Articles in Category : Lifestyle & Leisure

The Boy’s Trip

This month Chris ‘Guts’ Griffiths goes North on a boy’s trip away – a real father and son break where they all have a ball!

One of the best things about being a parent is sharing the things you do with your kids. So, when my good friend Rob and I were organising a surf trip earlier in the summer we decided to take our

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Liz Barry visits Kinsale

Liz Barry visited the town of Kinsale in the Republic of Ireland and discovered some of the great things going on in October.

Kinsale is a waterfront town on the lower reaches of the Bandon River in West Cork. In 1992 it was twinned with Mumbles. They have much in common as both share seafaring histories and traditions. Kinsale is only a 30

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Liz Barry Visits The Scily Isles

A short plane journey from mainland UK, a leisurely ferry crossing or for the more adventurous a helicopter flight, will transport you to a different time and place where life is slower, skies seems endless and the sea shimmers across deserted white sandy beaches.

There is no foreign currency to figure out or a strange new dialect to master. Where have I landed you may ask?  On the Isles of Scilly, a destination I had long been inquisitive about and was finally going to

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Meet Greg Healey – Everest Climber

In April I got a call from a gentleman who asked if I would be interested in a story about his son Greg Healey. He was on Mount Everest and hoped to reach the summit on or around May 26th...

In April I got a call from a gentleman who asked if I would be interested in a story about his son Greg Healey. He was on Mount Everest and hoped to reach the summit on or around May 26th.

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Liz Barry Visits Cork

This month Liz Barry explores the city of Cork and discovers just how easy it is to pop across the Irish Sea and experience the craic.

After many years absence from the local coastline the Swansea to Cork ferry now managed by Fastnet Line has entered its second year of operation. The MV Julia offers a comfortable, stress free way to travel across the Irish Sea.

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Santorini

Liz Barry is never happier than when she is travelling with her camera – here she visits the Greek Island of Santorini – I defy anyone not to be envious! Santorini -Tremors, tourists, tavernas

One of the most spectacular Greek islands is Santorini, which is the only inhabited volcanic crater in the world. White-washed houses and blue-domed churches shimmer in the sunlight. The terraced villages look like tiers of a wedding cake as they

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Springtime in Paris

“I love Paris in the Spring time.” So goes the Cole Porter song and I have to agree! We recently spent a couple of days taking in the sights of France’s capital city and enjoyed the whole tourist experience.

“I love Paris in the Spring time.” So goes the Cole Porter song and I have to agree! We recently spent a couple of days taking in the sights of France’s capital city and enjoyed the whole tourist experience. Our

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Buffalo Bill Comes to Town!

Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show Comes to Town! Tuesday 14th July 1903

At two o’clock on the morning of Tuesday 14th July 1903 a long black-painted train steamed into the Burrows Sidings at Swansea’s East Dock Station. Already a thousand people had gathered in the darkness to witness the arrival. The train

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Cambodia

Ancient Culture - modern carnage

Phnom Penh the capital city of the Kingdom of Cambodia sits at the confluence of three rivers the Mekong, the Bassac and Tonle Sap. A fast boat along the Mekong River had been the means of transportation for me and

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