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The Best Ruin Pubs in Budapest

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Ruin pubs are one of the most iconic features of the Hungarian capital of Budapest. Ruin pubs are bars that have been established in the derelict buildings left over from Budapest’s Soviet era and before, and these legendary watering holes make for truly atmospheric places to enjoy the city’s unique culture.

You can’t ignore these lively bars if you’re looking for something to do at night in Budapest. Drop off your unneeded bags at a Budapest luggage storage and get ready to enjoy a fun night out. Ruin pubs are a major tourist attraction in Budapest, and so it’s possible to take a guided pub crawl which will bring you to some of the liveliest and best bars in the city. But if you prefer to explore for yourself, the bars on this list are a great place to start.

Szimpla Kert

Szimpla Kert is one of the most famous and well-loved ruin pubs in Budapest, and it’s easy to see why. This atmospheric bar is located in an old factory building, and it’s full of quirky details and interesting decorations. The outdoor courtyard is a great place to enjoy a drink in the summer months, and there’s always a lively vibe inside too.

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One of the best-known ruin pubs in the city, you’re always guaranteed a memorable night here. It is the perfect introduction to the ruin pubs of Budapest and a great way to meet other travelers and locals alike while you enjoy this celebrated aspect of the city.

Korzo

Korzo is another well-known ruin pub located in an old factory building in the city. This bar has a more refined atmosphere than some of the other options on this list, and it’s a great place to enjoy a cocktail or two. The menu features a range of Hungarian and international dishes, making it a great option if you want to enjoy some evening food as well as drinks.

The bartenders here are known for their excellent cocktails, so be sure to try one (or two!) while you’re visiting. Even if you’re not a big drinker, Korzo is worth visiting for its interesting interior, delicious food, and central location on the Danube embankment.

Doboz

This ruin pub is the perfect spot if you can’t decide whether you want a pub or club feel on your night out. Doboz offers the best of both worlds in one location and also has a lovely interior courtyard. The place as a whole is large, and the courtyard is lit up beautifully with colored lights to enhance the ambiance. And if that wasn’t enough, Doboz also allows you to peruse the works of local artists in their gallery.

You’ll find a good selection of drinks here alongside food that leans American, like hot dogs, burgers, and pizza. 

Anker’t

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Anker’t is another popular ruin pub located in an old factory building in the city. This bar has a more industrial feel than some of the others on this list, and it’s known for its excellent range of beers.

There’s also a great selection of cocktails and spirits available, and the bar often has live music playing. Anker’t is a great option if you’re looking for a more alternative night out, and it’s always lively and atmospheric.

Instant & Fogas Ház

These two ruin pubs are located side by side in an old building that used to be a dentist’s office and an apartment block. Instant is the more chilled out of the two bars, with a cozy interior and a range of beers and spirits available.

Fogas Ház is a more upbeat option, with live music and DJs playing most nights. It bills itself as the largest ruin bar in Budapest and is part of the Party Complex that boasts seven different clubs.

Both bars have outdoor areas which are perfect for enjoying a drink in the summer months, and they’re always full of both locals and tourists.

Csendes Vintage Bar & Café

Csendes Vintage Bar & Café is a more upscale option for those looking for a ruin pub experience. This bar is located in an old apartment building, and it has a stylish interior with vintage furniture and decorations.

The menu features a range of Hungarian wines and spirits, as well as a selection of cocktails and beers. Head to Csendes for a touch of elegance while still embracing the dilapidated feel of a ruin pub.

Mazel Tov

Mazel Tov is one of the most unique ruin pubs in Budapest, and it’s definitely worth a visit. This bar is located in an old synagogue, and it has a wide range of beers and cocktails available.

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The real draw here is definitely the food, which features a delicious fusion of Israeli and Hungarian cuisine. The dishes are all reasonably priced, and they’re perfect for sharing.

Don’t miss this one on your next trip to Prague, because how many people can say they’ve had a drink in a synagogue?

Szatyor Bar

If you insist on live music to accompany your drinks, Mazel Tov is the place for you. While they don’t offer music every night of the week, it’s safe to safe that you’re guaranteed a performance most nights.

As with a lot of the ruin pubs in Budapest, this one is also in an old factory, and the decor is eclectic and definitely fun, although verging on chaotic. This place is mostly known for its Hungarian food, like goulash, but don’t fret; you can also get your drink fix here, too.

