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Princeton, New Jersey

Laurence Hutton Collection of Life and Death Masks

One man's lifelong obsession with death.
Princeton, New Jersey

Princeton Chapel Bulldog

The mysterious canine hides atop a drain pipe on the back of the building, some say as a sneaky shoutout to Yale.
Dublin, Ireland

Relics of St. Valentine at Whitefriar Street Church

Some of the saint's blood and bones are said to reside in Dublin.
Midleton, Ireland

Punishment Book at Jameson Distillery

The whiskey producer's archives includes a historical list of infractions committed by and associated penalties exacted upon employees.
Cork, Ireland

Boole House

An important landmark in the history of algebraic logic.
Devens, Massachusetts

Sweetheart Memorial

A tribute to the couples who brave long periods of separation during wartime.
Bedford, Indiana

Bluespring Caverns

The longest navigable underground river in the United States is home to countless blind and albino animals.
West Baden Springs, Indiana

West Baden Springs Hotel Library

A historic hotel library in Indiana hides more than a few secrets on its shelves.
West Baden Springs, Indiana

Historic West Baden Springs Hotel

A turn-of-the-century architectural marvel built on healing mineral springs and salt licks.
Henniker, New Hampshire

Ocean-Born Mary

Sites connected to a woman born on a ship and spared by a pirate.
Nashville, Tennessee

Honeytree Meadery

Sip mead from an East Nashville apiary while snacking on barbacoa tacos.
Nashville, Tennessee

Chopper

Feast on award-winning birria tacos from a food truck inside this neon robo-tiki bar.
Nashville, Tennessee

Dino's

East Nashville's oldest dive bar will bring you back to life with animal-style bar fare.
Lisbon, Portugal

Santa Justa Lift

This Industrial Age architectural and engineering gem helps visitors and residents alike traverse Lisbon, “The City of Seven Hills.”
Lisbon, Portugal

Rhinoceros of Belem Tower

A king's pet, a pope's gift, an artist's inspiration, and a tragic shipwreck.
Lisbon, Portugal

Pastéis de Belém

Eat the ultimate iteration of Portugal's most beloved pastry.
Lisbon, Portugal

National Coach Museum

An exquisite collection of fairytale conveyances that puts most car museums to shame.
Lisbon, Portugal

As Bifanas do Afonso

Get in line for Lisbon’s most famous sandwich.
Cascais, Portugal

Boca do Inferno

A unique seaside cave where Aleister Crowley faked his own death.
Neenah, Wisconsin

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass

The museum houses one of the world's largest collections of glass paperweights.
Appleton, Wisconsin

Kate Blood Gravestone

This solitary gravestone is separated from the rest in Appleton, explaining why local legends continue to surround it.
Ottawa, Ontario

'Maman'

Louise Bourgeois' 30-foot-tall steel spider sculpture.
Ottawa, Ontario

Vietnamese Commemorative Monument

A 1995 memorial acknowledges the tremendous contributions of Vietnamese refugees to Canada.
Ottawa, Ontario

Château Laurier

The mastermind behind this palatial hotel perished on the Titanic weeks before its grand opening.