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Rovinj – Croatia’s best-kept secret

Enjoy crystal waters, baroque cathedrals and waterfront tavernas in Rovinj – Croatia’s best-kept secret. Hayley Leaver reports With its beautiful beaches and old-fashioned glamour, it is easy to see why Croatia is Europe’s destination of choice this summer. And away from the tourist favourites of Split, Hvar and Zagreb though, picturesque Rovinj is the Mediterranean’s […]

The Sound of Summer

Forget Leeds and Reading and head to one of the world’s best alternative festivals with Private Life’s summer guide Boryeong Mud Festival Daecheon Beach, South Korea 14th–24th July With its mud wrestling, mud king and mud sliding contests, this sounds like your typical British summer festival. Fortunately, this fun-filled event, which is now in its […]


Evoking images of rich spices, rum punches and reggae, Barbados is every bit the laid-back paradise you expect. Hayley Leaver explores this beautiful island. With its white sandy beaches and crystal waters, Barbados is everything you’d expect in a Caribbean island and yet much more. Combining a fascinating colonial past with a thirst for rum, […]