Conclusion

Ruin pubs are the perfect places to go for a lively night out in Budapest. Not only are they a famous part of the city, but they are also a great place to appreciate Hungary’s complex history and culture. Each has its own vibe, but who can resist a drink or meal in a historical building lit up with twinkle lights? Stop by one or more of these entertaining bars on your next visit to Budapest, and you’ll be taking part in a true Hungarian tradition as well as having a fabulous time.

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5 Amazing Things to Do On Your Upcoming Holidays in South Africa

5 Amazing Things to Do On Your Upcoming Holidays in South Africa

So, you’re planning to spend your next vacation in South Africa?? 

Well, the country is indeed a spectacular destination to chill out with your loved ones and make loads of memories. 

From amazing safaris, world-class wineries, and striking coastline to rugged mountains and rich historical background, this place has everything to be a perfect pick for spending your upcoming holidays. 

Here, we have discussed five amazing things you must do when in South Africa. 

#1 Go On Safari

giraffe at sunset in South Africa

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The moment you land in South Africa, your first plan should be to go on a safari as most tourists do. It’s the most fantastic experience you will ever have since it’s home to major home drives and has tons of national parks to roam around.

The most popular destination for safari has to be Kruger National Park, where one gets to see a lot of diversity and wildlife. So, while booking hotels, make sure you find Places to Stay Near Kruger National Park so that you can explore the natural beauty of South Africa. 

#2 Explore the Wineries 

South Africa is home to award-winning wineries which dates back to the seventeenth century. The country’s climate is ideal for grape production, and it has different varieties of white, red, and sparkling wines. If you’re an oenophile, you must explore South Africa’s wineries! 

The Cape Winelands region, at a distance from Cape Town, has a collection of over 150 wineries and some of the best restaurants to take a tour of. 

#3 Go Whale Watching

The most fun and exciting thing to experience in South Africa has to be whale watching. If you love aquatic life, you’ll go back home with a bright smile on your face. 

You should visit between June and November to spot the breathtaking view of Southern right whales, orcas, and Bryde’s whales playing along in the sea. You can book a tourist cruise which is especially for whale watching enthusiasts. 

#4 Take a View of the Table Mountain

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Capetown has to be the most happening city in South Africa. The city has it all – from Cape Peninsula and beaches to stunning Table Mountain views. It’s also popular for its delicious food scene and striking nightlife. 

What you absolutely cannot miss in Cape Town is to take a trip to the top of Table Mountain and Cape Peninsula. You will get to walk by beautiful beaches. If you want to see more African penguins, Boulder’s Beach should be a must-visit option on your list. 

#5 Take a Road Trip

No vacation is fulfilled without a road trip, be it any other country you’re visiting. And guess what! South Africa makes the most happening spot for road trips. Start by taking a tour of the Garden Route, which takes you to stunning views of coastal cliffs, forests, and mountain ranges. 

If you are an adventurous soul, you can stop by the highest bridge in Africa, the Bloukrans Bridge, and try bungee jumping there. 

Wrapping It Up 

South Africa is a large and diverse country that needs an ample amount of time to be explored. You’ll run short of your vacation days, but the country won’t stop surprising you with its incredible beauty! So, make sure you do your research beforehand and visit all the popular destinations. 

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A Guide To Yosemite National Park With Kids

Yosemite National Park is perhaps America’s most famous, besides Yellowstone, and offers some of the most stunning landscapes in the country. It’s long been a venue for keen explorers, but it is also a good place to take the kids. In fact, the park actively caters to their needs. 

Yosemite National Park

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While Yosemite might look epic from the pictures you see of it posted online, it is actually well-served by roads, car parks and visitor centres. It’s hard to get lost on all the waymarked trails and help is always available, if you need it.

So what should you be doing with children in Yosemite National Park? Let’s take a look. 

Explore The Giant Sequoias

While sequoias might not be the tallest trees in the world, they’re certainly the largest. Their trunks can grow to enormous sizes, making children look teeny by comparison. Some reach as high as 200 feet tall, making them spectacular to behold, particularly when you see them next to regular trees. 

Yosemite offers several sequoia groves, including Merced and Toulumne. Here, kids can find cones and perhaps paint and decorate them later. Just be warned: they’re surprisingly small for such an enormous tree. 

Sing Campfire Songs

While more tourists flock to Yosemite every year, it is still very much an outdoor adventure spot. And, for that reason, it has a rich camping heritage. Many people travelling to the region hire campervans beforehand and then take all the supplies they need with them for an epic trip. 

