Pousadas of Portugal, Paradores of Spain, and French Chateaux are all essentially the same thing: palaces, castles, convents and other historic buildings converted into luxury hotels. You can literally sleep like a king in one of Portugal’s many palaces turned hotels. I’ve recently come to the conclusion that this category of hotels is my absolute favourite and…

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Pampering in Las Pampas La Bamba de Areco is a slice of Argentine countryside heaven. It’s empanadas and asado. Malbec on tap, horse riding and gauchos steeped in tradition. Relaxation and luxury, incredible service. People, family and friends. It’s a unique experience, and one of the highlights of our Argentina trip across Buenos Aires and Mendoza.…

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Cobbler’s Cove December is my favourite time of year to escape the winter. My island of choice is Barbados, just under 8 hours from London. The west coast north of Bridgetown is the best place to stay. Upscale hotels have flocked to this side of the island for the most beautiful sunsets and calmer seas. In…

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