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.

Marissa Tejada is invited to the island of Fuerteventura by Hotel Elba Palace Golf to test out their new Gourmet & Volcanic Breaks, discovering strong breezes – and cheeses – as she goes. With its volcanic, rugged terrain surrounded by breathtaking beaches, a Spanish island located just off the coast…

Our Senior Contributor Chris Osburn recently hopped a quickie return flight from London Heathrow to Fiumicino Airport in Rome for an overnight visit, compliments of British Airways… but where did he stick his six pins? A free holiday you’re thinking? Not quite, because I was on a mission… The folks…

America’s famously freaky and free-spirited festival in the Black Rock Desert is a rite of passage for many, who make the pilgrimmage from all over the world to attend. We send our correspondent Ben Rhodes to see if it lives up to the hype. Imagine a place where there is no concept of…

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…

Originally semi-legal bars set up in abandoned courtyards, Budapest's kerts have been the city's favourite summer hang outs for well over a decade. But today these so called 'ruin pubs' are evolving into much more than beer gardens..