Gail stayed at the Relais & Chateaux Zornitza Family Estate in Melnik region of Bulgaria. Overlooked by hazy mountain peaks and rocky formations this area is celebrated for its thermal water springs and this welcoming estate estate is a haven of organic produce and exceptional wine. Accommodation is provided in private elegant villas and boutique hotel suites all in stylish traditional design.
Diana visited the iconic Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Bangkok on the banks of the Chao Phraya river, before flying north to stay at the lovely Anantara Chiang Mai Resort and onwards to Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort. Then it was on to Koh Samui, staying at the peaceful Six Senses Samui Hotel with stunning views of the Gulf of Thailand.
Sally spent a couple of nights at Temple Guiting Manor in the quintessentially English countryside of the Cotswolds. This 15th Century Manor House comes with a host of medieval features, including exposed beams, leaded windows and secret staircases. The manor sleeps up to 10 people, but for larger parties there is a luxuriously converted five-bedroom barn, a newly launched three-bedroom Granary and two idyllic one-bedroom hideaways.
Karen has just returned from southern Sardinia staying at Chia Laguana, an area which is unspoilt and has award-winning beaches. She also experienced the charm of Cagliari, a real gem, with a fabulous beach and turquoise blue sea - perfect for a short break.
Jo is planning a visit to the beautiful city of Lisbon in the Autumn for a weekend with friends. Such a short flight makes Lisbon an ideal destination for just a few nights.