Jillian Bolger

Jillian Bolger

Actor Victoria Smurfit talks personal priorities

Actor Victoria Smurfit talks personal priorities

The diagnosis of a rare eye disease in her daughter Evie three years ago and Evie’s courage in dealing with it was an inspiration for actor Victoria Smurfit. She talks to Jillian Bolger about how family life goes on even in the face of difficult challenges

LifeLong Adventure: Destination yourself

LifeLong Adventure: Destination yourself

Wellness holidays have never been so popular: there’s something for everyone, from mindfulness retreats to women-only exercise holidays to rejuvenation treatments customised to your DNA profile – so if modern life has got you down, consider running away to find yourself again

LifeLong Adventure: Adventure time

LifeLong Adventure: Adventure time

Tired of the daily grind? You could always just leave it all behind – whether volunteering, kayaking, or exploring new places, meeting people, and making memories you’ll have forever, writes Jillian Bolger

LifeLong Adventure: The trip of a lifetime

LifeLong Adventure: The trip of a lifetime

Do you have time on your hands and money to spare? Jillian Bolger picks 12 dream holidays that should be on your bucket list

Watch it, cook it, eat it

Watch it, cook it, eat it

Years before Instagram, Donal Skehan grasped the power of image in food writing. Now LA-based, the TV host has mastered foodie Youtube as well, writes Jillian Bolger

A family affair at sea

A family affair at sea

Planning a multi-generational holiday with the kids and grandparents? Book a cruise, recommends Jillian Bolger, and you’ll find everything you need for a memorable family trip

A hymn to Zim

A hymn to Zim

Look beyond Zimbabwe’s political strife and you’ll find a sumptuous feast for the senses gracefully provided by its residents - human and animal alike, writes Jillian Bolger

Beauty and the beasts

Beauty and the beasts

‘A crash of rhino, a dazzle of zebra, a journey of giraffes and a raft of hippos’ are just some of the evocative creatures and names you’ll see and hear if you visit Botswana

Fitness holidays and luxurious mountainside retreats are no longer aspirational

Fitness holidays and luxurious mountainside retreats are no longer aspirational

With a break to leave you rejuvenated and inspired closer than you think, here are eight of the best

Travel Special: Far-flung foodie adventures

Travel Special: Far-flung foodie adventures

Bring an open mind on your travels and you will discover a whole world of new and exciting tastes