Brighton is home to a buzzing and arty alternative society

Brighton? Isn’t it full of spivs with Kiss Me Quick hats tipped at a jaunty angle?

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Speyside, the home of Scot’s whisky, is a Garden of Eden for distillers

Bill Linnane spends a spell on Speyside and discovers how Scottish distillers have a lot to teach the booming Irish whiskey trade.

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Sorrento, Italy is ‘the best place on earth’

Sorrento is a terrific base to explore the likes of Pompeii and the Isle of Capri, says Tony Clayton-Lea.

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Arlene Harris returns to stunning Santiago de Compostela in Spain

Almost 30 years years after visiting Santiago de Compostela as a teenager Arlene Harris returned with her family to see if this corner of Spain was as special as she remembered.

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Weekend break: Retreat at Glengarrif, West Cork

A West Cork retreat offers women the chance to indulge in personal reflection and fine food, writes Colette Sheridan.

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Sit back and watch the world go by in the calm, serene Bruges

It is often overlooked that Bruges is about one hour’s train journey from Brussels city centre.

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Weekend break: London

Conor Kane takes advantage of the new Waterford-London route and enjoys a day trip in the city.

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See Dublin City through the eyes of a tourist

Tony Clayton-Lea says we take Dublin for granted – it’s time to revisit the city and see it through the eyes of a tourist.

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The best of the Wild Atlantic Way

It’s the coastal route where a marketer’s dream meets the reality of world-class scenery. Tony Clayton-Lea sings the virtues of the Wild Atlantic Way.

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California: The ultimate beach and surf holiday destination

Ahead of the World Bodysurfing Championships, Kevin Pilley strikes his best Baywatch pose and heads for Oceanside, California, the ultimate beach and surf holiday destination.

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Mid-week break: Lough Rynn Castle, Leitrim

A fairytale castle is the perfect spot for an enchanting mid-week break, writes Grainne McGuinness.

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