Assuming the notorious Iceland volcano cools off, Ireland is where we want to be this summer. The gentle green hills of County Wicklow are a huge lure, just a few miles away from Dublin on the east coast. You get the best of both worlds at The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt
, set in the formal gardens of the historic Powerscourt estate: close enough to the city for some urban adventures, yet surrounded by stunning countryside and two championship golf courses. Now a destination resort, the Palladian-style Ritz-Carlton has it all: a 30,000-square-foot luxury spa by ESPA, a resto by Gordon Ramsay, guest rooms with panoramic views, and those gorge golf courses. And here's the best part. When you book a two-night stay, you'll get a third night for free. The "Peace of Mind" package
includes deluxe accommodations, daily breakfast for two in the restaurant, Internet access and local calls, a welcome glass of Guinness, and parking. In fact, you can score up to three complimentary nights with this package: stay 3 nights, pay for 2; stay 5 nights, pay for 3; stay 7 nights, pay for 4. Starting from €280 per couple per night, valid through December 31, 2010.