Beauty in my Backyard

Some of you may know that I was pretty reluctant to return home after travelling. I’d been to so many beautiful places all over the world that I couldn’t imagine coming home to these bland old surroundings. I was explaining this to an elderly neighbour who was absolutely horrified.

“We live in Wales!” he said, “It doesn’t get much more beautiful than this!”

And maybe he was right.

Here’s to appreciating the beauty you have in your own backyard. I think that leaving home for a while helps you to appreciate what you have. These photos were taken at Fairy Glen, about 10 miles from my house and it was somewhere I’d never even been before.

The gorgeous Fairy Glen
A giant fairy in Fairy Glen 😉
The friendlies sheep ever!
The fluffiest sheep ever!
A magical little hideaway in the Welsh countryside

What beautiful things do you have right on your doorstep?

Monica is the founder and editor of The Travel Hack. She began the blog in 2009 when she left the UK to travel around Asia and Australia for two years. She's now a full time blogger and has travelled around the world in search of the best holidays. Monica lives in Wales with her growing family and now also blogs about travelling with young children!


  • Bob Crunch
    August 1, 2011

    >I get what you are saying. I know quite a few people who live in cities and don't even know what the main attractions are for that city. Sometimes we need to have a tourist mindset even when we are home or close to home so we can enjoy what are hometowns offer us. Great article and nice pictures.


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