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.

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…

This summer Brits have been flocking to parks, castles and riversides to watch cinema under the stars. Unlike Saturday night at the movies however, Sasha Arms does care which picture she sees… (photos by Nomad Cinema) The UK is a big fan of just about anything that can ‘pop up’…

Imported sand, polluted waters and factory vistas. The Bahamas is ain’t, but Craig Robinson discovers that, nonetheless, he does love to be beside the Spree-side. Come join him for a Pina Colada… The nearest ocean to Berlin is over 200km away — and North Sea beaches aren’t known for Caribbean…