Archived Articles: Travel

Sometimes it is simply good to get away and go someplace new, but traveling there directly is not always possible. WebUrbanist brings some of the most exotic travel destinations and incredible private islands, luxury resorts but also the most remote, uninhabited and abandoned islands and locations on the planet - some of these you may explore in person some day but some you may never seen or hear from again.

Glacier City: Icelandic Ice Cap Carved Out for Year-Round Use

Burrowing hundreds of feet into the second-largest glacier in Europe, the world’s largest system of ice tunnels and spaces (including a chapel and cafe ...

Rooftop Recreation: 12 Vertigo-Inducing Sky-High Hangouts

Test your tolerance for stomach-churning heights by dangling over the edge of the western hemisphere’s tallest freestanding tower, zip lining high above ...

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Converted Crane: 150-Foot-Tall Dutch Hotel Spins in the Wind

Featuring three suites toward its peak (and a spa pool to top it off), this boutique hotel is situated in one of the tallest and oldest maritime cranes in ...

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Aerial Urbex: 7 Difficult Deserted Places Filmed with Drones

Drones have changed the landscape of urban exploration and building infiltration, allowing their navigators access to toxic, irradiated, forbidden and ...

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Networks of New York: Field Guide to Internet Infrastructure

We tend to think of the internet as something akin to aether, present all around us in the void – or perhaps something traveling down a series of tubes ...

Curious Collections: 15 of the World’s Weirdest Museums

You might wonder why anyone would pay money to gaze at collections of dog collars, toilets, packets of ramen and mammalian penises in jars, but one thing ...

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Faceted Facade: Crystaline Hotel Shaped Like Amethyst Geode

Grand or gaudy, brilliant or just big, this giant-sized, crystal-styled structure is to be the first in a series of gemstone-inspired hotels in which guest ...

Town in a Tower: 14-Floor Highrise Houses Whole Alaskan Hamlet

High-minded Modernists of the mid-1900s envisioned futuristic all-in-one cities in the sky where we would work, place, live and love, but would have been ...

Snoozeboxes: Mobile Container Hotels Travel by Truck & Rail

Modular, stackable and robust, these cargo containers may not look like much on the outside but provide surprisingly refined accommodations inside and can be ...

Last Stop: Photo Book Documents 150 Vanishing US Rest Stops

For the last five years, this photographer has been traveling around the United States and capturing an eclectic but dying breed of roadside architecture: the ...

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