The best of Kerry – (3) Slea Head

  Maybe I’m a bit biased but I’m prepared to declare Slea Head Loop as not only one of the best scenic drives in Ireland,  but in the WORLD!    National Geographic got it right when they declared the Dingle Peninsula ‘the most beautiful place on earth’ some years back.  This short Drive – just 30 […]

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Back on the Road – its time to embrace that Staycation!

I’m over the ‘well if I’m not travelling to some exotic destination abroad then I’m not going anywhere’ sulk and am so looking forward to heading off tomorrow.   I wasn’t really in a position to complain anyway as I’ve been luckier than most,  having been abroad twice in 2020 as well as enjoying a minibreak […]

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My Top 10 of Everything: What you’ll enjoy in Northern Portugal!

There was a time – not so long ago – when traveling to Portugal meant ‘The Algarve’.   With the rise in popularity of city breaks,  travelers’ experience of Portugal expanded to include Lisbon.   More recently,  we’ve all discovered Porto and that,  in turn,  has opened up a ‘new’ destination – Northern Portugal. I think this […]

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Dublin explored – the splendour of its Georgian Streets

  It is the 18th century and Dublin is BOOMING!  The medieval city is being modernised and narrow winding streets are replaced with fine avenues.  The quays are redeveloped and the River Liffey is spanned with grand bridges.   Dublin is evolving into one of the great cities of Europe. The seat of government is here […]

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