Basle Christmas Markets Switzerland
Australia, Belgium, City Break Travel Ideas, Ireland, USA

5 alternative destinations that capture the Christmas spirit

Christmas is a magical time of year wherever you are but some places capture the Christmas spirit better than others. You could always go to meet Santa Claus in Lapland and I’ve written about Christmas markets getaways in Europe and the best ways to experience Christmas  in London before. But […]

Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland
Film & Literary Travel Ideas, Iceland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Northern Ireland’s Game of Thrones film locations

It is difficult to avoid reference to epic fantasy series Game of Thrones in Northern Ireland these days. The guide on the Belfast tour bus proudly announced Titanic Studios in the capital’s rejuvenated docklands as the “home of Game of Thrones” and that was only the start of the Game of […]

The Dark Hedges, Co Antrim Northern Ireland
Family Travel Ideas, Film & Literary Travel Ideas, Ireland, Northern Ireland

Ireland: Wandering through the Dark Hedges

Strange how a simple row of trees in the middle of nowhere can become an internationally renowned tourist attraction. The sinisterly-called ‘Dark Hedges’ in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, have become a magnet for photographers and Game of Thrones fans. I’m sure the Stuart family who planted the trees in the […]

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