Barry Faulkner

Travel Specialist

I’ve worked in travel for 12 years and during that time I’ve visited every continent. I love researching holidays for Smith members and sharing the travel tips I’ve picked up during my personal experiences.

Barry'stop Mr & Mrs Smith stays

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Travel Tips

I always book a food tour or cookery class when I’m on holiday – it’s such a fun (and filling) way to dive into the local culture.

Barry'sdream destinations

  • Bali

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    I may be biased (based on the circumstances of my visit) but my honeymoon in Bali was the best travel experience I’ve had. The hotels, along with the amazing weather, beautiful beaches and flavourful meals, played a huge part in that.

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  • Garden Route & Winelands

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    South Africa some of the wine I’ve tasted globally, not to mention incredibly scenery and safaris – who doesn’t love a good elephant sighting? I love that South Africa’s a jet-lag free holiday from London too.

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  • California

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    You’ve got the bright lights and big cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco, but for me California’s all about the sun, surf, epic coastal drives, redwood-filled national parks and rolling winelands.

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I wish I was...

On a culinary walking tour of Marrakech’s food stalls, sampling beef and lamb tanjia stews and sweet chebakia cookies, before heading back to Ksar Char-Bagh for a little hammam time.