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.
Start your explorations of Gettysburg with breakfast, but not just any breakfast. Gettysburg has many delightful bed and breakfasts worth a stay. If you book a stay at Baladerry Inn, you not only get a comfy, spacious guestroom in a historic home once a Civil War hospital, but you also dine on a scrumptious, hearty breakfast each morning, and it’s all included in your room rate.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
In recent years, Portugal has quietly become one of Europe’s top travel destinations. It’s inexpensive compared to some of its neighbors, it’s warm and sunny, and it’s easy to access from most U.S. cities. As a growing wellness destination, here are the country’s top spots for a relaxing vacation.
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