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Few places meant more to the Welsh poet than Swansea, on Wales’s southwest coast. “This sea-town was my world,” he wrote of the “ugly lovely” place where he grew up and wrote the majority of his life’s work.

The staff at National Geographic Travel is always criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else. Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why.

The Radar: Travel Lately

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The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTravel and tag your favorite travel stories with #NGTRadar. Check back on the blog each Wednesday for our Travel Lately roundup.

Cardiff was once one of Europe’s busiest ports, but fell into a long period of decline that lasted into the late 1980s. Nowadays, the Welsh capital is bouncing back as a cultural hub — with an edge. Check out three off-the-ship adventures in this city by the sea.

The Radar: Travel Lately

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The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back on the blog for our roundups.

With the new 870-mile All Wales Coast Path, which joins with the 177-mile Offa’s Dyke Path that runs north to south along the Anglo-Welsh border, “you can walk the shape of the nation for the first time,” says Jane Davidson, president of the Ramblers walking club in Wales.

In a heated scene in the new HBO film, Hemingway & Gellhorn, Ernest Hemingway locks Martha Gellhorn in her hotel room in Spain. He knows his lover well: with a violent war ensuing outside, she’ll step right into the crossfire if given the chance. But when the real-life Gellhorn wasn’t immersed in war, she often locked herself up — in rural retreats around the world. Here are five places where this legendary writer found escape.

Go beyond Brie in these three cheese-loving countries. By Andrew Evans From the special food section in the October issue of National Geographic Traveler. Outside the dairy trinity of France, Italy, and Switzerland lies some compelling competition– literal lands of milk and honey that promise new tastes in new places. WALES From thorn-hedged pastures comes…

The Radar: U.K. Edition

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Today’s Radar is all about the United Kingdom. Check out these great travel stories from around the web, then use the links below to access even more U.K. content from National Geographic Traveler and National Geographic Travel & Cultures Online. Eat: Travel writer Jen Leo gives us the low-down on where to find tasty dim sum…

Welcome to Library Fridays, where we excerpt a title put out by our colleagues at National Geographic Books. Today’s pick is the new photo book Britain & Ireland: A Photo Tour of the Enchanted Isles, written by Robin Currie and featuring images from many of our National Geographic photographers. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find inside. …

Cycling Wales

Friend of IT (and author of delightful Cold Beer and Crocodiles: A Bicycle Journey into Australia) Roff Smith is just back from biking the Welsh national cycling route, and shares with us some tips on traveling in the area. So how do you keep them down on the farm after they’ve seen Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch? You got…

IT contributing writer Andrew Evans sends along a carbon footprint-free blog post after spending this afternoon at the Centre for Alternative Technology in northern Wales. I’m writing this from a recycled wooden desk in northern Wales. What’s more, I’m writing it on a computer that’s powered by a windmill and uploading these pictures using electricity…

Llamas in the English Countryside

Former National Geographic staffer Sarah Louise Galbraith is traveling around U.K. and writes to us about an unlikely creature living in the English countryside. When first arriving to the Old King Street Farm, located on the English side of the England/Welsh border just a few miles from Hereford and Abergavenny, guests may expect to be…