Six of Croatia’s best island destinations for beaches, food and nature

Beyond the shores of Croatia’s ruggedly beautiful coastline lie over a thousand islands, each with their own distinct Adriatic flavour. Most of these islands can easily be reached via ferry services from Split and Dubrovnik, making an island-hopping detour particularly attractive for travellers. From glamorous Hvar to historical Korcula, here are six Croatian island destinations worth setting sail for.

My city: New York

Our ‘my city’ series puts a new perspective on some of our favourite places, as we catch up with creative residents, asking them to divulge their best kept secrets. For the Big Apple, we consult Secret Escapes’ former US Managing Editor and New York resident, Gina Volpe.

Valencia city guide: where to eat, drink and more

Climbing the ranks as the go-to Spanish city to visit, Spain’s third largest metropolis is vibrant and forward-thinking, combining traditional style, age-old history and classic culture with urban beaches, futuristic design and mouthwatering cuisine. Soak up everything this sprawling city has to offer with our ultimate guide, from its elegant architecture and historic landmarks to its thriving restaurant scene and captivating culture.

15 of Britain’s best wild swimming spots and waterfalls

Seeking out a natural swimming experience is well worth its rewards; find yourself immersed in nature (quite literally), sometimes with a seclusion synonymous with far-flung island idylls, rather than rural-England walks. There is no way of letting loose quite like wild swimming, and Britain is host to a variety of wild swimming spots, catering for all manner of bathers between them.