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.

Park(ing) Day 2014: Citizens Reclaim the Streets for Fun

On September 19th, 2014, residents of cities around the world rushed into the streets to reclaim what is rightfully theirs, taking urban spaces back for their ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Interactive Wonderland: Light Projection Art Animates Sydney

A series of dynamic light art installations have begun to take over the largest city in Australia, turning tunnels into painted bouquets and the converting ...

Valley of the Dolls: Missing People Replaced with Puppets

It sounds like the premise of a science fiction film, but deep in a rural valley of Japan there is a town where eerily lifelike dolls have been slowly ...

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 ...

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