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Cruiseday Tuesday – Transatlantic

I think I’ve mentioned before that in the Fifties my three uncles swapped the metropolis of Glasgow for that little town on the Hudson, New York.

Their ship though wouldn’t have been the type of floating pleasure palace we have now.

Take Celebrity Summit and Click&Go’s www.clickandgo.com 15-night Transatlantic cruise from €2199pp.

Magical island: Iceland

Departing on August 16 from Dublin, Summit will visit Cork Akuyeyri and Reykjavik (overnight).

Before heading up to Prins Christian Sund and Qawortoq, Greenland and Sydney (I never knew) Nova Scotia and then Boston.

With an overnight stay in Beantown where I spent a summer living in the Combat Zone… you’ll be in the comfort zone.

Before being flown home.

All on board

Now I’ve been here before only Majorca was the destination rather than the starting point Smooth sailing around the Western Med.

TUI though are starting you off in Palma and zipping you around Piombino (for Siena and Pisa).

Temples everywhere: Bangkok

Back in Bangkok, you’ll jump onto a flight to Phuket and check into Paradise Resort on Koh Yao Island for the remainder of the trip.

The locals ought to know the way

You’ll have the services of a local English-speaking guide.

Air-conditioned support vehicle, bike hire, flight from Bangkok to Phuket, all entry costs and attractions listed on the itinerary.

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Holiday Snaps – Halloween in New York

Or in the Big Dunkin’ Apple… New York does Halloween big time.

I visited NY with The Scary One, back when she was a little less scary, and my two little devils back in Halloween 2007.

When they were getting ready for the Eve of All Souls Day.

Scary Bandana meets Scary Hair

It’s a busy old time in the States with Thanksgiving only a few weeks away and with this being a Presidential election year too there were plenty of carved Barack Obama pumpkins.

My little devils

Times have moved on and now we have Trumpkins instead of Obama faces.

We were fortunate enough to be staying near Greenwich Village where a million people gather to see the Halloween parade roll by.

It truly is a wonderful spectacle.

As was the gathering of Halloween dogs down at Battery Park.

All dressed up in their Halloween costumes and a couple of Supermen costumes too.

If you’re in NY for Halloween check it out.

Sky high; In NY

NY is great any time of the year though and our friends at the ITAA (Irish Travel Agents Association) http://www.itaa.ie and Click and Go http://www.clickandgo.com have a great deal for us right in the heart of Manhattan.

Three nights, two sharing, in the 4-star The Gallivant Times Square for February.

You’ll be staying in a twin/double room on a room only basis.

Aer Lingus flights http://www.aerlingus.com from Dublin to NY. Visit https://www.clickandgo.com/design-your-own-holiday/details/2020-02-08/3/2::0/RO/DUB/0/7392/2119/519?search=all/New_York/2020-02-08/3/2::0//DUB/0.

Laddie and Lady Liberty

And remember to bring your costume.

Here’s something to get you into the mood… https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/08/21/old-new-york-hamilton/