Events

  • 5 Spooky Places to Visit in Dublin in Halloween

    By Expedia on 17th October 2016
    Dublin with its gothic monuments, its dark alleyways, its churchyards and its storytelling tradition, offers the perfect backdrop to celebrate Halloween. The contemporary holiday finds its roots in the Gaelic harvest festival Samhain, so it’s no surprise that there’s an abundance of ghost stories and urban myths to be found in the Irish capital. The city even gave birth to […]
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  • Playing Pilota in Valencia, Spain

    By Expedia on 9th September 2016
    I recently had the pleasure of travelling to Valencia in Spain to try my hand at a new sport, Pilota.  I watched a few videos before departing from Ireland and was eagerly anticipating getting to grips with the sport.  While researching Pilota, I realised there were a number of versions including team and individual games, with different variations of the […]
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  • Experiencing the sport of Bandy in Oslo

    By Expedia on 13th August 2016
    Over the past 12 months we’ve sent bloggers from Ireland, UK and Canada on a sporting adventure as they explore some of the most unique sporting experiences across Europe.  From introducing bloggers to the Gaelic Games of Gaelic Football and Hurling, to Shinty in Scotland and Handball in Berlin, these European sporting breaks have provided great insight into some of the […]
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  • Making the Most of Dublin’s Fringe Festival

    By Expedia on 8th March 2016
    When it comes to the realm of fringe festivals, the usual suspects will undoubtedly spring to mind (Edinburgh, I’m looking at you). Admittedly, I hadn’t heard of the Dublin Fringe Festival before we were invited up to the Irish capital to experience it for ourselves. Nevertheless, given the success of its counterparts around the world, we couldn’t wait to submerge ourselves […]
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  • 5 Top Tips for Enjoying a City Break in Lisbon

    By Expedia on 12th January 2016
    By Stephanie Lynch from OnTheQT.ie The best piece of advice I have ever received from anyone so far in my life has been… ‘Always say yes to adventure’. Whether the adventure is a road trip for a few hours or to hop on a plane somewhere, say yes. You will become a great storyteller. When the opportunity arouse for me to […]
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  • Awesome Handball Experience in Berlin

    By Expedia on 8th January 2016
    One of Europe’s most popular cities, Berlin has come along way from a city that was divided for decades.  The capital city of Germany, Berlin attracts millions of tourists each year, many of which are attracted to the history that the city is steeped in, while others travel to experience the modern architecture, buzzing nightlife and art scene, and amazing culinary […]
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  • Watching Benfica Futsal Team in Lisbon

    By Expedia on 6th January 2016
    Lisbon is a city with so much to offer for travelers, with stunning architecture spread across steep hillsides, amazing nightlife and a vibrant foodie scene making it an increasingly popular holiday destination for many, whether you’re looking for a short city break, or an extended holiday.  One things that Lisbon offers in abundance is sporting options, with watersports and outdoor activities […]
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  • A First Taste of Gaelic Football at 2015 All-Ireland Football Final

    By Expedia on 30th October 2015
    Samuel Jeffery is one of Canada’s best known travel bloggers and vloggers at NomadicSamuel.com, and travels the world with his wife Audrey who is a fellow travel blogger at ThatBackpacker.com.  The couple spent some time travelling around and exploring Ireland this year and we recently teamed up with Samuel to introduce him to Gaelic Football and the biggest sporting date on the […]
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  • The Petanque Experience in the South of France

    By Expedia on 29th October 2015
    We recently sent one of Ireland’s top bloggers, Suzanne Jackson from SoSueMe to the South of France to try out the popular traditional French sport of Pétanque.  Pétanque is a bit similar to boules and is commonly played outdoors.  It is very popular in the South of France with areas like Cannes, Marseille, Nice and Toulon a real stronghold for the […]
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  • The Shinty Camanachd Cup Final in Scotland

    By Expedia on 16th October 2015
    We’ve been on a journey so far in 2015 to experience some of the most unique and traditional sporting experiences on offer around Europe.  In September we sent Dublin based travel blogger Nora Menouni from The Art of Exploring to the 2015 Camanachd Cup Final in Oban, Scotland.  Some of you may be aware of Shinty due to it’s similarities […]
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