16:01 05 July 2010
Summer is finally here and as most of us look forward to enjoying a relaxing break, a holiday can also be a stressful time too. Recent events like the volcanic ash clouds have shown how unnecessary extra stress can be added to a holiday far away from home. But while some of it is out of our control, there are also things you can do to minimise the stress of going away.
Instead of chaos of getting your family ready for a long haul flight, why not try somewhere a little closer to home when you can enjoy fresh air and stunning scenery. And Ireland is one such destination to make you feel like you're a million miles away without the tantrums at the airport.
Only a short ferry ride or flight will take you to another world of breathtaking vistas, culturally rich towns and vibrant city life, as well as a huge variety of things to see and do.
Here to explain why Ireland makes the makes the perfect choice, travel journalist Simon Calder is on hand to offer his latest tips to holiday makers visiting the Emerald Isle:
To create your own jewel of a holiday, visit www.discoverireland.com for details.
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