Wales: Year of Adventure

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Many are lauding Wales as a top destination this year and it’s no wonder: the country is celebrating its “Year of Adventure” in 2016! This small state is often overshadowed by its louder neighbors, but with no good reason! Whether you’re into cultural or action escapades, Wales has it all and more for the traveler among us.

Wales is a playground for adventure travelers, with a wealth of fun and adrenaline-packed activities like surfing, rafting, biking, hiking, and zip-lining. The country is proud to feature two prominent adventurers, Bear Grylls and Richard Parks, who are official Adventure Ambassadors for Wales in 2016.

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Or for the more peacefully inclined, why not stop by at one of Wales’ Michelin restaurants for some award-winning lobster? Two thousand and sixteen is also a year of food and drink festivals from Cowbridge to Pembrokeshire.

Step into Dylan Thomas’ boathouse or follow the footsteps of King Arthur–his spirit is still alive and well on these moors. You’ll definitely want to be in Cardiff town the weekend of September 17-18, soon after Dahl’s centennial birthday, when the city will erupt in a gigantic celebration of his life and work, with displays, characters, singers, and dancers.

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Our Agents at Willamette Intl Travel are intimately familiar with Wales and can arrange an idyllic vacation for you and yours. Whether you’re a couple or a family, you can count on us! Call us at 503-224-0180 or email info@wittravel.com for more information.

Reading List for Travelers bound to Wales: Pick up a Book before you Go!

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Jan Morris, The Matter of Wales. Half-Welsh travel writer Morris immerses herself in a fiercely nationalistic portrait.

P.H. Jeffery, Ghost, Legends and Lore of Wales. Excellent introduction to Welsh myths.

Wynford Vaughan-Thomas, Wales – A History. A spirited history of Wales from one of the land’s most beloved writers.

Bruce Chatwin, On the Black Hill. An entertaining novel of twins on a farm.

John Davies, The Green Bridge. A collection of 25 short stories that give you a broad spectrum of Welsh authors in the 20th century.

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