Urban Travel Blog

Author: Chris Osburn

Chris Osburn is a freelance American writer and photographer based in London, and a regular contributor to Urban Travel Blog. His stories often bring to the fore his love of food and drink, whilst his photography has been exhibited around the world. More on Chris here.

With its galaxy of Michelin stars, many a foodie is drawn to San Sebastian to dine on exquisite delicacies. But on a tapas tour of the city, Chris Osburn discovers that decadence is available at even the most homely of pintxo bars… ‘Try the foie gras’. I was given this…

Words and photos by Chris Osburn Bright neon lights, fat American tourists and lots and lots of booze? Are we in Vegas? Not quite: welcome to downtown Nashville, y’all, where southern hospitality is alive and well. Beyond the neon glow and the cheap-ass souvenir shops, downtown Nashville offers a hyped-up…

No trip to Scotland’s capital would be complete without some extensive sampling of the nation’s favourite tipple. Chris Osburn heads over to The Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh for some shots, with a dash of circus. The king o’ drinks as I conceive it, Talisker, Isla or Glenlivet Robert Louis…

Words and photos Chris Osburn. Edinburgh’s port, Leith, offers visitors to this little slice of waterfront Scotland a microcosm of 21st century Britain. Post-industrial, mixed use, but largely residential with lots and lots of restaurants, pubs and bars and easily accessible from the city centre (just a short, cheap cab…

Words and photos by Chris Osburn. Lagos, Nigeria might not be the first choice for a city break. But, for the intrepid urbanite keen to experience some adventure, this west African mega-city rewards. From dancing the night away to some of the world’s most viciously addictive grooves to sampling the…