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.

They’ve taken place in New York, LA, Chicago, Paris, Vienna and, now in 2010, in London. StreetWars is a three-week long water assassination competition and our reporter, Sameer Patel, is a marked man. (Photos by RJ Fernandez, released courtesy of The Shadow Government). Monday morning, a ringing wakes me up.…

Insane in the bike lane? James Ashford joins 1,399 other cyclists in a 120 mile night ride from London to Dunwich… and what could be more refreshing at the end of the journey than an early morning swim?  I’m going to the pub tonight, specifically the Inn on the Park…

For years Ibiza has been synonymous with raving and misbehaving, but, as he turns 30, Ben Rhodes is more than happy to swap Es for Zs and discover the laid back side of the White Isle on a romantic break for two. (Photos Olivia Saunders). Glow stick? Party whistle? Hot…

Whilst millions flock to historic prisons like Alcatraz and S-21 every year, Sasha Arms reports on one of the 21st Century’s most bewildering and controversial travel trends: visiting inmates at high security foreign jails. Defunct prisons have long made for unlikely success stories in the world of tourism: sites like…

…but plenty of dubstep and pounding techno. James Ashford packs his zimmerframe and heads to Bloc Weekend; one of numerous UK festivals that cater for Old Age Party-goers. (Photos by Freya Van Lessen). So I’m dozing in a slightly musty tent, my legs still caked in mud from the night…