A World Heritage Site Railway Route Through The Swiss Alps
Dec27

A World Heritage Site Railway Route Through The Swiss Alps

Added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 2008, the Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes, brings together two historic railway lines that cross the Swiss Alps through two passes. Opened in 1904, the Albula line in the north-western part of the property is 67 km long. It features an impressive set of structures including 42 tunnels and covered galleries and 144 viaducts and bridges. The 61 km Bernina pass line...

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384ft-Tall Apartment Tower To Be World’s First Building Covered In Evergreen Trees
Nov16

384ft-Tall Apartment Tower To Be World’s First Building Covered In Evergreen Trees

Stefano Boeri, an Italian architect with an affinity for innovative green structures, is set to build a 117m-tall (384ft) apartment tower in Lausanne, Switzerland, that will be the first building in the world to be covered in evergreen trees. The 36-story green tower, aptly named “La Tour des Cedres” (The Tower of Cedars), will be home to more than 100 trees, 6,000 shrubs and 18,000 plants spread over roughly 3,000 square meters of...

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20+ Of The Most Secluded Hotels In The World
Aug14

20+ Of The Most Secluded Hotels In The World

Perfect for people who hate people! 1. Explora Patagonia in Patagonia, Chile Explora Patagonia / Via kiplingandclark.com Explora Patagonia / Via knowmadadventures.com-blog/chile-luxury-travel-deal/ Explora Patagonia / Via blacktomato.com-lodge-chile/ On the shore of Chile’s Lake Pehoé and the Cordillera Paine mountains, Explora Patagonia is pretty much the most photogenic hotel in the world. Plus, it’s around 170 miles from the...

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30 Most Beautiful and Breathtaking Places on Our Planet
Aug27

30 Most Beautiful and Breathtaking Places on Our Planet

There are plenty of beautiful and unbelievable places in our wonderful planet. To prove it, we want to show you these 30 most amazing places that your eyes may hard to believe the existence of the breathtaking places listed here. But they really exist. Continue for more pictures. 1 | The Phi Phi Islands, Thailand Image Credit 2 | Antelope Canyon, USA Image Credit 3 | In Appenzellerland, Switzerland Image Credit 4 | Mount Roraima,...

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18 National Flags Made From Food
Aug14

18 National Flags Made From Food

These delicious flags were designed for the Sydney International Food Festival by the advertising agency WHYBINTBWA. It’s a fantastic concept that creates a nation’s flag from the food associated with the country. Now many of you will likely disagree with some of the foods selected to symbolize a particular country, but keep in mind it can be challenging to not only use food that represents the country but also works with the actual...

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The 20 Most Expensive Cities in the World 2014
Aug12

The 20 Most Expensive Cities in the World 2014

The website Expatistan.com collects information from almost 200,000 users around the world to calculate average prices in 1,600 cities for everyday items such as food, rent and petrol. 1 | London, UK It’s the monthly transport costs of £131 and high rent that are causing city dwellers here to struggle, though petrol is also £1.39 a liter – more than double the price in LA. 2 | Oslo, Norway Where a bottle of decent red...

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24 Beautiful Cities You Absolutely Need To Visit During Wintertime
Aug11

24 Beautiful Cities You Absolutely Need To Visit During Wintertime

Yes, it is cold. Yes, it just might change your life. 1 | New York City, USA 2 | Kakslauttanen, Finland 3 | Hokkaido, Japan 4 | Stockholm, Sweden 5 | Prague, Czech Republic 6 | Bavaria, Germany 7 | Gdansk, Poland 8 | Vienna, Austria 9 | Bern, Switzerland 10 | Paris, France 11 | Hallstatt, Austria 12 | The Tadami River in Fukushima, Japan 13 | Gullfoss (‘Waterfall of the Gods’), Iceland 14 | Buskerud Fylke, Norway 15 | Yosemite...

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The 30 Most Incredible Places To Swim This Summer That Few People Know About
Aug10

The 30 Most Incredible Places To Swim This Summer That Few People Know About

What an amazing way to cool down this summer. 1 | Ubud Hanging Gardens Hotel, Bali The Ubud Hanging Gardens Hotel is perched on steep rice terraces, with breathtaking views of the Ayung river gorge and the ancient Pura Penataran Dalem Segara temple. Its many pools hover over the magnificent gorge. 2 | Melissani Cave, Greece In Greek mythology, nymphs (female nature deities) inhabited this breathtaking cave and lured men in with their...

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Exclusive Getaway in Switzerland: 51 Degrees Thermal Resort
Aug03

Exclusive Getaway in Switzerland: 51 Degrees Thermal Resort

With a privileged location in Switzerland’s Valais region, nestled high in the mountains of Leukerbad, this world-class exclusive getaway sparkles with enticing holiday vibes. The 51 Degrees Thermal Resort designed and developed by Marc-Michaels Interior Design Inc. mixes modernity and nature in a “friendly” manner. Part traditional chalet, part luxury, this striking Switzerland Retreat appeals to the most demanding of visitors. A...

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21 Roads You Have to Drive in Your Lifetime
Jul29

21 Roads You Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

There’s nothing like a road trip to really experience a country. From coastal highways and dizzying mountain passes, to scenic routes through national parks and bridges over great spans of water; roads are the circulatory system that connects a country. After an extensive search online, the Sifter has compiled a list of some of the most beautiful, challenging and unforgettable roads in the world. While hardly exhaustive, this list...

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