Archived Articles: Travel

From food to art and history and architecture, traveling somewhere is one thing - experiencing that place is another. Skip the tourist stops and delve right into the local dive bar, kitsch cafe, modern culture, ancient ruins or other attraction to get a real sense of what it is like to live, breath, eat and sleep the history of a place.

World’s Littlest Skyscraper Scam: Con Man Used Inches, Not Feet

Perhaps the greatest cons of all time are those that manage to hold up in court, like the case of the world’s smallest skyscraper, a building sold to ...

Liberty City: Inside an Urban Governmental Drone Test Complex

If you have ever wondered how and where the Department Homeland Security evaluates drones for real-world applications, this Freedom of Information Act request ...

Sweet Dreams: Nightmare Robots Replace Hotel Employees

In this edition of ‘Androids Are After Our Jobs,’ a Japanese hotel replaces all of its front desk clerks, porters and other employees with robots, ...

Extreme Camping: 16 Out-There & Open-Air Accommodations

Dangle thousands of feet above the bottom of a canyon, take in the Pacific Ocean from a human nest, view the Northern Lights from a transparent igloo or spend ...

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Floatel: Modular Floating Hotel Rooms Provide Portable Privacy

Combining centralized shared spaces like a conventional hotel and the mobility of a catamaran, this award-winning hybrid combines elements of community ...

Fault Creep: Tectonic Motion is Slowly Tearing this Town in Two

Located along a tectonic fault, the town of Hollister, California, acts like an earthquake in slow motion, its surfaces slipping past one another along a ...

Scary Skylodge: Geometric Glass Hotel Pod Clings to a Cliff

Clinging to a craggy cliff like an oversized artificial barnacle, this pod is only accessible to those willing to scale the 400-foot rock face from the base of ...

Church ‘Champing': Spend a Night in a Historic British Chapel

Spend an entire night climbing bell towers, composing your own sermons from a pulpit, examining historic artifacts up close or virtually anything else you want ...

Anti-Gravity Hotel: Sleep Suspended in Levitating Space Suit

If various aches and pains or a childhood fantasy about being an astronaut make you wish you could sleep in antigravity, here’s a way to make it happen ...

Life After Apocalypse: 8 Seed Banks Saving Up for the Future

By some predictions, Earth will become nearly uninhabitable within just a few generations – and between now and then, one of the most damaging events ...

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