Some towns appear like a resort, but much of the region still feels dusty and untouched

Preservation laws have protected much of the original architecture from Santa Barbara’s 18th-century Spanish mission roots

Elitist playground or boring retirement community for the wealthy? It’s neither – Santa Barbara defies expectations

Our micro-guide to Edinburgh will show yo uwhere to stay, what to do, and what to eat

Fion Davenport rounds up this week's travel news and deals

Fionn Davenport rounds up this week's travel news and deals

Asia Thailand Northern Thailand. northeast of Chiang Mai. Elephant Trekking.

Plus take a spin over Brighton beach, free admissions inBerlin and the US, and Valentine’s breaks at home

A bucket-list trip through the Australian outback gave Fionn Davenport a crash-course in sand, smells and survival

Fionn Davenport with the latest travel news and deals

Plus Vienna’s cultural hot list, Rodin revamp, LAX lounge for the stars and winter breaks close to home

Thailand’s aviation industry has been accused of not complying with international safety standards.

Fionn Davenport round up this week's travel deals and news

Despite the terrible events of November 13th, Paris has struck a defiant chord and is redoubling its efforts to remain Europe’s most-visited city.

Fionn Daven port round up the week’s best travel deals and news

Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, also the 59th Street Bridge

Fionn Davenports rounds up this week's travel news

Fionn Davenport round up this week's travel deals and news

Fionn Davenport rounds up this weeks travel deals and news

A couple disguised as dead poses at San Jeronimo Chicahualco cemetery in Metepec, Mexico  during the commemoration of the Day of the dead. Photograph: Mario Vazquez/AFP/Getty Images

In this week's travel news, selfie sticks top the poll of most annoying travel habits and New York restaurants try to take on tipp(...)

Fionn Davenports rounds up this week's travel news

Also, California fights the drought with plastic cutlery and we have a list of the five best hotels in Cologne

How Fionn Davenport learnt to stop worrying and embrace the fear

Entrepreneur Danielle Ryan photographed at her offices - Roads. Photograph: Alan Betson

CEO of publishing and perfume house Roads, and Ryan dynasty heiress, Ryan has based her expanding operation in Dublin

The fountains of the Bellagio light up in the middle of the Las Vegas strip

It’s been a busy summer for Fionn Davenport, as he criss-crossed the United States. Here are three of his favourite cities to visi(...)

Celebrate Independence Day with travel news from across the USA

Ashford’s five stars gleam brighter than ever thanks to a two-year programme of restoration

World-class hotel is a delight, thanks to a restoration and its friendly, expert staff

Fionn Davenport rounds up all the latest travel news from around the world

Hanoi food authorities recently had to test street food samples following rumours that vendors added marijuana to make it more add(...)

Fionn Davenport's round-up of travel news from around the world

Walking tour of Paris couture
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Cultural tours in Cape Town, cherry blossoms in Washington and great value Irish breaks

A ‘ninja council’ has been set up in Japan   to  boost tourism ahead of Tokyo’s hosting of the 2020 Olympic Games

Swiss to Geneva, Magaluf cleans up, conquer your fear of flying and visit Reykjavik

7.6-metre sign erected in 1959 is one of most photographed landmarks in casino city

A hotel room in New York costs an average of €206 a night, up 10 per cent on 2013

Fionn Davenport rounds up the latest travel news from across the globe

Fionn Davenport rounds up the latest travel news from across the globe

Ryanair’s marketing chief Kenny Jacobs:     The  new charter also promises to   maintain safety as a priority and to offer lower fares than any of its competitors. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Second phase of ‘Always Getting Better’ plan prioritises reliability and choice of destinations

Fionn Davenport rounds up the latest travel news from across the globe

Fionn Davenport rounds up the latest travel news from scross the globe

Oil price drop, hotels in Singapore, Phnom Penh micro-guide, boutique hotels in Vegas and short breaks at home

Graeme McDowell in action on the golf course

He’s on the go for most of the year, but sightseeing isn’t on the agenda for the golfer, whose dream holiday would be a Mediterran(...)

