The scenery is enchanting, the culture is captivating and the people will give you a welcome that will warm your heart.
Ireland is unique and during a trip there you will make memories bound to last a lifetime. Ireland is always in season and these great cities are worth a visit any time of year!
Step into a city where Viking history lurks beneath the surface, where modern architecture stands next to ancient buildings and where literature is written into the fabric of the streets. This is Dublin — don’t miss the National Museum of Ireland or The Little Museum of Dublin. Explore the history of the dark brew at the Guinness Storehouse while enjoying a 360-degree view over Dublin from the rooftop Gravity Bar. Christ Church Cathedral has been a place of pilgrimage for more than 1,000 years and Trinity College in the heart of the city is home to the famed Book of Kells.
Vibrant culture, gripping history and super-friendly locals are what Belfast is all about. No wonder Lonely Planet named Belfast and the Causeway Coast Best in Travel for 2018. This is definitely a city you won’t want to leave! But before you do, travel back in time at Titanic Belfast and enjoy refreshments at the Crown Liquor Saloon , surely the world’s finest 19th-century bar. Whet your appetite at St. George’s Market, one of Ireland’s oldest covered markets showcasing all kinds of artisan foods, fresh seafood, fine Irish cheese and even local seaweed!
Cork City is a mix of quaint side streets, broad thoroughfares and artistic districts. Savor the sights and sounds of the English Market, which dates back to 1788, enjoy lunch at the Farmgate Café and browse the food stalls but definitely save some time to branch out to Ireland’s Alcatraz, Spike Island, and the nearby fishing/sailing town of Kinsale, home to a number of renowned restaurants.
Galway has a bohemian flavor typical of the west of Ireland psyche: laid-back, relaxed and ready to party. In 2020, the city will celebrate its year as European Capital of Culture, with a calendar of events that reflects the richness and diversity of this creative urban hot spot on Ireland’s majestic Wild Atlantic Way. Walk around this compact city and feel the creative vibes — enjoy traditional music in many pubs that host traditional Irish sessions nightly. Dine at a Michelin-star restaurant and sample seafood served fresh from the nearby ocean at a variety of fine-dining spots.
This city on the southeast cost feels more like a small town than a big city. Founded by the Vikings, the city boasts a fascinating history that can be uncovered within the Viking Triangle that encompasses the Medieval Museum, Bishop’s Palace and Reginald’s Tower. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the House of Waterford Crystal, taste a blaa (bread roll) at the Granary Café and walk along the historic quays of the city.
TAP Air Portugal is adding 15 new weekly flights from the United States and Canada by summer 2020, a new record for the carrier of 71 weekly flights between North America and Portugal.
Southwest Airlines is adding new flights to, from and within Hawai’i, beginning mid-January 2020. The airline will add a new daily service between Sacramento International Airport and Honolulu (HON), plus new non-stop flights between Oakland (OAK) and San Jose (SJC) and both Kauai (LIH) and the Island of Hawai’i (KOA).
The Luxury Collection welcomes its eighth property in China with the opening of Na Lotus Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Nanning. The property is situated in the capital of the Guangxi Province, in a high-rise landmark building in the business district.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 24 key metrics to determine the best destinations for an upcoming Oktoberfest celebration. The brand’s study found the estimated cost for an American to attend Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, is $5,000. Munich boasts a $1.43 billion annual economic impact on Munich. During Oktoberfest, nearly 2 million gallons of beer are consumed and more than 510,000 whole roast chickens eaten.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
Qantas will start using a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its Sydney–Santiago route starting in late June 2020.