A stay in a historic mansion-turned-hotel sounds particularly cozy. And sorry North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia (Antarctica, you were never in the running), but nowhere does a stunning estate better than Europe.
We are not dropping out of touch or even out of sight. We are opting out of paying rent on a tiny city apartment in exchange for living in a larger country home we own. We are going to live where we always escaped to play.
We arrived in the rain. As the taxi took us down a winding country road, the driver said 'I'm from London, where you can be quite anonymous. But over here, everyone knows each other.' Even in the rain, the last rays of sun casted a soft blue hue against a row of trees in the woodland.
I'm proud of the fact that my family has farmed for generations which is why I want to see the government change its badger cull policy and instead drive forward a long-term solution which will, first and foremost, genuinely benefit cattle farmers and their businesses.
The task of restoring Haiti's countryside is extremely difficult and could even be impossible. But the restoration work for a healthy countryside would provide more food and jobs, and make flooding less severe.