Authentic Countryside

Ever fancied a short break or a longer holiday in a hideaway tucked away in a beautiful part of Mid Wales that has no electricity and relies on gas for cooking and water heating. Lighting in Straw Cottage is provided by candles and lanterns, rechargeable gaslights and a solar light. Not all mod cons are missing, however, as there is a hot shower, flushing WC, wood burner and comfortable beds. Two large sofas, a Welsh dresser, a butler’s sink and a large wooden dining table with candelabra above all help to give the Straw Cottage a welcoming and authentic feel. Nestling in a wooded glade on Ty Gwyn Farm, less than three miles from Victorian spa town of Llandrindod Wells, Wales, this is no ancient cottage refurbished for tourists. The cottage was built as recently as this winter by Anthon

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Sea of Surprises at SeaWorld

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment announces a multi-park celebration to commemorate a key event in the company’s history. The original SeaWorld® park opened its gates for the first time in March 1964 on Mission Bay in San Diego. SeaWorld’s 50th Celebration will feature a Sea of Surprises starting March 21, 2014. SeaWorld parks in San Diego, Florida and San Antonio will share the excitement throughout an 18-month celebration that highlights some of the most memorable SeaWorld experiences. For nearly five decades, SeaWorld has surprised and amazed guests with unique entertainment, thrilling rides and up-close encounters with marine animals. During SeaWorld’s 50th Celebration visitors will be invited to take part in the celebration through new interactive experiences, shows and pathway p...

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