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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.
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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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 ...
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.
Water Worlds: 15 Real Floating Towns & Ocean Cities
Houses on stilts, man-made islands, floating vegetable gardens and canals instead of streets: these communities eschew land for the world of water.
Scary Seas: 21 Terrifying Deep Ocean Creatures
Any expedition to the deep ocean depths is incredibly expensive, and returns with a host of strange and terrifying new species.
Comic Con & Beyond: 18 Mesmerizing Convention Costumes
The elevation of Comic Con from a niche event for super dorks has had an unintended consequence: cosplaying has become extremely competitive.
What the Phonics? Device Pronounces Street Names
An interactive project called 'What the Phonics' installs speakers at Copenhagen intersections, demonstrating how to pronounce difficult street names.