6 Reasons to visit Riga

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In recent years, Riga has grown in popularity as a weekend city break destination and I can totally see why after spending a fun filled weekend there in December. There is so much to see and most of the sites are in and around the UNESCO protected Old Town and all in easy walking distance of each other, so wrap up well, get your comfortable shoes on and have a read of my 6 reasons to visit Latvia’s stunning capital city.   Read More


How to Get the Best Flight Deals

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Boarding the Flight Home

So a lot of people ask me when is the best time to book flights – should you wait until the last minute when (theoretically) the airline is desperate to get rid of the last few seats, should you book as early as possible once you know what dates you will be flying or should you just keep an eye on flights and try to gauge what way the prices are going? Well fear not, this article will (hopefully) point you in the right direction so you can avail of as many cheap flights as possible and hence, go on as many holidays as possible!!  Based on studies by CheapAir (who took data from 3 million airline trips), Momondo (who looked at an astonishing 7.5 billion flights) and SkyScanner (who looked at data from 250 million flights), they all had similar findings. CheapAir found that 54 days prior to the flight is the optimum time to book, Momondo found that 53 days was the best and SkyScanner reported that 49 days is the best. Overall, it seems that any time in the 7-8 week window is cheapest time to book.

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My top 5 budget friendly cities to visit in Europe right now!

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The summer is long over, autumn is here and winter isn’t that far behind if the recent drop in temperatures is anything to go by! But, that doesn’t mean you should pack away your passport until the spring, with cheap flights and off season bargains to be found, this is the perfect time to visit some of Europe’s most beautiful cities.

Continue reading below for my top European cities to visit this autumn or winter on a budget, whether it’s some winter sun, culture or Christmas cheer that you are looking for, this list is bound to have something for you. Read More


How to make the most of a layover in Toronto

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When booking flights I sometimes look for ones with a long layover in cities that I would like to visit, so when I spotted that a flight from Dublin to Cancun with Air Canada would involve a long layover in Toronto I booked it almost immediately!

Toronto seems to be growing in popularity as a layover destination for Irish and other European tourist’s on their way to other parts of Canada, the USA and South or Central America. The airport itself is one of the most efficient airports that I have ever navigated, there were no long queues and we got through it very quickly on the 3 occasions that we were there. Read More