hand at these top Tough Mudder events, if you dare.


10 Things to do in Manchester with Teenagers

by Chantelle October - last edited October

10 Things to do in Manchester with TeenagersDubbed the capital of the North, there’s a rich array of things to do in Manchester, even when travelling with hard-to-please teens. To get you off on the right track, we’ve picked out ten of the best family-friendly things to do on your next trip.


The Best Ryder Cup CoursesWith the Ryder Cup returning to golf’s spiritual home in Scotland for this year’s tournament at Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, it’s only fitting to look back at some of the other memorable courses that have played host to one of the biggest tournaments in the history of the sport. Here we remember some of the best Ryder Cup courses.


The 10 Craziest Food Challenges in London

by ClaireBullen September - last edited September

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Whether you worship or ridicule competitive eaters, you can’t deny that the “sport” is now firmly part of the zeitgeist. If you’re hungry for victory – and think you have what it takes to wolf down huge amounts of food – try these 10 food challenges in London for a taste of the Man v. Food lifestyle.