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.

World’s Longest Tunnel Slide Opening at Sculptural London Monument

Experience monumental sculpture like you never have before with a new 15-story tunnel slide that spirals around London’s ArcelorMittal Orbit monument, set to ...

House of Eternal Return: Trippy Exhibit Owned by George RR Martin

Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin purchased a sprawling abandoned bowling alley in Santa Fe, New Mexico so an art collective called Meow Wolf could ...

Time Travel in China: Photos Reveal A Century of Dramatic Growth

Few nations have experienced quite the explosive rate of growth over the last century as China, and a new photo series shows us just how dramatic those changes ...

Expanding the ISS: Inflatable Space Hotel Room Sent into Orbit

A new space hotel room will be the first addition to the International Space Station in years, part of a test to see whether inflatable rooms can serve as more ...

First Time in 100 Years: Forbidden City’s Secret Garden to Open

The Forbidden City in Beijing, China, is one of the most-visited landmarks in the world, but now its secret garden, closed to the public for close to a ...

Talking Points: 12 Odd Japanese Safety & Traffic Cones

Plastic safety cones have become so ubiquitous along Japan's roadways, unusual measures have been taken to ensure they stand out amongst the crowd.

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Get Booked: ‘A Burglar’s Guide to the City’ by Geoff Manaugh

Take a break and enter the world of urban villains, who see and seek out hidden opportunities in built environments, forever on the lookout for architectural ...

Sleep with Sharks: 10 of the World’s Most Extreme AirBNBs

After a long day of traveling and sightseeing, how does a relaxing evening sleeping in a shark tank, a subterranean vault filled with human skeletons or the ...

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Presidential Graveyard: 43 Colossal Statues Crumble in a Field

Nearly every single President of the United States, from George Washington through George W. Bush, sits in a dead field in Virginia, some with the tops of ...

Beyond the Glass Ceiling: 14 Houses & Hotels Made for Stargazing

Watch for shooting stars and identify constellations from the comfort of a warm and cozy bed in rooms designed to provide nearly unfettered access to the sky, ...

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