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Saint Lunaire-Griquet, Newfoundland and Labrador

L'Anse Aux Meadows

An ancient Viking village in North America that predates Columbus by 500 years.
Elliston, Newfoundland and Labrador

Root Cellars of Elliston

This small Newfoundland town has declared itself the “Root Cellar Capital of the World.”
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Marathon of Hope Mile 0

Where a young athlete began his run across Canada after losing his right leg to cancer.
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Signal Hill

The first transatlantic wireless signal was received at this 17th-century fort.
St. Petersburg, Florida

Chihuly Collection

The first custom-designed building to showcase the works of Dale Chihuly is a wonderland of glass and light.
Sarasota, Florida

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

A Circus legend leaves an unexpected endowment.
Ona, Florida

Solomon's Castle

Florida castle built with aluminum printing plates.
Lake Placid, Florida

Lake Placid Murals

Many of the murals covering this sleepy Florida town hide some sort of intentional error.
Ochopee, Florida

Ochopee Post Office

The smallest post office in the United States is no bigger than a broom closet.
Chokoloskee, Florida

Ted Smallwood Store

A time capsule of Floridian history fights to survive on the banks of Chokoloskee Bay.
North Fort Myers, Florida

The Shell Factory

The largest retailer of seashells in the world.
Fort Myers, Florida

Edison & Ford Winter Estates

One-time winter retreats of prolific inventor Thomas Edison and his friend Henry Ford.
Captiva, Florida

The Bubble Room

This kitsch eatery is chock-a-block with bric-a-brac.
Venice, Florida

Circus in Venice

For 32 years the famous Ringling Bros circus troupe spent winters in this sunny spot in Florida.
Bermuda

Royal Navy Docks

Once a strategically imperative naval base, portions of this Bermuda dock complex now serve cruise ships.
Bermuda

Somerset Bridge

The world's smallest drawbridge.
Long Bay Hills, Turks and Caicos Islands

The Hole

A sinkhole known simply as "The Hole."
Leeward Settlement, Turks and Caicos Islands

Iguana Island

Uninhabited islet in the Caribbean is the sanctuary of giant lizards.
Cataño, Puerto Rico

Casa Bacardí

The bat-covered home of one of the world's most popular brands of rum is located on a tropical Art Deco campus.
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Old San Juan Cemetery

This bleach-white graveyard overlooking the ocean is accessed through a tunnel.
Puerto Rico

Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls)

A magnificent waterfall nestled in the heart of the El Yunque National Forest.
Culebra, Puerto Rico

The Tanks of Flamenco Beach

Rusting, graffiti-covered tanks litter the beach of this island once used by the U.S. military for target practice.