While Dublin is Ireland’s capital city as well as its largest, given the walkability of the downtown and the easy-to-use transit system, hitting all the major sites in Dublin is absolutely achievable in a weekend. For the ultimate Dublin experience, check out the Guinness Storehouse, a traditional Irish music pub of your choice, Dublin Castle, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and take a tour through Kilmainham Gaol.
NYC speaks for itself — it’s on nearly everyone’s bucket list (for good reason), so why not take a couple of days and immerse yourself in the Big Apple? Seeing the city in its entirety is impossible no matter how long you stay, so see a few attractions but don’t spend all your time at tourist traps. See the Statue of Liberty for free on the ferry to Staten Island, and get the best view of the city from Brooklyn Heights Promenade.
As we move beyond associating romance exclusively with hot sun and lounging on beaches, the possibilities expand. For the adventurously-minded, the Arctic Circle is a place of unearthly beauty - majestic, uncrowded, almost alien. The Northern Lights are actually a constant phenomenon, but you'll obviously see them far better in the winter.
Check into the 650-acre Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa in Arizona which offers luxury rooms & suites, 36 holes of golf and a spa. Choose from 167 oversized and elegantly appointed guest suites.
For the first time ever you can, finally, fly direct to Australia - on Qantas’s new 17-hour London-Perth route. That suddenly opens up a new continent for consideration – and the country’s west coast is booming right now.
Don’t give banks your hard-earned money. Keep that for yourself and spend it on your travels. Get a credit card and debit card that doesn’t charge a foreign transaction fee or an ATM fee. Over the course of a long trip, the few dollars they take every time will really add up!
You will definitely look like a fool many times when traveling to new places. Rather than get embarrassed, laugh at yourself. Don’t be afraid to screw up, and don’t take life so seriously. Relax!
Mark your bags by tying a colorful ribbon, stitching a unique patch or putting a large sticker on your bags. You won’t see other passengers pulling your bags off the carousel to check for their tiny name tags, and you’ll be able to see your suitcases come out the door from miles away.
A founder of the Eshlon company