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Sheepskin's Knightsfield House in the Heart of Wales' Brecon Beacons

Jul 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Melissa de Carteret

Meaning 'field of the horse rider' in the original Welsh Caemarchog, Knightsfield has been in owner Steve Greenow's family for over 170 years and dates back further still to the late eighteenth century. Curling up on the distressed leather sofa beside the sitting room fire, with nothing but crackling logs and the sound of the wind against the drystone walls for company, it feels as though this quintessentially Welsh farmhouse has always stood here.... Read More

European Christmas Traditions

Dec 15, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Europe's winter holiday traditions date back before the dawn of Christianity, and incorporate many belief systems and cultural eras under the umbrella name "Christmas." From Roman festivities to peculiar legacies like the giant straw yule goat of Gavle, Sweden (pictured), a European Christmas is actually a rich and varied mish-mash of festivities. Here's a gallery of our favorites.... Read More

Welsh Sea Salt Production Spans Millenia

Jul 22, 2011  |   Contributor: Ray Pearson

Sea salt from Anglesey, Wales is arguably the most pure, flavorful, and brilliantly white, of any on earth. On the coast of this small island of 85,000 inhabitants, in northwest Wales, David and Alison Lea-Wilsonís Anglesey Sea Salt Company harvests the superlative product known around the world as Halen Mon Sea Salt.... Read More

A Taste of Border Wales: A Culinary Traveler's Day in the Country

Jul 13, 2011  |   Contributor: Karin Leperi

As far as culinary culture goes, I wasnít quite sure what to expect on my recent trip to the border towns of Wales. Having never been there before, I imagined it would be a strong blend of British blandness and perhaps, a touch of country flavor. Turns out, I was only half right Ė right about the quality and freshness of Welsh cuisine; wrong about Welsh food as being branded insipid and lacking zest.... Read More

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