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30th August 2022 by The Travel Expert

The ultimate guide to Sani Resort

7km of white sandy beaches, a private yacht marina, 27 restaurants and mind-blowing facilities – is Sani Resort Europe’s best family resort? Trying to find a luxury hotel that caters equally for adults and children can be a challenge. I’m tired of hearing the old cliché – ‘if kids are happy then parents are happy’. I know I have used it myself many times, but let’s face it, most kids are happy with a swimming pool and water slides! If I am going to spend a large chunk of my...

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15th August 2022 by The Travel Expert

Best 5 star hotels in Canary Islands for adult only escapes

With year round sunshine, countless sandy beaches, and plenty of accessible flights, it is no surprise that the Canary Islands are one of our most popular destinations. Whether you like the elaborate resorts with all-inclusive options, or boutique hotels with Michelin Star restaurants, I have plenty of 5 star hotels in Canary Islands to tempt you...

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21st July 2022 by The Travel Expert

Disneyland Paris tips – 20 things you need to know before you go

From transport to tickets, dining tips to Disney’s Premier Access, these Disneyland Paris tips will help you make the most of your visit. I have visited Disneyland Paris on a few occasions, but I thought it best to consult the experts for their top Disneyland Paris tips. The Disneyland Paris Tips for Irish team are regular visitors to the parks, and offer advice and tips to their large following on Facebook and Instagram. ...

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7th July 2022 by The Travel Expert

Best things to do in Cappadocia, top tips, and where to stay

Take a hot air balloon ride, stay in a unique cave hotel and try an authentic Turkish bath – these are just some of the top things to do in Cappadocia. Find out lots more in this Cappadocia travel guide. Cappadocia is a place that has been on my own bucket list for many years, so I was delighted when Shelly O’ Neill offered to write a guest post for me about her recent trip, as well as sharing the top things to do in Cappadocia. Shelly offers great advice on the best places to stay, as well...

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22nd June 2022 by The Travel Expert

Five great reasons to visit Disneyland Paris in 2022

On April 12th 1992 Disneyland Paris opened for the first time, and it has been creating magical memories for visitors ever since. In true Disney fashion, you can expect lots of new experiences to coincide with Disneyland Paris 30th anniversary celebrations, including a new theme song, new parades, a new Avengers land and lots more. I asked the experts at Disneyland Paris Tips for Irish to outline their top reasons to visit Disneyland Paris this year. ...

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13th June 2022 by The Travel Expert

The best Disneyland Paris hotels – Top 10 picks on-site and nearby

Planning a trip to Disneyland Paris? I’ve got the best Disneyland Paris hotels to suit all tastes and budgets, including Disney properties, motels and self-catering options. I have visited Disneyland Paris on a few occasions, but with new hotels opening all the time, and others being reimagined, I felt it was important to get some advice from Ireland’s largest Disneyland Paris Community for this post. The Disneyland Paris Tips for Irish team are regular visitors to the parks, and offer...

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16th May 2022 by The Travel Expert

30 things to do in Disney World Florida with teens

Think Disney is just for young children? Think again! Check out my top things to do in Disney World Florida with teens below. Like many, I had preconceived ideas about Disney World. We have been to Disneyland Paris, and while we loved it, I felt it was more geared towards younger children. I naively thought that Disney World would be similar, but it was only when I started to research the parks in more detail, and learned that Disney World is the same size as Manchester, I realised how much...

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10th May 2022 by The Travel Expert

10 things you need to know about Universal Orlando Resort before you book

When visiting Orlando’s numerous theme parks, time is off the essence! Make sure you check out my top tips and find out all you need to know about Universal Orlando Resort before you go. Orlando is without a doubt one of the world’s best family holiday destinations. However, did you know there are over 20 theme parks to explore? It is impossible to see everything during one holiday, so you need to select the theme parks that suit your needs best. Universal Studios is one of the world’s...

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29th April 2022 by The Travel Expert

12 things to do in Wicklow with kids

Water sports, greenways, family walks and fairy trails, there are many things to do in Wicklow with kids. Here are some of my favourites. Living so close to the Garden of Ireland, I have been fortunate to visit Wicklow with my kids on many occasions. We have enjoyed many walks around Glendalough, visited the family attractions of Sea Life and Clara Lara, enjoyed many beach days in Brittas Bay as well as days out in Powerscourt....

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4th April 2022 by The Travel Expert

Salou Holidays – Best family apartments, hotels and campsites in Salou

From self catering apartments to luxury 5-star hotels, I’ve hand picked apartments, hotels and campsites for the best Salou holidays for families....

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28th March 2022 by The Travel Expert

20 city break destinations for 2022

I’m a big fan of city breaks. I love how much you can discover in a new city such a short space of time. However, if you’re not one for pounding the pavements and covering an entire city on foot, settling down with a coffee and people watching in a town square can be just as enjoyable. We are fortunate to have many of Europe’s top city break destinations available from a variety of Irish airports this year. I have picked my top 20 to inspire your next break away. ...

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10th February 2022 by The Travel Expert

Family holidays in Lanzarote – My top 20 picks on where to stay

With year round sunshine, glorious sandy beaches, family friendly facilities, and duty-free status, it is no surprise that family holidays in Lanzarote are highly sought after. Another plus is that most properties are only two or three stories high, due to Lanzarote’s building laws that prohibit high rise blocks. There is a myriad of accommodation options to choose from, including 3-star apartments and luxury five-star family resorts, and I have tried to cater for all tastes and budgets....