Unanchor Blog: Heart of a Local Travel
Quick thoughts for the day coming at you from Noumea, New Caledonia. It’s 4:41am, and I’m sort of trying to be on the right schedule as I have a meeting tomorrow at 3am local time. It’s not the schedule, though, that has me so worried, as I’ve always been a morning person, but rather the internet connectivity, or rather the lack of it. Frankly, I’m surprised how frustrating it is to be without it.
Merthyr Tydfil, at the head of the Taff Valley and only 35 minutes from Cardiff, is ideally placed to explore Brecon Beacons National Park but also has some delights of its own.
It’s Sunday morning in New York City and you’re on the hunt for a brunch-worthy restaurant that will wow your taste buds in a neighborhood that also piques your curiosity during a post-brunch stroll. At NYC’s northernmost point, you’ll discover both in Riverdale, one of the city’s best kept secrets and a top culinary scene in the Bronx.
The city of Coeur d’Alene is perhaps best known for its location on the shoreline of Lake Coeur d’Alene, in the northern part of Idaho. The small city is a favorite travel destination for many, whether for swimming and boating in the lake, hiking and climbing any of Idaho’s Rocky Mountains, or engaging with the city's small-town culture.
Turtuk, a town in the Leh-Ladakh Union Territory of India, is a place from the dreams. This mountainous terrain is blessed with gushing rivers and trees so tall they seem to be kissing the pleasant blue sky.
An afternoon is all you need to see 12 of Stockholm city’s 14 islands. Explore the city’s various personalities from hipster hangout Södermalm, past the medieval centre of Gamla Stan, to the beauty of regal Djurgården, part of the Royal National City Park…without even getting your feet wet.
Just south of South Australia's capital city of Adelaide is the McLaren Vale wine region. Bounded by nineteen miles of pristine coastline to the west and gently cradled by flowing, undulating hills to the east, the area swells with world-class food, wine, and charming townships.
Are you looking for a casual night out on the town? Start at The Pharmacy in East Nashville, a popular dinner destination for locals and tourists. Make sure to try one of their famous milkshakes with your burger! If the weather is nice, eating in the Beer Garden gives you a view of the historic neighborhood.
Visiting Perth isn’t complete without a day trip out of the city. Most people head to the Swan Valley to soak up culinary and vineyard delights. But if nature and history is more your style, you can’t beat the Perth Hills. This itinerary follows one of WA’s few curvy roads, great for motorcyclists and drivers alike, linking the towns of Mundaring and Kalamunda via the Mundaring Weir and a hidden wine region.