If the weather is good then the West coast of Ireland is nearly unbeatable with lovely white sandy beaches, beautiful scenery, fabulous food, great activities for the whole family and welcoming hosts. Really the recipe for any good holiday.
Even as a young boy on family holidays we went off the beaten track. This lust to see and experience new places away from the crowd has always stayed with me. I often enjoy planning the trip as much as the time on it. Travel is such a great opportunity to meet new people and broaden your horizon. Something hopefully my two boys will carry on as a family tradition.
Memorable travel experience
Just before we got married my wife and I went on a fantastic trip to Patagonia (Chile). We experienced the luxury of the Explora Hotel over looking the magnificent Torres del Paine, and then took a three day horse ride into the wilderness where we did some ice climbing on the Soller glacier and then helped some local gauchos round up cattle. Indepedent travel in style !
The key ingredients really change on who is going with you. If you have children then the checklist does change, often for the better !! Our ideal holiday is somewhere that has lots of outdoor activities, stunning scenery, fabulous restaurants, and local inside knowledge.
I like bars with a view and excellent service. Nothing more relaxing than sitting outside feeling the last heat of the sun on your face whilst sipping a refreshing cold drink with great company to share it with.... and relax.