It's back, mousse that is!

Hair mousse may have previously conjured up images of a bad 80's hairstyle and a dodgy perm, and readers, I'm afraid I was guilty of sporting a monstrosity back in the day,  but if you're not already aware...mousse has made its comeback!


Award-winning hairdresser Lee Stafford has a new range available exclusively at Boots.

Put the fullness back into your hair with this coconut scented lightweight and luxurious Coco Loco Coconut Mousse (£5.99, from Boots). Award-winning hairdresser Lee Stafford says, "This is the perfect 'everyday' mousse. Apply half a handful throughout towel dried hair, concentrating on the roots and blow dry massaging the crown with your fingers for extra lift, body and texture".


For ultimate volume use the Ddouble Blow Volumising Mousse (£5.99, from Boots). This will give your hair a tower of oomfness and body to die for! This non-sticky, non-crispy formula is designed to work when you blow dry and leaves the hair with naturally healthy looking body and bounce.


To get DDouble the volume, award-winning hairdresser Lee Stafford says, "Apply half a handful evenly onto wet hair, not forgetting the roots, then blow dry as you would normally. Then for the Ddouble Blow effect apply another half a handful on to the roots of your dry hair and blow dry again."


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Bitmore®, the London-based technology brand that delivers design-led, high quality and ground-breaking technologies to the discerning customer, today launched the innovative Pro™ Travel Case.

​ A great result for Tenerife's Adrián Hoteles


Guest Intelligence solutions provider ReviewPro. 2016 Top Luxury Hotel & Brand Report revealed Adrián Hoteles scored favourably for cleanliness. 



A1Travel have just launched a brand new offering as of now, holidays that are booked in advance for 2017 will come with interest-free credit.

Want to meet Burke and Hare and Half-Hangit Maggie?


The Greater Grassmarket Business Improvement District (BID) has launched a free-to-use Historic Trail on Tuesday 26th July, in association with Edinburgh World Heritage.

As the song says,the girl from Ipanema goes walking


Safeture is a personal security app by Global Warning System that provides real-time alerts and information about security, safety and health threats to travellers.

Last minute Staycations


If you still haven’t booked your holiday there are some deals to be had which all the family will enjoy.

Luxury in Uganda's prime Chimpanzee location 

Primate Lodge, Kibale renovations have taken the lodge to a whole new level. A  rebuild of the accommodation with the previous safari tents at the lodge being replaced with nine luxury cottages.

The Bare Necessities this December

The World renowned wildlife conservation charity, the Born Free Foundation has joined with travel operator Greaves India and Taj Hotel Resorts and Palaces, to create Jungle Book Journies.

Train Tickets on Tap

Loco2 the search engine for train tickets, has today launched an Android version of its easy-to-use smartphone app for booking rail.

Well, twins at age 69 means keep working to pay for the nappies.


Desert Trip festival, headlined by six of the world’s most iconic and influential rock and roll artists including The Rolling Stones...



The Government of Vietnam has announced that it is extending its visa exemption program for UK passport holders for single-entry stays of up to 15 days, until 30 June 2017.

Eeny, , miny, moe


I don’t know about you but the older I’m getting the more an escorted vacation appeals,(although I’m not picking up my pension up or entitled to a bus pass just yet)

Think you hate camping, think again


So if all you remember is the hassle and misery of previous camping expeditions here are 10 reasons to  time to give this a whirl.    

But baby it's cold outside!


I know it's only July, but we are experiencing our usual summer weather, now maybe it's time to plan a winter holiday.


Kobo Aura H2O is the first waterproof eReader…. waterproof for up to 30 minutes in 1 meter of water with the port cover closed.

 It's never to early


To Tuscany, the villa booking website is now selling holidays for 2017 and is urging guests to move fast to secure their property of choice.

Visit Machu Picchu for less than a grand


UK operator Llama Travel, has created the ultimate value-for-money, five-night break to Peru, to visit the lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu.

No need to squint


Protecting our skin and hair from the sun and UV light is a well-known beauty fact, but, have you ever considered what damage you might be doing to your eyes?

Keep it cool 'blue' with Royal Robbins and Schoffel Country


The clothing offers UPF 50+ for sun protection and is also odour and wrinkle resistant! 

