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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Barbados is the perfect Caribbean island for escaping the winter because it has Cobbler’s Cove, one of my favourite boutique hotels also boasting the best restaurant on the island. I first came in 2012 and couldn’t wait to get back in 2015 and now to go again in 2018. Here’s why I recommend the island and the…

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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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  December is the perfect time of year to escape the winter My destination of choice is the Caribbean island of Barbados, just under 8 hours from London. The northwest coast up from 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.…

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