Most people seem set on sailing trips when they visit Croatia, but I would like to offer a word of warning to people travelling there.

The problem with many of the sailing trips is that as you’re trapped on a boat, you only have a very limited time to explore the islands.

And if the weather turns rough — as it did on my recent trip — you’re likely to get green around the gills and spend half the time throwing up over the side.

I enjoyed my second week in Croatia a lot more, when we weren’t stuck on the boat and had the freedom to decide how long we wanted to spend on each island. Much more fun!