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With daily direct flights from Ireland, Malaga already had unique appeal. And now the city boasts a new marina for cruise ships, and museums including, next year, the first Pompidou centre outside France.

Malaga has the art of living

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.

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Caught in Lake Garda’s magic spell

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.

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The Way of St James on the Camino Way.

A journey to the end of the world

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.

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Understated Zaragoza

Claire O’Reilly on why you should explore the Aragonese capital before everyone else catches on to its charms.

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A sight-seeing boat passeshouseboats on an Amsterdam canal

Pushing the boat out on holiday

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.

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Murchison Falls is Uganda's largest protected area.

Going with the flow in Uganda

The Lonely Planet proclaimed it the top destination in 2012, yet Uganda is still a hidden pearl, writes Geoff Power.

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Club Med, Sicily is a child-friendly place in the sun

It isn’t easy to find a holiday to cater for the needs and demands of an eight-year-old, a toddler and a baby — but Vickie Maye found the perfect family break for everyone at Club Med, Sicily.

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The beach at the Turkish resort of Kusadasi

Turkish delight in Kusadasi package

It’s no surprise Turkey is a popular destination for families, as Caroline O’Doherty discovered when she gave her two preschoolers their first taste of foreign travel with a package holiday to Kusadasi.

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The eco-friendly resort on Lady Elliot island — the southernmost island of the Great Barrier Reef.

Lady Elliot is Australia’s piece of paradise

Famous for whale watching, and with a limit of 150 visitors at any one time, Lady Elliot is a castaway paradise island. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Tours are food for thought

Gourmet tours are cropping up all over the globe, tying food and travel more closely together than ever. It’s time to tuck in, says Pól Ó Conghaile.

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The sands of time pass slowly in Venezuela’s Los Roques

VENEZUELA, which is on the shoulder of South America that opens out to the Caribbean Sea, is famous for its beaches.

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St Marien Church in Meiningen along the route of the Werra

Saddling up for river valley trip

A 300km cycle might not be everybody’s idea of a fun holiday, but it allowed Richard Herriott to experience the best that the often overlooked eastern Germany has to offer.

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Catching up on Bondi beach

Family holidays can lose the magic when the kids hit the the teenage years. Never one to give up, Tommy Barker tries to recapture the good old days with his two grown-up children in the Algarve.

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Blue skies at the touch of a button without breaking the bank

Travel might broaden the mind, but it also has a sneaky tendency to lighten the wallet. Travel writer Clare O’Reilly fills you in on how you can use the powers of the internet to plan a holiday with a difference.

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AWE-INSPIRING: Toronto impressive skyline against the city's waterfront. Canadian winters are long and cruel and can extend well into April. But come May a different city emerges from its winter hangover.

Get ready to be inspired in Toronto

Aer Lingus has just launched a new daily direct flight to Toronto, Canada’s largest city. Jennifer Hough, who has been living there for two years, has the insider’s guide. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Limone on the shore of Lake Garda

The best last minute travel deals this summer

Left it late to book a summer getaway? Don’t panic. There are plenty of deals left, particularly if you book fast.

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More than just Munster in Marseille

If you’re heading to Marseille for Munster’s Heineken clash with Toulon, you’re in for a tourist treat with fine food and a proud history.

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Irish Peace Tower in the Island of Ireland Peace Park and Tyne Cot cemetery.

The killing fields at Flanders are worth a visit

A new visitor centre has just opened in Flanders commemorating the 30,000 Irish soldiers who died in the First World War.

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Ladies Beach in Kusadasi

When Turkey is just like home

It was supposed to be a low season, holiday bargain, but Kusadasi proved to be a welcome surprise for Margaret Scully.

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Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia is as good an indicator as any of Tunisia's slow comeback as a tourism destination.

Why Tunisia is making a comeback

With beautiful beaches, a sunny climate and cheap prices, Tunisia is winning tourists back.

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The MS AmaBella, a luxury ship running a seven-day schedule from Budapest to Prague on the Danube.

When a river runs through it, why not take a boat?

With river cruises reaching the cities and countryside ocean-going ships cannot, it’s little wonder they’re enjoying a boom, says Pól Ó Conghaile 

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New Zealand: Flying for the long haul with two kids in tow

Five flights in 45 hours via five countries with two kids under four, all heading to New Zealand. Caroline Hennessy presents her ‘long haul travel with kids‘ survival guide.

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Taking in the view at Malin Head.

Wild Atlantic Way: the Ultimate Guide

The world’s longest coastal touring route has just been unveiled — and it’s right on our doorstep. Pól Ó Conghaile and Tommy Barker map the Wild Atlantic Way. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Northern Ireland's Westeros could be a Game of Thrones tourism goldmine

Game of Thrones could do for tourism in Northern Ireland what Lord Of The Rings has achieved for New Zealand. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Glenorchy, on Lake Wakatipu in New Zealand, one of the locations for The Lord of the Rings.

Why Hollywood is the best travel agent in town

Tomorrow’s Oscars won’t just inspire cinema audiences. They’ll inspire countless holidays and city breaks too. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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