The travel site, which curates content for bucket list experiences by local experts, has launched with guides from Sydney to Straford-upon-Avon.
I’ve drawn on my local-knowledge expertise as a travel writer and tourist guide to write two of the guides from my home patch in the Northwest of England and North Wales.
Read my Snowdonia guide here; and my Liverpool guide here.
Here’s a taster of the Snowdonia text:
The anchor point is Mount Snowdon (Eryri in Welsh), Wales’ highest peak at 3,000ft. The mountain Mecca is the small, Alpine-style town of Llanberis but other honeypot hubs offer alternative takes on the park. The Victorian resort town of Betws-y-Coed is the primary base for many visitors, its high street packed with outdoors shops and food-fuel cafes. Given the bucolic setting, you can see why artists and Romantic writers were first drawn here.
Timely, given that the Snowdonia National Park Authority recently voted to use the Welsh names Yr Wyddfa and Eryri rather than Snowdon and Snowdonia.
The decision that Wales’ highest mountain will be referred to by its Welsh name, rather than the English equivalent, came after a petition of 5,000 people called for change.
The new Indoor Adrenaline experience at Adventure Parc Snowdonia opens tomorrow.
But we were there a couple of weeks ago [pictured above] for an exclusive preview of the new adrenaline attraction, researching an article for The Guardian in the family travel section.
Here’s a preview of what we found:
Now rebranded as Adventure Parc Snowdonia, this converted aluminium factory in the Conwy Valley started life in 2015 as Surf Snowdonia with its inland artificial surf lagoon.
But it has expanded for the summer holidays with the opening of its Adrenaline Indoors adventure experience.
Think the TV series Ninja Warrior on steroids.
It’s an action-packed adjunct in a new building opposite the surf lagoon with activities including an artificial caving course, a parkour trail and freefall jumps, plus a soft-play area for younger siblings.
A 106-bedroom Hilton Garden Inn Hotel is due to open late 2020 with a restaurant and spa.