One hour to a perfect getaway in Cornwall

Direct flights from Cork to Cornwall begin next month. Just an hour away, it has scenery, activities and luxury indulgences aplenty for a memorable short break, writes Joyce Fegan

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Reconnect with your inner soul at Fota Island Resort

Denise O’Donoghue checks out her chakras on a blissfully relaxing weekend at Fota Island Resort

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Weekend break: Stonebridge apartments, Co Wexford

Vickie Maye discovers that there is a lot more on offer in Co Wexford – if you are willing to leave the hotel.

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Travel digest with Barry Coughlan

Explore, the adventure travel specialists, has launched eight brand new ‘Explore Beyond’ trips, which offer cruising through the tropical waters of West Papua, exploring the remote villages of the Ivory Coast or experiencing the Adivasi Tribal Fair in east India. 

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The big read: Japan, a window to the world

In Japan’s leafy hamlet of Karuizawa, otherworldly architecture is the expression of the uninhibited self, says Hanya Yanagihara

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The big read: Rambling the Riviera in Albania

Albania’s coastline has grown in popularity as a budget sun destination for Italian families. We should follow their lead for a unique, culturally distinctive travel experience, says Ellie O’Byrne.

 

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Travel digest with Barry Coughlan

Travelfox is noted for its over-55 offers and this October has a 10-day trip to Costa Del Almeria, to the four-star Best Sabinal Hotel in Roquetas de Mar on a half-board basis with free wine and water, for €499. 

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Weekend break: London, a city that never fails to delight

Noel Baker samples all that London has to offer on weekend trip to mark a ‘significant’ birthday. 

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Berlin is a city with personality – and a sense of history

Vicki Notaro visits Berlin and falls in love with its unique charms.

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The big read: Shadows of war remain in paradise island of Sri Lanka

As the north of Sri Lanka recovers after nearly 30 years of civil war, Shilpa Ganatra visits the former no-go zone of Jaffna and finds an intriguing city yet to be touched by tourism.

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Travel digest with Barry Coughlan

With a diverse terrain from the beach to the rainforest, the Dominican Republic is a becoming a favourite for Irish visitors.

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Weekend break: Malaga, Spain

Carolyn Moore says Malaga on Spain’s Costa del Sol has much more to offer than a gateway to its nearby resorts.

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A place in the sun: Alan Shortt in Portugal

Alan Shortt heads north of Faro in the south of Portugal to explore the many attractions of the Alentejo region — from bass fishing to hiking, and canoeing to surfing.

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