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Do You Read Your Hotel Reviews Before Stepping Onto the Plane?

We’ve all heard the scams about cockroach infested hotels, legionnaire’s disease, unclean nylon sheets, paint peeling off the walls, dirty windows….if you’ve watched ‘The Hotel’ in the UK you’ve probably seen some of them. Fawlty Towers is not the done thing these days. There are many ways to book your holiday and choose your hotel […]

Above Below Beyond by Janeanne Gilchrist at the Fergusson Gallery, Perth, Scotland

When I visited the Fergusson Gallery in mid November 2017, it was the day before the Above Below Beyond exhibition was due to open. The photographer Janeanne Gilchrist is the recipient of the 2018 Fergusson Arts Award. These underwater images were taken by Gilchrist when free diving off the Scottish coast. The Above Below Beyond […]

A Fine Line at the City Art Centre Edinburgh

You can see A Fine Line at the City Art Centre Edinburgh until 18 February 2018. The exhibition features the work of four contemporary artists who all currently live and work in Scotland. The exhibition was right up my street, as it questioned the line between art and craft. I don’t think that there is […]

West Highland Line to Oban

Taking the West Highland Line from Glasgow to Oban is a train journey which I’d been intending to do for ages. I seized the opportunity when Scotrail announced their £17 return fare between any two stations in Scotland, available to members to Scotrail Club 50 members. Below is a pictorial record of the railway journey […]

Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art Porto

The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art was high on my must-visit list in Porto. The museum is located to the west of the city centre. Fortunately, there was a direct bus from close to our apartment. There’s a 10 Euro admission fee to the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, which includes admission to Serralves Park. […]

Willow Tea Rooms at Watt Brothers Glasgow

Visiting a Willow Tea Room in Glasgow is something that I’d been meaning to do for ages. My opportunity came when the Willow at Watt Brothers in Sauchiehall Street, hosted an event during Doors Open Days in September 2017. It was a morning event with a talk about the history of tea in Glasgow, during […]

Healthy Holiday tips with Siobhan O’Hagan

We asked well-known Irish personal trainer and fitness blogger Siobhan O’Hagan (@ohfitness_ie) to give us her top tips for staying healthy when you’re on holiday. Here’s what she said….   It’s not the easiest thing to do, to head off on holiday without having a complete blow-out (and often totally undoing your pre-holiday getting-in-shape work). Show More Summary

Music from the Balconies – Ed Ruscha and Los Angeles

The Music from the Balconies – Ed Ruscha and Los Angeles exhibition runs until 29 April 2018 in Modern One at the Scottish National Gallery for Modern Art in Edinburgh. Below are photos of some pieces featured in the show. It’s free to enter the Music from the Balconies – Ed Ruscha and Los Angeles exhibition. […]

48 Hours in Vilnius

Glimpses of pretty little side streets, huge cathedrals and leafy squares flickered past us as we made our way to our hotel in the old town. It may have been a brief introduction to Lithuania’s capital city but it was love at first sight. Show More Summary

Fairytale Weddings in Mykonos

The most magical season of the year has come! With Christmas and New Year’s festivities fast approaching, it is also high time to think about your New Year’s resolutions. If love is in the air and your plans for 2018 include commiting to your beau -or belle; then you might as well do it in […] The post Fairytale Weddings in Mykonos appeared first on Mykonos Panormos Villas.

Win a €50 Flight Voucher: Instagram #12trees Competition

We’ve got a €50 flight voucher up for grabs every day during Ryanair’s  #12trees Instagram competition! All you have to do is: 1: Follow @Ryanair on Instagram 2: Correctly guess the city location of our daily Christmas tree image and...Show More Summary

Britannia Panopticon in Glasgow

Glasgow’s Britannia Panopticon is the world’s oldest surviving music hall. It opened in the late 1850s. One of Britannia Panopticon’s claims to fame is that the sixteen year old Stan Laurel (of Laurel and Hardy) made this first stage appearance there. There’s plenty of memorabilia to see including costumes, musical instruments, photos and posters. There are […]

Visiting the Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis in Porto

I visited the Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis in Porto on a Sunday when I thought that it was free to enter. It was rather embarassing as when I sauntered in, a member of staff came after me saying that I had to pay an admission fee. I turned out that free admission is […]

Seville for Families

Romance, history, culture, adventure and family fun—what doesn’t Seville offer its visitors?  Ranked #1 Travel City for 2018 by Lonely Planet, Seville is having its moment to shine. And shine it does…. Seville is Spain’s fourth largest...Show More Summary

Booking a Hotel on the Expedia Website

I’ve been thinking about spending the night in Broughty Ferry, near Dundee in Scotland, for months. When I spotted the Fisherman’s Tavern, one of the most highly rated places to stay in Broughty Ferry, for only £34 for a Monday night for a twin room, including breakfast, in a sale on the Expedia travel website, […]

Review of Elia Greek Resaurant Glasgow

The Elia Greek restaurant is located in Glasgow’s George Square. I had lunch there with our son Simon. The two course set menu cost £7 per person. Bread and olives were brought to our table. For starter, I had Taramasalata (cod roe dip). Simon had Dolmades (vine leaves stuffed with rice and minced meat). which […]

Holidays at a luxury resort in Mykonos, have become significantly more accessible with the airport’s forthcoming renovation

Photo by Jason Blackeye on Unsplash   Rivalling Saint Tropez, Ibiza and even St Barths, Mykonos is the quintessential holiday diva of the Mediterranean. This is no idle claim-we’ve got recent statistics to back it up: The summer 2017...Show More Summary

Date Night: Luxembourg City

It’s your anniversary, your husband’s birthday, the celebration of her new job, or just any other reason to say I love you.  What do you do? Sure, you can book the standard night out but what if you could step it up a notch….tell him how much he means to you or tell her that […] The post Date Night: Luxembourg City appeared first on Into the Blue | Ryanair Travel Blog.

Palma de Majorca: Your Ticket to Tropical Paradise

Often simply referred to as “Palma”, Palma de Majorca is the largest city as well as the capital of the municipality of Majorca. The city itself boasts a population of just over 400,000 residents although this number inevitably swells during the height of the tourist season. The majority of travellers arriving to the Balearic Islands […]

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