Wales

A guide to a city break in Cardiff, Wales

City breaks are the best way to make the most of a long weekend. Even better when you can road trip there. Just chuck some luggage in the back of the car and go, and when you have done a shopping spree, or want to get back without relying on transport, you can. [read more about planning for a road trip here]. Recently I got to explore one of the largest cities in...

Getting locked up at Escape Rooms, Cardiff

Imagine turning up to a darkened room, along a side street and being locked in a room with a bunch of your mates. Would this be your idea of a fun night out? (or a night in, as the case could be) Escape rooms are a concept which has gained global appreciation, with the objective to get out of a locked room within a certain timescale, through the solving of a series...

Hotel style accommodation at YHA Cardiff Central

City breaks are becoming much more common, particularly thanks to bank holidays weekends, providing you with an additional 24hrs to get away. I consider myself amongst the many who like doing this, and aim to beย travelling at least once a month. One of the main factors to consider when planning a trip is not only the destination, but the affordability of the...

Climbing Snowdon – the highest Mountain in Wales

The rain battered down on the window. It was 7 am, and the light was just starting to come through my dorm room window, at YHA Pen-Y-Pass in Snowdon. My heart sank a little. I had journeyed over 250 miles to get there, and only had the one day to complete the climb, so naturally I was feeling disappointed. Despite this, I got up and dressed in my walking gear. Wolfed...

The smallest house in Great Britain, Conwy, Wales

There is something about a place that has smallest, tallest or largest in its title. It makes it more intriguing to visit, or it certainly does for me. It is like I have achieved something that many others have not, when in reality, that isn’t that true, and in the end, these places are super popular. However, it grabs your attention, and makes you want to...

Staying at YHA Snowdon Pen-y-pass

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to young to stay at a youth hostel. Although this is something I knew already, I rediscovered it recently, by staying at YHA Snowdon Pen-y-pass in Wales.ย  Youth Hostelsย often conjure up a few different images; either bunking with a school group, in cold rooms, with musty sleeping bags, being told to be quiet by your...

How to spend one day in Cardiff, Wales

Spending just one day in Cardiff is surely quite short, but if it is all you’ve got, you’re still bound to be able to fit in a lot. I’ve taken many short trips to Cardiff, as it is were one of my sisters currently resides. Some trips have been a mere few hours to a few days. Currently the Rugby World Cup has taken over the UK (if you haven’t...

How to travel the UK on a budget

When I moved to England from Northern Ireland in 2006, one thing that amazed me was the transport network throughout the country, which included the frequency of this and the cost. Coming from a small town in Northern Ireland, I occasionally used public transport, but mainly relied in my parents or sister to drive me places, until I learnt to drive myself. As a...

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