I felt a heel when I had to let colleagues know that I was sending someone else to sunny shores.
Sometimes it might even have been me.
But my pal Mary Conroy always delivered.
And I always enjoyed presenting her stories and pictures and I’m sure you enjoyed them too.
Now Mary’s travels sprang to mind today when I heard of Aer Lingus’s latest plans.
With two new routes in Italy and increased flights to their North American destinations.
I remember that Mary’s trip to the heel of Italy, Puglia, was ‘Trulli Magical’.
And that Seattle was ‘Nirvana’… an out’ new headline always kept me happy.
So, back to our busy national airline carrier http://www.aerlingus.ie…
They are opening up Brindisi, Puglia and Alghero, Sardinia from next summer.
The Dublin-Brindisi service will run twice a week kicks off on May 23 with one-way fares from €79,99.
And here’s what you need to know about Puglia https://www.viaggiareinpuglia.it/spostarsiinpuglia.do?r002=spostarsiInPugliaMezziPubblici&r019=en
While the Dublin-Alghero service begins on May 24 (also twice a week) at €79.99 one-way. And this is Sardinia… https://www.sardegnaturismo.it/en
You know already how much I love Italy, Il Bel Paese, but here’s a reminder…
And the frescoes up north… https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/09/15/padova-city-of-frescoes/
Orlando, here we come
They’re also all over Orlando, my American playground. https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/aaawlando-orlando-the-rollercoaster-capital/
The Floridian fantasyland https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/disney-why-i-love-the-donald/ will now get two extra flights per week bringing it up to six flights per week.
We all think we know Orlando but there’s much more to find out… http://www.visitorlando.com.
Miami http://www.miamiandbeaches.com I’m yet to get around properly.
After having had only six hours proper time in.
And going around in a circle, missing Little Havana altogether (yes it’s possible).
The route to Miami will grow from two to three flights per week.
Coming back to that mini-Miami stay I did meet a little Havanan and their restaurant in Biscayne and here’s the evidence in the picture above.
And then there’s Seattle http://www.visitseattle.org which is very much on my to-do list.
Aer Lingus is making it even easier too, with daily service in the summer.
Increasing from five flights per week to a daily service.
Now we’ll likely be seeing a lot more of Seattle next year too.
With Kelsey Grammer hinting that the greatest television programme ever made, Frasier, will be making a comeback.
See you in Cafe Nervosa, Frase.