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Light and breezy in Bordeaux

Light and breezy in Bordeaux

France’s famous Lillet apéritif - once favoured by, among others, James Bond - is enjoying a revival. Francesca Comyn travelled to Podensac in the beautiful south-west of the country to see where the wine-liqueur mix is made

Springtime for Paris

Springtime for Paris

There’s no better time of the year than now to experience the myriad charms of the City of Light, writes Arlene Harris

Art of Africa

Art of Africa

The Western Cape is a natural destination for the art-loving wine buff

The North remembers

The North remembers

Game of Thrones has been a godsend for the North’s tourism industry, and a recently opened touring exhibition in Belfast – featuring costumes and props – is sure to be another hit, writes Gillian Nelis

Indulge in an Easter eggstravaganza

Indulge in an Easter eggstravaganza

With the schools’ Easter holidays kicking off this Friday, Sarah Taaffe-Maguire selects some inspiring options for parents and kids alike

Our friends in the north

Our friends in the north

Earlier this month, a hardy group of Irish business leaders travelled to Finland for an Arctic survival challenge in aid of the Debra Ireland charity. While there, serial entrepreneur Liavan Mallin penned a daily diary for The Sunday Business Post Magazine

So long, Montreal

So long, Montreal

Montreal’s most famous son, Leonard Cohen, liked to wander its atmospheric streets in his slippers - and who could blame him, writes Isabel Conway

When in Romania...

When in Romania...

Isabel Conway travelled to Bucharest and found a city that is determined to shake off the dreary horrors of its past

Importing a taste of the great outdoors

Importing a taste of the great outdoors

Ireland’s first Center Parcs resort is due to open in Longford in August. But what can holidaymakers here expect? Gillian Nelis went to one of its English properties to find out

Ski the best of both worlds

Ski the best of both worlds

A visit to the spectacular, rugged Dolomites is a window on a very different Italy from the one in most tourists’ imaginations, writes Isabel Conway

A cape of good slope

A cape of good slope

Francesca Comyn goes on the piste at the tranquil resort of Val Thorens in France, for her first taste of skiing in 27 years - and finds that it’s nothing like riding a bike

Brief encounters: Valentine's Day venues

Brief encounters: Valentine's Day venues

No, it’s not too late: here are nine destinations for Valentine’s luxury, each offering a distinctive twist on the romance theme

Found in translation: Japan's World Cup cities

Found in translation: Japan's World Cup cities

This year’s Rugby World Cup is a great excuse to visit one of the most fascinating, if one of the most expensive, countries in the world

Colombia’s colourful charm

Colombia’s colourful charm

Forget the clichéd boilerplate about narcos and cocaine: the South American nation is a much safer place these days and huge swathes of it are a feast for the eyes, writes Sean Sheehan

Living history

Living history

From art, to history, to social history and architecture: now that the recession is over, Ireland is seeing a boom in the planning and opening of museums of all kinds. But they’re more than just repositories of old things, as Sarah Taaffe-Maguire discovers