Travel Destination Guides & Inspiration

Welcome to the AIG Destinations Hub, your ultimate source for travel inspiration, tips, and advice. Explore a wide range of exciting destinations, from family-friendly holiday spots, hidden gems, breath-taking hikes, captivating scuba diving locations and much more.


Traveling around Europe or dreaming of exploring South America or embarking on an African safari? We've got you covered with expert tips and things to know before you go.


Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or cultural immersion, let our hub be your go-to resource for creating unforgettable travel memories. Start your journey now!

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Best Family Holiday Destinations Under 3 Hours from Ireland

Flying with children can be trying at the best of times. Attention spans are short - as is the battery life on their i-pad! Here’s a list of five top family holiday destinations less than a 3-hour flight from Dublin:

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Checklist: Driving in Europe this Summer

Whether you’re planning on driving your own car or renting a car in Europe this summer there’s a list of crucial elements to consider to ensure both your safety and enjoyment. Driving along those long open roads on the continent can save you money - if you take head of our suggestions.

Travel Policy For Australia and New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand are travel destinations high up everyone’s bucket list. Both provide once in a lifetime sights and experiences that will create memories that will last forever. But planning a trip isn’t without its stresses seeing as both destinations are on the other side of the world

5 Tips for Travelling to South America from Ireland

Planning a trip to another continent is loads of fun but it also takes some careful thought. We want to help by answering 5 of the most common questions that are asked about travelling to South America at the moment;

10 Stunning Cities for a Weekend Trip Under 3 Hours from Dublin

Ireland has her fair share of beauty, but it’s nice to put a new stamp or two in your passport and replace your desktop background once in a while. With scenery-­seekers in mind, AIG has come up with 10 stunning cities that are a short three-­hour flight away.

Need A Last Minute Holiday from Ireland?

If all the rain so far this ‘summer’ is getting to you and you need a break away somewhere with some guaranteed sunshine, all is not lost. There are still last minute holidays from Ireland waiting for you.

Best Ski Resorts in Europe

Although there are many places outside of Europe with ski holidays, travelling in the winter months can be especially difficult so we have focused on selecting some of the best ski resorts Europe has to offer depending on your ability and what you want from a winter holiday

7 Winter Sun Destinations from Ireland

If travelling long haul to the sun of the southern hemisphere is out of the question financially or time wise, there are many options closer to Ireland to choose from. Top up your vitamin D levels in any of these winter sun destinations only one direct flight from Dublin:

8 of The Cheapest City Breaks in Europe

When it comes to planning a European city break that doesn't break the bank, there's a wealth of options to suit every interest. 

Looking for a City Break in Europe?

Do you need something to look forward to this summer? How about a city break in Europe? To help you choose the right city for your holiday we have listed three great things to do in each one.

Europe’s Most Unusual Christmas Traditions

We all have Christmas traditions that we keep up year after year and wouldn’t change for the world. But when it comes to travelling, other cultures are opened up to us and we gain insight into how the festive period is celebrated in other parts of the world.

Tips For Travelling To The US, Canada Or The Caribbean

The Caribbean offers a tropical beach getaway mixed with that famous laid back island life, while Canada is a complete wonderland for lovers of the great outdoors that regularly tops polls for the best places to visit.

Stunning Cities for a Weekend Trip Infographic

Get inspired below for ideas on where to jet off to in the new year with our 10 Stunning Cities under three hours from Dublin infographic or read more detail here

7 Amazing Hikes in European National Parks

Celebrate the summer solstice on the Laugavegur Trail in Iceland, hop the pond to the West Highland Way in Scotland or embrace your daredevil roots on El Caminito Del Rey with AIG’s list of the most stunning hikes around Europe.

8 Travel Scams Happening Right Now in Europe and How to Avoid Them

In an effort to keep travellers safe, AIG has uncovered 8 of the most common travel scams that are currently happening in Europe. From “highway pirates” in Italy to bogus plainclothes police officers in the Czech Republic, there are all sorts of scam artists waiting to take advantage of travellers and their wallets.

5 Scenic Hikes in Ireland

Mountain ranges lie all over Ireland with approved hiking trails that will give you unforgettable, incomparable views of scenery. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a beginner there is a trail for you. Here’s five of our favourite hikes in Ireland for a view. 

5 Best Scuba Diving Locations in Europe

From underwater caves and coral gardens to century old shipwrecks, there is plenty to see and explore right on your own doorstep. For those of you planning an underwater adventure, we have put together a list of some of Europe’s best scuba diving sites.

Hiking El Caminito del Rey

Listed as one of the most amazing European national park hikes, it’s well worth a visit if you are in southern Spain. Here are a few things to know before you go:

6 Tips for Travelling to Greece

We’ve put together a guide to help you figure out how to plan for your holiday to Greece, mistakes to avoid, and what to expect when you arrive. 

7 Amazing Hikes in European National Parks

Here's a list of all the sources used in our Amazing Hikes infographic

10 Things to Know Before Going on an African Safari

An African safari is on many Irish people’s bucket list. If you are lucky enough to be planning a trip, there is a lot to consider. Here are our tips on what you need to know

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