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Airline vacation packages have always been great values that are easy to book. Lately, though, airlines have realized that many travelers don't want to be stuck on a bus tour, nor do they like staying in business mega-hotels or sterile tourist-cla...
q. I hear that Canada has the best snowboarding camps. Where should I take my family?—T.M., Norfolk, Va. a. Most of Canada's major winter resorts have added special practice areas with ramps and jumps, and teachers certified by the Canadian Asso...
The Emerald Isle is experiencing such an unprecedented economic boom that, in Europe at least, it has been dubbed the Celtic Tiger. One thing's for certain: this feline has an appetite to match his wide, prosperous grin. In Dublin, there are three...
See our slideshow of Great Affordable City Hotels. What would you expect to pay for accommodations in a palatial, elegantly decorated suite in one of London’s most famously posh neighborhoods?One that occupies an entire floor of a regal Victorian...
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Twelve years ago, American poet Mark Strand and I searched up and down Ireland until we found a house that he, at six foot seven, could actually stand up in without hitting his head. It was what the Irish call a Dutch house (because it has two flo...
Whether they're villas, castles, châteaux, or schlosses, most hotels have yet to firm up their festivities (not to mention prices). But you can bet you'll get the royal treatment. Austria Hotel Schloss Fuschl takes the torte when it comes to New...
London's Edge Minimalism becomes the Metropolitan, London's latest ode to utilitarian chic. Hotelier and fashion impresario Christina Ong collaborated with United Designers' Keith Hobbs and Linzi Coppick—who styled the interiors of Dublin's Claren...
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“Oh, and one more thong.” “Yes?” I’m standing in a narrow, far-flung hallway in Crom Castle, which is a rambling 19th-century pile rising castellically from the shores of Upper Lough Erne, in the misty and melancholic Northern Ireland county of ...
Dubliners have traditionally considered their city's inner north side insalubrious—and best avoided. A host of just-opened bars and clubs, however, have recently transformed the gritty north bank into the perfect antidote to touristy Temple Bar. I...
Celtic traditions inspire the circular garden at Ireland's latest destination spa, Monart (near Waterford; 353-53/923-8999; www.monart.ie; doubles from $420). Guests at the original 18th-century brick manse are treated to ...
A $137 million makeover has brought Dublin's landmark Shelbourne up to speed. The best new feature has to be the genealogy butler, a private consultant who, in an hour or two, can help you trace and map your Irish roots, back to the most distant g...
Here's how I imagined it: I'd buy a gnarled walking stick and go wandering through shamrock-green villages, on the prowl for shining examples of colcannon, boxty, stampy, and champ. I'd commune with wild sheep on the moors . . . catch silvery salm...