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Springdale, Utah

The Narrows

The hike through a narrow river flanked by the 2,000-foot-tall walls of Zion Canyon is one of the best in the world.
Queens, New York

La Esquina del Camarón Mexicano

An everyday Jackson Heights bodega conceals a Mexican seafood paradise.
Cochrane, Alberta

Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

A rescue facility that caters specifically to wolf-dog hybrids, and educates about these unique animals.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

REM Eiland

This pirate-broadcasting-tower-turned-restaurant played a rebellious role in the history of Dutch television.
Queens, New York

Warung Selasa

Shop while you wait for a table in this tiny Indonesian eatery within a mini-mart.
Crosby, England

Crosby Blitz Beach

Much of what constituted mid-century Liverpool now litters a beach outside of town.
Santa Luzia, Portugal

Cemetery of Anchors

Dead weights honor the dead of Portugal's fishing industry.
Harderwijk, Netherlands

Aqueduct Veluwemeer

While most bridges allow roads to pass over water, this one allows water to pass over a road.
Tongren, China

Fanjingshan (Mount Fanjing)

Two ancient Buddhist temples crown this dramatic rocky pinnacle.
Richmond, Virginia

Evergreen Cemetery

This labyrinthine resting place of African-American leaders has been reclaimed by nature.
Strathcarron, Scotland

Applecross Pass

This single-track road rewards brave drivers with stunning Scottish scenery.
Des Moines, New Mexico

Capulin Volcano

This volcano rises like a giant anthill from the plains below, with a road spiraling up its sides to the rim.
Onomichi, Japan

Shimanami Kaido Bikeway

The 43-mile route crosses through six islands with gorgeous views of the Seto Inland Sea.
Newfoundland and Labrador

Iceberg Alley

Hundreds of enormous icebergs drift through this waterway every year.
Homestead, Florida

Fruit and Spice Park

Found: Garden of Eden in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Orchha, India

Cenotaphs of Orchha

These medieval funerary monuments are now home to a colony of critically endangered vultures.
Syracuse, New York

Tree of 40 Fruit

A Frankenstein blend of science and art allows one tree to produce 40 different types of stone fruit.
Stockholm, Sweden

Kastellet Stockholm

The Swedish flag over this small naval fort signals that the nation is at peace.
Port Renfrew, British Columbia

Big Lonely Doug

Saved by a logger, this Douglas fir is one of the last great old-growth trees in Canada.
Martigny, Switzerland

Barryland

Enormous, fluffy dogs frolic around this museum dedicated to a legendary St. Bernard.
London, England

Urine Deflectors of Fleet Street

One of the few remaining examples of 19th-century London’s attempt to clean up its reputation.
Myanmar (Burma)

Kakku Pagodas

This unique temple complex remains off the typical tourist trail.
Landers, California

Giant Rock

A regular looking rock with an unbelievable history.
Ikateq, Greenland

Bluie East Two

A surprisingly beautiful abandoned World War II military base in East Greenland.