You may not be able to catch the St Andrew’s Day celebrations next week, but there is never a bad time to visit Edinburgh, says Denise O'Donoghue.More
An awestruck Geoff Power is smitten after his close encounters with gorillas deep in the heart of Africa.
The Portuguese capital Lisbon has an abundance of beautiful buildings that hark back to its golden past. Eoghan Cormican stretches his feet to check out the Tower of Belém, Vasco de Gama’s tomb and many other attractions, such as the old town.
The tradition of Christmas markets dates back to the late-Middle Ages throughout the German-speaking regions of Europe, but these days they pop up all over the world. Tony Clayton-Lea chooses the best and most atmospheric to visit in the UK and Europe.More
Jennifer Hough says Nova Scotia’s Irish immigrant influences are obvious, but it also has its own charm.
Tell someone you are visiting Portugal and they assume you are visiting the Algarve on a sun or golf holiday, or perhaps taking a weekend break in Lisbon.
I AWOKE with techno music still beating in my head.More
Street food is hugely popular in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital city, but follow the locals’ choice, says Sarah Harte.More
Conor Power dodges the pigeons as he pounds the pavements of the Eternal City while visiting its churches and chapels on the trail of the fast and furious Caravaggio — famed as both genius and sociopath.More
Liz O’ Brien ticked off her continental bucket list with a Contiki ‘European Highlights’ tour in London, Paris, Nice, Monaco, the French Riviera, Florence, Pisa, Rome, Rhine Valley, St Goar, Munich, Edam and AmsterdamMore
Michael Schumacher’s tragic accident at Christmas threw the renowned French skiing resort of Meribel into the centre of an international media storm, but Fiachra O’Cionnaith assures that this shouldn’t convince skiers to steer clear of slopes.More
Joe McNamee ventures to the provinces of Cantabria and Asturias in North Western Spain where he swops the sun, sea and sangria familiar in the south of the country for some sun, sea and sidra.More
Noel Baker liked classic comedy ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ so much, he decided to base his family holiday around it. Here’s what he found…More
VARIETY is the spice of life, is it not? We should be open to new things and seek to experience as many different activities and places as possible.More
One of the oldest cities in the world, Lisbon has a captivating history. Reborn in recent years through European funding, it still has enough magic on its streets to leave Brian Canty enchanted.More
GANGNAM style, for me, is something I wind up experiencing by accident.More
From art appreciation to a spell on the slopes, Arlene Harris made the most of what Oslo has to offer on a jam-packed budget trip.More
TORONTO isn’t your average city. Home to more than 100 nationalities, 140 languages and 250,000 immigrants; diversity is both its cultural currency and way of life.More
TAX evaders take holidays too, and they might want to consider Northern Cyprus for their next vacation.More
IN THESE needy times, you can be forgiven for hunting down value when booking a holiday.More
IT’S not really until you experience Central and Eastern Europe up close that you can fully understand the cause and effects of centuries of warfare.More
Dan MacCarthy is roughing it on a jeep safari in rugged Bandhavgarh National Park in northern India, where he hopes to get a glimpse of an elusive tiger or, maybe, two.More
Since Luxembourg is the capital of a country only the size of Munster, lots can be packed into a weekend, as Louise O’Neill discovered.More
WHEN Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant in 1864, he could not have foreseen that the gesture would spark an environmental renaissance across America, resulting in 59 stunning National Parks today.More
Two decades after visiting a rowdy Malta in his twenties, Dave Kenny finds plenty to explore and enjoy on the island.More
THE CITY air smells like incense. Stall owners prepare for the crowds, turning on the water sprinklers over fresh coconut pieces, and arranging tubs of sweet marshmallow, giant lollipops, plastic horns, drums and cold drinks.More
IT IS market day in Desenzano on the southern shore of Lake Garda. Along the waterfront, vendors hawk their wares: clothes, jewellery, handbags and pottery beckon to passersby.More
Take a walk with Liz O’ Brien to the literal end of the earth at Finisterre, on the rugged Atlantic coast of Galicia in Spain, where for centuries pilgrims have completed the Camino de Santiago.More
Claire O’Reilly on why you should explore the Aragonese capital before everyone else catches on to its charms.More
Want to experience a city like a local? Then forget larger hotels and stay in their homes, says David Monagan. Welcome to the world of the foreign rental.More