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Guatemala

Los Vahos

Natural saunas fed by volcanic heat.
Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala

Maximón

Guatemalan womanizer, venerated during Holy Week.
Guatemala

Lago de Atitlán

Central America's deepest lake is actually a volcanic caldera, surrounded by three volcanoes.
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

La Iglesia de San Andres de Xecul

Experiencing Guatemala's sensory-exploding church is a blunt reminder of European influence.
Chichicastenango, Guatemala

Chichicastenango Cemetery

One of the world’s most colorful cemeteries, where each pigment is symbolic.
Zunil, Guatemala

Las Fuentes Georginas

Volcanically heated hot springs.
Guatemala

Semuc Champey

Hidden deep in the Guatemalan jungle is a turquoise paradise of natural pools, caves, and waterfalls.
Chicago, Illinois

Shit Fountain

A giant bronze coil of feces is both a tribute to doggie defecation and a reminder to pick it up.
Chicago, Illinois

The DNA Discovery Center

At Chicago's revered Field Museum, visitors are invited to learn about and literally explore DNA.
Chicago, Illinois

The Secret Mermaid

This unauthorized stone mermaid was secretly carved out of public stone before being permanently preserved.
Chicago, Illinois

Great Train Story Diorama

This $3 million model train takes you through Chicago, Seattle, and the thousands of miles in between.
Chicago, Illinois

Leather Archives & Museum

Chicago's museum dedicated to the history of bondage and fetishism is more textbook than titillation.
Chicago, Illinois

Beer Baron Row

These mansions date back to Chicago's days as a brewer's paradise.
Chicago, Illinois

Flat Iron Building

Not to be confused with the iconic New York City skyscraper, this Chicago building is a vibrant hub for artists.
Chicago, Illinois

Holy Trinity Cathedral

Orthodox church partially financed by Tsar Nicolas II.
Chicago, Illinois

Coyote Building

One of the last functioning antique elevators in Chicago.
Chicago, Illinois

Former location of Sophie’s Busy Bee

Site of a once beloved Polish diner, and location of a famous Hillary Clinton soundbite.
Chicago, Illinois

Aircraft Carriers of Navy Pier

Chicago's Navy Pier on Lake Michigan was a training hub for aircraft carrier pilots during WWII.
Chicago, Illinois

The Museum of Holography

A Museum of Holography frozen in 1974.
Chicago, Illinois

Hot Doug's

Hot Doug's "Hot Dog" Stand.
Chicago, Illinois

Lower Lower Wacker Drive

Illegal drag racing two stories beneath Chicago’s streets.
Chicago, Illinois

Goldblatt’s Department Store Flagship Location

Landmark Chicago building narrowly avoided destruction.
Chicago, Illinois

Former Home of MTV’s “The Real World Chicago"

Location of the Real World's disastrous, and protested, eleventh season.
Chicago, Illinois

Former location of The Hothouse

A long lost multi-cultural music venue used to reside in the bottom floor of Chicago's Flat Iron Building.