Archived Articles: Destinations & Sights

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.

Destination Design: 12 Forward-Thinking Modern Hotels

Whether by totally transforming a city’s skyline, subverting old standards of hotel architecture or creatively reclaiming historic structures, these 12 ...

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End of the World Cinema Abandoned in the Egyptian Desert

In the middle of Egypt’s inhospitable Sinai Desert, stacked on a rocky hillside overlooking a pile of sticks, row after row of worn wooden movie theater ...

Drowned Towns: 10 Underwater Ghost Cities & Buildings

Mildewed crosses, lonely spires, barely-visible stone foundations and rusting bed frames are all that’s left to show for these 10 intentionally submerged ...

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Mountaintop Tent: Airlifted Alpine Retreat Built at 8,000 Feet

Created as a tribute to a mountain guide killed in an tragic avalanche, this tent-shaped shelter of wood and steel was helicoptered in pieces and assembled at ...

Point & Click: Street Stencils Show Tourists Where to Shoot

Urban travelers love taking pictures, but ideal angles are not always obvious to visitors – many ultimately either stand in same hard-to-find spot or ...

12-Country Coalition: Building the Great Green Wall of Africa

The clock is ticking for the collaborative creation of a living green wall to span nearly 5,000 miles across the African continent, designed to slow or even ...

Pointing Nowhere: Mysterious Arrows in Remote Places

The remains of large concrete arrows can be found in patches of dirt and grass across the United States from New York to San Francisco. Many locals have ...

Secret Slums: Ramshackle Rooftop Villages of Hong Kong

These hidden shanty towns, often invisible from the streets below, sprawl like surrealist suburbs across the roofs of one of the most densely-populated and ...

Tree Tombs & Cliffside Coffins: 13 Unique Cemeteries

In America we have a seemingly endless succession of near-identical cemeteries, filled with orderly rows of bland stones that tell us nearly nothing about the ...

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Larger Than Life: 10 Monuments Honoring Nelson Mandela

Though Nelson Mandela's passing will spur the creation of memorials worldwide, a number of larger-than-life tributes are already extant or planned.

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