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.

Roller Coaster for Cars: Steep Bridge in Japan is Almost Vertical

You’d likely feel more than a little trepidation approaching this bridge head-on, wondering how in the world your car is going to drive straight up a ...

McSki: Lovin’ It at a Ski-Through McDonalds in Sweden

You barely have to stop on your way down the slope to grab a burger and fries at the McDonalds ski-through window, located on a popular resort in northwest ...

Super-Deluxe Swim Platform: Rent This DIY Floating Sauna

In Finland, where the tradition of sitting in steamy saunas is even more appealing in frigid winter, a group of enterprising DIYers has built their own ...

Bike Autobahn: Germany’s 60-Mile Highway for Cyclists Only

Germany is already home to the world’s best-known superhighway, the Autobahn, and now cyclists have 60 miles of breathtaking scenery reclaimed from disused ...

Mountaintop Viewing Walkway Culminates in 300-Foot-Long Slide

After winding their way up a hundred-foot-tall pathway in the Czech Republic set atop a mountain peak (itself located over 3,000 feet above sea level), ...

World’s Most Soothing Soaks: 10 Otherworldly Hot Springs

When the weather outside is frightful, there are few things so tempting as calling in sick to work and heading to a natural hot springs spa to soak in warm ...

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Last Stop: 2,800 Drowned NYC Subway Cars Turned Marine Habitats

Since the early 2000s, decommissioned New York City subway cars have been seeded into the waters around New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia and other eastern ...

Unknown NYC: 12 Hidden Sights in America’s Cultural Hub

The hordes of tourists glomming onto New York City’s most famous sights likely won’t notice the wild acid-green parakeets of Brooklyn, the strange ...

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Sick Transit: 10 of The World’s Germiest Tourist Attractions

Caught the travel bug? Visit the world's 10 filthiest, germiest tourist attractions and you could catch much, much more than you bargained for!

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Fortified Farms: In the Svanti Mountains Every Home is a Castle

Facing threats from all sides, the Svans of Georgia became highland gatekeepers of their mountain passes, each distributed dwelling turned into a ...

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