Gary Barlow falls in love with 'incredible' Isle of Man – and inspires his fans to plan a holiday too
Gary Barlow has been travelling around the UK and Ireland for the past few weeks as part of his UK tour, but there's one place he is particularly taken with – the Isle of Man. The Take That singer performed two shows at the island's Villa Marina venue on Monday and Tuesday, and took the opportunity to explore all that the "incredible" island has to offer with his crew. "What a day and what a place this is!" Gary captioned a photo of himself on a walk on Tuesday. Fans could be mistaken for thinking the musician was somewhere much
Newport Beach may not have been on Brits' radar until relatively recently, thanks to US teen drama The O.C (#sethandsummerforever) but this Californian gem has been a playground for the rich and famous for many years. Aside from the yachts, Champagne consumption (Newport is one of the highest consumers of fizz per Capita) and fancy restaurants - valet parking of boats is the norm - this Orange County city boasts spectacular scenery and coastline and still has that laidback SoCal feel - just with fancy updos and more close-toed shoes. Where to stay in Newport Beach: Tell Newport Locals you're staying at
Although Laura is abroad a lot filming, and the general consensus amongst her friends is that she is always on holiday, she politely reminds them, she is in fact working. One her closest friends, who understands this more than most is fellow travel TV presenter Hayley Sparkes, who has recently returned from a TV trip abroad of her own, where she has been filming an exciting new series in Taiwan. Hayley and Laura, who met eight years at an industry event had previously explored a few of the Greek Islands; Corfu, Skiathos, Rhodes and Kos to name but a few.