Ron Bambridge via Getty Images
martin-dm via Getty Images
With the warm weather finally upon us, many travellers are looking to shed those cumbersome layers and book a last-minute escape. But which destinations are worth travelling to in the Springtime? We've put together the top nine destinations that are at their most beautiful during Spring. From bustling metropolises to sandy beach locales, these are the must-visit cities to visit around the world before the Summer tourist crowd hits!
Women throughout Ireland are denied access to safe, free, and legal abortions, as abortion is illegal and criminalized throughout the island of Ireland. This includes Northern Ireland which is a part of the United Kingdom. Firstly the hypocrisy of this scenario must be pointed out.
Martin Siepmann via Getty Images
We're all going green this weekend for St. Patrick's Day! And while it's just a few days away, we're so excited that we're prepping for it a little in advance. St. Patrick's Day is commonly associated with a ton of beer, cocktails and fun-filled parties, so it's no wonder that everyone gathers together to celebrate this holiday!
Copyright Mark Stewart aka Skramshots.com via Getty Images
Matchmaking is one of Ireland's oldest traditions, and for the last 150 years, it has taken place in Lisdoonvarna, a West Coast village near the iconic Cliffs of Moher. For the month of September, this tiny spa town of 800 residents hosts the popular Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival -- a month-long celebration uniting hopeful romantics from around the world.
Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
“I’m not going to stand up and say the economy grew by 26 per cent.”
Below the surface of the proposed British exit from the European Union is a sense of great consternation in the smaller countries that make up the United Kingdom. Having lived, studied and worked throughout the U.K. for the past two years, the divisions within the country are striking and broader than most North Americans realize.
SuperStock via Getty Images
Do you dodge black cats and cracks in the sidewalk? Throw salt over your shoulder and pop your umbrellas only outside? Would you fly out on Friday the 13 or postpone a vacation to a less spooky date? If you're feeling a little unlucky lately, we've got some suggestions.
When you think of St. Patrick, the man who brought Christianity to Ireland, what do you see? A man with a white beard in green clerical robes, wearing a mitre, carrying a crook? This is the commonly recognized version of the saint but it turns out that much of his costume has been appropriated from different time periods and is not necessarily true to the period in which St. Patrick lived.
Horia Bogdan via Getty Images
"Ireland has a long history of people leaving with famines and war. A lot of people weren't happy to see them."
technotr via Getty Images
Ireland's shoulder and low seasons offer some of the most favourable conditions for travellers. Temperatures tend to be more comfortable than the cold, rainy winter months, but tourists still enjoy the lower prices and sparse crowds associated with the low season.
Wonderful Life Productions
Red and yellow leaves blanket the ground and the air is crisp with the bite of fall, which means it's the perfect time to lace up your hiking boots and hit the trail! Trivago.ca has found the most spectacular hotels to set up camp.
As a lover of food, and a tourism professional, the fall holds a special place in my heart. The summer air cools, the season's bounty is gathered and celebrations abound. This fall, I'm particularly excited because I'm also returning to Galway, Ireland for the inaugural Food On The Edge Symposium -- where I'll experience a second harvest, of an idea planted by Chef Jp McMahon.
I'd like to set the record straight about Ireland. Ireland's food culture gets a bad rep among travellers as being "boring" or "bad," and I'm not sure where this urban myth originates. The truth is, the Emerald Isle is a gastronomic playground for foodies and ale enthusiasts.
Ireland voted in favour of legalizing gay marriage on Saturday, and one woman didn't waste any time in making the vote really count. Mashable captured the tender moment -- watch as Billie proposes to...
No matter where you are in the world, March 17 will likely be marked with a St. Patrick's Day celebration. The date marks the death of Saint Patrick, Ireland's most celebrated patron saint. If you're travelling overseas, here are a few international sites where you can get your St. Paddy's Day on.
tomaz sedonja via Getty Images
Consider this the luck of the Irish -- or not, depending on your perspective about illegal drugs. An oversight on Ireland's Misuse of Drugs Act means that several different types of drugs are currentl...
Lite Productions via Getty Images
Traveling around Europe and Great Britain is simple thanks to a network of fast and efficient trains and plenty of low-cost airlines. But if you really want to slow down, see the countryside and explore more deeply, renting a car is the only way to go.
The concern about Canadian housing markets is largely driven by the higher rates of house price appreciation in Canada's large urban markets, such as Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary. In the early eighties, the average housing prices in local housing markets were similar in magnitude to that of the overall Canadian average.
There are places around the globe that affect you deeply and resonate long after your visit is over. Ireland is one of those places. My September journey driving around Ireland took me down the south coast for a visit to luxury hotels and a famous cooking school.
Just off the coast of West Cork, Ireland lays tranquil Heir Island. This island is the perfect retreat for anyone looking to get away, feel inspired, sail, paint and cook. Only 2.5km long, Heir Island is located in Roaringwater Bay and home to 24 residents.
When Irish food comes to mind it's quite amazing the first thing that people say is ''cuisine? What cuisine? Do you mean Irish stew, potatoes and Guinness beer?" Well, you couldn't be more wrong. In today's Ireland, young chefs like their European counterparts have embraced their heritage and are taking Irish cuisine to new heights.
As candy lines store shelves and jack-o-lanterns make their front porch debut, people of all ages know it's time for a few frights. To help Halloween devotees celebrate, Travelocity's travel experts have identified 13 destinations for a ghastly getaway either at home or abroad.
VANCOUVER - The current shortage of skilled tradespeople in Western Canada is so dire that the B.C. Construction Association is returning to Ireland this month to hire 600 people, said the group's vic...
The whole world loves the Irish. How could anyone not? No other country is as stereotypically drunk, fun and friendly. Maybe that's why we take St. Patrick's Day so seriously in Canada. But how do Canada's festivities hold up to the main event in the founding nation?
2013 in Ireland will be different -- the gloom is replaced with optimism. This year all of those who left, all who claim Irish ancestry and all who love Irish culture have been invited back for The Gathering -- the world's ultimate homecoming, running from Galway to Dublin, Cork to Londonderry in Northern Ireland. The Gathering is not an event. It's a year-long series of events and happenings developed by the Irish government.
President Vladimir Putin's gift of citizenship and 13 per cent tax rates to French actor Gerard Depardieu highlighted the next phase of globalization: The nation-state as a brand. Here more than ever...
If no longer -- thank goodness -- the geo-political cockpit of Europe (caught between rival ideologies in the civil war era), Spain cannot be dismissed as a periphery or marginal country out of step with the European project. Spain has all the features of a highly efficient and accountable country, from its ability to produce majority governments from both the respectable left and right, its elaborate system of federalism, and its increased multicultural identity.
Denis is a bona fide shepherd. His life revolves around three things: sheep, dogs and family. The family phone is always ringing with people asking for his help. Though he is a true teacher, it is easy to imagine that he is just as happy being completely alone, on the moors, in the forests, not explaining anything.