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.

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…

You don't need to take your clothes off to find out what really goes down in Amsterdam's infamous Red Light District. Duncan Rhodes gets all the juicy details on an insider tour run by former sex workers.

Closing times, huge queues, expensive bar tabs… Who needs it? Chris Osburn spurns another night out in London to live it up in the shires instead. The country house party has returned, and it’s in full swing. Terribly fun and mildly frisky, White Blackbird has been hosting swanked-up weekend getaways…

After hours of training, intrepid UTB explorer Sasha Arms is ready to take on all 13 museums of Frankfurt’s famous ‘Museumsufer’ embankment… The question is, are they ready for her? I practised my strategy for the Museumsufer challenge for several arduous days before my visit to Frankfurt. My friends wondered…