Britain’s Original Rock and Roll Isle: Eel Pie Island

In a little over two weeks’ time, The Killers, Bon Jovi and The Stone Roses will be setting up camp on the Isle of Wight, once again transforming it into Britain’s isle of rock for a weekend. Back  in the 1960s though, a tiny island on the Thames in London was having  its own rock revolution. The uprising had an unlikely leader in junk -shop owner, Arthur Chisnall. In 1956 he set up a jazz…
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AUTUMN/WINTER EDIT

Chasing Red: One Man’s Obsession with the Running of the Bulls …

Most people consider Pamplona to be a once in a lifetime experience. But for Dennis Clancey, our guest in this week’s Q & A, it represents an intense six-year journey. He has been filming a documentary called Chasing Red about the fiesta and the bull-running experiences of himself and four others since 2007. With the post-production due to wrap this August, Travel Edits couldn’t wait to find out more about the inspiration and process that…
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Travel Edits Wins the Users’ Choice Award at the Skyscanner Travel Bloscars!

A quick post just to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who voted for Travel Edits in the Skyscanner Travel Bloscars 2013. In case you didn’t read the headline – Travel Edits won the Users’ Choice category!! As this category was voted for by YOU (the public) it really means the world… Congratulations too go out to the other excellent UK winners: Best male travel blogger: Man vs Clock Twitter: @ManVsClock Best female travel blogger: 40 before…
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The Real Life Letters to Juliet in Verona

It’s February and love is in the air, especially in fair Verona, where we lay our scene. Love notes and colourful padlocks are multiplying in the famous courtyard beneath Juliet’s balcony, as visitors scrawl poetic declarations and impassioned pleas on bricks and stone. As most people know, William Shakespeare immortalised the city of Verona in his tragedy Romeo and Juliet. However a certain Amanda Seyfried/Vanessa Redgrave movie has played a huge role in encouraging the…
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Dublin Travel Essentials: StoryMap App

Ask any visitor what their favourite thing about Dublin is and they might mention the Jameson Distillery, The Book of Kells or Temple Bar. What never fails to impress though is the people.  Dubliners are famously witty, friendly and entertaining  and now thanks to a new app, it’s possible to roam the streets of the Irish capital accompanied by your very own crew of local  storytellers. StoryMap App: The Science Bit Storymap App works by…
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