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Places visited in Honolulu, Hawaii
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Vatican City

Vatican City Walls

Historic fortifications form the boundary of Vatican City, but it’s not entirely surrounded by walls.
Rome, Italy

Il Tempio di Adriano (Temple of Hadrian)

The remains of this 2nd-century Roman temple are incorporated into a modern building.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Partnachklamm (Partnach Gorge)

Walk inside a half mile long crevice right outside the town of Garmisch Partenkirchen.
Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king."
Metz, France

Jean Cocteau's Stained Glass Windows

A neighborhood church's unusual abstract stained glass was the final project of avant-garde artist Jean Cocteau.
Niagara Falls, New York

Edward Dean Adams Power Plant

Genesis of modern hydroelectric power.
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Niagara Tesla Monument

Niagara Falls holds a special place in Nikola Tesla's history, so they put a statue on it.
Angkor, Cambodia

Phimeanakas

A secluded, little-known temple hidden amid the dense jungle.
Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

The Reclining Buddha of Baphuon Temple

Though it was originally dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, Baphuon was converted to a Buddhist temple in the 15th century, complete with a massive hidden statue.
Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ta Prohm

A battle between nature and architecture in the Cambodian jungle.
St. Francisville, Louisiana

Angola Prison Rodeo

A Rodeo for Prisoners.
Hondo, Texas

Ruins of St Dominic's Catholic Church

On a dusty county road sit the ruins of a ghost town's abandoned church.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Ruins of Kaniakapūpū

What remains of the summer palace of King Kamehameha III.
Kaneohe, Hawaii

Ha'iku Stairs

A Hawaiian stairway to heaven—that you can't climb.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Japanese Fishing Shrine (Umi Mamori Jizo)

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

'Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii'

An ode to one of the first concerts broadcast via satellite.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Ali’iolani Hale

Once the site of the Hawaiian monarchy, this building was originally designed as a palace.
Honolulu County, Hawaii

Tern Island

This airstrip atoll is uninhabited by humans, but absolutely full of birds.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Spitting Caves

A unique set of caves that spits waves back out into the ocean.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Corsair Plane Wreck Dive Site

This WWII plane died a quiet death, and is now a garden eel playground.
Kapa'a, Hawaii

Kalalau Trail

This narrow coastline trail through the dense Kauai wilderness is among the most beautiful and dangerous in the world.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Koko Crater Trail

Climbing this abandoned railway leads to breathtaking vistas of O‘ahu.
Hot Springs, Arkansas

Tiny Town

Everything in this miniature world was handmade from matches, paperclips, wires, tin cans, and other everyday objects.
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Thorncrown Chapel

This futuristically sylvan church is a glass-enclosed marvel of modern architecture.