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…

covasna romania

Castles, Counts, caverns and (potentially) record-breaking chimney cakes… we sent our palinka-loving correspondent Josh Ferry-Woodard to track down the best things to see and do in Covasna, Romania. Covasna County is a beautiful, bucolic region of Transylvania. It’s a place largely untouched by the hands of change: where many families…

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…