Can Google and smartphones really help you on holiday?

We stood on a hilltop in Rome: a group of journalists from around Europe gathered in the Eternal City to see how it can look through the eyes of Google applications.

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Viewmount House right at the heart of Ireland’s lakeland district

John Meagher visits Viewmount House and experiences VM, the restaurant that put Longford on the culinary map.

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Seville will ignite the passion

Tapas, flamenco and bullfighting are what make Seville so uniquely Spanish, writes Brian Canty.

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Castle Leslie is fit for a king

Noel Baker spied on Paul McCartney’s wedding at Castle Leslie – so who better to return and review the five-star destination.    

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San Francisco is a city to leave your heart in

San Francisco has surprisingly few must-see sights, but it is the filler that makes this city such a snug place to visit, writes Geoff Power.    

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Reliving some very happy memories at the Ambassador Hotel, Cork

She chose it as her wedding venue 13 years ago, so who better than Susan O’Shea to check out the new, revamped Ambassador Hotel.

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De-camping to Brittany with the kids

Looking for the perfect family holiday? Esther N McCarthy enjoys some quality time with the kids in Brittany.

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Nice and easy on the French Riviera

The French Riviera has long been the playground of the rich and famous. Darragh Murphy experiences the high life – but on a limited budget.

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A yoga retreat could be the perfect motivation to stay healthy

As January settles in and resolutions give way to good intentions followed by niggling guilt, booking a Yoga retreat holiday for the Easter break may be the perfect way to motivate yourself to stick to the new, healthy course you’ve plotted, writes Ellie O'Byrne

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Fun in France: Eurocamp takes the stress out of family holidays

Fed up with grey skies and seemingly endless rain, it was the weather in Ireland that really decidedour destination, says Colette Keane

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New year, new you after visiting Thailand

Alexander Fitzgerald visited Thailand for a seven-day detox of juices and clear soups. His verdict? He’ll be back.

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Five great Irish staycation ideas

You don’t need to go abroad this summer, says Ciara McDonnell. She picks some of the best local destinations on offer in 2016.

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Around the world in 24 days of luxury on the rich man’s bus tour

Thanks to the Four Seasons’ new 24-day, round-the-world fantasy trip, you get all the indulgences of travel without any of the hassles. But is this too much of a good thing? David Brooks tries out the rich man’s bus tour.

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The best holiday destinations for 2016

From families to adventure seekers, cruises to the exotic, Ciara McDonnell has the lowdown on the top holidays for 2016.

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Embrace your Latin side with a trip to Galway

Looking for a night on the town? Galway’s bar and club scene is one of the best in the country, says Colette Keane.

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Checking out the bright lights of New York

No one quite does Christmas like New York, with a wonderful festive feel and some cracking bargains to boot, writes Vickie Maye. 

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Over 50? Don't feel you need to go on boring holiday packages if you want adventure

Margaret Jennings says the 'over-50s' tag is passé; by the time we hit retirement - whether it be early or at 65 - many of us are ready to spread our wings, rather than have them clipped.

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New Orleans; come drink this fun and vibrant city in

Two and a half days isn’t nearly enough in the city they call the Big Easy, as Tim Vaughan discovered

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