Pen y Fan’s Best Trail: The Horseshoe Route

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  Pen y Fan offers walkers in Wales a great half day hike. While most people take the quick, easy route up from Storey Arms, surely the best route up is the four peaked Horseshoe Route… & how could you disagree with Wales’ favourite weatherman, Derek! This walk offers some of the best views in South Wales, with stunning 360° landscapes of the Brecon Beacons,... Read More

Jökulsárlón: Iceland’s Incredible Glacial Lagoon

Iceland's Famous Glacial Lagoon

Everyday and every moment in Iceland shocked me to my core with its endless beauty. In a country with the northern lights, towering volcanoes, lava fields, and an abundance of wildlife: Iceland’s Jökulsárlón glacial lake easily stands out on its own. Iceland’s Famous Glacial Lagoon The crystal clear blue waters, gigantic icebergs bobbing up and down, the black... Read More

Reykjavik & the Golden Circle

Gulfoss - Golden Circle, Iceland

Almost everyone who visits Iceland experiences this popular duo, & for good reason. With IcelandAir’s offer of extremely cheap layover deals, its easy to visit Reykjavik & the nearby Golden Circle in a weekend. Iceland itself is NOT cheap though, so make sure you check exchange rates and get a good deal on your currency exchange. Iceland’s rustic capital of... Read More

Iceland’s Nautical North

Husavik Waterfront

Iceland’s northern shores are dominated by seafaring activities. The largest city, Akureyi, is a bustling port, with gigantic cruise ships rolling in & out of its beautiful bay daily. Akureyi sits at the mouth of two narrow peninsulas, poking out into the Arctic Ocean, creating a stunning setting. The town itself is basically one main street, a block back from the highway... Read More

Road Trip: Route Around Wales

Route Around Wales

We arrived in rainy London after a long flight from Hanoi. After 18 months in the dysfunction of Vietnam, I couldn’t be happier to see highways filled with law abiding cars and not a single crazy motorbike driver! I’ve visited Wales several times, and never got too far from the pubs of Cardiff, so when Rhys mentioned a road trip around Wales you can imagine I was... Read More

Snowdon: Small but Stormy

Snowdon Storm

Snowdon. Wales tallest mountain. 3,550 feet. We were told “It’s a GREAT hike! You’ll love it, the view from the top is beautiful. It’s an easy 3 hour walk, no problem for the two of you.” Oh, how wrong our friends and family were! Rewind the story to Cardiff and 5 people piling into a car with bags everywhere for a 4 day road trip around the Welsh countryside.... Read More

Photo Friday: A Castle in the Countryside

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    Carreg Cennen Castle perched atop far-reaching fields   Castles & countryside are Wales’ bread & butter with scenes similar to this dotted all across the country. This photo was taken on a cold crisp morning (also infamous in Wales!) looking out over the rural riches from Carreg Cennen near Llandeilo. We had a great time exploring the castle (including... Read More

Photo Friday: A Starlit Sunset Over The Gower

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  Beautiful sunset on a crisp winter’s day at the Gower   This photo was taken on a cold day in Wales, looking out over Caswell Bay. Rhys and I went for a stroll along the coast to explore the remains of an old, decrepit castle next to Langaland Golf Club. The sunset was stunning, with the light dancing across the frigid waters below.    Read More

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