The rugged Welsh countryside is crisscrossed by a huge number of trails that make hiking a top attraction for visitors to the country.
One of the biggest challenges for hikers is Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales. There are various routes of different difficulties, and most take a few hours to complete. It’s well worth the climb for the amazing views from the top.
For serious hikers who want to really push themselves, check out the Three Peaks Challenge: climbing Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen y Fan in just 24 hours. It’s tough, but definitely doable if you have a decent level of fitness.
More great hiking is to be had in the Brecon Beacons National Park in south Wales, where Pen y Fan is found. More gentle hikes take in the Monmouthshire canal and the waterfalls of the Usk valley.
Feel the salt in the air on a hike along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, which can be completed in 15 days. Alternatively, there are around 200 short circuits for those who only have a few days to spare.
Another top coastal spot is the Gower peninsula, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The city of Swansea makes a great base for exploring the 15-mile peninsula, with its ragged cliffs around Port Eynon and saltmarshes at North Gower.
Barcelona has seen a recent influx of craft cocktails bars within the past five years or so, and Sant Antoni seems to be one of the city’s epicenters of such swanky watering holes. Amid the crisscross streets, organic grocery stores and the soon-to-open, recently renovated Sant Antoni market is Bitter, an inconspicuous cocktail bar where there’s more than meets the eye.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
Friends and family members of travelers are always looking for the right gift. It’s hard to find something that will surprise a traveler and also be something they use often. Many are trying to look past the typical gifts travelers get, such as notebooks and pens, and looking more toward destination-specific or more unique items. Gift giving can be difficult for some that don’t know what a traveler is looking for or needs, but these three gifts are a great starting point.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.