Singing campfire songs and roasting marshmallows is a popular pastime here. You can also join in the tradition of shouting “Elmer” after a boy got lost in the park sixty years ago. It remains strong to this day. 

Hike The Alpine Meadows

Hiking the Alpine Meadows in Yosemite can be a lot of fun. The scenery is beautiful, featuring stunning rivers, carved glacier domes, and beautiful wildlife. If you go a little further into the park, you’ll reach Tuolumne Meadows. The journey is worth it, thanks to the camp store, visitor centre, and camping ground. It offers all the supplies you need. 

Go To Half Dome Village For Icecream

What child doesn’t like ice cream? Fortunately, Yosemite National Park has it in spades. Perhaps the best place to get it is in Half Dome Village, known as Curry Village in the past. Vendors here are extremely generous with the portions they offer and scoop sizes. Once you have your ice creams, you can go and munch them near the cliff at Glacier Point. 

Take Them Ice Skating

During the winter, Yosemite can get so cold that even the waterfalls freeze over. However, it’s also a time the park comes alive, offering ice skating for all the family. 

For parents, though, the best part is often what comes afterward: a warm mug of cocoa. 

Hike The Waterfalls

Lastly, be sure to take a trip to the majestic waterfalls in the park. Bridalveil and Yosemite Falls are both worth the visit. They each have easy, kid-friendly hikes leading up to them. 

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Sun Gardens Dubrovnik Review

Sun Gardens Dubrovnik Review 

Sun Gardens Dubrovnik

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I always knew I wanted to spend my significant birthday somewhere special, however I had long wish list…seaview, warm weather, nice food and good wines, luxurious but with activities for the kids and a bonus would be a new country for us on our 100 country quest.  A very tall order or so I thought!!

While researching I came across Sun Gardens Dubrovnik, it ticked all boxed for us so that was our mind made up.

We flew out with Aer Lingus on a 7am flight which actually wasn’t as bad as I feared after hearing all the media coverage about long queues. We flew home with Ryanair  on the late flight and I  have to say Dubrovnik airport was dream – so efficient.

We were at the hotel by 1 o’clock which was lovely and early giving us plenty time to get our bearings and familiarise ourselves with the resort. We used the hotels transfer service both ways (Korkyra) which was excellent, the vehicle was spotless, luxurious and air conditioned which was very welcomed as we landed to a fabulous 30 degrees. The driver both times was courteous and professional – definitely recommend.

The hotel were fantastic and facilitated us with an early check in which we really did appreciate. We were taken to our two bed residence in a golf buggy which the kids found super exciting.

The Resort

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Sun Gardens Dubrovnik is located in Orašac, which 11 km from Dubrovnik city centre and approximately 30 minutes drive from the airport. The resort commands a prime location on the sea front with an unobstructed view over the sea and the ideal vantage point to capture that world famous Dubrovnik sunset. The resort has its own marina and direct access to the sea.

Getting to the UNESCO walled town of Dubrovnik is easy via boat from the hotel, the hotels bus transfer or by Uber.

  • Restaurants

You will be completely spoiled for choice in terms of eating and drinking at Sun Gardens Dubrovnik and for us 3 nights was simply not enough to experience all this wonderful resort has to offer, the perfect excuse to return!

La Pasta 

The first night we arrived we ate at La Pasta and it was a thumbs up for us all. The boys had pizza and both adults had the seafood  risotto. The menu is varied and this is probably the most reasonably priced restaurant on site.

We loved the relaxed atmosphere, the view and the staff were great with kids.

The Market

The setting of this restaurant is magical, we did book in advance and got the best table at the edge looking over the Adriatic. It really was the stuff of dreams sitting out on the terrace here. The kids menu was good and both adults had seafood dishes.

The Market specialises in seafood cuisine.

The staff here were also excellent with the kids and special mention to the lovely waiter who went out of his way to get an Italian coffee for us at a different establishment on site. Super service and a super setting!  The view here really is the highlight, it was bright when we arrived so we stayed to watch the sunset, a memory I will treasure forever.

 

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Best Snorkelling Spots in the Canary Islands

Best Snorkelling Spots in the Canary Islands

Looking for the best snorkelling spots in the Canary Islands?? The Chinijo Archipelago offers incredible opportunities for both experienced and novice divers and snorkelers. The archipelago, north of Lanzarote, is formed by the island of La Graciosa, and the islets of Alegranza, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este, and Roque del Oeste, and is the largest marine reserve in Europe. La Graciosa is the arrival port for the Chinijo Archipelago.

