So, Wales is officially locking down again after Christmas in the third (although we’re losing count) lockdown. Not great news for the Wales travel industry but you can still whet your curiosity and plan for that time when, hopefully soon, you can come here without restrictions.

Continued lockdown measures could well prevent those of you from outside Wales travelling to any of our featured places to Explore, and certainly to our featured places to Sleep and featured places to Eat and Drink: whilst many of these will remain open after December 28, a lot just have not been able to, or have only been able to in part (we will try to add a Covid-19 update at the end if there are any current restrictions).

But the good news is, it is definitely time to start discovering undiscovered Wales with us – albeit with sensitivity and caution in what is a difficult time for many people and communities here.

We are taking special care, too, to ensure it is only places that still offer a standout experience for our readers and potential visitors/guests that get featured. 

As  if, as a result of the lockdown or its effects, any of the info in our features or in the ‘At a glance’ sections at the end of ‘Explore’, ‘Eat & Drink’ and ‘Sleep’ features changes, we’ll put a Covid-19 update at the end too.

And now the better news. There are plenty of sections on our site you can enjoy as you normally would, even if some of you cannot physically travel to Wales right now. Whet your taste buds with our Recipe Corner where those in-the-know in Wales share with you their favourite recipes with Welsh ingredients, Welsh heritage and Welsh inventiveness at their heart and soul – for you to try making at home! Or have more foodie fun with our Great Welsh Food-offs (where producers of a particular food or drink from across Wales put forward their finest products to face off in a taste-off) and Great Welsh Taste Tests (where we profile, compare and contrast a range of offerings from a Welsh food/drinks producer specialising in a particular product). Browse our brand new Shop area where we profile fantastic independent Welsh stores offering a standout shopping experience (and buy a bit of Wales to enjoy at home). Learn more about the people who live here and what they do to make Wales an even better place than it would have been otherwise with our fabulous Voices of Wales area. Or immerse yourself in our Slow Reads area for journalistic features on intangible but invaluable insights into Wales’ culture, history, place in the world today – and any other strange but beautiful stories that seem apt.