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Saint Paul, Minnesota

Ax-Man Surplus

The Midwest's reigning king of surplus stores is full of nothing you need and everything you want.
Austin, Texas

Uncommon Objects

One part antique store, one part curiosities hodge-podge.
Shafer, Minnesota

Franconia Sculpture Park

Community arts organization that hosts a rotating collection of over 75 contemporary sculptures.
Ein Gedi, Israel

Dead Sea Sinkholes

As the Dead Sea continues to deplete, massive sinkholes open along its banks.
East Jerusalem, West Bank

Zedekiah's Cave

An ancient quarry rediscovered by a dog and claimed by biblical kings, a German cult, and the Freemasons.
East Jerusalem, Israel

Siloam Tunnel

An ancient tunnel in Jerusalem built to redirect water in the event of a siege is one of history’s great architectural innovations.
Copenhagen, Denmark

The Little Mermaid

The de facto symbol of Copenhagen is this bronze fairytale which cannot seem to keep its head for very long.
London, England

Battersea Power Station

Pop culture has helped to keep this iconic British building from being destroyed.
Port Costa, California

The Warehouse Cafe

Where the polar bear watches over everything, and every drink is a double.
San Francisco, California

Secret Tiled Staircase

An artsy hidden staircase leads to breathtaking views of San Francisco.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco's Cable Car Museum

Not merely a museum – but a whirring powerhouse that offers a subterranean peek into the heart and soul of cable car operations.
San Francisco, California

Vaillancourt Fountain

This concrete tangle of square pipes has stood as a proud thorn in the city's side since the '70s.
San Francisco, California

Exploratorium

San Francisco's newly reopened hands-on science museum.
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
Berkeley, California

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Where the alchemists dream of transmuting base metal into gold was actually achieved.
Albany, California

The Bone Room

A store that sells all manner of bones, insects, and animal curiosities. (CLOSED).
Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands

Blackbeard's Castle

Rumored to be the famed pirate's lookout tower, this historic stone structure is now just watching for tourists.
Sausalito, California

The Bay Model

A working model of the entire San Francisco Bay and much of the Sacramento River Delta, complete with regular tides that change every 14 minutes.
Berkeley, California

BioFuel Oasis

Worker-owned cooperative and resource for those looking to lighten their ecological footprint.
Berkeley, California

Adventure Playground

A playground built by the kids that is a child's wonderland, and a helicopter parent's nightmare.
Berkeley, California

Old Berkeley Pier

A pier that used to act as a busy ferry dock is now a decaying favorite of local fisherman and urban artists.
Oakland, California

Mazzariello Labyrinth

Spiral labyrinth hidden in the hills above Oakland, CA.
Oakland, California

Children's Fairyland

This Oakland fairytale kingdom, fiercely devoted to childlike whimsy, was an early inspiration for Disneyland.
Berkeley, California

Urban Ore

An vast warehouse of everyday treasures in Berkeley, CA.