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The World's 10 Best Castles

Hopper.com | Posted 06.27.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

Amidst the web of England's old hilltop rises, France's majestic country châteaux, Germany's sprawling Gothic palaces, Canada's revival-style hotels and America's high-society retreats, there's an endless map of them to explore.

These Underground Trampolines Just Turned An Abandoned Mine Into A Playground

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.27.2014 | Arts

We want to go to there. There being a massive trampoline installation in Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales that transformed an abandoned slate mine into...

Podcast Review: Greg Proops' The Smartest Man In The World

Marc Hershon | Posted 06.23.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

His Whose Line Is It Anyway chops brought it back around with flip and hilarious answers to questions from the crowd, which then fled into the night having been charmed by a true Master of the Spew.

Books That Grow With You: The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 06.13.2014 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

Out of respect for that fear, and the memories I want to enshrine, I tend to leave my childhood books undisturbed on the shelf. But some books can withstand the test of our aging and grow with us, like a second skin.

Priests Cycle 450 Miles For Charity

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.05.2014 | Religion

Three intrepid priests from St Michael’s College in Cardiff, Wales completed a 450-mile, 8-day cycling trip on Tuesday, traveling throughout the cou...

Living Traces of Wales at Folk Alliance 2014

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 05.12.2014 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

Welsh music is either the poor stepchild of the Celtic world, or its best-kept secret. So I was glad to see a whole contingent of Welsh musicians showcasing and schmoozing at the Folk Alliance International in Kansas City.

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Viator | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Viator

No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.

"Princely Postcard"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.30.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima It would not be classic British understatement to say that Prince Charles and I have a lot in common. For one thing, as my wife, Sue...

The Rise of the Adventure Honeymoon

Jane Anderson | Posted 11.22.2013 | Travel
Jane Anderson

There was a time when honeymoon couples were happy with a room on a beach and thick curtains. Now couples are demanding so much more, with many embarking on adrenalin-packed adventures.

OUCH: Welsh Rugby Team Loses 181-0

Posted 09.11.2013 | Sports

After losing by more than 180 points in what is now being touted as a "record-breaking" defeat, a Welsh rugby team says it hopes to turn its newfound ...

Laugharne, Wales: Heart of the Dylan Thomas Trail

Emilie C. Harting | Posted 11.05.2013 | Travel
Emilie C. Harting

In Laugharne, a small coastal town twenty miles west of Swansea, the soul of Dylan Thomas lingers on.

Play About WikiLeaks Source Bradley Manning Wins Prize

AP | Posted 10.06.2013 | Arts

LONDON — A play about WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning has won a drama award in Britain. "The Radicalization of Bradley Manning" was named winn...

Prince George: 'Windsor' or 'Mountbatten-Windsor'?

Will Bower | Posted 09.27.2013 | Style
Will Bower

No matter whether you hear him called -- "George Cambridge," "George Wales" or "George Mountbatten-Windsor" -- the closest thing to a statutory surname that our new little prince will have will be "Windsor."

Boys Wear Skirts To School To Protest Dress Code

Posted 07.23.2013 | World

When Whitchurch High School in Cardiff, Wales, banned male students from wearing shorts despite sweltering summer temperatures, a group of teenage boy...

10 Reasons Why New Yorkers Should Visit London This Summer

Christina Kelly | Posted 09.11.2013 | New York
Christina Kelly

This summer, as most residents of NYC try to escape the blistering asphalt of Manhattan, many will take their summer vacation on the shores of the Hamptons, or up in New England, but why not hop across the pond for a "holiday" in London you won't soon forget?

Best Places to Glamp

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Are you fond of the great outdoors ... minus the mosquitoes, the dirt and the whole sleeping bag situation? If so, you might be more of a "glamper" than a camper. Leave your sleeping bag and your tent at home, and get ready not to rough it in the great outdoors.

Welsh Earthquake Felt As Far Away As Liverpool

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.29.2013 | World

An earthquake off North Wales early on Wednesday has been felt across an area more than 100km wide, the British Geological Survey (BGS) says.The 3.8 m...

Sleeping in the Stacks?: Gladstone's Library in Wales

Greg Garrett | Posted 06.29.2013 | Travel
Greg Garrett

In the picturesque Welsh village of Hawarden, about three hours travel time from London, a stunningly beautiful residential library has stood as a national monument to British prime minister William E. Gladstone for over a century.

For a Royal British Vacation, Follow in the Footsteps of Will and Kate (VIDEO)

Karen Schaler | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel
Karen Schaler

I traveled to scenic North Wales and quickly learned just how easy it is to follow in Will and Kate's footsteps, from hanging out at their favorite restaurants, shopping where they do and enjoying a favorite beautiful beach.

Favorite Finds From Folk Alliance 2013: The Brits

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 05.21.2013 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

My taste runs towards traditional and roots music, but many at Folk Alliance favor singer-songwriters. My second rundown of folk recordings I picked up at this year's Folk Alliance meeting focuses on musicians from Britain, who were there in force this year.

She Did Something Very Naughty At The Bank

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.13.2013 | Weird News

The Sun called it a "Bank Job." We're wondering if the guy made a deposit. A couple spotted having oral sex at Lloyds bank in Haverfordwest, Wales,...

Inventor To Ride 'Survival' Pod Over Niagara Falls

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.22.2013 | Science

A Seattle inventor plans to test his "tsunami survival capsule" with a plunge over Niagara Falls, according to the Mirror UK. Julian Sharpe, 50, ex...

From Despair to Where? Richey Edwards' Disappearance 18 Years On

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 04.03.2013 | Arts
Kayley Kravitz

In the years since his death, Richey has almost become the indie-rock Elvis. To this day, sightings are reported of him in far away destinations like hippie communes in India.

Wales Is For Sheep And Sometimes People

Christina Kelly | Posted 03.17.2013 | Travel
Christina Kelly

Later in its history, Tintern Abbey became a frequent destination for the Romantics, inspiring that soporific poem by William Wordsworth you read freshman year.

150th Anniversary of the USS Monitor: Meet Civil War Naval Heroes Robert Williams and William Bryan

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 12.28.2012 | Good News
Megan Smolenyak

Under ideal circumstances, living relatives of both Williams and Bryan could provide DNA reference samples to compare against the remains to make the final assessment, but the obstacle is Williams' name.