2016 was the best year for our meanderings yet.

January

Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.  To celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary we decided to do something completely different from our normal holiday experience. A four night stay in Sao Paulo and a 7 night cruise down the coast to visit Punte del Este, Buenos Aires and Montevideo and back to Santos.  img_1703

February

Mallorca.  Retracing the steps of my mum’s 1950’s trip to Mallorca. She travelled just as the tourist industry was starting and was one of the first people to fly to the Balearics.  This was the time when Errol Flynn was hanging out there and had moved there with his wife.  Tales of wild parties aboard his boat abound and I like to think that my mum might have indulged.  That’s what I tell my kids anyway.

We stayed in the 5* Hospes Maricel where the passionate scenes of The Night Manager were filmed.

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Flying over the Tramontana mountains in Mallorca with British Airways

April

Ibiza.  Revisiting our old favourite staying at the 5* spa hotel Aguas De Ibiza in a Cloud Nine Suite.  Click here to read about Ibizaahhh 

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August

Champagne anyone?  Five Star Champagne tour to Reims and Troyes staying in a Chateau, a Knights Templar hotel and a Hermitage.  Click here to read more 

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September

4 * Antwerp self drive with the family staying in the 4* Antwerp Hilton and the 4* Best Western UP in Lille.  Read more here p1000397

 

October

Ibiza – last few rays of the summer in Aguas de Ibiza and our new favourite Mirador Dalt Vila where we schmoozed with Germany’s Top Model host Bruce Darnell.  Click here to read more about Ibiza and her history 

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Salt pans of Ibiza flying with British Airways

December

Paris by EuroStar staying at the 5* Hotel Regina on Rue de Rivoli overlooking the Tuileries Gardens and the lit up Eiffel Tower, a joy to behold on the hour at night.  Read more about my Paris trip here

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Brussels by Eurotunnel

5* night at Hotel Amigo, a stone’s throw from the Grand Place.

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