Changes in latitude lead to changes in attitude in Key West, Florida

Since the days when authors like Hemingway and Tennessee Williams set up camp, Key West has always been a potent magnet for people looking to drift away from the real world for a while, writes John Daly.

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Dzogchen Beara Retreat Centre: A thought provoking place of silence

Dzogchen Beara Retreat Centre offers relaxation and stunning views as Hilary Fennel discovered over a week’s retreat.

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Weekend break: Limerick proves itself a real lady

Brendan O’Neill felt a sense of peace and wellbeing on a visit to the Treaty city.

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A place of peace and tranquility in Provence, France

Conor Power visits a chapel in the French region of Provence which was completely designed by artist Henri Matisse as a tribute to a woman who took care of him when he was diagnosed with cancer in 1941.

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Iceland lived up to the dream of ’land of fire and ice’

Walking through bubbling, rock strewn landscapes proved to be the perfect holiday for practised rambler, Paul McCarthy, who is already planning his return to the ‘land of fire and ice’.

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How our writer spent three days in Brussels for just €65

Last month, Kay Cairns wrote of her plans to go Brussels and tweet about her three-day trip. But not just any visit, Kay had a strict budget of €65. This included flights, accommodation, transport, food, beer and attractions. How did it go? Find out ...This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Weekend break: Bray and Greystones are well worth a visit

By this point in the year the days are getting longer, the nights are getting brighter, and the temperatures are edging into the double figures (just about).

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A tale of two cities - Croatia and Montenegro

Conor Power travels to the far reaches of the Adriatic. Crossing from Dubrovnik in Croatia, to Kotor in Montenegro, is akin to travelling back in time, from clean modernity to a city that time has largely forgotten.

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Things to do in Denver with your Dad

Brian Canty gets a Rocky Mountain ride on the ultimate road trip with his father in Colorado — where the mountains are high along with the people.

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Pousada’s the way for historical luxury in Portugal

Every country has its hidden gems, but it’s possible that Portugal has more than most in its collection of pousadas — or high-end historic lodging houses. Tony Clayton-Lea travelled to Portugal to road-test a few of these palatial pousadas, as well as taking in the Portuguese interior.

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This is how to spend 24 hours in Belfast

Caroline Hennessy makes a quick visit to Belfast to see just how much food she can pack into 24 hours.

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Get lost in the charms of Sicily’s Donnafugata Resort and Spa

They say to find a man’s true character, you must play golf with him... a frightening prospect for anyone unfortunate enough to be paired with this lumberjack.

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