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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.
Abandoned Quarry to Ice World: Pit Reclaimed as Resort
China is set to get yet another quarry-turned-resort in an ambitious project by Coop Himmelb(l)au architecture, transforming an abandoned mining pit into an ...
Human Interest: Homeless Dogs Given Hope-Filled Balloons
In a unique urban intervention, two college students took and attached a series of balloons marked with written phrases to stray canines Santiago, Chile. The ...
Peking Yuck: The 9 Worst Statues In China
These 9 Chinese statues are so awful, many were demolished within days of their unveiling after enduring scorn and ridicule by the People's Republic's people.
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Floating on Ephemerisle: Seasteading Event ala Burning Man
Potentially even more challenging than harsh heat and dust storms of Burning Man: Emphermisle, a temporary autonomous zone on the water.
Roaming Market: Modern Update on 16th Century Tradition
A colorful cart with a rooftop stage and a built-in seating area for chess based on 16th-century pageant carts promotes the Waterloo district of London.
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.
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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 ...
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.
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