AN ELDERLY man snores with a raspy purr, air-conditioning sighs contentedly and chopsticks clatter in plastic tray compartments laden with glutinous rice, fragrant winter melon and tender beef and mushroom, as a scroll of orange LED dots above the doorway of the 16th carriage relays our current speed: 351 km per hour (218mph).
THAT great 20th century philosopher Homer Simpson once offered a warning to doctors tempted to abuse their position: "Remember your Hippopotamus Oath!" It's a long way from Springfield to Kos, but the enduring influence of Hippocrates – even when wrongly pronounced – has given the idyllic little Greek island a special place in history of medicine, philosophy and civilisation itself.
Spanish theme park and cruise ship deal Royal Caribbean is offering a 10-night cruise featuring stays in Salou and other destinations in the western Mediterranean, with flights from Dublin included in the package.
Centre Parcs launch Winter Wonderland Center Parcs Longford Forest's first Winter Wonderland launches on November 8, with a host of seasonal activities and festive entertainment including a festive light and sound show taking place over the resort’s lake during each break.
IT ISN’T often you find a genuine antiquities site in the middle of the pool area of a modern holiday resort, but that is exactly what we’re studying with contemplative expressions, here at the five-star TUI Sensatori Atlantica Dreams complex in Gennadi, Rhodes.
SITUATED in the canton of Valais in south-west Switzerland, mountain resort Verbier is best known as an exclusive winter destination for the super-rich, and a playground for extreme sports enthusiasts.
Vote for Epic to become top site EPIC, The Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin's Docklands, has been announced as a finalist for the title of World’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2019 at the 26th annual World Travel Awards, the most prestigious global travel industry accolade.
UNLIKE its near neighbours New York, Washington DC and Philadelphia, Pittsburgh has yet to register on most Irish holidaymakers' radar – and that's why your first visit there is guaranteed to be a pleasant surprise.