Going Places

Stuck for ideas of how to ring in the New Year? These are our top picks of where you can belt out Auld Lang Syne across the country:

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My friends and I are planning to book a ski trip in the New Year but we have mixed levels of experience so I am unsure which resort to pick. We are hoping to find somewhere that has a great skiing, buzzing atmosphere and lots of fun activities too. Is there anywhere that you can recommend?

Whether you’re an anxious first-time skier looking to snow-plough down gentle slopes or a...

My wife and I are hoping to take a short break away in early January. We have always been interested in visiting Amsterdam as we hear it’s a beautiful city but have never got around to it. Can you recommend the best things to see and do there? We’re planning to go for three nights.

Set against a backdrop of gentle canals, decorative houseboats and flower markets, Amsterdam...

The shopping trip to New York is becoming “a thing” once again as many of us notice that we have a little more money in our pockets now than we’ve become accustomed to. Likewise the winter sun holiday, whether it’s to the Canaries, the Azores or even Florida (oh my!). Word is slowly trickling out about a destination which combines both glorious sunshine and stupendous...

New York is the number one city searched for this year by Cork people who want to get away over the festive period. New data released by the travel experts at Hotels.com shows the top international destinations where Irish people would like to spend this Christmas and New Year based on hotel room searches.
 
After New York, the city where Corkonians fancy spending the...

We’ve had the first few properly cold nights of the winter this week, and as people start to make plans to get away for a little while over Christmas it’s worthwhile taking note of a few simple precautions to make your travel plans run as smoothly as possible.

First of all, always allow at least an extra hour to get anywhere, whether you’re bound for an airport, a...

My boyfriend and I are planning a short break away soon and need some inspiration on where to go. We’d love to visit a cool and unique cultural city with lots to do but ideally not too far from home. Is there anywhere that you could recommend?

Just a hop, skip and a short flight away, Edinburgh is a cool and culturally rich city that won’t disappoint. You will be spoilt for...

Though they’re really only starting to pick up in popularity here - Cork will host arguably the best in the country for Glow each weekend in the run-up to the big day - Christmas markets are part and parcel of the Yuletide experience on the continent. Some of Europe’s legendary Christmas Markets are worth millions to their local economies and the very biggest ones will attract...

Mention the words ‘City Break’, and most people will think of the likes of Paris, Rome or Barcelona. However, much as Cork’s reputation as a Must See Place to Visit continues to grow internationally, there is a very definite trend towards exploring some of Europe’s more unique and smaller destination cities.

There’s no finer example of this than Ghent in...

It’s amazing what a difference just getting away for a quick, easy break can be. It’s all well and good to look forward to the winter’s ski holiday or next summer’s trip to Barbados, but it’s very easy to overlook the expense and hassle of a big break like that. Even the much-vaunted ‘city break’ to a comparitively nearby European destination, while...

"My friends and I want to take a mini break away together to celebrate our graduation from college. We would love to visit a city with lots of interesting history and culture, a great nightlife and that is still affordable. Is there anywhere that you could recommend?"

"With centuries of history to explore, the famed Main Square of Krakow - the second largest and...

You can save up to €660 per couple on your ski holiday for 2015 by booking with Topflight between Monday, November 17th and Wednesday, November 19th.

Winter is finally arrived and the snow has started to fall in ski resort across Europe. To celebrate the ski tour operator is kicking off a three-day ski sale with prices from just €299pps. With great value for one a week...

The Eiffel Tower now has a spectacular glass floor 57 metres above Paris! The new tourist attraction is on the first floor of the French landmark with renovated buildings and a discovery circuit. 

It's hard not to fall in love with Barcelona. Home to a plethora of Gaudi masterpieces, fabulous food, regional wines and stunning scenery, the Catalan capital offers the perfect weekend break. According to Barcelona Turisme (barcelonaturisme.com) there are a number of different themed trails that visitors can go on in...

Warm apple cider, sweet gingerbread, and spiced mulled wine all conjure up a magical Christmas. Now across Europe, these delights - along with other treasures - can be discovered at the Christmas markets which are getting ready to pitch up, offering music, food, drink and treasures for tourists. 

Strasbourg is home of the famed Christkindelsmärik since 1570, and...

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