Walking with dinosaurs in Croatia

Long before tourists walked Croatia’s beaches, more thrilling beasts stalked these shores. Palaeontologist Stephen Brusatte explores one of the most unexpected dinosaur destinations

Dave Cornthwaite: five adventures for under £500

Dave Cornthwaite quit his job to skateboard across Australia. Since then he has pedalled a tandem bicycle from Vancouver to Las Vegas, paddleboarded the Mississippi River and trekked across the Atacama Desert... all on a budget. Here he suggests five bold, brilliant breaks that anyone can do — and that won’t cost the earth

Five Croatian islands to visit from Split

Croatia’s dramatic Dalmatian Coast is home to thousands of islands that are bathed in sunshine and surrounded by the sparkling Adriatic. Overwhelmed by the choice? Don’t worry — Eleanor Ross has done the legwork for you

Ten music festivals you can’t miss in 2015

Looking for a festi-holiday abroad this year? From new kids on the block and old favourites to international expansions, Ianthe Butt rounds up ten of 2015’s finest

On the edge: Europe’s best border towns

Looking for a new way to travel around Europe? Head to its borders, where you’ll find towns that are vibrant melting pots of cultures with distinct identities of their own. Best of all? All you need is one flight to tick two or more countries off your list

Europe’s best spring-sun breaks

From Split to Sardinia, spring is the perfect time to start sun seeking in Europe — plus you’ll miss the mass-tourist summer crowds. Suzanne King gives us the lowdown on seven of the best

The best place in the world to... an alien, become a millionaire, get hitched, do nothing... Whatever it is, there's an ideal spot for it. But, finds Simon Usborne, you may be surprised where you end up

Croatia: Adriana Hvar Spa Hotel

With marina views, a lovely rooftop terrace and spa-like rooms to unwind in, The Adriana is a fabulous base on the Croatian island of Hvar, says Alice Tate

Croatia: Europe's new festival hub

The clubbing crowd has spotted the charms of Croatia, and now Split has beaten Ibiza to host electronic music mega-event Ultra Europe. Ianthe Butt joins the party

Four great family adventures: teenage kicks in Dubrovnik

Tim Lott and his daughters (aged 18 and 16) battle it out in Croatia.

Four great family adventures

Whether you're travelling with a toddler or dragging 'grown-up' teenagers along, the family holiday has potential to be the mother of all battles — but it doesn't have to be. Our writers come up with the perfect solution

Croatia: Dubrovnik for food lovers with Mark Hix

Local ingredients cooked with homegrown flair make Dubrovnik a tasty destination for food lovers, as top London chef Mark Hix discovers on his first visit