My first Carnival in Cologne 2015

This is my friend Martina, who invited me to Cologne for Carnival this year! The German city of Cologne was buzzing this weekend with preparation for the massive Rose Monday Parade, the highlight of Carnival. […]

Powerscourt and The Garden of Ireland

Everyone seemingly wants to come to Ireland. I heard today that George Clooney and his new wife have intentions to make Ireland their holiday destination this summer, so as a native I’d like to make […]

Venice with the Kids

There are few cities more perfect for a romantic breakaway than Venice. But does it have the X Factor for families? I recently took my husband, ten year old daughter Nicole and teenage son Mark, […]

Lovely Lyrath in Kilkenny

Hubby and I always like to do something nice for our anniversary. So, recently we checked out the luxurious Five Star Lyrath Estate near Kilkenny and found the perfect retreat for sweethearts! We arrived at […]

Galway with Granny and Granddad

Travelling with three generations needn’t be a challenge, if the destination for your weekend trip is just right. So with my Mum, my Dad and ten-year-old daughter Nicole, packed into the car, we set off […]

Slieve Donard hotel and spa resort

As winter insists on sticking around there’s nothing like a spa break to rejuvenate the spirit and body and I’ve been curious for some time to see what spa resorts are on offer north of […]

Alluring news

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line announced this week that they would be sending their ship Allure of the Seas to Europe in 2015 for a summer season out of Barcelona. This is a wonderful opportunity, especially […]

When in Rome…

Published in Irish Mail on Sunday 12th January 2014 The first time I visited Rome I was accompanied by thirty five art students, six teachers and in the middle of the trip the Pope died. […]

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