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.
In England’s green and pleasant land, you’ll find rolling green countryside and perfectly manicured gardens speckled all over. Surrey has been blessed with attention from some of the world’s most esteemed landscape gardeners, so if you’re seeking an abundance of flora to visit of a weekend, you need look no further.
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.
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.
Few cities have mastered the art of tapas-making quite like Barcelona, where the traditional Spanish sharing plates are dished out in spades across scores of restaurants brimming with personality and charm. Whether you’re after a gourmet experience or something rather more low-key, we round up the ultimate tapas-making eateries that Catalonia’s capital has to offer.