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Best Snorkelling Spots in the Canary Islands

La Cocina LaGrociosa

The rocky sea beds in this part of the Canary Islands are ideal for divers. There are caves, crevices, arches, labyrinths, and tunnels. The flora and fauna on show is incredible. If diving seems a step too far, because of the enormous quantities of fish much can be seen a few metres away from the beach simply with a snorkel and mask.

More than 700 species

The Marine Reserve is home to an abundance of flora and fauna with some rare species present. Divers can see great swathes of marine plants and numerous types of colorful algae. There is incredible wildlife with Canarian lobster, comb groupers, dusky groupers, barracudas, moray eels, amberjacks, and shoals of grunts amongst the range of species on show.

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Madeira with kids – Enotel Lido Review

Madeira with kids

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Airport with a view

Is Madeira with kids on your wish list? Madeira came on my radar following an email from Ryanair which was advertising the commencement of a new direct route from Dublin.  With offer prices at €25 each way it was very hard to pass up on that so, on a whim booked the flights and set off researching Madeira.

Madeira is an autonomous region made up of an archipelago of islands north-west of Africa. With its warm climate and dramatic landscapes it looked like the perfect holiday destination for my outdoor loving gang.

Where we stayed 

When researching accommodation we had a couple of things on our wish list in no particular order 1) close to the town, 2) good facilities on site, 3) good food on site 4) family friendly.  After hours of pouring over reviews and hotel websites we decided on Enotel Lido Madeira. This is a 5 star all inclusive newly renovated hotel on the outskirts of the town of Funchal. It commands incredible views over the sea. It is located just 30 mins from the airport. We booked a transfer in advance which was handy and very efficient.

Enotel Lido Maderia

The recent renovations to the hotel have transformed this hotel into a super elegant luxurious space. We were allocated a family room consisting of 2 double beds and a balcony with a seriously wow view over the pool and the ocean in the background.   We arrived after 9pm and knowing the food in the main restaurant was finishing soon they checked us in quickly and guided us to the restaurant so the kids could get a bite to eat. We were part of the all inclusive package for the duration of our stay.

The Food

The hotel has a number of restaurants and bars on different floors and we never once found any of them crowded.  They are comfy and spacious and ideal for families.   The all inclusive food was really good, and this is truly all inclusive, all meals, all drinks included.  My own favourite was the Italian themed full service sit down 4 course meal. It was so good and some of the freshest seafood I have ever tasted.  Do go early as its full sit down it gets booked up quickly.

  • Breakfast and the evening buffet were served at the Atlântico Restaurant which was really spacious with inside and outside seating. We found the service here always really good always inclusive and making sure the kids were happy
  • Lunch and snacks were served all day near the pool on the 1st floor at Vela Di Canale. The kids gave the lunch time pizzas here a big thumbs up.

There are 4 bars on site, some with evening entertainment and a sports bar with a pool table which my pair really enjoyed in the evenings after the day spent in the pool. We didn’t get to sample the evening entertainment as the kids were so tired after their days spent in the pool. However when we were there, there was dancing show and live music each evening.

The facilities 

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The outdoor pool at Enotel Lido

We spent 5 days here which quite honestly was not enough, there is so much to do not only in the hotel but the surrounding areas. The biggest hit for my kids were the pools, conveniently both located on the 1st floor.  The indoor pool is heated and the outdoor one isn’t. There was no issues getting at lounger at the side of the pool. Between the two pools is a little play space for kids and close by is the Sports Bar and the snacks bar. Also on this floor was the gym, the Spa centre and also kids clubs which weren’t open when we were there.  There were fitness classes on each day and my kids joined the pool yoga one of the days!

You really don’t have to leave this hotel, it has everything from the five star facilities to the high quality food offerings. The location of the hotel is convenient if you do fancy a wander to the town of Funchal. The walk to the town is downhill so uphill on the way back so do keep that in mind. However taxis are plentiful and really cheap.

The room

We were allocated a family room consisting of 2 double beds, kids were delighted no fold out bed!! Our room had a balcony over looking the pool area and the sea. It was so relaxing to wake up to that view and relax in the evening with some local wines when watching the sun set.  The room also had plenty storage and a great sized bathroom. Where there are lots of rooms in this hotel, there was never a wait during our time there for lifts and from the rooms to the communal areas this place was spotless and I mean really spotless and so well kept.

