10 Glamping Destinations For People Who Want to Go Camping But Need The Luxuries of a Hotel

Let’s face it, camping isn’t for everyone. From bugs to the lack of plumbing to sleeping on the hard ground, it isn’t exactly a luxury experience. Or at least it didn’t use to be, but glamorous camping, also known as “glamping” is becoming a huge trend in the travel world. Continue reading

Casa Cook Hotel In Rhodes, Greece

Casa Cook is a new hotel brand by travel company Thomas Cook, that just opened its first location on the picturesque island of Rhodes, Greece.

This adult only hotel mentions that it’s a “new boutique hotel for the bohemian spirit.” There are 90 rooms, and each one of the rooms opens out onto a swim-up pool. There’s also a restaurant, bar, and pool area, as well a gym and yoga space. Continue reading

Gran Mediterraneo Tower, Tel Aviv

Designed by belgian architect David Tajchman, the ‘gran mediterraneo’ is a conceptual highrise building conceived for the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. The scheme brings together a range of innovative functions, including an automated car-park and induction charging stations for electric driverless vehicles. The multistorey tower boasts a topological geometry that contrasts the contemporary orthodox approach of stacked horizontal slabs wrapped with mirrored glass. Continue reading

The Urban Villages of China

Urban Village, Shenzhen, ChinaOver the last four decades, China has experienced rapid urban growth and massive rural to urban migration. Between the late seventies to the early 21st century, more than 300 million people moved from rural areas to cities, increasing its urbanization rate from 17.9% (1978) to 39.1% (2002) over a period of 24 years. It took Britain 120 years, the United States 80 years, and Japan more than 30 years to accomplish this. In the past few decades, China’s urban population growth has been higher than that of Asia as well as the world. In 1982, some 210 million people lived in the urban areas accounting for 21% of the total population. By the end of 2015, China had a total urban population of 771 million or 56.1% of the entire population. By 2025, it is estimated that about 70% of China’s population will be living in the cities. Continue reading