Stay for less in Croatia

Stay for less in a hotel in Croatia
The new Hotel Adriatic in Rovinj, Croatia, is a swish affair, with just 18 elegant rooms, a chic brasserie-style restaurant and an impressive art collection. To mark its opening, it is giving guests a 25 per cent discount on bookings, with rooms starting at about £106 a night, B&B (

The closest airport is Pula, half an hour from the hotel.

Orient Express heads to Berlin
The iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express heads to Berlin for the first time next year, though you’ll need to start saving to go on the inaugural journey from London on June 2. The two-day trip costs from £2,210pp, including all food but not alcohol or your return journey from Berlin.

Oh, and there are no private bathrooms on the train (

Free wi-fi on Mount Fuji
Some hotels charge an arm and a leg for wi-fi, so it’s refreshing to hear that from this week, if you climb to the top of Japan’s Mount Fuji, the wi-fi is free. That means you can both keep track of important weather information and send all those lovely selfies as you take them.

If they can do it on Mount Fuji, isn’t it time they did it at ground level too?

Run with an Olympic gold medallist
Perfect your running technique in the Caribbean with Olympic gold-medal hurdler Sally Gunnell. The Buccament Bay Resort on St Vincent is holding daily beach runs and exercise sessions from October 26-30 with Gunnell and her husband, Jonathan Bigg. You don’t need to be a serious runner — the sessions can help the exercise-shy to kick start a fitness campaign.

Tropical Sky (01342 886941, has seven nights in October from £1,419pp, on an all-inclusive basis, with flights on British Airways.