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Van Gogh–Roosegaarde Starry Night Bike Path

In honor of the 125th anniversary of Vincent van Gogh’s death, Studio Roosegaarde designed this magical bike path inspired by “Starry Night.” The glow-in-the-dark cycling trail lights up the ground with swirls of blue and green that resemble the sky in van Gogh’s famous painting. A bright design, the path minimalizes the effect on the surrounding environment and eliminates the need for street lighting. Made just of concrete and faux ...

Hotel Daniel’s Loftcube Rooftop Suite

One of many Loftcubes by Studio Aisslinger, this design can be found on the rooftop of Hotel Daniel, a mid-century building in Graz, Austria. A complement to the neon balconies below, the contemporary suite is housed in glass, dark wooden slats, and a white rounded-edged frame. The design allows for privacy while opening up panoramic views of the city. Inside, the structure measures just 44 square meters, shy of 145 ...

Her Majesty’s Pleasure Day and Night Spa

Her Majesty’s Pleasure is an experimental day spa offering a touch of nightlife. The Canadian establishment includes the beauty salon alongside a café, retail boutique, bar, all housed on the ground level of a swanky condominium building in Toronto. Designed by the Canadian firm +tongtong, the hybrid space is unified by its bright palette and modern decor. Under the pitched roof and high ceilings, one will find shades of white ...

Toure de Palma Wine Hotel

Toure de Palma is a wine hotel in the Alentejo region of Portugal. Renovated by João Mendes Ribeiro, the Monforte, Portalegre resort now features a concrete-lined building where once there was a dilapidated barn. The updated spaces keeps the original shape while modernizing the structure and exterior. Additionally, the architect created new buildings to accommodate the many attractions of wine tourism. The hotel itself is a draw because of its ...

Best 5 Ski Resorts in Europe

Winter is coming, and that’s not a bad thing. Think Alpine vacation. Total cool and calm. You can find that and more at any of our five favorite ski resorts in Europe. More than your ordinary travel destination, these mountainside retreats promise a holistic experience of myriad of winter sports opportunities, stunning photography, and striking architecture. 1 – Verbier, Switzerland Known for superior skiing and freeriding, Verbier offers extreme natural ...

Houseboat Sauna Available for Rent in Finland

Saunalautta is a houseboat sauna now available for rent in Finland. Promising a wholly relaxing vacation, the seafaring spa includes a rooftop observation deck, a barbeque spit, bunk beds, and hammocks in addition to a sauna below. Made of recycled wood, the extravagant experience actually is humbly and sustainably crafted so guests can pamper themselves without environmental guilt.

Rural Tourism at Monte Novo da Cruz

The high-end hotel Monte Novo da Cruz can be found on the Alentejo Coast in Odemira, Portugal. The total property includes the owner’s home and a new guest building for family friends and people exploring in rural tourism. Designed by [i]da arquitecto, the contemporary addition provides outdoor dining and both rooftop and ground floor lounging areas. The relaxing space opens up the rooms to views of the sky and the ...

Explore Argentina in La Chanchita Rental Bus

La Chanchita is a 1966 Mercedes-Benz school bus that’s now in its second life as a rental motorhome. The retro design features a classic aluminum exterior and a wood-lined interior. Inside, travelers will find humble furnishings, running water, electricity, a small bathroom, and a wood stove. There’s enough space for a party of six people, so start calling up your friends to plan a journey into Argentina and beyond.

A New Kind of Flat: Topanga Cabin

This rustic cabin, located in Topanga Canyon in California, was designed by Mason St. Peter—a graduate of the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. While visiting a friend in a similar studio, St. Peter was inspired and began to work with the owner to create a space of their own using his materials. The exterior is sided with refurbished wood slats and filled with picturesque details like the ...

FORKS: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection

At the beginning of Allan Karl’s WorldRider adventure, his outwardly successful life is falling apart. He is divorced from his wife of seven years. He has abandoned his high-powered job at a media agency. He feels empty. The turn of events is the setup for a mid-life crisis, and maybe that is just what this book is about. But, Karl’s crazy idea is not some half-baked stunt; it’s a dream ...