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Adventures Blog


12th February 2015

If you are longing to visit an ancient Buddhist temple or take an elephant ride through the jungle you’ll need to venture a little further afield.

To help you on your way, we've picked five of our favourite destinations for adventure in 2015.

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Ethiopia Adventure


Want to Ride My Bicycle...Discover Cuba from the Saddle! 

20th Nov 2014

Due to the remarkably light traffic in the country, cycling is one of the best ways to discover the island paradise. And with a variety of terrains and meandering trails Cuba is sure to satisfy your thirst for adventure! 

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28th October 2014

Africa… when you think of Africa, destinations or experiences that come to mind are Capetown, Safaris, Wine Regions, Kilimanjaro, Gorillas in the Mist!

For Exodus travellers you have probably adventured in some or all of above, but what about Ethiopia? Having never been to Africa my reaction to being invited on a trip to Ethiopia was very mixed. I'll be honest and say I only knew Ethiopia from Live Aid in 1984. How wrong was I... 

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Ethiopia Adventure


Holidays to the Arctic

Yes, I saw Polar Bears! Karen’s Great Arctic Adventure

5th August 2014

While many people dream of sun, sand and sea when it comes to holidays, there are plenty of adventures to be had in colder climes. If you’re looking for something totally different, king among these adventures has to be an Arctic exploration. (And you don’t even have to be a fan of the animated movie Frozen).
Abbey Travel’s Karen O’Neill journeyed to the Arctic recently with Exodus. Read on to find out how she got on..

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5 Things We LOVE About Burma 

26th February 2014

After a lengthy exclusion from the outside world, Burma (also known as Myanmar) has become a much sought-after holiday destination among Irish holidaymakers in recent years. Crumbling colonial architecture sitting against a backdrop of stunning landscapes echoes reminders of the past times wherever you go.
We have identified 5 things that have us longing for a trip to Burma… 

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Ready for the Adventure of a Lifetime…at a Discount?

10th February 2014

Silly question! Of course you’re ready! You were born ready!
Good! Now that we have established that, allow us to tell you all about an exciting upcoming event that might tickle your fancy.
This March, the lovely Dan Jackson will be coming over from our partner company in the UK - Exodus - to talk adventure. There will be two talks; one in Killarney on 12th March and the other in Galway on 13th March.

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Adventure Holidays for 2014

23rd January 2014

We asked our adventure holiday expert Monica, to tell us her thoughts on what is going to be biggest and best in terms of adventure holidays for 2014. Here are her top 3 trips, you heard it here first! 

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Morocco: From Casablanca to Gladiator

19th December 2013

From the epic desert shots of Laurence of Arabia, to the dusty dust-ups in Gladiator, Morocco will look strangely familiar to most visitors. It’s plain to see why it’s been used in so many films: It’s a country whose beauty is only matched by its history and variety.

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The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need for That Perfect Walking Holiday

3rd December 2013

In the words of the Proclaimers…I would walk 500 Miles…
Walking…it’s something we all do, and something some people love to do more than others. In fact, some people love it so much that they take themselves off on holidays to stretch their legs amidst some of the most beautiful terrains and landscapes in the world. 

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On Yer Bike…Cycling Excursions Ahoy!

12th November 2013

During the last couple of years, we have seen the interest in cycling holidays explode, and the number of destinations offering cycling packages has reflected that trend. There are tonnes of great destinations and adventures to choose from. Here is our pick of the finest… 

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A week in Jordan

Petra: A True Jordanian Treasure

30th October 2013

Holidays to the Middle East are something which has grown in popularity recently. In particular, trips to Jordan are something we are asked about at least a couple of times per week.
Here at Abbey Travel, we are delighted to present our “A Week in Jordan” package, which brings tourists through the absolute best of what Jordan and its surroundings have to offer.

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4 Great Reasons To Climb Kilimanjaro

8th October 2013

Our very own Monica is just back from climbing Kilimanjaro, and has nothing but great things to say about the experience. According to her, the entire trip was nothing short of life-changing.
If you are trying to justify climbing Kilimanjaro, look no further! Monica has given us five great reasons that should appeal to anyone considering climbing Kilimanjaro. 

5 reasons to consider a winter adventure holiday

25th September

While winter means hibernation in Ireland – box sets, hot chocolates and hotter water bottles – there is another way. 
We’re talking about winter wonderlands. Places with once-in-a-lifetime sights that’ll have you choosing a snow field over a beach for the rest of your life. With 2013 being a spectacular year to see the Aurora Borealis, plus whale watching, dog sledding and cross-country skiing, winter will never mean a box set again. 

Visit New Zealand: 5 Adrenaline Pumping Things to do in Queenstown

30th July 2013

New Zealand. Those two words mean so much to many of our customers here at Abbey Travel. We have planned so many trips to this wonderfully understated country. 
Queenstown is one of our favourite places on the South Island, and it is an area which is growing in popularity among our customers…and for good reason too! 

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Inca Trail Adventure: Some Frequently Asked Questions

4th June 2013

Here at Abbey Travel, one of our favourite adventure holidays is the Inca Trail. We get asked lots of questions about the Trail, so we have decided to dedicate a blog post to answering some of your most frequently asked questions.

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