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Discover Ireland’s most ancient secrets

Exploring Ireland’s ancient east means choosing your own adventure through 5,000 years of history – with no route, itinerary or list of sites.<p>Ireland is not very big. In fact, you can drive from the east to west coast in less than four hours. But the country’s newest tourism initiative – Ireland’s …

Ireland

15 Money-Saving Hacks When Traveling to Rome

At first Rome might seem like it's an expensive city, but if you know what to pay for (and more importantly, what not to pay for), it can be quite affordable. When compared to many other capitals in Europe, Rome has prices that correspond to quality. For example, a dinner out with a bottle of wine …

Road Trip: Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Explore the sights and sounds of the Wild Atlantic Way, and meet the people who make it unforgettable.<p>At the western fringe of Europe is a marginal zone where the force of the Atlantic crashes against the jagged rock defenses of Ireland’s western seaboard. The Wild Atlantic Way, a new driving route …

Ireland

50 places everyone should visit in Europe

We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in Europe.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam to scuba diving in the clear Mediterranean waters off the coast of Cyprus, here are 50 things you need to do in Europe in your lifetime.<p><i>Eliza McKelvey and Megan Willett contributed</i> …

Britain's tiny islands

There are 65 million people crammed into Great Britain. And yet here's an odd thing: if you want Crusoe-style isolation without the hassle of a long journey, it's available - right on your doorstep. Some of Britain's loveliest and most remote islands are just a short trip offshore, bringing you to …

Six Swiss Mountain Villages for the Ultimate Escape

Our picks for mountain villages guaranteed to help you hit the rest button.<p>The Swiss Alps are popular for a lot of reasons, but what about a …

Places to go in Andalucia, Spain – where to enjoy the Spanish coast

Places to go in Andalucia, Spain – where to enjoy the Spanish coast | LiveShareTravel - Liberating luxury for the smart travellerLike moths to a …

Andalusia

12 reasons Luxembourg is the best country in the world

The area of the whole country is 998 square miles, and as of January it counted 562,958 inhabitants.<p>Luxembourg has a stable political landscape and is the ninth-least-corrupt country in the world.<p>For 19 years until 2013, the country was led by the head of the Christian Social People's Party (CSV), …

Europe

Where to Go in Paris This Fall: Your Ultimate Guide

Photo by Dinkum<p>It’s an obvious must on any travel bucket list: Paris. Once you’ve analyzed art at the Louvre and climbed to the tip of the Eiffel …

France

A gourmet road trip through France's Auvergne region

Even by French standards, the Auvergne bulges with gastronomic flair. The region produces five protected-status cheeses, cured meats prized around France, plus an arsenal of wines and heady herbal liqueurs.<p>Could something in the water explain this bounty? Locals think so, crediting the rich …

15 of the best Christmas markets in Europe

As the nights draw in, Chris Leadbeater finds plenty to celebrate in the cities of Europe.<p>While you read on about these great markets in beautiful cities across Europe, remember our collection of the best last minute holidays and winter sun getaways starting from just £399pp can get you there …

Secret Venice: guide to the city's best campi, or squares

The Adriatic is hardly the fiercest of seas. Its tidal currents flow lazily and, in winter, lugubriously along <b>Venice</b>'s Grand Canal and its profuse tributaries, those labyrinthine streets famously full of water. Even during rush hour when the city’s residents are on the move in waltzing fleets of …

Top 10 Places To See The Northern Lights

Every traveler's bucket list should include viewing the northern lights, also known as aurora borealis, one of nature's most spectacular phenomena. And while scientists predicted that December 2013 would be the peak of the current solar cycle, and thus the best time to see the northern lights, …

Why skiing in Zermatt's not as expensive as you might think

"Woten? Boden?” The shrill Japanese translation announcing the penultimate stop on the train – Rotenboden – makes my sister’s children giggle even though they’ve heard it dozens of times. It’s coming up to 9am the Saturday before Christmas, and we have prime seats in the front carriage for one of …

