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.

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..

Melbourne’s new Bike Share scheme is great value for money and it’s not just for commuters. Richard Tulloch enjoys a whistle stop tour of his birth city for the price of a bottle of water… and invites UTB readers along for the ride. I’m a tightwad traveller. I shun expensive…

Korea Town, Angels Flight, the Mexican historic zone and a resurgent Financial District, full of bars and restaurants, are just some of the alternative attractions of LA… you just need to buy a ticket for the subway, says Vince Robbins. Whether you’re travelling to Tokyo, Mount Everest, or the moon,…

With three times more hectares dedicated to viticulture than Bordeaux, and better weather, isn’t it time winos started visiting the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France? Sasha Arms indulges in a drop of eno-tourism. There are some disagreeable and slightly galling misconceptions about France and wine that need to be redressed. Number…