20 Surprising Sights in Northern Ireland

Black Bacon

Most likely Fermanagh’s most famous export is black bacon from O’Doherty’s Fine Meats. While the pigs live a glorious life on the Lough Erne shores, they enrich our lives through their nitrate free bacony goodness. Stop into O’Doherty’s Fine Meats in Enniskillen for a taste or two.

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The Titanic Experience

Umm… Why would Belfast want to celebrate the Titanic? It did sink, after all.

True, but as locals will tell you, it was floating when it left Belfast Harbor. After that, it was in the hands of an English captain.

The modern museum is one of the coolest I’ve been to and is worth a morning or afternoon on your itinerary.

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Londonderry (Derry)

Londonderry is a medieval walled city that’s filled with Northern Ireland history both past and present. Spend a day there exploring the city’s rich history and culture.

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Extravagant Hotel Pools You Need to See

For a lot of us, the pool is the holiday and the holiday is the pool. The success or failure of a getaway in the sun is determined by just how good the pool is. Knowing this, many hotels have some truly absurd swimming pools. Absurd for their grandeur and extravagance, these pools alone would make an unforgettable holiday.

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Depending on what kind of relaxation you are looking for, a wellness retreat can offer an extraordinary vacay away from daily distractions of life, while enjoying incredible cuisine, along with fun activities to keep your body moving. Whether you love the idea of some hiking, yoga, meditation, or massages, there are a variety of wellness retreats all across the globe that help you relax, find your inner self, and feel rejuvenated.

Mini Guide to Russia

Russia is the largest country in the world and has a population of nearly 150 million, though around 77 percent live in the western part of the country. It’s best known for being the first constitutionally socialist state and its role in World War II and the ensuing Cold War. The country has also many technological accomplishments, including sending the first human to space. Nowadays, it’s the world’s 12th largest economy by GDP, the biggest producers of natural gas and oil, and also a permanent member of the UN Council.