In addition to our streetwise city guides, Urban Travel Blog’s collective of on-the-ground travel writers constantly update our blog with a number of regular and special features. Read on and be inspired not just to love – but to live – the city.
At Urban Travel Blog we prefer to experience a city, than simply see it. In these regular features our travel writers report on some of the most exciting, fun and/or insightful experiences on offer in cities around the world. Read up on Communist capers in Krakow, ghost tours in London town, Berlin’s balmy beach bars and much more!
The Painting’s On The Wall: New York Graffiti Tour
Meets, Shoots & Leaves: Photo Dating in London
Some Like It Hot: Budapest’s Thermal Baths
That’s The Spirit: Whiskey Tasting in Edinburgh
The Bullets Rain: Urban Gaming in London
More adventures in our Experiences category.
Travel needn’t mean performing a tick-box circuit of centuries-old cathedrals and ‘must-see’ museums. With our regular Trends features, Urban Travel Blog aims to lift the lid on the latest fads, fashions and crazes on the continent and beyond to give you something worth flying for. From ‘Glamping’ in Alicante to Turbo Golf in Warsaw we’ll keep you on the cutting edge of travel.
The Inside Story: The Rise of Prison Tourism in Bolivia & Beyond
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: London’s Pop Up Restaurants & Bars
Bloc Rockin’ Beats: Festivals for Thirty Somethings
The New Klezmers of Krakow: A Jewish Folk Music Makeover in Poland
More adventures in our Trends category.
One Blurry Night in…
Whereas most nightlife features are written by geriatric walking-stick touting travel writers, based on a bit of local hearsay or an out-of-date guidebook, we are going straight for the jugular with our series of nocturnal adventures in cities around Europe and the world! Our brave reporters aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty, and their livers damaged, as they drop in on the hippest hotspots, fearlessly imbibe the regional poisons and engage the locals in conversation (and more if possible!), all in the name of nightlife journalism.
More nocturnal adventures in our Nightlife category.
Climate change and global awareness are already having a major impact on the way we travel, and that is set to increase as saving the planet becomes everyone’s top priority. In our Green Light features we will investigate some of the ways we can travel and look after Mother Earth simultaneously, be it working on dolphin reserves in Croatia or staying in subsistence farms in Greece. We also speak to some of the people making a difference around the world.
More environmentally-friendly adventures in our Green & Eco Travel category.
Every city has its unique selling points and specialties – and we propose to celebrate them! In our regular Top Five slot, our travel writers cut to the chase and dish the dirt on the very best… microbreweries in Prague, rooftops bars in Madrid, organic markets in Amsterdam, beer gardens in Bristol, bizarre statues in Vilnius and more.
More essential travel compilations in our Top Fives category.
Often even the most talented wordsmith can’t paint the mood and the magic of a new place the way a trained lens can. In our photo essays we publish travel photography that captures the essence of a specific place, street, time or aspect of our city wanderings: such as the spectacular Correfoc (“fire runs”) of Catalonia or the faded allure of Porto’s weary portals.
More photographic journeys in our Photo Stories category.
As well as our regular features above, Urban Travel Blog also publishes special features each month covering diverse travel destinations, hot topics and anything else our team of bloggers encounter as they roam around the globe.
101 Dalmations: Croatia Island Hopping
Twisted Firestarters: Burning Man Report & Survival Tips
Ibiza Under The Covers: The Romantic Side of the White Isle
Make For The Monasteries: Cycling Breaks in Armenia
More travel reports in our Special Features category.
To complement our stories and adventures we also publish insider guides, aka “The Juice”, to our favourite urban hotspots, perfect for planning a long weekend in the city. You can browse the category listings or click here for an A-Z list of the cities we’ve covered if you prefer to browse alphabetically. And, for the truly dedicated city slicker, we’re also now publishing “In The Zone” District Guides for a more in depth look at uberhip barrios like Kreuzberg in Berlin, Gazi in Athens and Raval in Barcelona. If you’ve seen the sights already, and just want to hang out Bohemian style make sure you bookmark these!
To keep up to date with our latest posts and news, sign up for our RSS feed, “like” our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter. The Editor also scribbles a few words every couple of months in his From The Editor column, whilst we also give our industry partners and friends a voice in our Guest posts section.
If you are a travel writer (published or aspiring) with a great idea for a feature, then pitch your proposal to the editor along with a short bio/CV and some samples of your work.
For more recommended reading see our list of favourite travel websites and blogs.