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Anjuna, India

Anjuna Flea Market

This weekly bazaar started in the 1960s as a way for hippie travelers to barter their goods.
Grindavík, Iceland

Blue Lagoon

Medicinal spa created with the discharge from a geothermal energy plant.
Stockholm, Sweden

Vasa Museum

It houses the remains of a 17th-century version of the Titanic.
Brooklyn, New York

Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos

A B.Y.O.B. Mexican cantina lives inside one of the last tortilla factories in Brooklyn.
New York, New York

Ear Inn

One of the city’s oldest watering holes was originally the home of a famous James Brown (not that one).
Queens, New York

Brooklyn Grange Farms and Apiary

Two New York rooftops are home to the largest rooftop soil farms in the world.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

The world-record holder for the longest bridge stretching continuously over water.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Carousel Bar

The only rotating bar in New Orleans has been slowly spinning since 1949.
Brooklyn, New York

Coney Island Mermaid Parade

The famed amusement district marks the beginning of summer with a wild procession of nautical creatures.
Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu Durbar Square

This historic square in Nepal is home to temples dating back to the third century.
Khangsar, Nepal

Annapurna

Named after the Goddess of Harvests, Annapurna is the deadliest member of the Eight-thousanders club.
Buffalo, New York

The Darwin D. Martin House

One of Frank Lloyd Wright's greatest—and favorite—architectural masterpieces was almost lost.
Boise, Idaho

Freak Alley Gallery

The largest outdoor art gallery in the northwestern United States.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

The second oldest continuously operating bar in Louisiana.
Queens, New York

Lhasa Fast Food

A hidey-hole sandwiched between cellphone, DVD, and jewelry stores features Tibetan delights.
Hampi, India

Stepped Tanks of Hampi

The ancient water tanks remain some of the ruined city’s most beautiful architecture.
Bodiam, England

Bodiam Castle

A beautiful ruin of a 14th-century Plantagenet castle built by a medieval mercenary.
New York, New York

Taste of Persia NYC

Some of the best Persian food in New York comes from the front window of an unassuming pizza shop.
Barcelona, Spain

Park Güell

Gaudí's famously flamboyant architectural style is on full display in this sprawling park and garden.
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
San Antonio, Texas

Rosita's Bridge

An ivy-covered arch bridge dedicated to Tejano music singer and legend Rosita Fernandez.
Guanajuato, Mexico

Alley of the Kiss

A Mexican Romeo-and-Juliet-esque legend has given this super-narrow alleyway a reputation for romance.
Guanajuato, Mexico

Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato

Mexico's astounding mummy museum with "the world's smallest mummy."
Niagara Falls, New York

Book Corner

Western New York's largest independent bookstore doubles as a historical repository of all things Niagara Falls.