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Family Summer Holidays

I know it seems a bit premature to be talking about summer holidays, but believe me, if you want to get a good bargain for yourself and your family, you need to be looking now!

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Travel Advice & Inspiration

Asia Trip 001I get plenty of emails from people asking for travel advice; where to go on their first family holiday, a romantic break or best places to go if travelling alone, and so on.

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Quirky Outdoor Family Holidays around Ireland

Photo Credit: Dromquinna

Photo Credit: Dromquinna

Trends show that people are looking for an ‘experience’ when they go on holidays. We choose holidays based on our passions, hobbies and personal needs. It’s no longer a fortnight on a beach, with a bucket and spade to keep the kids entertained. Nowadays there are kids clubs, family activity holidays and even some quirky options.

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Activity & Adventure Holidays

January is a time for new beginnings, when resolutions are made and people are fuelled with a determination to get fit and shed the festive pounds. Let’s face it, Christmas is over and it wasn’t just the goose that got fat.

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Recent Articles

12
Aug

Lakeside Retreat: Wineport Lodge, Co. Westmeath

Wineport Lodge

Sitting neatly at the edge of Lough Ree, Wineport Lodge looks like it has always been there. The forested shore camouflages the wooden lodge, while boats and ducks bob happily on the lake in front. Read more »

8
Aug

5 Reasons to Visit Northern Ireland in August

Festival of Flight. Photo Credit: Belfast Telegraph

Festival of Flight. Photo Credit: Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland is enjoying somewhat of a renaissance in the world travel scene, with visitors coming from all over the world to enjoy the great scenery on show. Read more »

1
Aug

Activity Breaks in Westport, Co. Mayo

Croagh Patrick, Westport. Photo Credit: Destinationwestport

Croagh Patrick, Westport. Photo Credit: Destinationwestport

My first view of Croagh Patrick was on a winter’s day. A storm had raged on the west coast for three days and finally, it blew itself out. We had approached Westport from Louisberg and were not prepared for our first glimpse of Clew Bay.

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22
Jul

Isle of Skye, Scotland

Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle

The image of Eilean Donan Castle has long been used to portray the beauty of Scotland. Read more »

21
Jul

A Journey Through Mountains & Moors – Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands

This was not a trip I’d planned to do alone. In fact, the route we were taking was one our friends did for their honeymoon. Albeit, their trip was taken over a leisurely fortnight and ours would be just 5 days. Read more »

14
Jul

The Lakes of Scotland

Ben Lomond

Ben Lomond

We stood on the shore of the lake watching yachts glide and speedboats zip through the water. The distant sound of a low-flying aircraft caught my attention, but I was entranced by the scene before me; a rising sun emerging shyly above the towering Ben Lomond.  Read more »

2
Jul

Wild Atlantic Way

Donegal

Donegal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It seems to be the buzz word of the summer – The Wild Atlantic Way. I’ve heard it on the radio and TV, read about it in the papers and have been talking about it myself. Of course, it’s not like this is something ‘new’. The Wild Atlantic Way is simply the stunning, wild and rugged west coastline of Ireland. Read more »

11
Jun

Discovering Rural Ireland

Doohoma Head - photo by Nuala Irwin

Doohoma Head – photo by Nuala Irwin

This morning on Ireland AM we looked at some of the beautiful rural retreats around Ireland. (Watch the slot here) Read more »

3
Jun

Number 1 – Romantic Spots in Northern Ireland

Romantic trips generally involve a trip to a nice hotel or cosy B&B, good food, wine and quiet time, all shared with your loved one. Of course, some people may prefer something a little more active, like a a city-break with evenings spent in buzzy bars and afternoons browsing shops and visiting galleries or a healthy weekend of trekking or cycling. Whatever floats your boat, you won’t have to look to distant shores to find it. Read more »

2
Jun

The Joy of Foraging

Brooklodge Hotel

Brooklodge Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was born in Wicklow, so I guess I’m biased when I say it’s one of Ireland’s most beautiful counties. I’ve trekked through the barren and remote Sally Gap, scrambled up the steep peak of the big Sugarloaf and rambled through Djouce and Devil’s Glen forests.

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