Fionn Devenport rounds up the latest travel news from scross the globe

Visit the  Taktshang (Tiger’s Nest) mountain monastery  at Paro Bhutan in Bhutan

From the worth-saving-for to the absolutely unaffordable, 10 extravagant trips worth dreaming about

A beach in Ölüdeniz, Turkey, one of the hot spots for 2015

Fionn Davenport selects this year’s must-visit holiday spots

Europe’s most famous opera festival takes place in Verona, Italy, from June 19th to August 25th

Trips for classical music lovers around the world

Take a course wiht Raymond Blanc at Michelin-starred Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons in Oxford
Ten trips for food-lovers

Cook up a holiday to remember with these foodie breaks in the best culinary destinations

"A couple of weeks ago I took my first ever London bus journey. Ok, not quite on a par with scaling Kilimanjaro but riding the top(...)

Ten great golfing breaks

Get into the swing on these great golfing holidays around the world

All the latest deals and travel new from Fionn Davenport, including a hotel guide to Prague, Watergate hotel reinvented and a 60-s(...)

All the latest travel news and deals

Downton getaways

Fionn Davenport rounds up all the travel news and best deals from Waterford to San Francisco

Gordon Ramsay’s newest addition to the dining landscape Heddon Street Kitchen opened on November 8th in Mayfair

A round-up of great new deals and destinations

It is possible for visitors to Muirfield to play two rounds of golf on Tuesdays and ThursdaysPhotograph: by David Cannon/Getty Images
Scottish golf down to a tee
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  • September 13, 2014, 01:00

Getting tee times at the famous St Andrews golf course can be tough, but there are lots of other great Scottish courses to try

Dunowen House in West Cork has rock ’n’roll connections and can be rented for house parties as well as doing B&B
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 An admission charfge is being considered for tourists visiting Venice Photograph: Getty Images
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News, views and holiday inspiration

Sun bathers on the beach at Isola dei Conigli  in Lampedusa, Italy. Photograph: Getty Images

In the month of August Italian cities empty as the citizens head for the beach. Here’s a guide to the Italians’ favourite seaside (...)

 The set for La Bohéme at the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago, Italy

Puccini in the open air, earn rewards for writing reviews, eat well in Bologna and stay with the Coppolas

Parma ham from Emilia-Romagna

Benvenuto to a region-by-region guide to Italian cuisine

The Thai government has introduced insurance for visitors whose policies have a null-and-void provision due to the coup in May

Istanbul micro guide, Turkish Raffles, places to stay in Zurich, insurance for Thailand and more

 Oahu’s North Shore, Hawaii. Photograph: Ron Dahlquist
A taste of the real Hawaii

There are untold rewards if you venture beyond the palm-clad convenience of Waikiki

The Acropolis in  Athens, Greece. Train services have resumed in the country for the first time since February 2011

Fionn Davenport's roundup of travel news

 Ryanair is chasing the family market by offering additional services and allowances

News, deals and holiday inspiration

Fionn Davenport is a travel writer, so Leaving Cert geography should be a doddle, right?

The Business Class Studio of the new A380 aircraft of Etihad Airlines. Photograph: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images
The future of air travel

Airlines will become hotels in the sky by offering a growing array of comforts

The three-room suite was described by Etihad’s chief executive as ‘the world’s most luxurious living space in the air’

Etihad Airlines introduces a three-room suite as part of its next generation of cabins

 It is now possible to renew an Irish passport in one day, but it will cost you more to do so

Places to stay in Rome, renew your passport in one day, track your luggage, a Grand Hotel in Budapest, and micro-guide to Copenhag(...)

The Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Oahu Hawaii. Photograph: Thinkstock

About 5,000 people a day stream through the gates to visit the expanded museum at Pearl Harbour

 Stay overnight in the summer palace of Austrian emperor Franz Joseph, with rates from €699

News, deals and holiday inspiration including 53 days on a luxury round-the-world train (and plane) trip and five great airport re(...)

In Paris but don’t have a ticket for the match? Here’s Fionn Davenport’s guide to pubs where you can watch the action

 The view from a lagoon-side bungalow at the new Anantara Dubai resort
Living it up in style in Dubai

The country’s reputation for excess is well deserved

The Scots won the day at the Battle of Bannockburn and as Fionn Davenport found as they opened their new visitor centre, they're w(...)

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