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.

Creative 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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Cargo Spotting: Field Guide to 20MM Global Shipping Containers

Shipping containers pass by us daily on trucks, trains and ships, carrying 90% of the world’s non-bulk cargo with them, but if you have ever wondered ...

Natural Luxury: Iceland’s Eco-Friendly Northern Lights Hotel

Iceland has become quite the tourist destination for world travelers thanks to its ethereal landscapes, amazing history, unique culture, and unspoilt views of ...

High-Tech Hobos: Train-Hopping Vagabonds of the Digital Age

Traveling light takes on new meaning when jumping trains, as does the limited battery life of mobile devices – just like the rest of us, hitchhikers and ...

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