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Simpson Bay, Saint Martin

Maho Beach

Commercial airplanes land mere feet over the heads of sunbathing beachgoers on this tiny island.
18.0401, -63.1209
Happy Island
Clifton, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Happy Island

Starting with nothing more than discarded conch shells, one man has built an island/bar that would make Jimmy Buffet jealous.
12.5918, -61.4084
Owia Salt Pond, seen from the main road around the island of St. Vincent. (Russell Fielding/Atlas Obscura)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Owia Salt Pond

Natural Caribbean swimming pool ringed by bizarrely artistic lava rock formations.
13.3762, -61.1397
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Loretto Chapel

Wedding chapel's mysterious spiral staircase said to be miraculously constructed.
35.6858, -105.9377
De Vargas Street House
Santa Fe, New Mexico

De Vargas Street House

This southwest-styled home in Santa Fe claims to be the oldest house in America thanks to an ancient bit of foundation.
35.6836, -105.9374
Crosses on fence in parking lot.
Chimayo, New Mexico

El Santuario de Chimayo

This popular pilgrimage site offers a hole filled with holy healing dirt.
35.9893, -105.9317
Wheeler Peak
Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico

Wheeler Peak

This highest peak in New Mexico is named after an explorer who had a habit of lending his monicker to peaks.
36.6054, -105.4302
109 East Palace
Santa Fe, New Mexico

109 East Palace

This innocuous New Mexico storefront was once the secret jump-off spot for Manhattan Project scientists.
35.6875, -105.9372
Desert of Maine
Freeport, Maine

The Desert of Maine

This tiny patch of arid sand sits in one of the greenest states in the union.
43.8590, -70.1562
Earth and its moon.
Houlton, Maine

Maine Solar System Model

This massive solar system model is sprawled out across Maine's suburban wilderness.
46.1262, -67.8402
One of many cans of sardines at the Museum
Jonesport, Maine

Maine Coast Sardine History Museum

The whole of Maine's history with the salty little fish is packed into this tiny coastal museum.
44.5403, -67.5880
Maine State Building at Poland Spring Preservation Park
Poland, Maine

Maine State Building

This World's Fair showpiece was built in Chicago, but shipped to Maine.
44.0273, -70.3613
Kunoy, Faroe Islands

Skarð

The abandoned village of Skarð aptly illustrates the idiom "Don't put all your eggs in one basket."
62.3242, -6.6525
One of the rocking boulders
Oyndarfjørður, Faroe Islands

Rinkusteinar

Two massive boulders, rocking back and forth with the ebbing of the sea.
62.2763, -6.8554
Lake Sørvágsvatn
Faroe Islands

Lake Sørvágsvatn

The largest lake in the Faroe Islands seems to be held hundreds of feet above sea level thanks to an optical illusion.
62.0484, -7.2350
Gásadalur Village
Gasadalur Village, Faroe Islands

Gásadalur Village

This remote island village was in danger of depopulating completely until a tunnel was built to connect it to the rest of the world .
62.1122, -7.4347
St. Helena, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (UK)

Longwood House

Napoleon’s home in exile, decorated with poisonous wallpaper.
-15.9502, -5.6883