Sunday, June 25th, 2017

A Dreamy Trip to South Wales

Wales is a bit of a peculiar destination. It doesn’t have the fame or glory of England or Scotland, but it’s brimming with just as many treasures. So many people want to visit Wales — but they’re not sure where to begin. Why is that? I think part of it is that Wales doesn’t have a signature […]

Small Towns in Europe That I Love

Let me tell you something: it’s easy to go to Europe and see nothing but cities.  For years, that was my modus operandi — to hit up the major cities and ignore small towns along the way.  It’s the easiest and most convenient option, especially if you’re traveling by train. But in the past year, […]

Landscapes of Snowdonia

Snowdonia National Park overflows with endless beauty, and the scenery is thrilling from virtually every angle.  If you are booking  cottages in Wales, you should make the effort to visit this natural wonder!  I’m so glad that I did. When I wrote about climbing Mount Snowdon, I couldn’t possibly fit all of my favorite pictures […]

Climbing Mount Snowdon — Wales’s Highest Peak

Climbing Mount Snowdon is one of the top adventures Wales has to offer!  At 1,085 meters, Mount Snowdon is the tallest mountain in Wales (and taller than anything in England as well — only Scotland has higher peaks!), and climbing it is a rite of passage for adrenaline junkies in the UK. Mount Snowdon is […]

Photo Essay: A Day in North Wales

Prior to this past May, I had been to Wales precisely once — and I hadn’t seen much more than a fire in the ferry terminal and hot Welsh firemen to the rescue. So I knew I had to get back to Wales! Luckily, Chester is located right on the Welsh border.  While many Brits […]

Hitting on Firefighters in Wales

Image: vika.loro What does it take for you to say that you’ve visited a place? If you change planes in Frankfurt, do you say you’ve visited Germany?  If you’ve driven through Delaware for 45 minutes, do you check it off? Purists insist you need to sleep somewhere before you mark it as visited.  If that’s […]