Attempting to encapsulate an entire country in just a few generalisations can be foolish at the best of times, no more so than when the nation in question is as vast and diverse as the United States.More
It’s a paradise island where they speak English and offer a variety of vacation ideas like no other. And it doesn’t warrant its reputation as being dangerous, writes Isabel Conway.More
2,000 years of history, John Chambers finds there’s more to the historic town of Bath than buns and Jane Austen.More
The Wild Atlantic Way has reinvented the west, writes Marie Toft.More
Theme parks like Disneyland can be a daunting prospect at the best of times, let alone with the smallies in tow. But there are plenty of fun alternatives on the continent, says Arlene Harris.More
Steve Cummins visits Viareggio, the resort that is just a short hop to cultural hubs like Florence, Pisa and the incredibly pretty Cinque Terre.More
Rory Boland arrived in Louisville, Colorado, searching for his dream of small-town America and found it really exists — and it really is as American as apple pie.More
Sean Geary visits Wroclaw, the 2016 European Capital of Culture. The good news? Tourists have yet to really discover the city, so it’s a perfect time to visit.More
Anna O’Donoghue samples sun, sea and castles and the odd mechanical elephant on her visit to Nantes, and discovers how the Loire Valley’s cultural capital comes into full bloom in the summer months.
Taking advantage of new direct flights Sean O’Riordan headed to the Atlantic coast of France and enjoyed the beautiful La Rochelle and its scenic surrounds.
Heading off the beaten tourist track to uncover the hidden wonders of Spain’s Castilla y León region, Carolyn Moore discovers it’s far from grim up North.More
No one knows a city like a local. So who better to give the lowdown on Galway than Síle Seoige. She describes her perfect day in the county to Ciara McDonnell.More
A private tour of the White House was the highlight of a trip to Washington DC for author Michael Murphy when he visited the US capital.More
Planning a staycation? From accommodation to food, sight-seeing to spas, Ciara McDonnell has the lowdown on a short break in Kerry.More
What is it really like on board the world’s biggest cruise ship? Hilary Fennell finds out as she boards Harmony of the Seas for its inaugural sailing.
Darina Allen is delighted by the people, the sights and sounds — and of course the food — of Rajasthan.More
Having first visited the Vendée region of France as a teen 30 years ago, Conor Power decided to return there with his own family. They weren’t disappointed.
Legoland doesn’t come cheap, but with a bit of planning, it can be the perfect family holiday, says John Carroll.More
She’s a digital nomad and right now Sarah Holden has swapped a drab Dublin commute for the open road in South America.More
WE Irish know how to put on a music festival, and this year sees the return of our favourites, from city runs like Live at the Marquee to the annual highlight of Electric Picnic.More
Former Irish Examiner sub-editor Mareike Graepel lived in Cork for years before she returned to her native Germany. With new Cork-Dusseldorf flights on offer, she gives the local lowdown on the Ruhr Valley.More
Kevin Pilley takes a cane-twirling, splay-footed stroll through Charlie Chaplin’s former Switzerland home, which has become a museum to the great man.More
Artist Salvadore Dali chose to live in the Girona region of Spain for good reason, says Liz Dunphy.More
On our first night in Oregon we were greeted by a young maÎtre d’ at the Bridgewater Fish House, in Florence — a converted mercantile store reminiscent of the Oleson’s in Little House on the Prairie.More
Want to live like a local in Vietnam? Just master crossing Hanoi’s chaotic streets. After that, you can do anything, says Shilpa Ganatra.More