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Top 5 Unique Snowdonia Shopping Experiences

Mooching around the shops of small towns and villages is very much part of a holiday. For one, you have the time to enjoy a bit of leisurely retail therapy and secondly, it is a rare chance to see a high street of independent shops. In Snowdonia of course, we like to do things a little differently and that goes for our shopping experiences too; some are off the beaten track, some are treasure troves you didn’t know existed and some are, well in the cattle market….. here are our top 5 unique Snowdonia shopping experiences….   CAE DU DESIGNS | HARLECH This is one of the best treasure troves you will ever find and once you’ve been introduced, you will be back time and time again. People come here year on year to stock up on material for home furnishings. There is a lovely cafe next door to deposit your ‘other half’ giving you plenty…

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Barmouth Walking Festival 2015

The Barmouth Walking Festival 2015 is fast approaching. It’s a great event organized by the Barmouth Publicity Association and runs from the 12th – 21st September. For £8.50 you can join a group of like minded enthusiasts for a guided walk along some fantastic routes in Snowdonia. The walk leaders have all been carefully selected and can really add to the experience with their local knowledge of the landscape, history and nature. There are over 30 walks to choose from over 10 days and ticket options are available from 1 to 10 walks. The brochure gives a comprehensive breakdown of all the walks, offering routes for all abilities. That said, I would suggest most are best suited for people who have done some walking before; 10 miles through the Rhinog Mountains is not for everybody! We’ve had a lot of guests in the past that have really enjoyed the experience despite some sore feet, highly recommend…

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How To Be Happy | The Answer Might Be in Snowdonia

50% of happiness is determined by our genes, 10% is from our circumstances, job, house, status etc, leaving the remaining 40% down to us to manage. Whats the secret? The chemical in our bodies that promotes happiness is dopamine and from our teenage years onwards, if we do not actively try to create it in our bodies, it will naturally decrease and not be reproduced. If you don’t use it, you loose it. How do we create it? There are 4 recognised ways in which to increase dopamine levels: Close Network. Having a close and supportive network of family and friends. Spending time with them is important and those that do tend to me much happier and fulfilled. New Experiences. Changing the way you do things or going on adventures is a high dopamine releaser. It could be as simple as a different running route every morning or the big adventure. But either way, variety being…

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