These shelters run the gamut from zany — like a huge strawberry (left) — to comfy, as in decked out with a couch and coffee table.
My favorite is Florence, Italy’s EyeStop. The solar-powered, touch-screen-covered bus stop sounds like exactly the shelter from the storm that I want to wait around in.
Chelsea is a former newspaper reporter who has spent the past few years teaching English in Poland, Finland and Japan. When she wasn't teaching or writing, Chelsea was traveling Europe and Asia, sampling spicy street food along the way.