A New Airline Putting ‘People Over Profit’ - POP!


POP is a new, low-cost, long-haul airline with a social conscience that will meet the demand of the growing visiting friends and relatives (VFR) market

Smelly socks won't be an issue


Seasoned festival goers will know that days and nights of dancing/ trekking up fields can have unpleasant consequences when sharing a tent… so

10 Ways to Stay Healthy on Holiday


Health and Fitness Travel the leading specialists in healthy holidays worldwide, make this mission easier as they share their 10 ways to stay healthy on holiday.



May 16th-June 5th 2016, the legendary Roland–Garros tennis tournament (aka French Open) will once again volley into action.

Up s... creek without a paddle?


Stand up paddle boarding is the fastest growing water sport around the globe and Red Paddle Co are at the forefront of this explosion.

You don’t have to be named Hannibal Lecter to appreciate this trip


Villa-booking website To Tuscany has created a free trail to mark the 300th anniversary of the delineation of the Chianti wine-growing area by Cosimo III de’ Medici.

Feather Down launches its first glamping location in Ireland!


Discover the Irish Feather Down location Loop Head! Glamping location Loop Head is located on the Irish peninsula of the same name.

Spring & Autumn walking in the Dolomites


There’s no better time to walk in the Dolomites than in spring and autumn, when - outside of the high summer season – the hiking routes are quieter and temperatures are milder.



Whether riding the rapids or wandering the waters edge, this burly amphibious sandal simply loves the action wet and wild.

Travel The Unknown Ventures into Bhutan


Travel The Unknown has launched a dedicated Asia brochure that features trips to India, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Philippines and, new for 2016, Bhutan.



Festivalgoers are now just a few quick clicks away from experiencing the world’s most epic music events with the launch of Festlane.


New for 2016, award-winning tailor-made rail operator Planet Rail is extending its reach beyond Europe with two exotic new journeys across the intriguing regions of southern Africa and India.

On your bike

With the May launch of British Airways’ daily direct flight from London to Inverness,adventure travellers can now explore the country’s world class mountain biking trails easier than ever before.

Africa, Richards’s way

Virgin Limited Edition - Sir Richard Branson’s award-winning collection of stunning hotels and retreats offer the ultimate African escapes.  

Its just not cricket 

Well it is actually, for a  chance to meet a sporting legend and experience lunch at the Home of Cricket is an opportunity not to be missed.

 Borthwick Castle fit for a Queen

Borthwick Castle is one of Scotland’s most famous medieval keeps, with a 600 year history including being a residence of Mary Queen of Scots in the 1500’s

Have you got the right Kit?

You want your smartphone to be charged as you hike across the moors, or ski down the slopes, or sun yourself on the beach..

Nordic Walking

Originally a summer training program for cross-country skiers in Scandinavia, they still " train " when walking on the Costa del Sol..

Easter Deals

Learn how to skipper your very own cruiser as part of relaxing last minute boating break on the beautiful Norfolk Broads.


Ionian Villas recently added Villa Margarita on the island of Kefalonia to its programme.


Healthy and guilt free,CHOC Chick, the supplier of raw chocolate making kits and ingredients, is this month launching Blissful Blends.

Bags,bags and more bags

A girl can't have to many bags can she?

Go now!

Sixplaces to visit before they change forever..

Suits you sir

In March the Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane unveils seven new beautifully designed Westminster Suites.

Tangerine Dream

There’s no doubt it will be easy to find on the campsite now available in a vibrant tangerine shade, very flower power.


Pura Aventura has unveiled four brand new Spanish adventures for 2016.

American Airlines submit application for scheduled flights to Cuba

American Airlines today submitted an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation

Not sure if this one is shaken or stirred

The Village Inn Bar and Grill has created a new and unique cocktail inspired by the Harry Potter franchise.

All Aboard

The southern Broads’ leading holiday destination and boat hire provider, Waveney River Centre, is launching two new, luxury, 12 berth 27-foot day cruisers.

25 spoonful’s of sugar, I think not

The recent headlines that many of the well-known coffee shops beverages contain up to 25 tea spoonful’s of sugar was a bit of a shocker..

