STAYCATION – TOURIST AT HOME IN DUBLIN

Dublin wasn’t always my home, but over the past 20 years it’s become obvious to me that there’s no where else in the world I’d…

A WEEKEND IN DINGLE

Is a weekend in Dingle even enough? It’s one of those places that everyone is enthusiastic to recommend their faves. Everybody talks about it with…

Dreaming of the Caribbean

New long-haul routes from Dublin always get me excited, especially when they’re direct to the Caribbean. This morning Thomson Airways 787 Dreamliner landed in Dublin for the first time and I took a seat on board its inaugural Irish flight. I’m no aviation geek, so other than saying it’s “really big” I’m not that well equipped to fill you in on the technical features, but I can report a few nifty features that help make a long flight a lot more enjoyable. But first, let me take a cockpit selfie (the captain assured me he wouldn’t be performing a vertical take-off, watch here if you dare).

PACKING CHECKLIST – your ultimate guide

While I should be a professional packer by now, I still really hate it; so I’ve created the ultimate packing checklist (click to download a printable version)…

ITALY: BRINDISI, PUGLIA

You’ve probably heard of Bari and Polignano a Mare…but what about Brindisi, Puglia? I recently wrote about Margherita di Savoia, the town with pink lakes…

GAME OF THRONES TOUR, NORTHERN IRELAND

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I’ve wanted to do a Game of Thrones tour in Northern Ireland for a while, and now I’ve finally scratched the surface with a trip…

ITALY: MARGHERITA DI SAVOIA, PUGLIA

No, I hadn’t heard of Margherita di Savoia in Puglia either. Just an hour north along the coast from Bari airport (flights from as little…