Archived Articles: Travel

Whether you want to travel the world in luxury and style or take steps and streets off of the beaten bath, there is sure to be a unique, offbeat and amazing hostel, hotel or resort in this section to suit your desires. From spacious urban retreats to cozy remote treehouses:

Transformer Hotel: Tiny Room Showcases Convertible Furniture

Deploying three novel pieces of multipurpose furniture, this 240-square-foot space manages to pack in all kinds of secrets, surprises and amenities for guests ...

7,000 LEDs to Cast Sistine Chapel Ceiling in Bright New Light

For 500 years, visitors were able to see Michelangelo’s famous 6,000-square-foot painting bathed in natural light, but for the last 3 decades they have ...

Radiotopia Fundraiser: Support 7 Story-Centric PRX Podcasts

Last year, Roman Mars of 99% Invisible and PRX broke records, raising $375,000 with a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign – this year, ...

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Looking Sharp: Blade-Like Bridge Slices Through the Air

Five blade-like beams slice into the sky when this cantilevered footbridge in London’s Merchant Square rises to make way for boats moving along the Grand ...

Park(ing) Day 2014: Citizens Reclaim the Streets for Fun

On September 19th, 2014, residents of cities around the world rushed into the streets to reclaim what is rightfully theirs, taking urban spaces back for their ...

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Racing Pigeons: Garbage City Hosts World’s Oddest Pastime

In the trash-ridden outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, precariously lofted structures rise up on stilts, home to birds that, come sunset, are set loose as the strange ...

Top of the World: 9 Incredible POV Climbs & Dizzying Selfies

Your stomach will drop just looking at the stunning photos captured by some of the world’s most daring urban explorers, who scale insanely high towers ...

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Urban Surfing: City Dwellers Catch Radical Artificial Waves

Until recently, anyone who wanted to surf the artificial waves in a river in Munich’s English Garden had to do so under cover of night, with one eye on ...

Taken by the TSA: 13 Strange Items Confiscated at Airports

If you think you can smuggle a sword cleverly concealed inside a cane, a lipstick that’s actually a taser, pigeons wrapped in newspaper or nylon bags ...

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Crowdsourced Data Reveals Most Beautiful Urban Walking Routes

Using a mapping algorithm coupled with citizen reviews of sights and scenery, a team of researchers has developed a way to choose paths through cities based on ...

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