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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.
Slippery When Wet: The UK's Top 10 Navigable Aqueducts
Sail on, inland sailor! Navigable aqueducts helped jump-start the industrial revolution at a time when railroads and commercial highways had yet to be invented.
Beauty & The Beach: SI's Top 10 Scenic Locations
This look at Sports Illustrated magazine's top 10 scenic shoot sites shows that behind every lovely lady there's a beautiful backdrop well worth a visit.
All Azure: The Monochromatic City of Chefchaoen, Morocco
Take a stroll through the city of Chefchaoen, Morocco, and you won't see much of anything that isn't painted blue, from walls and balcony rails to flower pots.
Hair Today: Turkey's Bizarre Subterranean Hair Museum
Cappadocia's cave homes have made it famous, but there is another, less well-known attraction there: a weird museum with 16,000 samples of human hair.
In De Nile: Revisiting Vintage Egypt Travel Posters
Cairo or bust! This Luxor-ious selection of vintage Egypt travel posters sheds a nostalgic light on the travel industry's biggest pyramid scheme.
Standing Tall: 24 Jaw-Dropping Rock Climbing Walls
Climbing walls allow one to clamber up and over obstacles in a socially acceptable manner, and still chalk it up as exercise. Here are some of the coolest.
13 Scary Sky-High Platforms & Observation Decks
A glass balcony on the Willis Tower, a vertigo-inducing overlook in Norway and 11 other towering platforms and observation decks offer views unlike any other.
The Hills Have Eyes: Joshua Tree's Spook-tacular Skull Rock
Skull Rock: this naturally formed, supernatural looking rock formation stares across an otherworldly landscape of tumbling tumbleweeds and twisted Joshua trees.
You Name It: The Biggest [Blanks] in the World!
Bigger is better and biggest is best! Here's a variety of the world's most fantastically gigantic objects and wonders:
Mexico's Creepiest Destination: Island of the Dolls
Deep in the swampy canals near Mexico City sits a tiny island full of forlorn toys. Created out of superstition, the island is like a nightmare come true.