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.

Ben Holbrook winds a wine-addled course through Cantabria, calling in at many a sumptuous palace, rustic vineyard, cobbled town and other places of interest en route. Join him as he hears the locals’ stories… Situated on the Bay of Biscay and nuzzled between the regions of Castile and León, Asturias,…

Just two hours from Muscat, and six hours drive from Dubai (border crossing permitting) lies the breathtaking Wadi Nakhar Canyon. Emma Mehrabanpour checks out Oman’s answer to Arizona’s finest…. The sun was setting fast, splashing orange and red all over the sky as it hurtled towards the horizon. As our…

Our Spain travel expert, Ben Holbrook, takes a bimble through North Spain’s enigmatic Basque Country and reports back on some of the region’s very best places to visit… usually with a wine glass in hand. Check his itinerary below. Straddling the border between Spain and France, northern Spain’s Basque Country boasts…

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…

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…