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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

22
Jul

Tropical Islands, Safari and Luxury Hotels – Honeymoon Inspiration

Capo La Gala - superior rooms terrace

Capo La Gala, Italy

Honeymoons have always being referred to as a holiday of a lifetime, with couples retreating to remote, tropical islands, staying in luxury hotels, while others head to distant plains for once in a lifetime experiences. Read more »

21
Jul

The Amalfi Coast, Italy

Let’s face it, the summer came and went in those two weeks in April. Or was it March? No matter, it has been and gone and left us all damp, uncertain and pining for sunshine. I spotted a gap of five days in my calendar and decided if I didn’t get away then it would be August before I could escape and to be honest the thought of two months without sunshine was more than I could bear. Read more »

11
May

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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3
Apr

Walking Ancient Paths Along The Camino de Santiago

Camino de Santiago

Camino de Santiago

There’s something incredibly satisfying about rising early each morning, consulting your map and walking into the unknown. I guess it’s like life; we have plans, like destinations, but ultimately we’re unsure what will happen along the way. Sometimes we veer off our chosen path and find ourselves lost, or we discover the path is more beautiful than the one we’d set out for ourselves. Read more »

2
Apr

Walking Through Tuscan Hills, French Canals & Forests

IMG_2216I love to walk. I think I’ve always done. Nothing clears my head than taking to the beach and walking alongside the waves, gulls soaring above and the wind on my face. Read more »

20
Mar

Fitzpatrick Hotel, Grand Central, NYC

Fitzpatrick hotel, NYC

Fitzpatrick hotel, NYC

Ask anyone, anywhere and they will tell you the Irish give the best welcome.

When you arrive to one of the busiest cities in the world, with temperatures way below zero, it helps to step into a warm hotel and hear “Welcome to Fitzpatrick’s. How was your flight? You must be tired, we’ll get you sorted straight away.” Read more »

22
Feb

New York – The City That Won’t Let You Sleep

New York City

New York City

“I want to wake up in a city that doesn’t sleep” sang the lovely Frank Sinatra, and boy was he right. For those living in New York, it is still the city where anything is possible, where you can become ‘King of the hill, top of the heap’ no matter who you are or where you come from. Read more »

10
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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27
Jan

A Retreat in the Garden of Ireland – Powerscourt Hotel

Wicklow Mountains

Wicklow Mountains

I love Wicklow, but I’m biased, I was born and raised here and recently bought a house in the heart of the county. We now live overlooking mountains and a lush green valley. Our back garden leads into a forest laden with wildlife – red squirrels, hedgehogs, Red Kites and deer. There is a reason Wicklow is known as the Garden of Ireland and I’m proud to call it home. So to visit a hotel in Wicklow, was a real pleasure! Read more »

13
Jan

Orlando: Things to See and Do

IMG_3554One thing I can guarantee you, you won’t get everything done in one trip to Orlando. So, with this in mind, my advice to you is to prioritise. Pick the top 5 things you want to see and do and then plan your days around them. After that, if you have spare time, you can hit your reserve list. Orlando means something different to everyone, depending on your tastes and age, but here is what I managed to take in on my visit and what I most enjoyed. Read more »

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