A Portuguese road trip – exploring between Lisbon and Porto

Forget the Algarve and instead discover the charm and natural beauty of central and northern Portugal with this Lisbon-to-Porto itinerary

Originally posted on MSN UK, August 2014


Portugal is a hot destination right now – and we don’t just mean the weather.

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Travel like a VIP in northern California

Enjoy everything the Golden State has to offer – from incredible views to world-class food and drink and insider experiences – in stress-free luxury on a tour with Trafalgar

Originally posted on MSN UK, August 2014


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Spa review: Aqua Sana at Center Parcs Woburn Forest

At just an hour from London by train, this newly-opened spa makes for a perfect escape from the city

Originally posted on MSN UK, September 2014


If the thought of a visit to Center Parcs conjures up images of non-stop activity (games of badminton, forest cycles, splashing around an overcrowded swimming pool – you know the drill) then the Aqua Sana spa at the chain’s Woburn Forest village is here to change your perception. Continue reading

Live in Levi’s – rebooting the iconic denim brand

How does a company with over 160 years of heritage tap in to the 21st century market? As Levi’s launch their new $100m campaign, we talk to the company’s president to find out

Originally posted on MSN UK, August 2014


Do you remember your very first pair of Levi’s? This writer does. It was the year 2000 and, inspired by Britney Spears’ just-so denim cut-offs in the Don’t Let Me Be the Last to Know video, I took a pair of scissors to my mum’s vintage 501s. My mum may not have been best pleased, but I loved my newly-sheared shorts. Whilst Britters only saw fit to pair her with an itsy-bitsy bikini top, I wore mine with everything: over tights in winter, with oversized tees and sandals in summer, with a simple vest on lazy Saturdays spent catching up on laundry and, well, watching more Britney Spears videos.

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