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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

15
Apr

Easter Breaks at Home & Abroad

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Photo Credit: Failte Ireland

Spring has finally arrived and the fields are abound with sprightly lambs bouncing and bleating with the joy of life. The Easter bunny is busy packing his bag with chocolate eggs and other chocolatey treats, while parents are scouring the internet for things to do with the little ones during the holidays. Read more »

15
Apr

Easter Breaks – Sunshine, City & Ski Breaks

One Easter Sunday, many moons ago, I remember there was some confusion over the delivery of our Easter eggs. My Mum was adamant the Easter Bunny had delivered them, but being the playful bunny he was, he’d hidden them somewhere in the house. Thus ensued a frenzied search for our eggs made of chocolate. We ransacked the house for hours, but it was fruitless. The eggs were nowhere to be found.
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2
Apr

The Joy of Foraging

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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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27
Mar

Mother’s Day

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Knockranny Hotel Spa

When I was young and couldn’t sleep, Mum would sit in my room and tell me about a pink fluffy cloud. She’d describe it and tell me to lie on it and then, in a soft voice, she’d talk through relaxing every part of my body. I’d be asleep by the time she got to my knees. To this day, if I can’t sleep, I lie on my pink fluffy cloud. Read more »

25
Mar

Travel Clinic

4I get daily mails asking for holiday advice and hotel recommendations and it can be hard to give advice to people you don’t know. We’re all so different in our tastes and what we want out of a holiday, but I give ideas hoping to inspire someone to take a memorable holiday. Read more »

12
Mar

A Taste of Ireland’s Hidden Gems

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Donegal

I’ve been hiding from the world for the past month due to a bereavement. However, life never lets you hide for too long and soon you have to return to normal life. Read more »

8
Feb

Romantic Breaks in Europe


I’m not a fan of Valentine’s Day. It feels more like a commercial ploy to fill the space between Christmas and Easter than a day for people to demonstrate their love for one another. I prefer little gestures throughout the year; bars of my favourite chocolate delivered to my couch, spontaneous weekend lunches, home-cooked dinners and flowers, simply because.

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28
Jan

The Ultimate Ski Breaks

DSCN0600I may not be the best skier in the world, but I love it. Standing on top of a mountain, blue skies above, glistening snow at your feet and a litte voice in your head saying “Are you really going to this? Throw yourself down the side of a mountain?”   Read more »

24
Jan

Best Travel Websites

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We all seem to know our way around a computer and buying online has become the norm. Although, if you’re like me, you probably like to hear a friendly voice who can reassure you that what you are booking or buying is EXACTLY what you want or need. Read more »

16
Jan

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! Read more

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