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More Wales

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Our Welsh Learning Curve

Our Welsh Learning Curve

Now, before you get all excited and think: “Wow! RoseMary is learning to speak Welsh!” Let me stop you….  In my dreams I can understand Welsh and ignore the English signs posted everywhere and behave rather smugly as I pronounce them in Cymraeg. Yes, I dream big,...

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Hiking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path in South Wales

Hiking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path in South Wales

Our adventures from the States to Wales began in September of 2014.   Jackie, RM & Jenny My older sister Jackie and I planned to visit the country of our (far off) heritage in our twilight years. Being fans of British mysteries, we’d discover what...

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10 Tips for Americans Driving in Wales

10 Tips for Americans Driving in Wales

  We Americans were brazen on this, our third trip to Pembrokeshire, Wales, and decided to rent a car. Truth be told, Jackie and I were bold enough to undertake this exciting idea because her daughter, Jennifer joined us this time. Jenny had a demanding list of things...

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7 Ways to be Okay Acting Like a Tourist

7 Ways to be Okay Acting Like a Tourist

In the former home-of-my-heart, Red Lodge, Montana, we used to have a word for the flocks of summer people who descended on the little town: Tourons - a combination of Tourists and Morons. What is it about people that sends us on vacation, packing everything but our...

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Travel Adventures Don’t Have to Be Risky

Travel Adventures Don’t Have to Be Risky

The basics of this post are from a couple of years ago, but as we travel, we learn more about taking journeys and what constitutes an adventure for each of us. So here it is revisited, double the words, double the fun, right?
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No Place Is Too Far Away

No Place Is Too Far Away

Do you sometimes need to run away from home? Does the overwhelming desperation to escape the normal routine of your every day life reach the crushing point where every action and activity makes you scream with the desire to escape? Or are you a homebody who is content...

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Dressing Advice for an American in Europe

Dressing Advice for an American in Europe

The best advice for your maiden voyage—and all subsequent ones—to Europe from the USA is to travel light. Pack the week before, unpack, repack, keep going until that suitcase contains only the essentials. If you’ve really missed something? That means you get to buy something new!

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Once Upon a Luxurious Night in Merthyr Tydfil

Once Upon a Luxurious Night in Merthyr Tydfil

The town name comes from a Welsh Princess, Tydfil, sadly martyred in the Fifth Century. We felt like Twenty-First Century Princesses when the doors opened at the bed & breakfast. We wound up in Merthyr Tydfil (Murtha Tidfill) because of bad circumstances: the...

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What Equals Old Gray Stones and Colorful Landscapes?

What Equals Old Gray Stones and Colorful Landscapes?

Castles, cathedrals, churches … the wonder of them never ceases to amaze. From the first ruins I climbed over, around, and through to the intact, elaborate apartments of Cardiff Castle, I’ve been intrigued. We don’t have 900 year old* buildings in the USA. For good...

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Shut up. I love you.

Shut up. I love you.

There are moments when you travel with anyone where you need a break. Maybe it’s the ten minutes when they’re in the shower or perhaps you have to escape and wander around outside. It’s nothing against the person, it’s human nature to crave a little alone-time. Which...

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One Day in the Brecon Beacons Is Just a Teaser

One Day in the Brecon Beacons Is Just a Teaser

Brecon, the town in the Brecon Beacons, is tiny and well worth visiting. You’ll eat well, meet kind people, and when the clouds drift away, you’ll see startling views. We heard many remarks about the Brecon (Breck-In) Beacons before our trip: beautiful mountains,...

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Witty, Wonderful Wales

Witty, Wonderful Wales

We were fortunate to spend a week in Wales. By we, I mean Jackie, her husband John, me and Alex. Jackie and I had been planning this trip for ten years. We thought we’d go to Wales, the Griffith heritage, when we were elderly ladies and have cool walking sticks and...

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