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How to choose the right cruise for you
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How To Choose The Right Cruise – The Cruise Guide

Thinking about trying a cruise holiday but not sure how to choose the right cruise? My ultimate cruise guide should help. It seems every month there is a new cruise ship launch with even greater innovation and ground-breaking facilities on board. The world’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas has eight different […]
Split, one of the best city break destinations for 2022
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20 City Break Destinations for 2022

With new routes announced from many Irish airports, as well as some old favourites, I have hand-picked some of the best city break destinations for 2022.  I’m a big fan of city breaks. I love how much you can discover in a new city such a short space of time. However, if you’re not one […]
family holidays in Lanzarote
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Family Holidays in Lanzarote – My Top 20 Picks on Where to Stay

Self-catering apartments, All Inclusive resorts, luxury five-star hotels, and family villas – I’ve hand-picked 20 top properties for family holidays in Lanzarote.  With year round sunshine, glorious sandy beaches, family friendly facilities, and duty-free status, it is no surprise that family holidays in Lanzarote are highly sought after. Another plus is that most properties are […]
Kuramathi Maldives sandbank
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Barefoot Luxury at Kuramathi Maldives Island Resort

A sandbank of dreams on crystal clear waters – Kuramathi Maldives epitomises barefoot luxury, but also offers superb dining and accommodation options to suit couples, families and groups. Kuramathi Maldives is an island that I was very familiar with during my career in the travel industry. Friends, colleagues and clients visited, and they always returned […]


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My Irish Bucket List – Unique Stays and Luxury Hotels in Ireland

I absolutely LOVED researching this post, in fact I'd say it's been my favourite yet! This was supposed to be a 'top 10 list' but there are so many amazing places to stay in Ireland that I couldn't possibly limit it to that number. I already had plenty of luxury hotels in Ireland, as well as unique holiday homes on my Irish bucket list, but I was amazed to discover so many places that I didn't know existed. My list has just got a lot longer...
hotels in ireland that allow dogs

40 Hotels in Ireland That Allow Dogs

From pet-friendly self catering options to luxury five-star resorts, I’ve got over 40 great apartments and hotels in Ireland that allow dogs to come on holiday with you.   When I started researching this post, little did I know that there were so many hotels in Ireland that allow dogs. I have listed over 40 […]
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35 Hotels With Lodges in Ireland – My Top Picks

Looking for apartments, houses or hotels with lodges in Ireland? I’ve hand-picked thirty-five Irish hotels that offer self catering facilities.  I’m not a big fan of staying in a hotel room with kids, be it at home or abroad. I prefer the freedom and additional space that an apartment or lodge brings, especially when kids […]
bucket list holidays

25 Bucket List Holidays Around The World

From the Maldives to Machu Picchu, the Amalfi Coast to Antartica, check out my top bucket list holidays to inspire your next big trip.   In most cases bucket list holidays are down to personal taste – as the saying goes, one man’s pleasure is another man’s pain. They can also depend on the type […]
ways to spend avios

6 Ways To Spend Avios

Flights, upgrades, hotels, car hire and travel experiences, there are many ways to spend Avios, find out how in this post.   I have been collecting Avios for 18 months and have now accumulated over 50,000 Avios. Initially I wanted to use my Avios to upgrade my upcoming flight to New York to business class […]


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