Special Feature

Welcome to our Special Features category of travel posts. This is where you’ll find our more in depth reports on various aspects of urban travel (and the occasional day trip or getaway!). This category is often twinned with our “experience”, “trend” and (coming soon) “escape” categories.

hull-uk-city-of-culture-2017

Live symphonic film scores, street art installations, Shakespearean theatre and the return of The Spiders from Mars are all on the agenda during Hull’s reign as the UK’s cultural capital. Josh Ferry-Woodard reports. ‘Everyone back to ours’ is the fitting slogan for Hull’s 2017 City of Culture campaign. Thousands of…

galicia things to do

The home of Christendom’s third most sacred city is also rife with black magic & superstition, as The Editor discovers on a journey to Galicia. Drinking a queimada for luck he visits Santiago, Cathedrals Beach and tries the local cuisine… A bit like the Basque Country, Galicia is one of…

asturias highlights

The Editor discovers a natural paradise in North Spain, with spectacular unspoiled beaches, a fun-loving capital, romantic fishing villages… and plenty of fermented apple juice. “Cider is the star of the Asturian gastronomy… not only because of the production, but also because of the culture it involves, and the way…

cantabria things to do spain

The Editor encounters epic mountain ranges, prehistoric cave paintings, rugged coastline and pretty towns on his travels in Northern Spain, as Cantabria proves to be the holiday that the weather can’t spoil… The whole of Green Spain is a paradise for nature lovers, but nowhere in my journeys across these four northern coastal…

basque country things to do

As part of his trip along Spain’s unspoiled Northern coastline, Duncan Rhodes explores the ancient land and culture of the Basques, discovering first hand both its natural beauty and its spirited cities and towns… “Everyone who has visited the Basque Country longs to return; it is a blessed land.” So…