Ask the Experts: Couchsurfing Advice with Áine Goggins

Ever wondered what the deal is with couchsurfing? How easy is it to crash on the couch/futon/floor of someone you’ve only ever been introduced to over the internet? Who better to ask than Áine Goggins, host of the hit Irish language couchsurfing show, Ó Tholg go Tolg. Together with camera woman Maeve Hackett, she undertook an epic trip around Europe, relying only on the kindness of strangers to provide them with somewhere to stay for the night… Q1. Getting paid to…
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Ireland Green Travel App: Your Guide to an Eco Friendly Trip

Where’s the best Irish yoga retreat?  How do you guarantee  a guilt-free, ecologically sound holiday in Ireland?  Well, you could ask Google… Unfortunately though, by their very nature, eco retreats don’t tend to be the most online savvy…so HOW do you find these gems? Enter Ireland Green Travel app.  This Ireland–wide  iPhone travel app was created by Catherine Mack, who has carved out a career in writing about green and sustainable travel. Ireland Green travel app…
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Fashion By the Kilo in Milan

Right now, fashion is a weighty issue in Milan – at least in terms of the city’s latest pop-up clothing store, Kilo Fascion. Located for a limited time only at Milano Corso Vittorio Emanuele 30, the buzzy Kilo Fascion claims to be the world’s first ‘weigh before you buy’ fashion store. Atmosphere: TK MAXX  goes all quirky and colourful… How it works: All items are labelled yellow “good”, blue “better ” and pink “best “.…
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Nathan Kingerlee: Travelling Ireland with a Dog and a Goat

Nathan Kingerlee is a man on a mission.  The 28-year old outdoors enthusiast has set off on a 304km  trek from Tipperary to  Dublin all in the hope of discovering whether Ireland is still a ‘land of a thousand welcomes’.  Oh – and he’s taken along his dog Cara and goat Lucy for moral support.  Let’s be honest, this could ONLY happen in Ireland… Anyway, on day six of their quest, Nathan, Cara and Lucy…
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Guardian Travel: Catherine Mack in the Aran Islands

In this weekend’s Guardian, travel writer Catherine Mack shares her experiences of Ireland’s remote Aran Islands with Guardian Travel readers. Her article focuses on the island of Inis Meáin, where she meets with Inis Meáin hotel owner Ruairí de Blacam. In her own inimitable way, Mack describes the sparse landscape of the island and the somewhat camouflaged appearance of the hotel, which she says is a “long, low-lying glass and stone building that is more…
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