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Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim CycloCable

The world's first and only escalator for lazy bicycles and their daunted riders.
North Pole, Alaska

Santa Claus House

Trading post in North Pole where children send letters.
Anchorage, Alaska

The Seward Highway

Considered by many to be one of the most dangerous highways in Alaska.
Anchorage, Alaska

Turnagain Arm Bore Tide

During the summer, surfers in Alaska take advantage of this inlet’s unusual water patterns.
Anchorage, Alaska

Beluga Point Fresh Water Spring

Clean, cold drinking water flows from a nondescript pipe in a roadside rock face.
Whittier, Alaska

Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel

Running under an entire mountain, the longest highway tunnel in North America is kept fresh using portal fans and jet fans.
Shanghai, China

Shanghai French Concession

An out-of-place slice of France, smack in the middle of Shanghai.
Pudong Xinqu, China

Oriental Pearl Tower

The once highest point in China blends symbolic design with a kick of adrenaline.
Hong Kong

Kowloon Walled City Park

Remnants of the most densely packed city in world history, that thrived on anarchy for 30 years.
Hong Kong

Man Mo Temple Complex

A serene space tucked amid the skyscrapers of Hong Kong's bustling financial district.
Guangzhou, China

Huanghuagang Mausoleum of the 72 Martyrs

A replica of the Statue of Liberty watches over the tomb of 72 Chinese revolutionaries.
Yigo, Guam

Andersen Air Force Base

Launchpad for the US military’s dead mouse operation to battle millions of snakes.
Captain Cook, Hawaii

Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau

These ancient sacred grounds granted amnesty to those who managed to reach them.
Kyoto, Japan

Ryōan-ji

The quintessential Japanese rock garden has existed for more than 500 years.
Kyoto, Japan

Rokuon-ji Temple

This 14th-century temple is also known as the "Temple of the Golden Pavilion" for its gorgeous gilded reliquary hall.
Kyoto, Japan

Hōnen-in Temple

The cemetery houses the remains of Jun’ichirō Tanizaki, one of Japan's most famous novelists.
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima Peace Memorial

Peace Park and the Atomic Bomb Dome.
Motobu, Japan

Bise Village

A network of sandy streets lined with verdant fukugi trees weaves throughout this tiny seaside town.
Motobu, Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

One of the world's largest tanks mimics the experience of watching rare whale sharks, giant rays, and deep sea creatures from the ocean floor.
Tomigusuku, Japan

Naval Underground Headquarters

Elaborate series of tunnels where traces of mass suicide are still visible.
Okinawa, Japan

Gajumaru Treehouse Diner

Okinawan dining in a twenty foot tall, man-made tree house overlooking Naha Harbor.
Naha, Japan

Shuri Castle

The seat of the lost Ryukyu Kingdom has survived numerous fires and wars over the centuries.
Okinawa, Japan

Hacksaw Ridge

A World War II battle site made famous by one man's heroic actions.
Okinawa, Japan

Okinawan Bullfights

A bovine sumo match in which both bulls live to fight another day.