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 Â£106 a night, B&B (maistra.com).
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 youâ€™ll need to start saving to go on the inaugural journey from London on June 2. The two-day trip costs from Â£2,210pp, including all food but not alcohol or your return journey from Berlin.
Oh, and there are no private bathrooms on the train (belmond.com).
Free wi-fi on Mount Fuji
Some hotels charge an arm and a leg for wi-fi, so itâ€™s refreshing to hear that from this week, if you climb to the top of Japanâ€™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, isnâ€™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 donâ€™t need to be a serious runner â€” the sessions can help the exercise-shy to kick start a fitness campaign.
Tropical Sky (01342 886941, tropicalsky.co.uk) has seven nights in October from Â£1,419pp, on an all-inclusive basis, with flights on British Airways.