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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....

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2nd January 2022 by The Travel Expert

Barefoot luxury at Kuramathi Maldives Island Resort

A sandbank of dreams on crystal clear waters – Kuramathi Maldives epitomises barefoot luxury, but also offers superb dining and accommodation options to suit couples, families and groups. Kuramathi Maldives is an island that I was very familiar with during my career in the travel industry. Friends, colleagues and clients visited, and they always returned with glowing reports of its magnificent sandbank and superb all-inclusive offering....

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7th December 2021 by The Travel Expert

Top 10 things to do in Lisbon – with or without kids

I recently returned from a fabulous weekend in Lisbon. I had visited briefly many years ago, but it wasn’t until I spent three full days exploring this vibrant city that I really appreciated its beauty. The fact that it is on the coast and has warm temperatures for most of the year certainly helps its appeal, but it was the colourful buildings in the old town, the stunning views of Alfama, and its terrific food scene that captivated me the most....