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Get your kicks on Portugal’s Route 66

Get your kicks on Portugal’s Route 66

Isabel Conway takes the slow road through the enchanting Alentejo region, whose charms are often missed by tourists in the race to the sunbeds of built up coastal resorts

A place less ordinary: The reinvention of Castle Leslie

A place less ordinary: The reinvention of Castle Leslie

The breathtaking Castle Leslie Estate is a place that spills over with history, charm and a feeling of home. It has just undergone an expansion, allowing it to welcome more guests with 21st-century comforts and its own unique atmosphere

A Far Eastern refuge from the rat race

A Far Eastern refuge from the rat race

If you suffer from rising stress levels and deteriorating sleep, could a week-long wellness holiday in a luxury Thai resort prove to be just what the doctor ordered? Alexander Fitzgerald investigates

The sweetest escapes: Ireland's stellar hotel suites

The sweetest escapes: Ireland's stellar hotel suites

In need of some summer rest and relaxation? Take a break in an Irish suite

Joyce and the Hungarian connection

Joyce and the Hungarian connection

Szombathely might seem an unlikely place to stage a Bloomsday celebration, but James Joyce was careful to weave the Magyar city into Ulysses’s narrative, writes Michael Roddy

Croatian capital has come of age

Croatian capital has come of age

With the Balkans War well behind it, Zagreb is a vibrant city with a youthful atmosphere and a wealth of history, writes Isabel Conway

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

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