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Wayne, Alberta

The 11 Bridges of Wayne

To get to or from this Canadian ghost town, you'll need to cross 11 single-lane bridges.
Calgary, Alberta

Peace Bridge

With its webbed walls and bright red coloring, Calgary's iconic bridge looks like a finger trap puzzle stretched across the river.
Calgary, Alberta

Little Chief

What happens when a chef with indigenous roots takes over a hotel-restaurant?
Improvement District No. 12, Alberta

Medicine Lake

Every fall this lake mysteriously drains, like a bathtub with the plug pulled out.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Álfaskólinn (Elfschool)

Learn about Iceland's hidden folk at this school dedicated to the study of elves.
Waterton Park, Alberta

Prince of Wales Hotel

A majestic hotel that also stands as a historic relic.
Calgary, Alberta

'Travelling Light'

A controversial blue hoop has been puzzling freeway drivers since 2013.
Lake Louise, Alberta

Lake Agnes Teahouse

Take a hike to this remote, scenic tea stop in the Canadian Rockies.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Japanese Fishing Shrine (Umi Mamori Jizo)

A 1940's shrine dedicated to drowned fishermen on the outskirts of Honolulu.
Naalehu, Hawaii

Kamilo Beach

Formerly a lovely white sand beach this Hawaiian stretch is now a trap for countless tons of trash.
Lahaina, Hawaii

Lahaina Banyan Tree

Take shelter from Hawai'i's tropical heat under the massive canopy of largest Banyan tree on the island.
Koloa, Hawaii

Spouting Horn

This blowhole is supposedly caused by a trapped monster.
Kaneohe, Hawaii

Valley of the Temples Memorial Park

An authentic replica of an Asian temple and garden hidden amongst the natural beauty of Hawai'i.
Hilo, Hawaii

Waiānuenue (Rainbow Falls)

This legendary urban waterfall creates a dazzling display of rainbows.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Koko Crater Trail

Climbing this abandoned railway leads to breathtaking vistas of O‘ahu.
Pāhoa, Hawaii

Big Island Lava Flow

Watch the newest land on the planet form before your eyes.
Hilo, Hawaii

Kaumana Lava Tubes

Hide from the tourist hordes in these relatively unknown, and unguarded lava caves.
Pepeekeo, Hawaii

'Akaka Falls

These picturesque Hawaiian falls are home to a rare species of fish that uses a special sucker to climb up cliffs.
Hana, Hawaii

Hana Lava Tube

A tunnel of hardened lava along Maui’s famous Road to Hana.
Pahala, Hawaii

Punalu`u Black Sand Beach

This black shoreline is made up of exploded lava particles.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The New Orleans Treehouse

Site of a former hidden treehouse in New Orleans.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Street Name Tiles of New Orleans

This distinctive Crescent City tradition dates back to the days of horse-drawn carriages.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Scallop Shell Pulpit

The oldest operational cathedral in the U.S. has one shell of a way of projecting speakers' voices.
New Orleans, Louisiana

General Laundry Building

It's clear this abandoned Art Deco gem was no ordinary cleaners.