● The area between Lagos and Sagres in Portugal has long been attractive to water sports enthusiasts due to its clean beaches, consistent waves and laid-back atmosphere. Blue Rise’s Surf and Yoga Lodge Retreat, held October 16-23 and 23-30 this year in Praia Dulse, is an overall heavenly match. The two areas have much in common, from core strength to mental agility.
A weekly break in the autumn sun starts at £ 1,200pp based on two shares. This includes all meals, light meals, soft drinks, accommodation, twice-daily yoga classes, daily surf lessons, surfboard and wetsuit rentals, and transfers to and from Faro Airport. And-luxury warning-whole body massage. blueriseretreats.com
● Call everyone The sound of music fan! This time it’s not a trip to Salzburg, but a trip to Vermont, USA to stay at the actual Fontrap parents’ home.
Not as random as it appears first. New England is where the iconic Austrian warbler fled during the occupation of his hometown of the Nazis, whose descendants have run hotels since 1950. Their farm lodges are especially – when the woodlands turn into fiery shades of red, orange, amber and purple.
American Sky dropped € 360pp from 7 nights premium Spectacular autumn leaves package Experience the highlands and lowlands of Vermont, as well as the coasts of White Mountain and Maine. Of course, you can visit the museum, enjoy a culinary feast, and, of course, experience the hills alive with the humming sounds of “Edelweiss”. From € 3,429pp based on a flight departing Dublin on October 3rd. Please make a reservation by July 1st.
● Marrakech in Morocco goes far beyond the famous bazaars and medinas. For example, great food, historic Hammam, Maison de la Photography, the Geris district of Switzerland, the Yves Saint Laurent Museum and the Majorelle Gardens.
And when you’re in Rome … why not stay in Riad? Cassidy Travel “The book, priced from € 211pp in September of this year, is based on two shares, including flights, for a room only for 4 nights. cassidytravel.ie
● Wooded Pigchorizo, Slane Irish Whiskey and Boyne Valley Cheese are one of the delicacies offered at the Station House Hotel in Kilmessan, Meath. Boyne Valley Tasting Dinner On September 17th, we will combine fine wine with a 7-course dinner.
The taste is € 80pp (€ 120 including drinks). Or, even better, immediately roll into your room for a € 170pp person share, including B & B, welcome tea / coffee, and homemade scones for an arrival and evening feast. Expect unparalleled hospitality, whether just for a meal or overnight. stationhousehotel.ie