The Valley

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A Dublin friend who moved to a Kerry town a decade ago soon gave up on British weekly magazines “because the local gossip is far better”. Photograph: iStock

A century ago, with the sulphurous crack of a match, the good people of Delvin, Co Westmeath, set fire to a book. The Valley of the Squinting Windows (...)

Resorts such as Aime La Plagne Club Med in France offers kids’ clubs and activities such as sledding to keep little ones amused. Photograph: Getty Images

Best for friends St Anton, Austria St Anton is famed for its snow conditions, off-piste, night skiing and its après scene. Skiing here can be challe(...)

Black Valley is home to about 70 people. Photograph:  Valerie O’Sullivan

A huge increase in tourist and leisure traffic is making life uncomfortable in a remote and beautiful valley, a meeting has been told in Co Kerry. Th(...)

Dan  paddles down the Barrow river in an open-top Canadian canoe

The canoe might be the finest vessel ever built for the traveller. In a canoe you can explore slowly and intently, just like walking or cycling, but f(...)

The Coorycommane Loop  is 4.8km long but is graded strenuous with some steep climbing. The walk takes between 1.5 and two hours

In just a few short kilometres this fine little trail near Glengarriff explores lush woods and open heath high above Bantry Bay. The trailhead is besi(...)

Furuzamani Beach, Zamami Island, Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan
52 Places to Go in 2017
  • Travel
  • January 11, 2017, 12:30

1. Canada: A world to explore. Canada has cosmopolitan cities, barely explored natural wonders and everything in between. Canada is huge — the s(...)

Author Roald Dahl (1916 - 1995), born in Wales of Norwegian parentage. Photograph by Dumant/Getty Images

Here are some things that happen in Roald Dahl’s books for children: A duck-hunting family have their arms replaced with wings while giant ducks wi(...)

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

In Race of a Lifetime, Mark Halperin’s and John Heileman’s account of the 2008 US presidential elections, the story is told of how the McCain campaig(...)