Eating your way around Wales is one challenge they won’t have to twist your arm for.
Unspoiled, unhurried and underrated, Wales is one locavore taste sensation after another, one of the earliest champions of simpler food traditions. After you’ve toured Cardiff, jump in a rental (don’t forget the GPS) and head to Llanerch Vineyard Cookery School, voted one of the top 10 in the U.K., where Welsh food legend Angela Gray presides over the kitchens. Then, going east to Reynoldston, stop at the Fairyhill Hotel & Restaurant, an eight-room haven that dates back to the 1720s, where the kitchen bends over backward to make the best use of regional food. And if you have time to trip up north, a true food adventure can be found at Ynyshir Hall, a stately inn near Machynlleth in Powys. While on the road, keep an eye out for signs for all the little food fairs during the spring and summer, teeming with amazing cheese, chocolate, cider and meats. Bring stretchy pants. Visit VisitWales.com.