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What Airlines fly in to Bologna’s Marconi Airport?

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

If you’re looking for a cheap flight to Bologna (or a cheap flight to Italy, for that matter), you have plenty of possibilities, as Bologna’s Marconi Airport has expanded greatly over the last ten years. This is in part because of the closer of smaller regional airports, and because Bologna is a strategic location, allowing […]

Choose carefully the date for your travel insurance policy

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Browse through the common complaints received by the insurance regulatory bodies (like the Financial Ombudsman in the UK), and one specific one keeps popping up. A traveller who has taken out insurance for a holiday, including cancellation coverage, cancels their holiday a couple of days before departure – for valid and covered reasons. They submit […]

What different types of travel insurance are available?

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Choosing travel insurance is not for the faint-hearted. There are hundreds of providers, and increasingly numerous types of packages. A lot will depend upon your budget, and the type of things you want to cover against. Be careful when choosing any particular policy, and don’t presume anything (for example, check out these common reasons where […]

10 Common reasons your travel insurance won’t pay for a trip cancellation

Monday, January 21st, 2019

One of the worst experiences any traveller can have is finding that their travel insurance doesn’t cover the particular crisis/cancellation that they’re encountering. In cases like this it feels like you’ve had not just bad luck, but have also wasted money on the travel insurance in the first place. The onus, as always with travel […]

Understanding Negative Web Hosting Reviews

Friday, January 18th, 2019

Reading hosting reviews is one of the first steps to take when deciding on what website hosting service best suits your needs. A lot of positive hosting reviews have an implicit bias, given that many of the sites publishing them have affiliate marketing deals setup – they gain from any referrals made from their site. […]

Califone Stitches

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Arranging an interview with Tim Rutilli, the man behind Califone, proves far from easy. Attempts to hook up  with him at one of the band’s European shows, promoting  the heart-breakingly beautiful album Stitches, are spurned in favour of an email interview. The email interview seems to disappear into the void, but after some gentle electronic prods […]

Dundalk as a weekend break destination

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Dundalk has a huge amount to offer as a weekend break destination in Ireland. It’s perhaps not as trendy as locations like Galway, West Cork, or Kilkenny, or the major cities of Dublin or Belfast, but that’s part of the charm. Here are some of the reasons that Dundalk makes a great weekend break destination […]

Carlingford Lough

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Carlingford Lough is a glacial fjord which forms part of the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (United Kingdom), with county Down on its northern shore and County Louth on its southern shore. It’s easily reachable from Dundalk, and is one of Ireland’s most beautiful natural spots, flanked by the Mountains of […]

Dundalk’s Greyhound Racing Stadium

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Greyhound racing has an important history in Ireland, as one of its most loved sports; greyhound racing has its own semi-state body, the Irish Greyhound Board, and there are tracks throughout the country. Dundalk has always had an important dog racing culture, so its no surprise that its greyhound stadium is one of the most […]

St Patrick’s Church, Dundalk

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Dundalk isn’t necessarily famed for its architecture, but St. Patrick’s church in Roden place is a stunning exception. The church, which many mistakenly term a cathedral, was built between the 1840s and 1860s. In 1842, the English author William Makepeace Thackeray visited the town and noted the new chapel in construction: “a little way from […]