Vanishing vacations

In January this year, over half a million Irish people travelled overseas: an increase of 40,000 on the January before, and a full 100,000 more than the 469,100 who ventured off the island in the same month in 2016. Travel is most definitely back in boom-time.

Meet People Who Spend Their Vacations Getting High

Some people record all the birds they observe, ticking them off from a list of about 10,500 species in the world. Others try to run marathons on all seven continents. As a complement to my hiking passion, I dabble in a check-it-off hobby that’s a bit …