Trend

From pop up restaurants in London and the rise of coffee culture in Colombia, to eating frozen yoghurt in Athens and stand up paddling in Ljubljana we report on the latest trends, fads and original things to do in cities around the world. Keep your finger on the pulse with Urban Travel Blog.

Thought port was only for grandparents and Christmas? Think again. In Portugal, a wave of forward-thinking producers are championing both new wines – and new ways of enjoying of them. Duncan Rhodes reports. After a hard morning’s grape picking I’m kicking back on a boat on the river Douro, admiring…

This summer Brits have been flocking to parks, castles and riversides to watch cinema under the stars. Unlike Saturday night at the movies however, Sasha Arms does care which picture she sees… (photos by Nomad Cinema) The UK is a big fan of just about anything that can ‘pop up’…

london-view-peckham

Despite being virtually unknown, hard-to-find and gone-in-a-flash, London’s pop up restaurants are the capital’s latest food phenomenon. Sasha Arms, editor of Foodie Magazine, previews the best for summer 2011. It’s time to admit it. Pop up restaurants in London are now well and truly embedded into the city’s culinary landscape,…

Closing times, huge queues, expensive bar tabs… Who needs it? Chris Osburn spurns another night out in London to live it up in the shires instead. The country house party has returned, and it’s in full swing. Terribly fun and mildly frisky, White Blackbird has been hosting swanked-up weekend getaways…

Whilst millions flock to historic prisons like Alcatraz and S-21 every year, Sasha Arms reports on one of the 21st Century’s most bewildering and controversial travel trends: visiting inmates at high security foreign jails. Defunct prisons have long made for unlikely success stories in the world of tourism: sites like…