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Key West, Florida

Dry Tortugas

Remote Florida islands have a history of sea turtles, sunken treasures, and one of the world's largest coastal brick fortresses.
Jekyll Island, Georgia

Driftwood Beach

Constant erosion has created a surreal landscape of bleached and preserved fallen trees in Georgia.
Alto, Georgia

The School Bus Graveyard

Where school buses go to die and be reborn as whimsical works of art.
Wanaka, New Zealand

Stuart Landsborough’s Puzzling World

New Zealand's epic shrine to all things puzzling.
Williamsburg, Kentucky

Cumberland Falls State Park

Moonbows over Kentucky.
Amman, Jordan

Umayyad Palace

This restored eighth-century palace is a shining example of ancient Umayyad architecture.
Jarash, Jordan

Gerald Lankester Harding's Burial Place

The 20th-century archaeologist was interred among the ruins of an ancient Roman city.
Sequoia National Park, California

General Sherman

Quite simply the largest tree in the world (by volume).
Kaleüçağız Köyü, Turkey

Lycian Tomb Uçagiz

A mysterious ancient cemetery with Roman sarcophagi and Lycian inscriptions.
Kaleüçağız Köyü, Turkey

Kekova Island Sunken Ruins

Hidden just under the waters around this Turkish island are the ruins of a once great city.
Kemer, Turkey

Olympos Coastal National Park (Çıralı)

Roman ruins, natural methane fires and a lovely beach.
Turkey

Yanartaş

Flames have been burning within this mountain for more than 2,500 years.
Mexico City, Mexico

Coatlicue Statue

Come face to face with the ferocious visage of the serpent-headed mother goddess of the Aztecs.
Mérida, Mexico

The Corners of Mérida

Iconic red and white plaques show the creative names invented to navigate the city streets.
Mexico City, Mexico

Mask of the Bat God

This ancient jade mask depicting the Zapotec bat god was found in the ruins of the pyramids of Monte Alban.
Campeche, Mexico

Fort of San José el Alto

Half-hidden by grassy slopes, this striking Spanish colonial fort is now a museum of underwater archaeology.
Tikal, Guatemala

Spider Monkeys of Tikal

Monkeys inhabit the lush forest surrounding ancient Mayan ruins once considered sacred.
Tikal, Guatemala

Howler Monkeys of Tikal

These roaring primates were considered a divine creature in the cosmology of the Maya.
Tikal, Guatemala

Tikal Temple IV

Deep in the Guatemalan jungle stands an ancient pyramid that once marked the reign of a king.
Berkeley, California

East Bay Vivarium

An amazing collection of fantastic reptiles, amphibians, spiders, and insects.
Albany, California

Albany Bulb

An "anarchical" no man's land, complete with garbage sculptures and a hobo-run "Landfillian Library."
San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico

Casa Na Bolom

The former house of an anthropologist couple displays Lacandón Maya artifacts in a homey atmosphere.
London, England

The Burney Relief

This bewitching Babylonian goddess haunts a hallway of the British Museum.
Amsterdam Island, Norway

Smeerenburg Blubber Ovens

These circular ruins are all that remain of a 17th-century Arctic whaling outpost.