When bad weather and flu is on the horizon, our medicine is to book a holiday! But if you don’t know your Wild Atlantic Way from your Camino de Santiago, then help is at hand!

From Friday January 19 – Sunday 21 the Holiday World Show, now in its twenty-sixth successful year, will transform Belfast’s Titanic Exhibition Centre into a lively celebration of all things travel related. Being launched by TV’s all-action golden-girl, Anthea Turner, the three-day show provides opportunities to discover what’s new, to chat with the industry professionals, gather expert information, check out destinations and compare prices. 

Whether you’re there to buy or to browse, it’s also a favourite family outing as audiences prepare to shake off the winter blues and think about blue skies ahead. Find out more here. To get you in the mood, here are a few of our favourite destinations to consider in 2018!

Dubrovnik: There’s a lot more to this Croatian city than the Game of Thrones Tour. Sun, sea & the right amount of scenery makes this distinctive old town a must-have destination.

Copenhagen: Pretty pricey, but you’re paying for the cool factor. Tall, good looking Danes dominate the vista as do quirky buildings. Tons on during the day, but boring at night.









Montenegro: A beautiful location to switch off for a few days of relaxation. Good for hiking and enjoying the great outdoors. Definitely a hidden gem! Probably not the place to visit if you are looking for a party destination,

Reyjkavik: Probably one of the weirdest places I’ve ever visited. Freezing cold in the winter but the country is geared up for snowy conditions. Northern Lights, the Blue Lagoon and Viking monuments make Reyjkavik one of the most interesting places you’ll ever visit!












Spotting local hidden gems from the world of beauty, health, fashion, tourism and hospitality. I have my ear to the ground (quite literally) to keep you up to date about the new or interesting products and services from our neck of the woods. If you know one – get in touch @GSpotsBlog or grainne@gspots.biz