Who’s the king of the jungle?

There is far more included than just the ‘Bare necessities’. This 14-day itinerary cost from £3395 per person and includes allflights....

Icelandair begins flights from Aberdeen

On 9th March 2016 Icelandair begins a new year-round service from Aberdeen International Airport (ABZ) to Reykjavik (KEF).

American Tourister

American Tourister is centred around durable, affordable and super fun luggage!

Celebrate Easter in Croatia at D-Resort Šibenik

D-Resort Šibenik, located on the authentic Croatian coast, is offering an exclusive four night package to help you celebrate the long weekend in luxury.

Get into the spirit of Spring at Sandon Spring Fair

A new event at Staffordshire’s Sandon Hall will celebrate Spring time by bringing together the finest food, drink and crafts.

Remind you of anyone?

None of us, we couldn’t possibly get away with these, maybe a shell suit though!

This trip is no drag

The Dragon Trip is launching a brand new Japan adventure tour, providing travellers with a truly immersive itinerary.

Wow Virgin offer £25 Edinburgh-London fares

Virgin Trains has been given permission to introduce 42 new services a week between Edinburgh and London this May.

“When I grow up, I want to be...

ITC Luxury Travel Group picks out some of the best experiences available within its two brand new family brochures.


Multi-award winning Festival No.6 has today announced the headliners for this year’s festival..

How exciting would this be for kids?

Families can stay in yurts and tree houses within an enchanting new woodland village on an activity holiday in Normandy this summer.


Asia specialist tour operator Insider Journeys has come up with new ways for travellers to explore this phenomenal part of the world as an insider. 

You never see James Bond paying for anything

Former intelligence operative Gavin Stone reveals the methods he's used to travel on the cheap during his career in the world of espionage! 

The camera never lies?

Toad Hall Cottages are delighted to introduce a new captivating and fully immersive 3D virtual tour. 

Hat-trick of accolades for iconic hotel

Iconic Newquay hotel and spa, The Headland, has begun the New Year by collecting a hat-trick of awards and accolades. 

A big trip requires a big bag

Luggage company Briggs & Riley introduce an Extra Large Expandable Spinner which has a colossal 10,000 cubic inches of space.

Seduction by chocolate

Spice things up in the kitchen and the bedroom on Valentine’s Day with CHOC Chick’s Eastern Spice Raw Chocolate Hearts.

Pinot Grigio, better than a new dressing gown?

Romanian winery, Cramele Recas, the Martisor Pinot Grigio is a wine dedicated to celebrating one of Romania’s spring traditions to honor women.

Best Loved Hotels

Best Loved Hotels launches its new 2016 directory ,featuring more than 175 of Britain and Ireland’s leading hotels, as well as entertaining stories by some of the UK’s top travel writers.

There’s more than walking boots and Kendal mint cake in the Lake District

‘Cranleigh Boutique Brand’, are hoping to inject high class luxury and outstanding service into the Lake District...

Camperbug- We’re not big fans of caravans, I hear campervan enthusiasts up and down the country vehemently deny any relationship both...

Decanting Club: exploring wine, a glass at a time

We’re not sure about the pouches, it reminds us of the early days of Ryanair, we remember ordering some drinks and being served plastic pouches...

New UK-Toronto Flights for summer 2016

WestJet’s new flight from Gatwick to Toronto brings the number of daily departures from the UK to Ontario’s largest city to up to 18 daily departures this summer.

Blast Off! At Eureka! This February Half Term

Eureka! The National Children’s Museum in Halifax, West Yorkshire is reaching for the stars this February.


HOLIDAYMAKERS looking for a five star, luxurious, unusual, exclusive and very discreet getaway are in for a treat in 2016 with the launch of The Secret Bus project in Devon....

Up close and personal

We’re not sure how romantic a gift this is, but there’s all kinds of bird watching I suppose.....

Got your gym membership yet?

It’s over, you’ve ate and drank yourself silly, you daren’t go near the scales, you feel bloated and uncomfortable, you clothes have shrank, so now instead of joining a gym.....


A revolutionary solar powered action camera is being unveiled at The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week, and will hit retail stores in the UK in March.

