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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

9
Nov

Europe’s Christmas Markets

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I know, I know, the pumpkins from Halloween have not yet rotted, nor the fake cobwebs been pulled off the walls and I’m talking about Christmas. But there’s only 45 days till Christmas, so it’s time to start getting into the Christmas spirit and there’s no better way than visiting a Christmas Market.

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8
Nov

Ireland’s Christmas Markets 2014

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In the past few years, Ireland’s cities and towns have given over squares, docklands or whatever patch of land they can find, to small wooden cabins decorated with twinkling fairy lights, glistening tinsel and glass baubles.

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24
Sep

Don’t Miss – In The Cotswolds

Broadway Tower

Broadway Tower

Broadway Tower

Completed in 1798 the tower commands a strategic hilltop position with views stretching across the countryside. Having served many purposes over the years, the tower museums trace the colourful history of the tower through the years. Pop into the nuclear bunker and then head to the wonderful Morris & Brown Cafe for a bite to eat and a browse of the shop. Read more »

23
Sep

Autumn Escapes – At Home & Abroad

 

Gardens, The Mustard Seed

Gardens, The Mustard Seed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The leaves are turning yellow and burnt orange in colour, eventually releasing their grip on the branches they will drift towards the ground. When I walk on footpaths, the familiar sound of leaves crunching beneath my feet are a reminder the seasons have changed. Summer is over and soon fires will be lit and curtains drawn before 6pm. Autumn has arrived. With it, children have gone back to school and families no longer dominate hotels and guest houses. Now is the time to book a weekend escape, there are deals to be had! Read more »

8
Sep

Lords of The Manor, The Cotswolds

Lords of the Manor

Lords of the Manor

At the heart of the picturesque village of Upper Slaughter in The Cotswolds, is the luxurious Lords of the Manor Hotel. The golden building is surrounded by acres of brightly coloured flower beds and bog gardens, overlooking rolling hills dotted with grazing sheep. A more tranquil spot, I’ve not found. Read more »

4
Sep

A Vintage Tour of The Cotswolds

 

Upper Slaughter, The Cotswolds

Upper Slaughter, The Cotswolds

It was like I had walked onto a movie set. Beautiful, honey-coloured stone buildings lined the narrow street that dipped down towards a slow-moving river. The sun had not yet warmed up and there was a nip to the morning air.The village slept as I sat on the bridge, legs dangling above the water. Read more »

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 »

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