Review: Titanic Hotel, Belfast

The new Titanic Hotel in Belfast recently opened to much fanfare and celebration. In the refurbished buildings of the old Harland & Wolff offices it’s a new iconic hotel for Belfast, the city with the most authentic and real connection to Titanic. Expectations were high and in many ways our night in the hotel didn’t […]

It’s time to treat yer man with a style upgrade

Mention a personal stylist and you automatically think it’s a ladies only option. You’d be wrong. I set the challenge for two personal stylists in the city centre to see if they could upgrade me a little. The brief for both stylists was, can you find casual but smart clothes to fit my not so […]

Top experiences during a mini break to the Costa Brava

Costa Brava, where 200km of Spanish coastline awaits to be explored. We recently visited Costa Brava, travelling the coastline visiting three key towns and a visit to the capital of Girona. It’s an area full of surprises, with beautiful Spanish coastal towns nestling in stunning bays and a wow worthy rocky coastline. Our top tips […]

Must see gardens across NI

We’ve always been big Mount Stewart fans and love heading down the Ards Penninsula to enjoy the beautiful gardens on the estate. Especially now they have been extended further out in to the demesne.  Although Mount Stewart is our favourite, mainly because it’s the closest to home, Northern Ireland has many beautiful gardens to enjoy. […]

Exercise for a guy at almost 50 doesn’t need to be a chore

The journey continues and bloody hell it’s not easy, but it’s also not a chore! My summer membership at the Culloden Estate gym continues and it’s changing everything. I’ve just turned 48, so I guess I’m very aware that I’m nearly 50, and if that’s not  scary enough, imagine my shock when joining the gym […]

Amazing new sneak peek of the stunning Titanic hotel

Amazing new sneak peek of the stunning Titanic hotel The iconic Titanic Drawing Offices and building where the most famous ship ever built was designed, is due to open this Autumn as a stunning hotel.  Once the workplace of many Harland & Wolff staff and where Titanic and her sister ships were born, the building […]

6 awesome reasons to love afternoon tea at Berts 

Berts, the 1930’s Art Deco inspired jazz club at the Merchant Hotel have recently introduced Berts Savoury Afternoon Tea. In a unique twist to the traditional afternoon tea in the Great Room next door, this Savoury creation will satisfy the needs of those of you who don’t have a sweet tooth. Although if you have […]

Belfast Pride Parade Route

It's almost time for the BIG Belfast Pride parade for 2017 The biggest LGBT festival in Ireland is drawing to a close for another year, but not before the parade snakes its way around Belfast city centre on Saturday. Check out some facts about Belfast Pride, and the full route. Don't forget about the party […]

6 awesome reasons to dine at La Taverna

6 1/2 things we love about La Taverna La Taverna at Fratelli on Great Victoria street will forever be the place where the plans for me to be the new Northern Man columnist in Northern Woman were hatched! That all happened at the launch event, but I’ve been back to try out this reincarnation of […]

Our truth about what it’s like to arrive on a cruise

Check out TotallyTourists.com for travel news to, from and in Northern Ireland. Here’s all the biz from a recent Princess.com cruise. The Caribbean Princess is a regular visitor to Belfast Harbour this year and as a special treat from Princess Cruises we joined this big ship at the start of a UK tour. We boarded […]