Great idea a washable suitcase

I don’t know about you, but I always manage to spill something inside my suitcase, usually sun tan cream or make-up, so how do you wash a suitcase when you return from travelling?

Boots On! Tenerife Walking Festival Returns in 2016!

The largest island in the Canaries is gearing up to host the second Tenerife Walking Festival. Set to run from 29thMarch – 2nd April 2016.


Step aboard the Golden Eagle to uncover destinations such as Siberia’s grand wilderness,or the Norwegian Arctic Circle. 


Lisbon’s golf sector looks ahead to 2016 as another successful year, with a series of high-profile tournaments.

Meriski helps skiers get fit for slopes as Méribel opens for winter 

At £150 per person, with a money back guarantee. 

Bah humbug, the shocking cost Of Christmas over a lifetime

The average British Christmas sees the typical homeowner spend £694 in total, according to the study of 2,000 people.

Hardly believable, that big red lorry must work wonders for Coco-Cola!

Yo ho ho oh no …. Brits are festive flops when it comes to the history of Christmas, according to new research.

A new way to drink Tea. With vodka of course!

Marking the start of the cold season, P & T and our/Berlin Vodka are unveiling a new edition of their Vodka Tea Infusion Kit, a three-piece set for creating unique tea vodkas at home.

‘Best Hotel Design in the world’

The Cranleigh Boutique’s Boutique Church Suites have been honoured alongside the world’s best hotels at a glittering awards ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel in London.


American Airlines will offer customers even more choice by introducing Premium Economy on its international wide body fleet.  

Stylish and Practical

Planning you summer holiday or intending to get some winter sun or ski action in the new year?

Christmas without a Christmas jumper, unthinkable

The NEW Morph Costume Christmas Jumper selection has arrived just in time for Save The Children’s Christmas Jumper Day on December 18th.

It’s Boxing Day, time for another gym membership!

Wow,38.7 million of us will be on the move visiting friends and family this December.

My Way

This December marks the centenary of the Birth of Frank Sinatra, I have no doubt that over the coming festive season we won’t be the only ones, who after a few sherries..

Head for heights? get a Bird’s Eye View of New York

It’s a must do if you’re going to the Big Apple, Manhattan’s most iconic sights from the air with an incredible helicopter ride from isango!

Down- Under is on top of the World

AUSTRALIA’S recently opened first aerial adventure park is set to dazzle thrill seekers of all ages in Adelaide. The MegaAdventure Aerial Park

Just what you wanted another pair of socks for Christmas

Although to be fair these are designer socks made in Italy, so perhaps you won’t be too disappointed..

Christmas a sweet eating binge

So don’t feel guilty as you open your third selection box over the festive season our ancestors were at it as early as 8000BC...

It’s not too early to think about a summer wedding

For your wedding ceremony, Caerhays has two remarkable venues on the Estate licensed for civil ceremonies – The Vean and the Old Coastguard’s Look Out.

Look what Santa’s left?

Maybe we’re a bit old fashioned but surely if you’re a small child there’s nothing like a brand new shiny bike on Christmas morning to get excited about..

Christmas in Style

Fancy something a little special this festive season, then this could be for you and yours, it might seem a bit extravagant, but not really the cost for 20 people...

Paradores Expanding Beyond Spain’s Borders

The Spanish state-owned hotel company Paradores de Turismo has opened its first ever hotel outside of Spanish territory, in neighbouring Portugal.


Not exactly roughing it Land Rover “Self-Drive” tour across Iceland

On this pulse-pounding tour behind the wheel of a Land Rover Discovery 4, discerning travellers will power across glaciers and magma fields, skirt towering volcanoes...

Take a gamble on these in Macau

I don’t know about you, but I have always been a big fan of roller coasters and thrill rides, in fact for my 35th birthday I persuaded friends to come with me for a day out at Alton Towers.

Just like mama used to make

Well not my mama, I’m of the generation where it was firmly meat and two veg, throw in my Celtic ancestry no meal was complete without some form a potato..

Are you the sensitive or jealous type?

We like both of these products, it depends if you’re the sensitive or jealous type.

