Holidaying in Croatia This Summer? Here Are My Eight Must Do's...

Annabelle Thorpe | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Annabelle Thorpe

A trip to Croatia is about more than just the beaches and the clear blues skies. Here are my eight top tips for really getting to know the country, and make your holiday really memorable.

Warning: May Cause Festival Fomo

Fleur Rollet-Manus | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Fleur Rollet-Manus

The preparation of bloggers and celebrities has already begun as our Instagram and Snapchat feeds are filled with flash tattoos, swimwear and crochet as the run up to weekend one of Coachella begins. You've got deadlines and exams looming, but you still can't stop thinking that since your loan has just dropped you might, just MIGHT be able to make it...

Six Undiscovered Things to Try in Croatia

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Croatia has been one of the most remarkable and surprising up and coming travel destinations in recent years, and with a long stretch of coastline and dreamy islands overlooking the turquoise waters of the Adriatic, it's blossomed as a sunny destination for island hoppers. But there really is much more than just island life here in Croatia and so much more than meets the eye. Here are 6 undiscovered things to try the next time you visit...

Incredibly Embarrassing Moment Sees Top Activist Lose Trousers While Meeting President

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK

A leading human rights chief was left red-faced when he posed for a photoshoot with the Croatian president - only for his trousers to fall down, leavi...

The Sun Apologises After Reporter Lied About 'Six Days Of Terror' Piece

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK

The Sun has been forced to apologise for misleading readers after publishing made-up facts as part of a double-page spread billed as a "damning exposu...

How Plitvice Lakes Made Me Believe in Fairies

Tara Povey | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tara Povey

The minute I stepped into the national park my imagination ran away with me. I was away with the fairies (so to speak) for the rest of the day, and with good reason! With it's other-worldly water colours and incredible greenery Plitvice forced me to revert to my childhood ways of ACTUALLY believing in something that I couldn't see. What a novelty!

My Dubrovnik Adventure

Tom Cook | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cook

The Old Town of Dubrovnik is magical, more than capable of leaving you entranced if you can ignore the teeming swarms of tourists. Fortunately I booked my break for early October, and so wasn't too overwhelmed despite staying smack bang in the centre, in the epicentre of traffic.

Hungary Agrees To Let Army Use Rubber Bullets And Tear Gas On Refugees

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK

Hungarian armed forces are reportedly heading towards its border with Croatia in military Humvees after parliament voted to deploy them to help repel ...

Tensions Rising As Hungary Accuses Croatia Of 'Smuggling' Refugees

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 19.09.2015 | UK

Tensions are rising over the current refugee crisis after Hungary accused Croatia of “human smuggling”. Hungary said that its neighbour had com...

This New 'Refugee Welcome Board' Will Make You Proud To Be British

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK

Across southeast Europe, nations have closed borders, blocked bridges, shut down trains and even built new razor-wire fences in a rush to block tens o...

Islamic State Militants Threaten To Behead Another Hostage

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK

A group purporting to be Islamic State militants have released a video in which they threaten to behead a Croatian hostage if the Egyptian government ...

A Luxury Yacht Trip Around Croatia... Without the Hefty Pricetag

Chloe Gunning | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

This may sound like the ultimate luxury holiday, but it turns out you don't need Simon Cowell's millions to afford it. With just over £500 in your holiday fund, you too could be living the high life.

10 Useful Things I Learned Within 24 Hours Of Arriving in Croatia

Chloe Gunning | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Heading to Croatia on your summer holiday this year? I've just returned from an amazing few weeks exploring Dubrovnik, Split and several islands in the Adriatic. Within 24 hours, I'd learned all of this..

Swastika Appears On Football Pitch In The Middle Of A Match

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK Sport

Football fans were horrified when what appeared to be a swastika appeared on the pitch during a match between Croatia and Italy. Officials frantica...

Walking With a Guide in Zagreb, Croatia

Stuart Forster | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

People chatter while enjoying coffees plus the shade of parasols outside of cafes just paces from florists' stalls. It's easy to understand why locals know this colourful part of the Croatian capital as Flower Square. As I'm learning, Zagreb has a café culture to rival any southern European city.

Opatija: Croatia's Venerable Seaside Resort

Stuart Forster | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

A hundred summers ago Opatija, on the Adriatic coast, was regarded one of Europe's finest seaside resorts. Head there today and you'll find an attractive Croatian town overlooking the shimmering water of Kvarner Bay.

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Twenty: Zagreb

Kai Humphries | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

There is a sweet taste of melancholy in the air after our final show, although performance has been my auxiliary goal to observing Daniel's behaviour, it has had an addictive quality that leaves me yearning for longevity in this project so I could indulge in more of its more-ish byproduct.

Cruising Through Croatia

Noelle Reno | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

I found a secluded spot for this rather epic sunset.. .I'm sure it is rammed during the summer! The only downfall to visiting off season is the public boats do not taxi to the surrounding islands. Only reason to visit again - ideally on a yacht!

Watch The Incredible Moment A Croatian Woman Drove Her Car Over A Raised Bridge

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Comedy

Viral Viral Videos calls this woman 'daring'. That's one word for it. The 58-year-old from Šibenik drove her Peugeot over the Tisno bridge in Croa...

British Father And Two Children Killed In Horror Car Crash

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK

Three Britons, including two children, have been killed after their car suffered a devastating crash with a truck in Croatia, local police say. The...

Planet Appetite: A Taste of Istria, Croatia

Rupert Parker | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Coastal Istria has long been a holiday destination, with the Roman amphitheatre of Pula a major attraction, and the town of Rovinj offering cool sophistication. The countryside inland is relatively new to tourism but its forested rolling hills, topped with fortified villages, like Motovun, is startlingly attractive.

Seven Small Festivals in Europe You've Never Heard Of | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

Music festivals have become a huge part of summer; festival fashion and designer wellies have become big business as hoards of music fans flock to the...

48 Hours in Dubrovnik

Victoria Ferran | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

Renowned for its enchanting architecture, translucent azure waters and dazzling sunshine, it's little wonder that Dubrovnik has been a top Mediterranean tourist destination for several centuries.

Is Croatia Doing Enough to Protect Itself From a Booming Tourism Industry?

Justin Francis | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

From war-torn to holiday hotspot in a very short space of time, Croatia's popularity with tourists is all the more remarkable given its very unsettled, very recent past. The wars only ended in 1995; walls pock-marked with bullet holes are still visible and when speaking with local people you are speaking to those for whom the conflict is a very fresh memory.

Buzzz-ted: Flight Delayed By Vibrating Sex Toy

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK

A flight from Sweden to Croatia was subjected to delays after a passenger’s vibrating sex toy caused a brief security incident. Travellers were ...