Seaside holidays, mountain hikes, island-hopping and all the advantages of other Mediterranean countries at affordable prices – Gill Charlton offers 10 good reasons to visit this year.
Relax, Unwind and Recharge, While Living Like a King at Decoy Country Cottages, Tara, Co Meath.
The Rolling Stones were so taken with Villefranche-sur-Mer they recorded their 1972 album Exile on Main St close by.
Aer Lingus today announced a new service from Dublin to Bourgas in Bulgaria. The new service marks the first Aer Lingus scheduled flight to Bulgaria and moreover, the only scheduled service from Ireland.
Step into Spring - If you book your own holiday accommodation there are some competitive early spring deals available.
Ibiza is the clubbing capital of the world and renowned as the world's sexiest party island. Located in the Balearic Islands off the coast of Spain it's a place where daytime beach activities are only a prelude to all night partying, which usually finishes on the beach the following morning.
Dramatic cliffs, golden beaches, coral reefs, mountains... There are natural wonders aplenty on both land and sea on this celebrated coastline.
Global warming is causing havoc for ski resorts, making it necessary to go ever higher to find the right conditions and thus increasing the frequency of altitude sickness among skiers.
STRESSED parents looking to get away during the Easter holidays have been urged to book quickly, as five months in advance dates are already filling out fast. The early Easter holidays, which this year fall around St Patrick's Day, are proving popular for parents hoping to get some end-of-winter sun in hot spots such as the Canary Islands , Cyprus and Egypt.
Wintering on the Riviera was de rigueur for rich Brits in the 19th century, and it's still the ideal season to enjoy the region's beauty and culture
Irish travel firm Holiday Homes Direct has cut the cost of holiday properties by up to 60 per cent for September.
A residence for one week for six people in the Four Seasons Golf & Country Club, Quinta do Lago, Portugal costs €995 per week (down from €1,995 pw).
Psychologists at the University of Granada in Spain have researched this condition, which they describe as a general feeling of discomfort on having to get back to work, with sufferers experiencing symptoms like tiredness, lack of appetite, muscle ache and anxiety.
THE CHALLENGE: a late-deal getaway in late August/early September for a family, somewhere in Europe THE REQUIREMENTS: a last-minute villa holiday where the family can live in a home from home. Aoife writes: ‘‘We desperately need some sunshine, but package deals are my idea of hell. A place in the countryside, or by the sea, where we can relax and feel at home, please!”
Holiday Homes Direct is a new travel company that provides a direct service between holiday makers and foreign homeowners.
With the summer holiday season ready to kick off, Donal Buckley reminds us that the most important item that you can pack in your suitcase for that break overseas is the right insurance policy — but before committing, be aware of what each policy offers