No hangover with these corked gifts

With Christmas, there’s Champagne, although these gifts won’t mix well with orange juice for a perfect Bucks Fizz,they also won’t contribute to the Christmas hangover, but will last significantly longer.


We’re not sure Del Boys yellow Robin Reliant would be classed as exotic or prestigious, or that it would stay the distance, but you never know. 

Linthwaite Hotel a Fine Romance

Linthwaite the luxury country house hotel in the Lake District has won the Good Hotel Guide’s, Editor’s Choice 2016 award in the Romantic Hotel category.

Valentine’s Day, time to merengue

Outer Travels and Inner Journeys, the travel company providing transformational retreats and adventures, offer a new adventure Costa Rica’s Pura Vida and Envision Festival.

It’s only 11 Friday’s away!

We were informed by a colleague today that there are only 11 more Friday’s until Christmas Day...

Just in Case

It’s time to smarten-up while travelling with Weigh-to-Fly, a revolutionary extendable luggage scale which sends real-time updates to your phone as you pack.

Nice Bags(might even pass the Ryanair test)

Vocier announce a new collection of luggage following on from their 2015 iF Design Award-winning Black Collection.

Not for those with Acrophobia

Papillon Group's Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines is launching the brand new Grand Canyon West air tour, Native Explorer Tour with Legacy.

A room with a view (well nearly)

Aurora glamping has arrived in Northern Europe with the launch of new Aurora Domes in Finnish Lapland.

Oh là, là winter is coming!

The only thing I have been advised not to do following the two hip replacements I have had is not to ski, but there’s so much more to Frances mountains than just skiing...


Virgin Trains has launched tickets for its newest destination – Sunderland.

The city will benefit from a new direct return service to London from 14 December 2015.

Zing went the strings of my heart

The best features of a top line smartwatch, and offers more fun and interaction than a standard fitness tracker for an affordable price of £64.99.

Affordable smart watches that can replace your phone

The WorldSIM Neuvo Smart Watch enables users to use their SIM card inside, meaning the wearer can leave their phone at home.


If it’s good enough for Stephen Fry it’s good enough for us, winter in Norfolk can be just as beautiful as it is in the summer.  


Following a £20m complete top to toe refurbishment The Bellhouse Hotel will officially open its doors as the Crowne Plaza Gerrards Cross Hotel this Autumn 2015.

Psst keep this under your hat

BATBAND™ first high fidelity ear-free headphones.

You are here

HERE Maps provides public transport information for nearly 1,000 cities across 44 countries.

Funny shaped bill

Well it’s the World Cup starting next week,some avaricious hotels have increased their nightly tariffs massively..

Suits you Sir!

Why not head treat yourself to a grand stately home or a lavish country house hotel for your own aristocratic experience?

Shoes for running in the winter, What for?

This is one for you sporty types, we’re not keen on running, particularly in the freezing wet weather, or, to be honest, any exertion for that matter cold or hot, each to their own.

Get married in style in Las Vegas (well it’s some kind of style)

Now available only in Las Vegas: the world's first wedding chapel inspired by "The Hangover." Jägermeister shots; Elvis as the minister; "Phil" and "Alan" as witnesses..

Bricking it

Lego is so popular with kids, it’s really big business.A hotel in Ireland, the Ashford Castle, has Lego on the room service menu...

Let it snow, let it snow, wait it already has!

A bountiful harvest of larger and thicker blocks of ice than usual will provide the materials for this year’s Icehotel, detailed plans for which have just been revealed.

Urban Food Fest’s “Oktoberfest” street food night markets.

Urban Food Fest founder Jessica Tucker speaks fluent German and loves the thrilling atmosphere of the infamous Munich Oktoberfest - so much so that she has decided to bring the fun to Shoreditch London, for 3 Saturdays.

Here’s a selection of stocking fillers that won’t break the bank

Rugged Screen Protectors and Cases: these demonstrate the commitment of Caseit to protect your device against any damages without sacrificing style.

Bald is Beautiful

A hair transplant in a jar! A bit like Dom DeLuise couldn’t notice Burt Reynolds new piece, he commented it was almost undetectable!


Join Green Man in The Courtyard at King’s Cross for a Gaelic celebration, as they extend their fun-loving reach into the capital for a monster.