Escape

At Urban Travel Blog we love nothing better than a city break… but even so sometimes we need a break from the city. In our Escape category of posts we explore some of the best destinations, spas and hotels in the world for unwinding for a few days (or more!). It’s time to disconnect the WiFi and kick back…

minorca off peak in may

Having already sampled the charms of Majorca and Ibiza, The Editor pays a visit to Menorca, where he finds a Balearic beauty blissfully untainted by mass tourism with plenty of cool activities for both spring and autumn. “I had a friend whose family owned a villa in Cala en Porter…

majorca-itinerary

We love a break from the city, almost as much as we love a city break, and in our latest Escape adventure The Editor spends ten days in Majorca exploring the island’s best beaches and culture. A far cry from his last visit. My face is pressed up close against the dark surface…

prangli-estonian-islands

Did you know that Estonia has more islands than Greece? Neither did Duncan Rhodes, before he took a day trip to discover the rural charms of Prangli, a short ferry ride away from Tallinn. The sky is a porous grey blanket, the Baltic summer air spiky and cold, as our…

fuerteventura-travel-tips

Marissa Tejada is invited to the island of Fuerteventura by Hotel Elba Palace Golf to test out their new Gourmet & Volcanic Breaks, discovering strong breezes – and cheeses – as she goes. With its volcanic, rugged terrain surrounded by breathtaking beaches, a Spanish island located just off the coast…

ibiza-romantic-holiday-break

For years Ibiza has been synonymous with raving and misbehaving, but, as he turns 30, Ben Rhodes is more than happy to swap Es for Zs and discover the laid back side of the White Isle on a romantic break for two. (Photos Olivia Saunders). Glow stick? Party whistle? Hot…