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.

Language learning holidays are one of the most authentic and fun ways to slow travel. We take a look at some of the best schools in Barcelona for learning Spanish…. Whether you fancy taking a short crash course in Spanish, while exploring everything Barcelona has to offer (which is a…

Driving Communist-era Trabants in Dresden, climbing Bolt Tower in Ostrava (yes, it is named after Usain!) and attending a literary festival in Kosice… Josh Ferry-Woodard journeys to Germany, Czech Republic and Slovakia by train. Dresden: Dolls & a Trabant Safari “Anarchists and bohemians made this neighbourhood what it is today,”…

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From the capital Vilnius to the Curonian spit, Josh Ferry Woodard takes a whistle stop tour of the best places to visit in Lithuania. On the way he experiences street art, saunas and saltibarsciai soup… and that’s just for starters. “Here in Lithuania, everybody forages for mushrooms and berries,” said…

After exploring the charms of Santiago de Compostela, Ben Holbrook takes a tour of the region’s palatial Pazos, indulging in a bit of wine tasting whenever the occasion allows… join him in this unique corner of Spain. “I am going to show you one of the most beautiful cities in…

A land of seaside villages, surf cities, spectacular windswept beaches and serious ciderhouses, Ben Holbrook explores the best things to do and places to visit in Spain’s ‘Natural Paradise’. “In Asturias we really know how to eat,” chuckled Ernesto as he poured me another glass of red wine. We’d only…