Swansea is a nice little city to drop into for a day on your way around Wales. Here is how you can see its top attractions on a budget.
Start off with breakfast at The Cariad Cafe, where you can get traditional Welsh meals such as Penclawdd cockles, Welsh seaweed and old favorites like bacon, eggs and sausages. The owners do their best to use local ingredients, and the quality is top-notch ($12).
If the weather is good, walk down to the Mumbles Pier and Oystermouth Castle, where you can look out over Swansea Bay to the town beyond. Stroll back along the beach and then go for lunch at Hoogah, where you can get a delicious bagel, sourdough pizza or grilled pretzel sandwich, as well as coffee, juices and smoothies ($12).
In the afternoon, visit the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery or drop in at Plantasia, a giant glass pyramid filled with tropical plants. Poetry fans may also want to visit the birthplace of poet Dylan Thomas, or take a tour of his former family home.
For dinner, try Belle Vue Bistro. A steak and dressed rocket salad costs around $25, and the whole menu is made with love by the family team. If you want a nightcap, there is no better place than the traditional surrounds of The Queen’s Hotel, a classic pub named the best in Swansea in 2017 (drinks $5).
Passport PD is the world’s first GaN technology-based travel adapter with an auto-resetting fuse. Why is this important? If you break the single-use fuse in your typical travel adapter, you have only a few options — buy a new fuse, change the fuse yourself or buy a new travel adapter altogether. Additionally, if the fuse breaks and you don’t notice, then you could expect to come back to a fully charged device … only, you won’t.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Travel, media and entertainment start-up Culture Trip revealed the results of a recent study on the cultural travel mindset. Findings are based on a survey of 10,500 respondents in the United Kingdom and United States, with further in-depth interviews of 150 consumers. The study explores global outlooks, openness to new experiences and motivations for travel.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
Overnight train travel is having something of a renaissance as concerns mount over the impact of passenger flights on the climate crisis. Here are some of the best sleeper trains you can use to get around Europe while reducing your impact on the planet.