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A Magical London Christmas for Kids

by ClaireBullen November 2014 - last edited November by Moderator

A Magical London Christmas for KidsThe setting for A Christmas Carol, original home to Christmas crackers, and the place where Christmas cards were first debuted – there’s no wonder that London is a superbly celebratory city come December. For those planning a London Christmas this year, here are 10 essentials bound to delight visitors young and old.


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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

by AnnaMillar October 2014 - last edited July by Moderator

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.


Inside the Muddy World of Tough Mudder Events

by ClaireBullen October 2014 - last edited September

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 2014 - last edited July by Moderator

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.