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Stylish, practical travel

I HAVE been a fan of filofax for a long time - I had a special kids edition filofax as a child/young teen and absolutely adored it (I ran that thing through the mill), so coming into adulthood I invested in a gorgeous pink Finsbury A5 to get myself organised. I used it all through my time at university, and now, nine years down the line I still use it for, quite literally, everything. I use it to organise my daily life (bills, post, birthdays, anniversaries, household budgets) and my work life (interviews, story ideas, meetings, contacts, travel arrangements) - and I don't mind lugging my A5 between home and the office, but when it comes to travelling (and being a travel journalist and a huge fan of weekend getaways this is a regular thing!) it is proving to be a real pain in the you-know-what!



The city that reveals itself slowly

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Havana is a city of paradoxes, scruffily elegant with as many layers as a Spanish onion. EDDIE LENNON peels them back to reveal a city that is more than a clutch of cliches…

HAVANA is a city many people visit, but few really get to know. And that’s not surprising, for Havana reveals itself slowly. It has as many layers as a Spanish onion.

The difficulty in finding the real Havana is partly due to the fact that, in this scruffily elegant colonial city, the paradoxes are everywhere—and constantly confuse. This is largely a Catholic city, yet is extremely liberal; communist, but surprisingly laid-back; politically stunted, but sensual and hedonistic; poverty-stricken, yet extremely friendly and safe.




Despite obtaining the break from Mother England more than 200 years ago, a number of European traditions took root in Pennsylvania, blossoming here and flowering enthusiastically. The southeast corner of this state is particularly suited to the art of gardening, given its temperate clime and its citizens’ multi-generational talents with agribusiness.



Three East Coast USA city options with a lot to offer!

Sightseeing, history, shopping, leisure and sport - Philly, Brandywine & Valley Forge, and Atlantic City have it all…

WHEN you think of the three areas on the east coast that best typify the USA, you’d naturally assume New York, Washington and Boston. However, another unlikely trio, Philadelphia along with Brandywine and Valley Forge in Pennsylvania and Atlantic City in New Jersey, provide an intriguing blend of history, glamour, shopping and culture. Just an international flight away, you can access the bright lights of Philadelphia either through London or direct from Dublin or during the summer months direct from Shannon.



Philly - birthplace of America!

DISCOVER Philadelphia (PHL) - a modern renaissance city where history meets innovation and culture. Here for the making of your next great American adventure, PHL is conveniently located between New York City and Washington, DC in the centre of it all along the North-East corridor of the US.

Easy to get to and get around, once you arrive in PHL you will find a multitude of cosmopolitan experiences to choose from. Become captivated by this 21st century city where an inspiring, creative culture merges with ideas, technology and education. Home to some of the nation’s most beloved historical sites, Philadelphia is spirited with independence and is touted as the “Birthplace of America”.



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