Sport

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Follow Ireland at the 2015 Rugby World Cup

    By Expedia on 14th September 2015
    The 2014/15 rugby season proved to be one to remember for Irish rugby with Autumn International victories over South Africa and Australia followed up with winning the 6 Nations, and the side now head into the 2015 Rugby World Cup as genuine contenders. In a group dominated by European countries, it will most likely be left to Ireland and France […]
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  • World Bog Snorkelling Championships in Wales

    By Expedia on 1st September 2015
    We’re on a mission to find some of Europe’s most unique and exciting sporting experiences.  We’re sending a team of Irish based travel bloggers and vloggers around Europe to experience sports and competitions that we’re not so used to seeing here in Ireland.  First up is the Bog Snorkelling World Championships – that’s right, a bog snorkelling world championships – […]
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