6 Tips For Sticking to your Budget in Switzerland

European Travel

Italy Beyond the Bucket List

You’ve gondola-ed Venice, bicycled Tuscany, shopped Milan, art-walked Florence, and climbed the hills of Rome—that’s pretty much it for Italy, right?<p>Not by a long shot. Just look at the map. Italy’s a boot, not a shoe, and there are lots of treasures to be discovered down around the ankle and heel, …

Italy

5 Cheap European Destinations

<i>By Gloria Atanmo for the CheapTickets Travel Blog</i><p>If you're looking in the mirror and wondering when it's time you finally take the plunge and book your first trip overseas to Europe, then yes, "Mirror, mirror on the wall, you're the smartest of them all!"<p>2015 is definitely <i>THE</i> year to travel.<p>While …

The 10 Best Free Things to Do in Amsterdam

Some of the best experiences in the city come at no cost. Here are ten of our favorites.<p>Like many other major cities, Amsterdam isn’t exactly famous …

Elena Ferrante’s Ischia: an Italian island paradise

A short ferry ride from Naples, Ischia’s rustic villages – wonderfully evoked by the Italian novelist – have retained their charm and beauty<p>Few works of fiction have captured the sultry grittiness of southern Italy like Elena Ferrante’s wildly successful Neapolitan quartet, which concluded this …

Italy

Britain's cosiest hotels for autumn

What do we look for in an autumn break in Britain? Warmth and cosiness, log fires, comfortable beds and beautiful views, certainly. And menus based on local, seasonal produce including mushrooms and game, as well as long, lazy afternoon teas, with papers and books and maybe a board game by the …

Dining Rooms

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Travel

Visiting Rome with kids: gladiators, gardens and gelato

Rome's top attractions offer much to fire children’s imaginations, from the Colosseum with its past of blood-curdling spectacle to spooky underground catacombs where the early Christians buried their dead. The city’s historic centre is kid-friendly too, dotted with spacious piazzas, foaming …

A road trip in the Peloponnese

No other part of Greece combines stupendous mountain scenery and scenic hikes with deserted, pristine beaches and an incredible wealth of ancient sites like the Peloponnese. After all, this is where gods and heroes were said to walk the earth and the world’s greatest sporting event was born.<p>Add to …

Europe’s Rising Star: Split

Many European cities claim Roman ruins, but a town that has inhabited, reworked, and centered itself around those ruins as the centuries roll by is—outside Rome itself—something rather special.<p>Perched on a stocky peninsula jutting out from Croatia’s mainland, <b>Split</b> came to prominence thanks to the …

European Travel

5 surprising family city breaks you should try for October half-term

City breaks aren’t just for adults. They’re a great way to learn, relax and refresh as a family. As the autumn school term is a long one, long-haul travel simply isn’t practical.<p>For my family, beach breaks are a bit slow; we prefer adventure. And that’s why my three children and I have spent the …

European Travel

Amsterdam’s Best Outdoor Markets for Unique Finds

Some of Amsterdam’s best buys can be found outside, at the city’s noteworthy markets.<p>While Amsterdam’s stores offer a wide range of shopping …

4 Great Hotel Home Bases in London

The best, and most memorable, hotels are reflections of the neighborhoods and cities they inhabit. But in massive cities like <b>London</b>, it can be tough to find the perfect fit.<p>Here are four neighborhoods that make great home bases in one of the greatest cities in the world—and hotels to match:<p>> Covent …

The foodie traveller … drinks orange wine in Italy and Slovenia

The revival of orange wine has reconnected vineyards with ancient modes of production – but what does it taste like?<p>You’re familiar with red, white and rosé, but did you know about orange wine? First-time drinkers of it often get a shock. First there’s the colour, that can range from deep amber …

Travelers

Borders Railway opens up a new corner of the Scottish countryside

Sir Walter Scott would no doubt have waxed poetic about the inaugural run on Friday of the new railway line running from the station in Edinburgh named after his famous novels (Waverley) to Tweedbank, close to his magnificent home - Abbotsford - in the Scottish Borders.<p>The great author, early train …