Mexico City is huge, and a sight to behold

Richard Fitzpatrick visits the massive urban sprawl of Mexico City which has a surprisingly spacious and uncrowded feel to it; however getting around isn’t so easy and taxi drivers will most likely take you for a ride.

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’Tis well for some to travel up the Wild Atlantic Way

Tommy Barker went halfway up the Wild Atlantic Way to dip a toe in the waters of Ennistymon Falls.

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VENICE: La Serenissima is sublime

Michele Browne adores Venice and advises that it’s on the ether of your timeline, at least once. Thronged in summer, but quieter in winter the visitor will have to contend with floods off season — but the city, which heaves with art, architecture and history, is worth it.

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Weekend Break: Mastering the art of relaxation and creativity in Cill Rialaig

Hilary Fennell finds the beauty of solitude and a quiet place to work at the Cill Rialaig artists’ retreat in south-west Kerry.

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MALTA: A hot attraction with a chilled side... any time of the year

Darren Norris visited the Mediterranean nation with the preconceived idea that it was only for the middle-aged and upwards — and only to be explored in the summer. He was wrong on both counts, he admits.

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London: An awfully big city adventure

Mark Evans and his six-year-old son hit the British capital to see the sights and found there was a lot more for a child to experience than dinosaurs, Big Ben and a big wheel    

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Lovely long weekend at Longueville

Caroline Delaney and her husband spent a couple of days away from the kids in the welcoming embrace of a country house    

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Budapest leaves us Hungary for more

Sharon O’ Reilly-Coates has been going to Budapest for 12 years - and she’s never disappointed by the city

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What is your county’s hidden gem? (Week 1 - Dublin)

We’re on a mission to discover Ireland’s hidden gems and we need your help.

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Weekend break: We all headed home very happy campers from Kilkenny

Cormac O’Keeffe spends an adventure-filled weekend in the child-friendly, Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny.

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Suzanne Harrington returns to her hometown of Cork as a tour guide

Suzanne Harrington returns home with a boyfriend who has never visited Cork and finds there have been many changes over the years to a city which has embraced the new but hung on to the best parts of the old.

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Adventuring to the southern end of Portugal in the Algarve

Dan MacCarthy goes to the Algarve on the southern end of Portugal to discover a more energetic side of the perennially popular holiday region.

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Take a walk in the eco wonderland that is Ireland's Faughan Valley

Ecologist Martin Bradley has been rooting around under hedgerows since he was a nipper and now his Landscape and Countryside Tours are helping curious visitors from all over the world discover what lies beneath county Derry’s beautiful rural hinterland - the Faughan Valley and beyond ...

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