Archived Articles from Travel & Places
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.
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.
Tentsile: Extreme Travel Tree Tents Hang Like Hammocks
Tensile treehouse shelters take extreme camping further, allowing you to loft a portable residence amid any forest, above water, mud, sand or sheer void.
Maldives & More: 12 Envy-Worthy Resorts of the Rich
If you're feeling flush, these images of luxurious island resorts might incite you to book a vacation; the rest of us will have to settle for photos and dreams.
Engineering Marvel: The Mysterious Ruins of Nan Madol
The ancient city of Nan Madol is an engineering marvel, built on top of a coral reef in the Pacific Ocean. No one knows how the builders moved the massive rocks.
Monastic Marvels: 12 Cliffside & Mountaintop Monasteries
Precariously perched on mountain tops and into the sides of sheer cliffs, these dramatic monasteries are difficult to reach, but offer incredible views.
Utopian 'Private City' Envisioned as Crime-Free Oasis
A private city surrounded by white walls is envisioned as a crime-free paradise away from the realities of homicide-plagued Guatemala City. But is it realistic?
Shops Pop Up Around Basement Windows in Urban Sofia
After the fall of communism, entrepreneurs in Sofia, Bulgaria, beat high storefront rents by opening tiny convenience stores around basement windows.
Star Wars IV Survives: Real Life Tatooine Located in Tunisia
Yes, you can spend the night in Luke Skywalker's home, see the hermit habitat of Obi-Wan Kenobi up close, and view other remnants of the original Star Wars movie.
Video Tours Take You Around the World in Just One Minute
Even if you can't afford a trip around the world, these three short films will show you just what it is like to visit 11 countries in 44 days.
Deserted Double Decker: OZ Outback's Busted Bus
Think the daily grind on public transit is commuter hell? Try taking a double-decker bus for a drive in the Australian Outback... just don't try taking it back.