Caleta Beach in Cadiz.

Now that our children are getting a bit older, but still willing (or have no choice!) to travel with us, it’s easy to go a little off the beaten track(...)

The Bridges of Ross on the Loop Head Peninsula, Co Clare. Photograph: Alan Betson, The Irish Times

Last week we asked readers for a tourist attraction they had visited which had left them underwhelmed and unimpressed. We received hundreds of respons(...)

Lydia Foster with her husband and daughter in Barcelona.

The people of Spain are in shock after two apparent terrorist attacks on tourist hotspots in Barcelona and Cambrils. A suspected Islamist militant dro(...)

Segway tours and electric scooters were banned from the Old City and the seafront, in a move that will be applauded by most citizens.

It was once dubbed the capital of cool, but these days visitors to Barcelona can expect a quite frosty welcome as the city’s love affair with tourism (...)

Enjoy this trip: a brief history of falls abroad

I once met a woman who had a tattoo of her world travels. It started in New York,ended in Melbourne and included copies of her visas and passport stam(...)

Titanic Belfast has been named Europe’s leading visitor attraction at the World Travel Awards. File photograph: David Moir/Reuters

Titanic Belfast has been named Europe’s leading visitor attraction at the World Travel Awards. The venue, in the Titanic Quarter of the city, beat th(...)

Barrels at cooperage display in the Guinness Storehouse.

Dublin’s Guinness Storehouse has been named as Europe’s leading tourist attraction, beating the Paris’s Eiffel Tower, Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia, (...)

The unfinished dome of the cathedral being built by former Trappist monk Justo Gallego  , in Mejorada del Campo, Spain. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Justo Gallego is sitting in a backroom of the cathedral he has been building for the last half century. Dressed in a blue boiler suit, he is perche(...)

Albert Adría’s Bodega 1900  does great tapas

As co-owners of our own tapas restaurant in Dublin, Las Tapas de Lola, and with Anna from Barcelona (and Vanessa an avid lover of the city having l(...)

 Budapest’s Sziget music festival is on an island in the Danube River

Sónar Barcelona, Spain, June 12th-14th There’s no shortage of music festivals to choose from in and around Barcelona, but Sónar might be (...)

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