Wales is known for some well- and lesser-known dishes. These include lamb cawl (pronounced cowell) and Welsh rarebit. The first is a simple stew with a thin broth, some leeks and potatoes, along with the requisite lamb; the second is toasted bread with a cheese sauce that may or may not include beer.
A less commonly known delicacy is the famous laverbread with cockles. Laverbread is a seaweed dish that grows on the Welsh coast and is a great source of iodine and iron. It is often cooked with bacon and/or onions and served with steamed cockles, a type of mussel. The result is a green mush, but a delicious one that can be served on bread or mixed with oats and fried with eggs without the cockles.
These more traditional dishes abound and their simplicity lends itself well to a certain kind of elegance. In addition, there are plenty of dishes that appeal to a new crowd of foodies, including sea bream and bass, served with local fennel and leeks.
There is also a thriving Welsh wine scene. These wines tend toward the sweeter side, but have their own unique flavor. A dry white wine from Glyndwr is sure to please anyone.
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.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
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.
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.