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.

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 ...

Scattered Marbles: 10 Smashed, Bashed & Trashed Statues

As our age's great and powerful leaders rise and fall, so do the narcissistic, now Ozymandias-like statues they raised to celebrate their fleeting triumph.

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Metro Koi: Thousands of Fish Occupy Abandoned Bangkok Mall

Built, closed, partially demolished, boarded up and ultimately deserted, the New World Mall in the capital city of Thailand has become home a strange and ...

Exclucity: Unique GoPro Footage of Pyongyang, North Korea

Notoriously restrictive of the media, the North Korean government surprisingly granted the request of an outsider seeking to shoot a virtually unprecedented ...

Bizarre Cities: 7 More Strange Urban Wonders of the World

A retirement community for circus freaks, a village of Chinese dwarves and a gated community for people who claim to speak to the dead are among the ...

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Bounce Below: World’s Largest Underground Cave Trampoline

Deep in a former Welsh slate quarry mining cavern twice the size of St. Paul’s Cathedral, children and adults alike gleefully jump up and down on a ...

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