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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.
Floating on Ephemerisle: Seasteading Event ala Burning Man
Potentially even more challenging than harsh heat and dust storms of Burning Man: Emphermisle, a temporary autonomous zone on the water.
Roaming Market: Modern Update on 16th Century Tradition
A colorful cart with a rooftop stage and a built-in seating area for chess based on 16th-century pageant carts promotes the Waterloo district of London.
Botel: Floating Hotel with Modular Detachable Room Boats
Instead of static spaces, the unique sleeping areas in this hotel are dynamic vehicles you can use to depart the core structure in which you are staying.
Test Your Geography Skills with Google Maps Game
Guess what city - or even what continent - the geography game GeoGuessr has dropped you into using nothing more than images from Google Maps.
Submerged Cities: 7 Underwater Wonders of the World
From the remains of Cleopatra's castle to the lost graves of towns inhabited a mere fifty years ago, these submerged wonders hide ruins under seas and rivers.
7 Top-Secret Architectural Wonders of the World
These seven secret architectural wonders house weapons facilities, bunkers, anonymous societies and dazzling temples in hidden spaces just out of sight.
Sleeping Around: Pop-Up Hotel in a Shipping Container
The Sleeping Around hotel is made from six reclaimed shipping containers, and can go nearly anywhere travelers like, from river banks to busy cities.
7 Destroyed Architectural Wonders of the Modern World
These 7 destroyed wonders of recent architectural history once served as powerful symbols or landmarks, but were taken down by fire, war and other misfortunes.
Exotic Green Getaway: Lush Villa Made of Local Materials
The Alila Villas in Bali blend modern and traditional architectural elements in a resort made of locally sourced materials, honoring the natural setting.
Frightening Archaeological Finds: 15 Odd Human Remains
Screaming mummies, suspected vampires, headless vikings and human bones turned into household tools are among the 15 most fascinating archaeological finds.