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Ruggedly Beautiful Cornwall

Rick Steves | Posted 08.22.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

The rugged beauty of the Cornwall Coast was unforgettable. We've shot many shows filled with gorgeous natural images, but this show will be one of the...

Cornwall's Geevor Tin Mine

Rick Steves | Posted 08.10.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

The PBS series Poldark shows the heyday of Cornwall's tin-mining industry. But in the late 20th century, that industry collapsed. And today, the last ...

The Dramatic Cornwall Coast

Rick Steves | Posted 08.09.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I just finished filming a TV show about Cornwall, in the far southwest of England. And when the sun is shining (as it does off and on most days in the...

Cornwall's Dramatic Minack Theatre

Rick Steves | Posted 08.09.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Filming our Cornwall episode in southwest England, we enjoyed a play at the amazing Minack Theatre. Here's how our script describes it: The big draw ...

Brooding Tintagel Castle

Rick Steves | Posted 08.08.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I always find Tintagel Castle, on the rugged coast in Southwest England, evocative and brooding...especially in gloomy weather. It's amazing to me tha...

Falmouth Cornwall - Mediterranean of the UK?

Rebecca Hall | Posted 06.28.2016 | Travel
Rebecca Hall

Whilst many may associate Falmouth with the small town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, what many might not actually know is that Falmouth is actually a harbour town located in Cornwall, the far South West county of the UK.

The 300-Foot Deep Chasm In This Backyard Will Give You Nightmares

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 03.14.2016 | Weird News

A drone has captured the truly terrifying scale of a 300-foot deep mineshaft that recently opened up in a property's backyard in southwest England. Vi...

WATCH: Coast Guard Plucks Swimmers From The Sea In Dramatic Video

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.22.2016 | Weird News

Dramatic video filmed from a UK Coast Guard helicopter shows stranded swimmers being winched up to safety. The swimmers were swept out to sea off the ...

Thieves Used This Ancient Gravestone To Steal $45k Of Jewelry

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.27.2015 | Crime

A thief used an ancient granite gravestone to smash into a jewelry store and steal $45,000 worth of bangles, rings and bracelets. Police said an Art N...

'I Couldn't Imagine Doing Anything Else': Q&A with Poldark's Ruby Bentall

Pam Stucky | Posted 10.14.2016 | Entertainment
Pam Stucky

I'm so delighted to have had the chance to interview a number of the fabulous actors who are starring in the BBC show Poldark, an 18th-century British drama based on the first two Poldark novels by Winston Graham.

7 Spots for Storm Watching

Joy Pecknold | Posted 10.07.2016 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Travelers typically beseech the weather gods for blue skies and sunshine, but some people live for a little drama every now and again -- it often makes for a better story -- and for those types there's storm watching.

Woman 'Teleported' Across Fish Festival In Portable Toilet

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 09.02.2015 | Weird News

A woman in Cornwall, England, got an unexpected ride from a forklift while inside a portable toilet on Monday. The unidentified woman stepped into a p...

Forty Years Ago, I Became a Travel Writer Here, in Southwest England

Rick Steves | Posted 08.11.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Stumbling upon evocative and offbeat corners of Europe as a teenaged vagabond, I realized my niche in life: discovering, and then sharing, the best of Europe.

Doc Martin Fans Trample "Portwenn"

Rick Steves | Posted 08.07.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

The British comedy series Doc Martin is a huge hit with PBS viewers. Being in Cornwall, I had to drop by the rugged little fishing port where it's fil...

British Taste Treats

Rick Steves | Posted 08.06.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

These days, the stereotype of "bad food in Britain" is woefully dated. Britain has been on the leading edge of the foodie revolution, and I find it's easy to eat very well here. Here are some examples of the foods I've enjoyed in my British travels.

Celebrate the Midwest's Mutli-Ethnic Heritage with Folksongs of Another America

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 08.06.2016 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

James P. Leary's new book and CD set, Folksongs of Another America, reveals astonishing diversity in the music of the Upper Midwest.

Crowds in Cornwall? What Crowds?

Rick Steves | Posted 08.04.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Cornwall can be mobbed with tourists -- mostly English families with their dogs and ice cream cones visiting all the predictable corners. St. Ives, Port Isaac, and Mousehole are quaint, Tintagel is the place to stick a sword in the stone, and Land's End is a must-do photo stop.

Murder, Gin, and the Queen of Crime: Agatha Christie's Devon & Cornwall

Natalie Compagno | Posted 08.04.2016 | Travel
Natalie Compagno

The light wanes and we watch the green hills and the tide shifting as if it were a film. An hour passes like one minute.

Cornwall Highlights

Rick Steves | Posted 08.03.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I've been traveling for nearly a week in southwest England and have not seen an American. There are plenty of tourists but not a Yank in sight. This is Cornwall, where the last native speaker of the Cornish language probably died in the late 1700s. But there still is local pride.

Tropical England

Rick Steves | Posted 07.31.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

While updating my Rick Steves England guidebook, I've endured some pretty dreary weather. So dropping into the Eden Project in Cornwall was a delightf...

Teen Falls Off Scenic Cliff, Gets Bitten By Snake -- And Survives

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 07.23.2015 | World

He fell 100 feet off a seaside cliff. Then was bitten by a venomous snake. As the tide rushed in. While his mother sat at home nearby, wondering why a...

David Lohr

Missing College Student's Mom: 'Not Knowing Is Killing Me' | David Lohr | Posted 03.06.2015 | Crime

The mother of Denise Lynette Hart, a missing 25-year-old Connecticut college student whose vehicle was recently found ablaze, is desperate for answers...

These Beach Hotels Are Where?!

Oyster | Posted 03.22.2015 | Travel

We'll make the assumption that when most people hear the word "beach," England isn't the first place that comes to mind. But England is actually home to some pretty spectacular spots on the sand, and after checking out these seaside hotels, you'll never leave England off of your beach vacation bucket list again.

Top 10 Family Villas

Jane Anderson | Posted 09.23.2014 | Travel
Jane Anderson

A fabulous villa is the holy grail of a successful family getaway. You can all chill out, claim your own space and not fret about what time breakfast is served or whether your kids are annoying the honeymoon couple round the pool.

An Epic Lego Shipwreck Has Been Washing Thousands of Lego Onto Beaches

Roadtrippers | Posted 09.20.2014 | Weird News

BBC News recently reported on a pretty rad story out of Cornwall, UK. Way back in 1997 a shipping container carrying 4.8 million Lego pieces fell into...