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Tromso with kids review

Tromso had been on my bucket list for some time, most likely driven by its claim to be one of the best places to see the Northern Lights in the world! However the pandemic had other plans for us and the trip was postponed a number of times and finally happened in November.  We had been to Lapland, Iceland and Sweden so I was keen to add Norway to my Nordic travel list.

Flights

In terms of flights from Dublin the two main airlines are Scandinavian or Norwegian and price wise for us they were coming in pretty similar. We ended up going with Scandinavian as it gave us the best flight times going out. Flights home with both airlines are super early.  There are no direct flights so we transited via Oslo. Flights were straightforward, not too busy and our bags were checked through. Each flight was 2 hours long. Planet Buddies had kindly sent the kids some wireless headphone which we put to good use on the flights and the airport wait. Highly recommend as they come volume limited so safe for little growing ears.

It terms of flight cost for the four of us this came to around €800 for all the flights including a bag.  Scandinavian still give out free teas and coffees on board which was very welcome! Staff were great on all the flights and my kids even got to see the cockpit. A very special memory they will cherish forever.

Where we stayed 

scandic hotel Tromso

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Tromso itself is a small and very walkable city.  I had done lots of research on hotels and kept being drawn back to one. I would be lying if I said the Tripadvisor reviews commenting on seeing the Northern Lights from the rooms didn’t sway me! We choose the Scandic Ishavshotel which has a prime location on the pier overlooking the city. Tromso is often called the “Paris of the North” due to the spectacular views.   When we told our taxi driver where we were staying the first thing he said was “oh you know they have the best breakfast in Tromso”.  The city itself is only 6km from the airport and that view when you leave the airport is really something.

We arrived around 7pm and headed straight to check in, it was snowing lightly and the kids were so excited. Check in was smooth, free

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View from the bed at the Scandic

tea and coffee all day at reception too so grabbed a coffee and headed to our room on the 7th floor.  Once we opened the door….oh my god….that view. We were allocated a Master Suite with a wrap around balcony looking over the sea and Tromso.  To say we were speechless is an understatement. A wow moment for sure.  There was a separate living out which had a sofa bed for the kids but just check out the view from our bed….I could have wiled away hours just looking out at it.

I suspect our taxi driver was not wrong in his assessment, breakfast was in the spacious lobby with gorgeous views. There was a huge selection of hot and cold items. It wasn’t busy any morning we were there so we enjoyed long leisurely breakfast looking out at Tromso.  Breakfast is included in the room rate and it is probably one of the best hotel breakfast we have had on our travels.

The location of the hotel is perfect. You can walk to a selection of restaurants, bars and attractions.  And the absolute icing on the cake, it is 100% true that you can see the Northern Lights from your window, 3 nights out of 4 on our trip the Northern lights danced over Tromso when we sat out on the balcony. An experience I will truly never forget.

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Top 3 European Destinations for Foodies

If you are a foodie who loves to travel, then combining your two favourite passions when you visit new places is a must. Europe is full to the brim with culture, history, and, best of all, great food. With so many destinations to choose from, it can be difficult to narrow down the best ones. Here are three top picks for your next foodie adventure.

Naples

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With extortionate amounts of fresh pasta, crisp, stone-baked pizzas, and delicious, homemade bread, Italian cuisine is arguably the best comfort food you can find. Although most people think of Rome when it comes to Italian cuisine, Naples is a fantastic choice for those who truly enjoy their food. Naples specializes in street food which can be found in all corners of this city. The friggitoria serves fried delicacies such as local fish, fresh seafood, and courgette flowers. Don’t forget the sweet and flaky Sfogliatelle for dessert.

Neapolitan Pizza

This foodie city is the original birthplace of pizza. In fact, Unesco has included Neapolitan pizza and the art of traditional pizza making (pizzaiuolo) to the Unesco’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The art of a pizzaiuolo is traditional to the city of Naples and it involves a specific way of twirling the pizza dough before baking it in a wood-fired, brick oven. There are two versions of the traditional Neapolitan pizza. One is the Marinara which includes tomato, oregano, garlic, and oil, and the other is the Margherita, believed to be named after Queen Margherita of Savoy. The Margherita features the three colors of the Italian flag, and it is topped with tomato, mozzarella, oil, and basil.

