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From Once to Brigadoon: 5 European Itineraries Inspired by Musicals

May 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s hard not to love visiting Europe, especially since country hopping is extremely easy. For jet-setters who frequent the continent, it's always great to find new ways to enjoy some of your favorite cities. So this year, instead of making the typical stops, consider having a theme for your travels. Many of today's most well-loved musical productions have been based on locations around the continent, making it easy to live out these productions in real life.

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5 of Ireland's Best Castles-Turned-Hotels

Mar 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s pretty safe to assume that as a child you had dreams of one day living in and owning your own castle (thanks, Disney). Although we may have grown out of our illusions of being royalty ourselves, there’s still a level of intrigue that comes with sleeping inside a place with so much history. 

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The Irish Leap Day Tradition That Single Women Should Know About...

Feb 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Irish Legend has it that St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was asked by St. Brigid of Kildare (a fifth-century nun) if he’d give women permission to propose to men who might be too shy to do it otherwise. Initially he agreed on the condition that it was done only once every seven years. But St. Brigid pushed the matter and he acquiesced, allowing women to propose on Leap Day, every four years.

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4 of Dublinís Best Restaurants From Local Favorites to Michelin-Starred Experiences

Dec 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Ivan Dimitrijevic

Dublin’s gourmet dining scene is ever expanding, with old and new coming together to offer locals and visitors a wide variety of culinary options. Whether you’re a carnivore or an all-natural vegetarian, this iconic city can provide. The below four restaurants bring some much-needed experimentation to local tradition, offering special menus, romantic settings, chef interactions and gorgeous scenery.

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Award-Winning Chef Dylan McGrath Makes Eating Healthy Effortless at Dublin's Rustic Stone

Nov 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

The perfect location can make or break a restaurant, but that isn’t an issue for Rustic Stone in downtown Dublin. Just a short stroll from Trinity College where literary luminaries such as Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett developed their penmanship, Rustic Stone sits across from one of Dublin’s trendiest areas, Temple Bar. 

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Wexford: The Seaside Town in Ireland That You're Not Visiting But Should Be

Aug 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Often overlooked on tours of Ireland is Wexford, the sunny south-east city that is the nation’s oldest Viking town, just a two-hour drive from Dublin. Situated in the heart of this cozy coastal town, is the 157-room, four-star White’s Hotel that has enjoyed a colorful history dating back more than 300 years.

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President Obama is Just One of the Prestigious Guests to Have Experienced Lough Erne Resort

Aug 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Straddling a tract of undulating wooded countryside, the 120-room, five-star Lough Erne Resort lies nestled on a 600-acre peninsula. Within a two-hour drive of Dublin, Belfast, Sligo and Derry airports, the hotel has five helipads, with St. Angelo, a private airport, also nearby. Alternatively, guests coming by water can arrive by seaplane on Castle Hume Lough, which the resort directly overlooks. 

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5 Dublin Restaurants to Check Out For a Thoroughly Irish Experience

Mar 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Dublin is full of great dining options, but sometimes something a little quieter and quainter is in order, making it necessary to branch out. But how do you narrow down the options? Well, we look for the five C's—classic, casual, Celtic, chic and country—and these fine restaurants happen to encapsulate them all. 

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Conrad Dublin: A Mix of Friendly Service, a Central Location and Craft Beers

Dec 31, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Conrad Dublin displays a contemporary setting with a speckled marble lobby opening onto the Alex Cocktail Bar where clusters of people gather on soft, blue armchairs and creamy-colored leather sofas next to the baby piano at one end.

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Dublin's 5-Star Shelbourne Hotel is Steps Away from History, Shopping & Stephen's Green

Dec 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Boasting impressively clad doormen, gilded mirrors, shimmering Tiffany glass chandeliers and ornate marble balustrades, our initial impressions upon arrival at The Shelbourne Dublin indicated that this place was special. Completing some of their planned renovations over the coming months with the refurbishment of its heritage wing and deluxe rooms, the hotel will have a total of 265 freshly-appointed rooms and suites.

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Christmas in Dublin: Where to Eat, Sleep & Enjoy the Season's Festivities

Dec 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

With Dublin hosting its first-ever traditional downtown Christmas market as well as two-day-long New Year’s celebrations, there seems no better time than now to enjoy Ireland’s cosmopolitan capital city. Here’s a low-down on the upcoming seasonal celebrations, as well as choice places to stay, eat and enjoy exciting live performances.

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Mud Treatments, Cozy Lounges and Scenic Views of Ireland Welcome Guests at the Coastal Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa

Aug 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, nestled among several beaches that jut out into the Atlantic Ocean near the most-southern point of Ireland in County Cork, is reached via a winding road that skirts hillsides on one side and the sea on the other. It is comprised of a series of buildings, with the main hotel as the central, largest one and a number of houses adjoining it.

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The Marker Hotel is a Modern Retreat in Dublin's Historical Docklands

Aug 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Providing a bridge in Ireland’s capital city between the old and new, the traditional and trendy, The Marker Hotel sits at the intersection of a historic housing district and a new development of luxury residential apartments, The Marker Residences owned by the hotel. In the past, the area served as a marker for the nearest point in which boats could visit Dublin, and now the hotel sits as an urban retreat for today’s modern traveler.

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Straffan House Available for Exclusive Hire With Access to The Palmer Ryder Cup Course

May 12, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The five-star Kildare Hotel, Spa & Country Club (The K Club) has a very distinct old-Irish-wealth feel to it on its 550 acres of countryside property. Home to two championship golf courses, The Palmer Ryder Cup Course and The Smurfit Course, the hotel is among Ireland’s finest and hailed as one of Europe’s best golf destinations.

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Belfastís Malt Room Provides Welcome Retreat From Wicked Irish Weather

Apr 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

The Malt Room on Belfast’s downtown Great Victoria Street may look inconspicuous from the outside, but once you walk in you are overtaken by the series of interconnecting rooms. The two-floor restaurant features stucco ceilings, ornate wall paneling with a lion face motif, chandeliers, curved balconies, metal railings and a broad staircase — all reflecting a predominantly ash-gray color scheme with contrasting touches of vivid red.

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