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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