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Bled, Slovenia

Bled Island and Castle

This one-time health resort was used by aristocrats around the world.
Postojna, Slovenia

Olm

The "dragon babies" of southeastern Europe.
Postojna, Slovenia

Postojna caves

A miniature train-ride through Slovenia's largest cave system.
Castellfollit de la Roca, Spain

Castellfollit de la Roca

Village situated on a narrow volcanic escarpment.
Matavun, Slovenia

Skocjan Caves

This massive subterranean fissure is known as the "underground Grand Canyon."
Venice, Italy

Libreria Acqua Alta

This Venice bookstore has resigned itself to constant flooding by keeping its books in bathtubs and boats.
Belogradchik, Bulgaria

Belogradchik Rocks

Bizarrely shaped rock formations in northwest Bulgaria come with equally bizarre legends.
Gorna krepost, Bulgaria

Perperikon

An ancient Thracian city where fire rituals were practiced on the largest cult altar in Southeast Europe.
Somerset, England

Tarr Steps

This ancient bridge made of stone slabs is said to be reserved for the devil to sunbathe.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful Geyser

One of nature's most well-scheduled phenomenons resides in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Grand Prismatic Spring

The largest hot spring in the US is, as the name suggests, a stunning show of natural color.
Cody, Wyoming

Smith Mansion

One man's ambition created this psychedelic log home.
Barcelona, Spain

Bunkers of Carmel

These secluded and abandoned anti-aircraft defenses have become one the most scenic viewpoints in Barcelona.
Argelaguer, Spain

Parc Garrell

Wonderland replication in progress by one persistent man.
Čachtice, Slovakia

Ruins of Cachtice Castle

The blood-soaked ruins of the castle where the murderous Blood Countess was walled in alive.
Yavapai County, Arizona

Montezuma Castle

Ninety feet off the valley floor is an ancient dwelling put under protection of the U.S. government by Teddy Roosevelt.
São Miguel, Portugal

Hotel Monte Palace

This abandoned five-star hotel is now a five-star urban exploration destination.
London, England

The London Dungeon

One part local history and 99 parts gruesome haunted house.
Wieliczka, Poland

Wieliczka Salt Mine

An underground city of salt.
Wiltshire, England

Longleat Hedge Maze

The longest hedge maze in the world.
Brno, Czechia

Brno Ossuary

Europe's second largest ossuary wasn't discovered until 2001.
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park

The ancient dwellings of the Puebloans, carved into the cliffs of majestic mesas.
Winslow, Arizona

Meteor Crater

This 4,000-foot-diameter diameter hole is touted as "the most well known, best preserved meteorite crater on Earth."
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world.