London

Although the UK is not often associated with fantastic local cuisine or specialist dishes, it is home to people from many different cultures. In particular, London is a diverse city that is full of quirky eateries, fine-dining restaurants, and international cafes. Not to mention, there are a plethora of food markets to choose from too. You don’t have to travel abroad to get a taste of your favourite cuisine. Camden is home to an eclectic mix of eateries, Brixton has many multicultural restaurants to choose from, and you can feast on authentic Asian cuisine in Chinatown. In addition, there is a diverse range of cuisines to choose from in James Street. If you fancy Mediterranean food with refreshing cocktails, give Cafe Luca a go. Visit cafe-luca.co.uk to view their lunch and evening menu.

Paris

When it comes to foodie destinations, Paris cannot be missed. From morning to night, you will find great food in this lively city. France is renowned for their superb pastries and decadent desserts. Visit a local bakery for the most buttery croissants you will ever taste or a patisserie to indulge in a cream-filled delight. For those who aren’t squeamish, a visit to Paris isn’t complete without trying the escargot. The most traditional way to enjoy these specially prepared snails is in their shells and cooked with butter, garlic, and herbs.

 

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Royal Canal Greenway opens

Royal Canal Greenway

The Royal Canal Greenway, is a scenic 130km walking and cycling amenity stretching alongside the historic 225-year-old canal, officially launched on 24 March 2021.  The €12 million project co-ordinated by Waterways Ireland is the country’s longest Greenway, traversing through Kildare, Meath, Westmeath and Longford. Those wishing to experience the Royal Canal Greenway are advised to adhere to Government guidelines on movement and social distancing. We fortunate to live close to its starting point so looking forward to the easing of restrictions to be able to explore more of this new amenity.

Maynooth Harbour

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The Greenway is a former towpath for barges featuring 90 bridges, 33 locks, 17 harbours and four aqueducts. Greenway users can choose to complete the entire 130km flat, off-road trail in one visit or explore the shorter designated routes — ranging from 6km to 15km — between the 14 connecting access points and towns.

Attractions

High-profile attractions linking onto the Royal Canal Greenway are trails to Carton House in Maynooth; Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre — one of the largest prehistoric roads in Europe — in Longford; and Center Parcs. The 165km self-guided National Famine Way also travels largely along the Greenway, following the footsteps of 1,490 emigrants who walked from Roscommon to Dublin at the peak of the famine in 1847.

The Greenway has been completed in partnership with Waterways Ireland; the four local authorities of Kildare, Longford, Meath and Westmeath County Councils; the Department of Transport, and Transport Infrastructure Ireland.

The Royal Canal Greenway also forms part of EuroVelo 2, a 5,000km “Capitals Route” that passes through Ireland, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Belarus and Russia.

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Dream Holiday Destinations To Book

Do you sit and think about your dream holiday and imagine all the fun places that you can go to? Better yet, what if you were able to take the steps to start booking a dream vacation and preparing for your next trip? When it comes to taking the first step in planning, you’ll need to put a focus and emphasis on an area of the world that you’re excited and ready to travel to.

Dream Holiday Destinations To Book

While travel may be off the agenda in the short term however it does not stop us dreaming and planning our next adventures. This begs the question…Where in the world do you really want to go? Ill start! Top of my bucket-list for a very long time was Lapland closely followed by Iceland. Having been fortunate enough to have visited both pre Covid. I have spent the last few weeks dreaming of where next and top for our family list is Barbados and Jordan, vastly different but intriguing countries and some might say not an immediate first choice for family travel.

Barbados

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If you’re looking for a place that offers sunshine, beauty, and stunning landscapes and views that go on for miles, your attention should turn to discover the beauty of Barbados.

The clear waters, the green hills, the trails, and forests that you can walk on and through for miles…there really are very few places in the world that can take your breath away in the way that Barbados can.

And if you’re still having trouble picturing your toes in the sand on the beaches of Barbados, imagine sitting on the shore and taking in the sunsets and sunrises as well. The beauty that awaits you in Barbados is worth you diving in and researching more because it’s unlike any other place in the world.

Barbados wasn’t on my radar until recently when I happened upon a blog post about a new Aer Lingus route via Manchester direct to Barbados from July 2021. I get so excited when I read about new routes so had to have a nosey. My key thing always is, how family friendly a place might be, so off I went to find out just how family friendly it might be.  The Visit Barbados website has a wealth of information on its family friendly activities from submarines to safaris!

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