Monterey Peninsula, California
which is a resting stop for migrating monarch butterflies. Cute and artsy Pacific Grove -by-the- Sea. Carmel Jazz Festival. Monterey Golf Links. Clint Eastwood was the Mayor. Pebble Beach
I have always hankered to stay at this majestic country house hotel. Its not far from
3 The Royal Scotsman
A train from
– said to be a 5 star hotel on wheels. Edinburgh
Great views of the Scottish highlands.
4 Ballymaloe House,
A great Irish inn with a wonderful cooking school.
Biarritz, Aquitaine, France
Lovely beaches. The Hotel du Palais. A classic casino.
Studded with picturesque towns, glorious food and wine.
Has to be included although possibly too touristy for me. Perivolas Hotel.
Amalfi Coast and Positano, Italy
Exquisite coastline but same touristy issue as Santorini.
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
Supposed to be the most beautiful city in
Old Town Square
Ancient history, shrines and temples, cherry blossom festival
Hunter Valley Wine Region, NSW or the , SA Barossa Valley
Great wines and good food.