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Can you imagine people would build a castle with their bare hands, complete with caverns, archways, and tunnels, only to have it destroyed by nature after a few months? Some guys from Colorado do exactly that – only they don’t build with bricks but with a whooping 20,000,000 pounds of ice.

It all started when Brent Christensen, the creator of the ice castle, had wanted to create an ice rink in …

[ Written by guest | 3 Feb 2014 | One Comment | ]

Following on from our recent post about faux facades and buildings that don’t exist, I stumbled upon these photos by photographer Kevin Bauman, a collection called 100 Abandoned Houses. I found them spooky, provoking and strangely addictive. They were shot in Detroit – the photographer’s hometown – and the project began over a decade ago when he began to notice a steady decline in some of the city’s neighbourhoods. This week …

[ Written by Frankie | 12 Dec 2013 | 9 Comments | ]

Burning Man Festival? We have already published a post about the reasons why every Travelette should attend this absurd event, held annually in the Black Rock Desert (Nevada), at least once in her life. Once did not cut it for me though, and after completing my third burn (which still makes me a baby Burner, as many people have been coming for fifteen years or more!), I have no intention to stop — …

[ Written by Marie C | 15 Sep 2013 | 7 Comments | ]

The streets of New York usually allow only two viewing directions: People either stare upwards or gaze down from the city’s skyscrapers, either looking to catch some rays of the rare sunlight or exploring the urban canyon far away from the noise of the busy streets.
But this wouldn’t be New York if it didn’t offer another perspective. Besides the streets, the subway, the skyline, and the skyscraper, there is another, …

[ Written by guest | 14 May 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

Imagine a tiny town in the high desert of far West Texas. A place that was once established as a water stop, named after a character from a novel, and that is now famous for art installations and mysterious ghost lights. Sounds intriguing? Welcome to the City of Marfa.

I first heard about this far away place when reading an article about the Prada store in Marfa. Yes, you heard right: …

[ Written by guest | 3 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]

New York is a city of superlatives – a place where everything is considered bigger, better, and brighter. It’s no surprise the city is home to one of the largest street art collections in the world: 5 Pointz. While graffiti and New York may be associated with dark backstreets somewhere deep in the Bronx, this world famous street art Mecca is located in an old warehouse complex in Queens.

The brightly …

[ Written by guest | 15 Feb 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

When visitors think of Las Vegas, naturally everything glitz and glamour will spring to their mind: streets lined with posh hotels, world-famous show attractions, and 24-hour nightlife. Towering above the crowds, billboards and high-tech video screens in colorful hues vie for the stunned visitor’s attention. And yet, one of the world’s most famous old-fashioned neon attractions is still located at the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip: Welcome to …

[ Written by guest | 30 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]

When I first visited Weeki Wachee Springs, I was seven years old and immediately fascinated with the place. I don’t quite remember the beautiful scenery, the palm trees, and the crystal clear water in detail but what really amazed me were the Weeki Wachee mermaids who dove in the spring and performed effortlessly on the underwater stage. They seemed perfectly at ease, holding their breath for several minutes, reaching for …

[ Written by guest | 11 Jan 2013 | 3 Comments | ]

When people think of Southern food in the United States comfort food tends to come to mind. But there is much more to be tasted than the fatty, fried, and greasy goodness of mac-and-cheese, fried chicken, and country-fried steak with biscuits and gravy. I spent this past summer, and then some, traveling across this culturally and historically rich region of America, and have discovered that the South is serving a …

[ Written by guest | 4 Jan 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

You are strong and beautiful, you stand tall, are full of surprises and you are famous around the world. Dear Grand Canyon, I have a confession to make… when I first saw you I got butterflies in my stomach, my legs were shaking and couldn’t stop staring at you… for hours! You got me and will remain in my heart forever….

My first trip to the grandest of canyons was about …

[ Written by guest | 9 Jul 2012 | 2 Comments | ]