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.

For years Colombians have exported all their best beans, preferring to sip on sugary ‘tinto’ instead of real coffee. In Bogota however a revolution is brewing, and James Pengelley is keen to meet those who are stirring it up… The first word on most peoples’ lips when conversation turns to…

We’ve all followed a man with an umbrella around a city’s major sights, but Barcelona now offers a slew of specialist tours. Marissa Tejada signs up for a shopping tour, that incorporates design, fashion and food into its agenda… To block the glare of the Mediterranean sun, personal tour guide…

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…