The Tripbase Awards 2011


Wales is an overlooked and undervalued destination, which is why the team here at Tripbase wanted to promote the best blogs about the country. These blogs don't just talk about Wales - they really exhibit it, and are more than deserving of every commendation they receive.

A study showed that more English people have visited France than have visited Wales. It is a country in its own right, part of the United Kingdom, and boasts a cultural heritage as rich as the Scots or the English.

With 746 miles of coastline, it is hard to avoid the sea on a Welsh holiday. Snowdon is the tallest peak in Wales, and represents a third of the famous Three Peaks Challenge. Anglesey is the largest island in the Irish Sea and lays just North of Wales. Celtic Britons inhabited Wales, leaving behind reminders of their presence. Wales' history is immediately accessible to tourists. Visitors will be able to see evidence of every era, from the Iron Age settlements to the more modern coal field exploitation in the twentieth century.

Another indication of quite how different Wales is to England is the language. A lot of road signs are in Welsh, so intrepid families out camping in the Welsh hills are often at the mercy of the friendly locals who translate the impenetrable local script, which includes the place name Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

The awards go to the following blogs for bringing attention to Wales' distinct qualities and the unique experiences available to visitors.

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Award Winners

  • A Welsh View
  • Whales in Wales
  • Susan Richardson
  • Cardiff Shopper
  • Miserable Old Fart
  • Bethan Jenkins
  • View Cardiff
  • Jim's World
  • Really Welsh
  • Cardiff Blogger
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