Easter Escape: why not look at Germany?

Cathy Desmond loves Munich and says there’s much more to the Bavarian capital than Oktoberfest —it’s a great place to visit now, especially with direct flights from Cork and Limerick.

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Seeing the softer side of African wildlife

John Daly travels far south for the first time — but this is no backpack trek — this is a Branston safari....

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Easter family breaks at home and away

Tony Clayton-Lea offers a list of holiday destinations at home and away.

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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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