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The 26 best things to do in Seattle this spring

The city’s most iconic buildings, parks, public art, and more for you to visit right now.

The Curbed guide to the world’s best design cities

Disney’s new Star Wars theme park opening dates announced

Fans of the iconic Star Wars franchise have been waiting with bated breath for more news about their fantasy turned reality: a Star Wars-themed park.

The Eater Guide to the Whole World

Eat like a local, everywhere

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The 21 best things to do in London if you love design

After you’ve visited Tower Bridge and ogled Big Ben, here are the less obvious architecture and design hotspots you shouldn’t miss.

15 beautiful urban staircases in the U.S.

When done right, public staircases turn from an afterthought to an Instagram hotspot, a delightful example of a city’s culture and style.

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The best things to do in Athens if you love design

Here are the 23 ancient ruins and contemporary wonders to see in the vibrant, teeming Greek capital—plus intel about what to skip.

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The 25 best things to do in Singapore if you love design

Sure, Marina Bay Sands is an eye-popper, but have you been to the city’s Kampong Glam neighborhood?

Architecture and design for travelers

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The 25 most colorful cities in the world

Nothing stokes wanderlust quite like a colorful photo, and some of the world’s most beautiful cities are awash in turquoise, lavender, golden yellows, and more.

The 9 best alternatives to Airbnb

From a vacation rental company that focuses on families to one that wants to combat racism, here are nine alternatives for your next vacation.

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27 ski resorts where you can camp in the parking lot

If previous generations of snowbirds sought to escape the snow, today’s #VanLife campers seek it out.

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The 19 best things to do in Vienna if you love design

From Baroque palaces to colorful cafes, the underrated Austrian capital is much more than schnitzel.

The Curbed guide to Southern California’s deserts

In LA’s backyard, the desert is anything but desolate

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Embrace winter with these 5 amazing ski-in/ski-out getaways

Slopeside lodging offers convenience, luxury, and epic views.

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The 25 best things to do in Rio de Janeiro if you love design

As any Carioca will tell you, "You must go to Rio." And when you’re in Rio, these are the key places to go, things to do, and views to take in.

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The 20 best things to do in Berlin if you love design

The German capital has it all, from dance clubs in former industrial spaces to art galleries in Brutalist ex-churches. A longtime Berliner reveals the best of the best.

$9.5M space hotel includes tiny sleeping pods for two

Houston-based technology start up Orion Span is currently working on Aurora Station, a fully modular space station that will function as an exclusive hotel.

National parks and the outdoors

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11 stellar observatories and planetariums in the U.S.

Here are 11 architecturally interesting planetariums and observatories that are sure to get you looking skyward.

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The 25 best things to do in Tel Aviv if you love design

Go for the Israeli city’s cache of Bauhaus buildings. Stay for its markets and beaches.

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The 30 best things to do in Paris if you love design

A native Parisian on the best courtyards, secret gardens, speakeasies, galleries, and more in the City of Light.

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The 20 best things to do in Milan if you love design

Locals and frequent visitors dish on their favorite haunts in Italy’s hotbed of design.

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National parks struggle amid government shutdown

Some of our most popular national parks are currently overrun with trash and human feces.

The 21 most spectacular theaters in the U.S.

From historic opera houses to a brand-new building in Chicago, these are the 21 most architecturally significant theaters in America.

Maldives luxury resort is powered entirely by solar panels

Located off one of the Maldives’ tiny tropical islands, the luxury resort’s main building has a roof built from solar panels arranged into a stepped pattern.

The essential guide to ski town architecture

The seven types of high-country buildings you’re sure to encounter in ski towns from Vermont to Whistler.

Cozy Copenhagen loft from Vipp is available to book

This bookable two-bedroom apartment in Copenhagen is hygge meets hip.

The Icehotel is back and as fantastical as ever

Every year for the past 28 years, the Icehotel has popped up in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, as a seasonal ode to architecture.

Minimalist shipping container hotel can travel around the world

Each container measures 130 square feet and has a bathroom, living area, and a white linen bed tucked into a nook by a picture window.

6 new ski hotels to enjoy this winter

This year’s class of hotels is an impressive group, from the long-awaited opening of the new Snowmass Base Village in Colorado to an affordable, boutique option in British Columbia.

Tourist-magnet ‘I Amsterdam’ sign has been removed

A petition from Amsterdam city councillor Femke Roosma claimed the sculpture was attracting mass tourism and promoting the wrong vision for the city.

Shanghai luxury hotel is built inside an abandoned quarry

Of the hotel’s 18 floors, just two sit above ground with the rest descending 290 feet below.

9 top holiday markets around the U.S.

If a trip to Europe isn’t in the cards this holiday season, don’t fret. We’ve rounded up the best outdoor markets in the U.S. to visit this holiday season.

World’s most Instagrammable castle can be yours for $18.3M

The Sammezzano castle, a glorious technicolor estate in Italy’s Tuscany region is now on the market.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa has straightened its posture a bit

The Italian monument, famed for its precarious tilt, has straightened nearly 1.5 inches since 2001.