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December 5, 1993
Hawaii--Tim and Pam Strawn, Los Angeles: "Carson's Volcano Cottage, P.O. Box 503, Volcano, 96785. (800) 845-5282. Two miles from Kilauea/Hawaii Volcanoes National Park." Rates: $65 to $95. New Mexico--John Brodhead, La Canada: "The Desert Rose Restaurant, 4515 Corrales Road, Corrales, 87048; (505) 898-2269. Outstanding food and service and the world's best homemade salsa." $32 for two.
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August 4, 2002 | JAMES GILDEN
The Welsh mountain fog mesmerized me with its surreal beauty, whipping over the craggy peaks and ridgelines, riding the constant winds that sculpt the bleak rock face of the mountains. But it is more than the constantly shifting fog that shrouds Snowdonia in mystery. Its very name evokes images of the fairy-tale castles and legends that inhabit the lush landscape of northwest Wales, the home of Snowdon, the tallest peak here or in England.
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August 4, 2002 | JAMES GILDEN
The Welsh mountain fog mesmerized me with its surreal beauty, whipping over the craggy peaks and ridgelines, riding the constant winds that sculpt the bleak rock face of the mountains. But it is more than the constantly shifting fog that shrouds Snowdonia in mystery. Its very name evokes images of the fairy-tale castles and legends that inhabit the lush landscape of northwest Wales, the home of Snowdon, the tallest peak here or in England.
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December 5, 1993
Hawaii--Tim and Pam Strawn, Los Angeles: "Carson's Volcano Cottage, P.O. Box 503, Volcano, 96785. (800) 845-5282. Two miles from Kilauea/Hawaii Volcanoes National Park." Rates: $65 to $95. New Mexico--John Brodhead, La Canada: "The Desert Rose Restaurant, 4515 Corrales Road, Corrales, 87048; (505) 898-2269. Outstanding food and service and the world's best homemade salsa." $32 for two.
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February 14, 1999 | LUCY IZON, Lucy Izon is a Toronto-based freelance writer. She can be reached at http://www.izon.com
Haggis Backpackers, a Scottish backpacker tour company, has added a six-day "UK Tour" through England, Wales and the Scottish borders. Accommodations are not included, but the company provides door-to-door service to many hostels along the route. You can also stop at B&Bs or camp. The 750-mile London-to-Edinburgh tour stops at the Avebury stone circles, Bath, Snowdonia National Park, the Lake District, York, Chester and Stratford-on-Avon.
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March 9, 1997 | LUCY IZON, Izon is a Toronto-based freelance writer. She can be reached at http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/izon
Bus and tour services designed for backpackers continue to widen in North America, the South Pacific, continental Europe and Britain. This year the Hairy Hog bus service will help budget travelers explore Wales, and Haggis Backpackers will continue to offer group and at-your-own-speed tours in Scotland. The Hairy Hog trips, geared to those 17 to 35, begin at the Bath, England, Youth Hostel Assn. hostel every Monday (three-day tour) and Tuesday (six-day tour) throughout the year.
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February 16, 2003 | Nancy Baird, Special to The Times
We arrived in Portmeirion after a 50-mile drive south from Holyhead, Wales. It was a bit like waking up in Oz after spending a night in Kansas. Setting our luggage just inside the living room of our rented cottage, we opened the French doors to our balcony and looked at the village below. The architecture and colors were a dazzling contrast to the sensible, restrained Wales we'd seen on the way here, its rolling green hills interspersed with functional gray buildings.
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October 26, 1986 | ROSEANNE BURKE, Burke is a Santa Monica free-lance writer.
This town has two claims to fame. It is the slate capital of the world and the embarkation point of the Ffestiniog Narrow-Gauge Railway, one of several trains from the 1800s that thread their way across the landscape of northern Wales. The trains are reason enough to journey here. Years and years ago, when the late Welsh bard Dylan Thomas was so high and, as he claimed, "so much nicer," he wrote fondly of his childhood, of Christmas and summer outings by charabanc.
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July 6, 2003 | Rosemary McClure, Times Staff Writer
MONTANA Disabilities are no problem on canoe trip with room for all Drift lazily downstream on Montana's Missouri River on five-day canoeing adventures that follow the path taken by explorers Lewis and Clark nearly 200 years ago.
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July 1, 1990 | LUCY IZON
Travelers going from England to Ireland will find that one of the most popular gateways is North Wales, where a ferry from Holyhead sails to Dublin in less than four hours. North Wales is known for its ring of castles built by Edward I, for Roman ruins, prehistoric stone circles, hillsides scarred by slate mining and a village with a 58-letter name that means "the Church of Mary in the hollow of the white hazel near the fierce whirlpool and the Church of Tysilio by the Red Cave."
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