Medieval meandering in western Spain

Geoff Power reports on his journey through the lesser travelled region of Extremadura in western Spain.

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Travel Digest with Barry Coughlan

Travel tips from our resident explorer, Barry Coughlan

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When a holiday for one is exactly what you need

No holiday buddy this year? Worry not. Michelle McBride has the pros and cons of travelling solo

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Travel digest with Barry Coughlan

Emirates longhaul
High fliers have until Monday to avail of a major seat-sale from Emirates to long haul destinations such as Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Dubai.

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Addis Ababa shows Ethiopia as a land of contrasts

Addis Ababa is a booming, cosmopolitan city in the heart of a poor, rural country, writes Ellie O’Byrne.

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Weekend break: Sheen Falls, Kenmare

Kenmare’s five-star hotel has a long tradition of country sports, but Denise O’Donoghue preferred the luxury of its great indoors.

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INDIA AND NEPAL
Adventurous travellers may be interested in an offer from Sunway that provides something different to experience the diversity of India and Nepal. 

 

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Travel by ferry from Cork to Roscoff to sample the culinary delights of Brittany

With Michael Roddy’s Michelin guide to the best restaurants in hand, this made for the ultimate gastro tour. 

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India: Immerse yourself in city of the dead that’s full of life

The humdrum lives alongside the holy in Varanasi, the oldest city in India, and where Hindus believe dying gives liberation from incarnation, writes Isabel Conway.

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BE CREATIVE
Professional artist Maura O’Rourke has teamed up with the Travel Broker for a seven night art holiday in the South of France on October 29 next, priced from €1,099. 

 

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Weekend break: Indulge the senses in scenic Seville

Carolyn Moore explores the wonderful treasures this old Spanish city has to offer.

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Porto in Portugal is the new shopping capital

Porto, Portugal’s so-called second city, should rank first on your list when it comes to fashion, says Chadner Navarro.

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